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Max Holloway Stays in UFC Title Picture, Outpoints Arnold Allen

Max Holloway is still one of the best featherweight fighters in the world, which has been the case for the better part of a decade.

The former UFC featherweight champion beat Arnold Allen via unanimous decision (49-46, 49-46, 48-47) in the main event of UFC Kansas City on Saturday. It was a strong performance for Holloway in a crossroads fight in his career. Had he lost, he would have fallen from his place as a top contender for the first time in about eight years. Holloway has not lost a nontitle fight since 2013.

“That man hits like a truck,” Holloway said of Allen in his postfight interview. “He got me in the last round and blacked my eye. Dammit, Arnold. My modeling career is in jeopardy because of you.”

Coming in, ESPN had Holloway ranked No. 3 in the world at featherweight and Allen at No. 8. Allen was looking for his biggest win to date after starting his UFC career with 10 straight wins. Read More

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