Holloway defeats Rodriguez after epic battle in main event at UFC Vegas 42

The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.

Max Holloway (file photo).
Max Holloway (file photo).
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MAX HOLLOWAY EMERGED victorious against Yair Rodriguez in the main event last night at UFC Vegas 42.

Holloway outlasted Rodriguez in an epic event, securing the unanimous decision after five rounds.

The final scorecards read 49-46, 48-47 and 48-47 for Holloway.

Afterwards Holloway paid tribute to Rodriguez.

“All the love to Yair,” said Holloway, as reported by

“This guy’s a beast. I feel great. His boxing’s pretty good. He was moving like a boxer but then he was throwing elbows. Fair game to him. This guy’s a freaking beast. That’s why I wanted to fight him.”

“We’ll see what happens,” remarked Holloway, when asked about future fights.

“I got a win over the 155 champion (Charles Oliveira), we’ve got Alex (Volkanovski) and stuff. I’m on the shortlist for Conor McGregor.

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