Max Holloway completely dominated and outclassed Brian Ortega during the UFC 231 main event. Ortega showed a strong chin and massive heart, but Holloway proved that he was just on a completely different level as he defended his title.
The one-sided beating ended between rounds four and five, with the doctor stopping the contest.
Check for highlights below, along with a snippet from our play-by-play.
Round 4 - Hollowa with a huge right to start. He digs to the body. Goes to the left now, and again. He’s all over him. Now he’s showboating. Completely different fighter than the last round. Full of confidence. Counter right hook right on the money for Holloway. Ortega cracks back with a right to the body and the chin. Holloway to the body now. I can’t een keep up. Holloway has Ortega hurt! He’s against the fence, opening up to the face and the body. Ortega with a right now though! The volume here is just unbelievable. Holloway goes head/body, head body. Ortega is backing up, he’s feeling these shots. He looks for a takedown. Can’t get it. Knees to the body in the clinch from Holloway. Ortega briefly jumps for the quillotine but Max has it scouted. He goes for his own guillotine now, but Ortega pulls out. Holloway lets him back to his feet. Ortega looks for a single. Ortega can’t get it. He pushes Ortega to the mat, and goes right into mount. Ortega goes for a leg and Holloway backs out. He lands four straight shots to Ortega’s busted up face. At least 10 more in a row. Ortega stil there, looking for a takedown. His eye is basically shut. 10-9 Holloway.
The doctor won’t let Ortega come out for round five due to his eye. Max Holloway wins. What a fight.
Max Holloway defeated Brian Ortega via TKO (doctor stoppage), 5:00 of round 4