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Max Holloway rewrites UFC striking record book with thrashing of Calvin Kattar

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Max Holloway added to his legacy with his UFC Fight Island 7 win over Calvin Kattar

Max Holloway walked into the octagon on Saturday night on a two-fight losing skid. Twenty-five minutes later he walked out with a smile, a one-sided decision win, a $50,000 bonus and a collection of new entries in the UFC record book.

Holloway has always been known for his ability to put a lot of volume into his striking game. Against Calvin Kattar in the main event of UFC Fight Island 7, the former UFC featherweight champion took that volume to another level. Over the course of the featherweight scrap, Holloway attempted a mind-boggling 744 significant strikes, a number which dwarfs the previous record of 515 from Colby Covington’s win over Robbie Lawler in 2019.

Holloway won the fight by one-sided decision. The judges scored the contest 50-43, 50-43 and 50-42 in favor of the 29-year-old.

UFC Fight Island 7 took place at Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. ABC broadcast the main card following prelims on ESPN+. Below is a look at where Holloway sits in the UFC record book after his win over Kattar.

Max Holloway UFC records

Max Holloway UFC Records
Max Holloway UFC Records
First in total strikes landed with 2,805
First in significant strikes landed with 2,618
Second (T) with a 13-fight winning streak
Fourth in significant strikes landed per minute at 7.26
Seventh with a total fight time of 6:00:47
10th (T) in UFC history with 18 wins
10th (T) in with nine KO/TKO wins
Max Holloway UFC Single Fight Records
First in striking differential at plus 312 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in significant strikes landed at 445 vs.Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in significant strikes attempted at 744 vs Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in distance strikes landed at 439 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in significant head strikes landed at 274 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in significant body strikes landed at 117 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in total strikes landed with 447 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in total strikes attempted with 746 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Second in striking differential at plus 180 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in significant strikes landed at 290 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in distance strikes landed at 281 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in significant head strikes landed at 244 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in total head strikes landed with 274 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Third in total head strikes landed with 254 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Fourth in significant strikes attempted at 490 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Fourth in total strikes attempted with 507 vs. vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Sixth in total strikes landed vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Sixth in total body strikes landed with 119 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Seventh in significant strikes attempted at 446 vs. Dustin Poirier: 4-13-19
Seventh in total strikes attempted at 473 vs. Dustin Poirier: 4-13-19
Max Holloway UFC Single Round UFC Records
First in significant strikes landed with 141 during Rd 4 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
First in total strikes attempted with 212 during Rd 3 vs. Jose Aldo: 12-2-17
Fourth in significant strikes attempted with 204 during Rd 3 vs. Jose Aldo: 12-2-17
Second in significant strikes landed with 134 during Rd 3 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in significant strikes attempted with 196 during Rd 4 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Second in total strikes attempted with 203 during Rd 4 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Third in significant strikes attempted with 191 during Rd 4 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Third in total strikes attempted with 191 during Rd 4 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Fourth in significant strikes landed with 108 during Rd 3 vs. Jose Aldo: 12-2-17
Fifth (T) in total strikes landed with 141 vs. Brian Ortega: 12-8-18
Fifth (T) in total strikes landed with 141 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Eighth in significant strikes landed with 89 during Rd 2 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21
Eighth in significant strikes attempted with 164 during Rd 2 vs. Calvin Kattar: 1-16-21