WATCH: Max Holloway Dominates Gritty Calvin Kattar

The UFC Fight Island 7 main event between Max Holloway and Calvin Kattar is in the books.

On January 16, Holloway and Kattar shared the Octagon. The featherweight clash was held inside Ethidad Arena in Abu Dhabi. Fans were in attendance at a reduced capacity. The event aired live on ABC.

Holloway was sharp in the opening frame with his volume striking. Holloway was targeting the body of Kattar to set up combinations upstairs. He ended the round with a spinning back kick to the body.

Holloway had Katter backing up at one point in the second stanza and landed a knee to the body. Kattar responded with a right hand but Holloway’s output showed no signs of slowing down. A right hand from Holloway had Kattar covering up. Kattar continued to have trouble seeing out of his eye, which was damaged in the first round. A huge shot from Holloway rocked Kattar. “Blessed” continued to land leather but Kattar hung in tough. Holloway landed an elbow and nearly had Kattar on dream street with a head kick.

Kattar swung for the fences in the third frame but Hollway was able to counter him. An overhand right connected for Holloway. He followed up with a body kick and an uppercut. The jab proved to be an issue for Kattar along with the body strikes. Holloway ended the round with combinations.

Holloway turned up the heat in the fourth round, battering Kattar with a barrage of punches and elbows. Kattar somehow remained standing and fired off his own elbows and punches. Holloway landed an elbow over the top and a knee to the jaw. Kattar was clearly dazed but he kept fighting back.

The final round was more of the same when it came to Holloway’s volume. He dared Kattar to hit him with his best shots. Kattar went for the homerun shot but “Blessed” continued to not let any strike faze him. Holloway was even taking his eyes off Kattar before landing a stiff jab. The final horn sounded and the winner was clear.

Holloway emerged victorious via unanimous decision with scores of 50-43, 50-43, and 50-42.

Check out the video highlights courtesy of the official UFC Canada Twitter account.

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