Max Holloway and Cole Miller have both been there and done that.
This UFC Fight Night 60 Featherweight fight looked like a potential show-stealer, and, at least, a well-matched co-main event between grappling artists with striking chops.
Most of the first round was spent on the feet, where Miller was unable to assert himself, and was outstruck by Holloway throughout.
A late takedown by Holloway landed him a scare as Cole Miller nearly wrapped up his leg for a submission, but couldn’t quite finish it as time expired.
In the next round, Holloway continued to trouble Miller on his feet, landing punches crisply and acutely. After three rounds, Miller was getting pummeled by hard punches from all directions.
He continued moving forward, but couldn’t match Holloway’s execution on his feet. By the end of round three, Holloway was — and looked to be — the winner of this UFC Fight Night 60 bout.
The judges scored it 29-28, 29-28, and 30-27 for Max Holloway, who is currently ranked # 13 in the UFC Featherweight rankings. That is sure to rise if he continues his winning ways.