Since losing to Alexander Volkanovski by a wide margin in 2019, Max Holloway has not held the featherweight championship, nor has he made an attempt to do so. The newest featherweight on the roster nevertheless believes Holloway deserves the title chance.Francis Marshall, an undefeated featherweight, called Sportskeeda MMA’s James Lynch a “gatekeeper” for the championship fight when they spoke. He stated that “Blessed” has already defeated interim champion Yair Rodriguez and other top competitors, meriting a spot in the championship picture at all times.
Yes, I agree that Holloway resembles a canine in some ways. As long as Volkanovski remains in place, he will undoubtedly serve as the championship fight’s “gatekeeper,” in my opinion. Just as you’ve seen him defeat opponents like Yair, who is currently vying for the championship. You’ve seen him defeat Calvin Kattar, a fierce competitor at the moment, admirably. (In the movie below, from 5:30 to 5:44)
On display at UFC Fight Night: Pavlovich vs. Blaydes will be Marshall himself. He will be aiming to pick up his second straight victory in the UFC and continue his undefeated start to his professional career.
Later this month, Marshall will compete against William Gomis on the preliminary list.
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At UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Allen on April 15, 2023 at the T-Mobile Center in Kansas City, Missouri, Max Holloway will make his comeback against Arnold Allen. The UFC will be making its second-ever trip to Kansas City.The featherweight on the roster who is in the best shape is Arnold Allen, who has a 12-fight winning run. Allen, who defeated the tough Calvin Kattar and Dan Hooker in his most recent two fights, is presently ranked No. 4 among featherweight contenders.
Depending on the outcome of the championship unification fight between Yair Rodriguez and Alexander Volkanovski, a victory for either Holloway or Allen might help them make a compelling case for a title shot.
Francis Marshall also prophesied that Arnold Allen would lose to Max Holloway in the fight.
“And after that, I believe he will now go to work. Because of the volume that he [Holloway] puts out during his bouts, I anticipate that he’ll do well against Arnold Allen the following week. [5:44 to 5:53]