A featherweight fight between two always entertaining competitors, Max Holloway and Charles Oliveira, has been announced as the headline attraction at UFC Fight Night 74 in Canada on August 23rd.
Holloway is currently in a rich vein of form that’s seen him six wins in a row since a 2013 loss to Conor McGregor, with five of those coming inside the distance by either strikes or submission.
Along the way ‘Blessed’ has defeated the likes of Akira Corassani, Cole Miller and most recently Cub Swanson which has helped elevate him to the No.5 spot in the 145lb rankings.
Just two rungs below him on the featherweight ladder is Oliveira who finally appears to be living up to his potential in the octagon with a four fight unbeaten stretch that includes victories over Hatsu Hioki, Jeremy Stephens and Nik Lentz.
One of the most dynamic and exciting fighters on the roster, Oliveira has picked up either a ‘Fight Of The Night’ or ‘Performance Of The Night’ bonus for each of his last five fights and even scooped up the ‘Submission Of The Year’ award in 2014 for his anaconda choke finish against Hioki.
Holloway Vs Oliveira is currently the only fight so far announced for the event which takes place in Saskatoon and will air on FOX Sports 1.