UFC 300 video: Max Holloway lands BMF title by KO against Justin Gaethje

Max Holloway KO's Justin Gaethje to become a new "BMF" titleholder at UFC 300: Pereira vs Hill

Max Holloway is a new “Baddest Motherf***er” with a tremendous win by knockout against Justin Gaethje. The former featherweight champion claimed the belt flooring his opponent on the last second of the final round at UFC 300: Pereira vs Hill. The MMA event aired live on pay-per-view from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, April 13.

The bout contested at lightweight saw Holloway delivering a spinning back kick and reportedly breaking Gaethje’s nose. The latter scored a knockdown in the fourth round, but was ultimately dropped himself when Holloway landed a massive overhand right sending him face down to the canvas. The official time was 4 minutes and 59 seconds into the fifth round.

In addition to taking the “BMF” belt, Max Holloway improved to 26-7. The native of Honolulu, Hawaii secured is third win in a row and the second straight victory by knockout. In his post-fight interview with Joe Rogan, the 32-year-old said he would face current featherweight champion Ilia Topuria or current lightweight champion Islam Makhachev.

“I’m him [baddest motherf***er], I’m him, guys,” Max Holloway said. “There’s the ‘El Matador’ [Ilia Topuria], he is running away from Abu at 145. Tell him to sign the contract [to fight in] Spain, Hawaii, wherever. Even Islam [Makhachev] is famous for defending against 45ers, right. I’m him I’m right here.”

“I won $600k. That was fight of the night and the bonus baby. Sign the cheques.”

The former interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje of Tucson, Arizona dropped to 25-5. The 35-year-old got his two-fight winning streak snapped.

Get UFC 300: Pereira vs Hill full card results.

Parviz Iskenderov
Parviz Iskenderov is a former Muay Thai fighter, sports manager and editor at FIGHTMAG.

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