Themakes its debut in the province of Saskatchewan on Sunday, August 23 at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon. UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Olivera will feature a five-round main event pitting two of the top featherweights as fifth-ranked Max Holloway (13-3, fighting out of Waianae, Hawaii, USA) takes on seventh-ranked Charles Oliveira (20-4, 1NC, fighting out of Houston, Texas, USA by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil) in a bout that could determine the division’s next title contender.
Currently riding an impressive six-fight win streak (including three knockouts and two submissions), Holloway has made the leap from touted prospect to dangerous contender. Meanwhile, victorious in his last four outings, Oliveira now sits at fourthplace for most submissions in UFC history with seven (mixed martial arts legend Royce Gracie still holds the record with 10). Not only are there potential title implications in this bout, but both Holloway and Oliveira are currently tied with Dustin Poirier and Chad Mendes for the most finishes in the UFC’s featherweight division. An emphatic victory for either competitor will establish a new benchmark for the weight class. With these two skilled finishers lined up, Saskatoon fans are in for an explosive main event.
Additional bouts for UFC Fight Night: Hollaway vs. Olivera will be announced in the coming weeks.