Ferguson out, Holloway Steps Up For UFC 223


With UFC 223 less than a week away, the main event scene has changed dramatically. As confirmed by UFC President Dana White, interim Lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has pulled out with a torn knee ligament. Scheduled to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov, his spot will be taken by none other than Max Holloway.

Holloway, 26, has a professional record of 19-3. In fact, his last loss came against Conor McGregor back in August in 2013. Since then, he has won twelve straight bouts within the UFC.

Holloway now has the opportunity to become a double champion, while Nurmagomedov has the chance to win the belt without confronting Ferguson beforehand.

With less than a week to prepare for the fight of his life, does Holloway stand a chance against Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov?

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