A featherweight match-up between two rising prospects is set for UFC 172 in April, as Andre “Touchy” Fili and Max Holloway square off.
Andre Fili and Max Holloway square off at UFC 172
UFC officials announced the bout late Wednesday.
Fili (13-1) made his UFC debut on short notice at UFC 166 against Jeremy Larsen. He wasn’t overly impressed by his own performance, however fans were, as he was able to finish the fight in the second round via TKO. The Team Alpha Male product is currently riding a nine-fight winning streak.
Holloway (8-3) lost in his first outing with the company against Dustin Poirier at UFC 143 in 2012, but has since gone 4-2. Most recently he defeated Will Chope via second round TKO at UFC Fight Night 34 in Singapore. After going on a three-fight winning streak, “Blessed” lost two in a row to Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor.
No word as to where on the fight card the Fili vs. Holloway bout will be placed.
UFC 172 goes down on April 26 from the Baltimore Arena in Maryland. Headlining the fight card is light heavyweight champion Jon Jones versus Glover Teixeira.
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