Max Holloway’s masterclass shatters all striking records

The UFC started its 2021 project on Saturday with a huge occasion. UFC on ABC 1 marked the promo’s go back to network tv, with the card unfolding at Etihad Arena on Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.

An efficiency worthwhile of the grand phase unfolded in the primary occasion. Previous UFC champ Max Holloway (22-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 18-6 UFC) snapped his two-fight losing with among the best efficiencies in UFC history. “Blessed” provided record-setting output versus Calvin Kattar (22-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 6-3 UFC) to take a unanimous choice in among the most uneven bouts to ever happen inside the octagon.

For more on the numbers behind Holloway’s extraordinary win, along with the remainder of the card, check listed below for

Occasion statistics

The UFC Promotional Standards Compliance payment for the occasion amounted to $140,500. Debuting fighters went 1-0 at the occasion. Holloway, Kattar, [autotag]Li Jingliang[/autotag] and [autotag]Alessio Di Chirico[/autotag] made $50,000 UFC on ABC 1 fight-night rewards. UFC on ABC 1 drew a revealed participation of 2,000. No live gate was exposed for the card. Betting favorites went 6-4 on the card. Betting favorites enhanced to 1-0 in UFC headliners this year. Overall battle time for the 10-bout card was 2:06:25.

Max Holloway def. Calvin Kattar

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (R-L) Max Holloway kicks Calvin Kattar in a featherweight bout throughout the UFC Battle Night occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Battle Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Holloway ended up being the 14th fighter in UFC history to tape 18 octagon triumphes. Holloway’s 17 triumphes in UFC featherweight competitors are the most in divisional history. Holloway landed 445 considerable strikes, the single-fight UFC record. The previous high was 290. His 744 considerable strike efforts are likewise a single-fight record. Holloway landed 447 overall strikes, the single-fight UFC record. The previous high was 361. His 746 overall strike efforts are likewise a single-fight record. Holloway landed 141 considerable strikes in Round 4, the single-round UFC record. Holloway has actually landed 100 or more considerable strikes in 12 different UFC battles, the most in business history. No other fighter has more than 8 such efficiencies. Holloway has actually landed 2,618 considerable strikes in UFC competitors, the most in business history. Holloway has actually landed 2,805 overall strikes in UFC competitors are most in business history. Holloway is the only fighter in UFC history to finish 24 octagon looks without suffering a knockdown. Holloway’s 8 fight-night rewards for UFC featherweight bouts are connected with Cub Swanson and Chan Sung Jung for a lot of in divisional history. Kattar has actually suffered all 3 of his UFC losses by choice. Kattar ended up being the 3rd fighter in UFC history to make a 42-point scorecard in a five-round battle. Gil Castillo and David Loiseau likewise attained the suspicious difference. Kattar and Holloway integrated or 578 considerable strikes landed, a single-fight record in UFC history. Kattar and Holloway integrated for 581 overall strikes landed, a single-fight record in UFC history.

Carlos Condit def. Matt Brown

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (R-L) Carlos Condit punches Matt Brown in a welterweight bout throughout the UFC Battle Night occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Battle Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Carlos Condit[/autotag] (32-13 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-9 UFC) enhanced to 4-8 in his previous 12 battles going back to November 2012. Condit made simply the 4th choice success of his profession. Condit has actually been removed a minimum of when in 19 of his 23 UFC/WEC looks. He’s quit an overall of 66 takedowns because stretch. [autotag]Matt Brown[/autotag] (22-18 Mixed Martial Arts, 15-12 UFC) was up to 3-7 in his previous 10 bouts after going on a seven-fight UFC winning streak from 2012-2014.

Li Jingliang def. Santiago Ponzinibbio

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (R-L) Santiago Ponzinibbio of Argentina punches Li Jingliang of China in a welterweight bout throughout the UFC Battle Night occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Battle Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Jingliang (18-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 10-4 UFC) has actually made all 7 of his UFC interruption triumphes by knockout. [autotag]Santiago Ponzinibbio[/autotag] (27-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 9-3 UFC) has actually suffered 3 of his 4 profession losses by knockout.

Alessio Di Chirico def. Joaquin Buckley

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (L-R) Alessio di Chirico of Italy punches Joaquin Buckley in a middleweight bout throughout the UFC Battle Night occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Battle Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Di Chirico (13-5 Mixed Martial Arts, 4-5 UFC) snapped his three-fight losing skid for his very first success because July 2018. [autotag]Joaquin Buckley[/autotag] (12-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-2 UFC) has actually suffered all 3 of his profession interruption losses by knockout. That consists of both of his UFC beats.

Punahele Soriano def. Dusko Todorovic

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – JANUARY 17: (L-R) Punahele Soriano punches Dusko Todorovic of Serbia in a middleweight bout throughout the UFC Battle Night occasion at Etihad Arena on UFC Battle Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Image by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

[autotag]Punahele Soriano[/autotag] (8-0 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-0 UFC) has actually made 7 of his 8 profession triumphes by interruption. Soriano has actually made both of his UFC triumphes by first-round knockout. [autotag]Dusko Todorovic[/autotag] (10-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-1 UFC) had his 10-fight winning streak snapped for the very first defeat of his profession.

Joselyne Edwards def. Wu Yanan

[autotag]Wu Yanan[/autotag] (10-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-3 UFC) has actually suffered all 3 of her UFC losses by choice.

Carlos Felipe def. Justin Tafa

[autotag]Carlos Felipe[/autotag] (10-1 Mixed Martial Arts, 2-1 UFC) has actually made both of his UFC triumphes by choice. [autotag]Justin Tafa[/autotag] (4-2 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-2 UFC) suffered the very first choice loss of his profession.

Ramazan Emeev def. David Zawada

[autotag]Ramazan Emeev[/autotag] (20-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 5-1 UFC) enhanced to 4-1 because he dropped to the UFC welterweight department in May 2018. Emeev enhanced to 17-2 in his previous 19 battles. Emeev has actually made all 5 of his UFC triumphes by choice. [autotag]David Zawada[/autotag] (17-6 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-3 UFC) has actually suffered 2 of his 3 UFC losses by split choice.

Vanessa Melo def. Sarah Moras

[autotag]Vanessa Melo[/autotag] (11-8 Mixed Martial Arts, 1-3 UFC) snapped her three-fight losing skid for her very first success because January 2019. Melo has actually made 9 of her 11 profession triumphes by choice. [autotag]Sarah Moras[/autotag] (6-7 Mixed Martial Arts, 3-6 UFC) was up to 2-6 in her previous 8 battles going back to July 2015. Moras has actually suffered 6 of her 7 profession losses by choice.

Austin Terminology def. Jacob Kilburn

[autotag]Jacob Kilburn[/autotag] (8-4 Mixed Martial Arts, 0-2 UFC) suffered the very first choice loss of his profession. UFC research study expert and live data manufacturer Michael Carroll added to this story. Follow him on Twitter @MJCflipdascript.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.