Today, at UFC Fight Night 34, Max Holloway got back on the winning track by defeating UFC newcomer, Will Chope. Chope started strong, but Holloway was resilient and began picking his shots on the feet. By the end of the first round, Chope was on the defensive after an array of attacks from Holloway.
In the second round, Holloway hurt Chope with a brutal combination to the body and the head. In the midst of the attack, Holloway landed a beautiful spinning back kick on Chope right to the body. The spinning back kick is one that will be shown on the highlight reel for some time. Check out the GIF of the spinning back kick below (courtesy of Zombie Prophet):
Holloway’s combination was the beginning of the end for the resilient Chope, as he was finished with a brutal body shot moments later.
This was a strong performance from Holloway who needed to pick up a win badly. As for Chope, he should definitely get another shot inside the Octagon to prove his worth.
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