Today, the UFC announced a brand new matchup for UFC 172. Max Holloway will face Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili in a battle between two Featherweight prospects. UFC News tweeted the matchup earlier:
— UFC News (@UFCNews) January 29, 2014
Holloway (8-3, 4-3) is coming off a big victory back at UFC Fight Night 34. After losing two straight, Holloway dominated UFC newcomer Will Chope en route to a TKO finish in the second round. Holloway seems to be the UFC’s measuring stick when it comes to up and coming prospects. Holloway has faced Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Bermudez, and Justin Lawrence in his UFC career thus far. At UFC 172, he will add Andre Fili to that list.
Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili is a Team Alpha Male product coming off a victory in his UFC debut. At UFC 166, Fili stepped in on short notice against Jeremy Larsen and took him out via TKO in the second round. Fili is 13-1 in his career and could potentially be the next big star out of Team Alpha Male.
UFC 172 goes down on April 26th in Baltimore, Maryland. In the main event of the evening, Light Heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, takes on Glover Teixeira for the title.