Cole Miller vs. Max Hollaway Tops First Three UFC Fight Night Colorado Bouts

November 10, 2014
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The UFC is about to unveil its full schedule for 2015, but recently announced a UFC Fight Night event for its return to the Mile High City in February.

On Monday, UFC officials announced the first three bouts that have been verbally agreed to for the Valentine’s Day event at the 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo., on the outskirts of Denver.

Highly regarded featherweights Cole Miller and Max Holloway will fight on the card, as will flyweight contenders Zach Makovsky and Tim Elliott, and flyweight up-and-comers Ray Borg and Chris Kelades.

Cole MillerMiller (21-8) was supposed to have fought red-hot Conor McGregor in Dublin over the summer, but had to pull out of the fight due to injury. He is coming off of back-to-back victories over Andy Ogle and Sam Sicilia, but hasn’t fought since January.

He’ll square off with Holloway (11-3), who is riding a four-fight winning streak. He most recently knocked out Akira Corassani in early October.

Miller and Holloway are both known for their exciting efforts and have a laundry list of post-fight awards on their combined resumes.

Makovsky (18-5) is no stranger to the 1stBank Center, having won the RFA flyweight championship there before making the leap to the UFC. He has since gone 2-1 in the Octagon, but is looking to rebound from a loss to fellow flyweight contender Jussier Formiga.

At 10-5-1, Elliott is no slouch either, but has stumbled in his last two efforts, losing to Ali Bagautinov and Joseph Benavidez, two of the top fighters in the UFC’s 125-pound division.

The announcements were rounded out by the Borg vs. Kelades bout, a fight between two men that UFC officials are looking to in the next wave of flyweight contenders.

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    Too bad he didn’t get to fight Connor. I think he would be better able to handle the trash talk and head games mcgregor plays.
    Dustin was beat before the fight ever started

    • The Prognosticator

      Agreed. It actually seemed like Cole was in Conor’s head contrary to most Conor McGregor fights.

      • solo

        Seriously?! At what point did you think Cole was in Conor’s head? Please, enlighten us…

        • The Prognosticator

          McGregor fanboy, please listen to Conor McGregor’s conference with Cole Miller and Ariel Halwani on the MMA Hour. I have never seen Conor literally yell and act frustrated with an opponent, usually he’s cool as ice with his trash talk like he was with Poirier and Brimage. Those types of actions usually denote that a person is agitated with another i.e. that person is getting under their skin.

          • solo

            Im a fan, not a fan-boy. I thought you may mentioned that cause its probably the only interaction they’ve had.
            I’ve watched that of course, and your human philosophy absolutely sucks.

          • JJDNB

            I totally agree. But hey you never know, Maybe Miller comes out with the serious chip on the shoulder, smashes Holloway and then starts a serious verbal assult on the little leprechaun, trying to bait him into a fight. I think that ship has sailed already but there’s always hope

    • solo

      Yea it was too bad, but for only one reason. He didnt get to fight in the main event, the chance he will never get again.

  • 808tyrant

    Seem like everyone here is forgetting that Holloway is a legitimate threat. This might be the beginning of the downward spiral of cole career