Holloway and Schilling are young, up and coming fighters aspiring to make their mark in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s featherweight division. Both suffered the first loss of their careers in their UFC debuts earlier this year and were looking to get back on the winning track at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale.
The fight was a one-sided affair with Holloway battering Schilling with jabs and body shots while stuffing Schilling’s takedown attempts. The striking totals showed just how lopsided the fight was.
Holloway nearly finished the fight in the closing moments of the second round. He had Schilling against the cage taking shots with the referee looking closely at the action, but Schilling was saved by the bell.
Holloway dropped Schilling with a punch in the final round, but Schilling showed his toughness by making it to the end.
“I just wanted to show that I belong in the UFC and I wanted to get back here,” said the 20-year old Hawaiian following the win. “I’m still a baby. People still call me a baby and stuff. I’m just going to keep training hard and hopefully come back for a long time.”