Leonard Garcia vs. Max Holloway
Round 1: They touch gloves. Holloway lands an outside leg kick. Garcia comes in with a combination that’s blocked. Garcia lands a leg kick and Holloway answers with a front kick to the body. Holloway delivers a spinning back kick to the body. Garcia lands a right hand. Holloway moves in with a right hand that knocks Garcia down. Garcia immediately gets back to his feet. Garcia delivers an outside leg kick. Holloway throwing a lot of kicks. He lands an outside leg kick. Garcia presses forward. They exchange punches to the midsection. Holloway lands a counter left hand. Garcia lands a heavy right hand. Garcia lands a combination. Holloway lands a spinning back kick to the body. Holloway lands a left hand. They exchange jabs. Holloway lands a left hand and another spinning back kick to the body. Garcia lands a right hand. Holloway lands another spinning back kick to the body. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Holloway.
Round 2: Holloway continues to work his kicks. Holloway working his jab. Holloway delivers a combination. Holloway uses a front kick to keep Garcia on the outside. Garcia lands a left hand. Holloway lands a combination. Garcia secures a takedown, slamming Holloway to the canvas. Holloway quickly gets back to his feet. Garcia presses him against the cage. Holloway circles out. Holloway lands a hard right hand. Garcia works shots to the body of Holloway. Garcia delivers a right hand. Holloway land a counter right hand. Garcia lands a combination but eats one right after. Garcia lands a winging left hand. They clinch and exchange knees to the body before separating. Holloway clinches and lands a knee to the body. They exchange at the bell along the cage. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Holloway.
Round 3: They exchange leg kicks to start the final round. Hollway works his jab. Garcia pushes forward. Holloway delivers a knee to the body. Garcia lands a combination. They exchange. Holloway countering Garcia’s aggression. Garcia misses with a spinning back fist. Garcia moving forward and lands a left hand to the body. They exchange. Both fighters look tired. Garcia lands a right hand. Holloway answers with one of his own. Garcia works for a takedown. He presses Holloway against the cage. Garcia secures the takedown. Garcia works inside Holloway’s half guard. Holloway gets back to his feet but eats a knee in the process. They’re separated. Holloway has slowed, but he lands a combination. Holloway works a combination to the body. They clinch. Holloway drives Garcia to the cage before separating. Garcia catches a kick and gets a takedown. Holloway applies a triangle choke. Garcia picks him up and slams his way out. MMAWeekly scores the fight 10-9 for Garcia.
The judges score the fight for Holloway by split decision. The scorecards read 29-28, 28-29, and 29-28.