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UFC 172 Play-by-Play: Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili

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07-Holloway

Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili

Round 1: Fili comes out aggressive.  He lands an inside leg kick.  They exchange jabs.  Holloway presses forward as Fili circles on the outside.  Fili lands a left hand that wobbles Holloway.  He lands to the body with a right hand.  Fili lands his jab.  He mixes it up with a leg kick followed by a right hand to the body.  Fili lands his jab.  Holloway answers with a kick to the body.  Holloway throws a spinning back kick to the body.  Holloway lands a clean right hand.  Fili delivers a hard leg kick.  He changes levels and takes Holloway down. Holloway quickly gets back to his feet.  Holloway lands a knee to the body as they got to their feet.  Fili initiates the clinch.  He presses Holloway against the cage.  They exchange knees to the body.  Holloway turns him and the round ends.  MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Fili.

Round 2: They touch gloves to start the second round.  Holloway lands a font kick to the body.  They exchange jabs.  Holloway lands a kick to the body that slows Fili down.  The clinch.  Holloway delivers knees to the body and backs away.  Fili circles and switches his stance.  He tries to go high with a kick.  Holloway catches it.  Fili looked for a flying arm bar, but it wasn’t there.  Holloway steps in with a right hand.  They clinch.  Holloway lands an elbow on the break.  Fili lands an outside leg kick.  Both land to the body.  Holloway presses forward.  Holloway steps in with a knee to the body.  Fili changes levels and takes Holloway down.  Holloway controls Fili’s posture.  The referee stands them up.  Fili lands a hard leg kick.  Holloway lands a spinning back kick to the body.  Fili drives forward looking to get the fight to the ground.  Holloway stuffs the takedown attempt.  Fili works to get the fight to the ground.  Holloway has none of it.  They exchange knees to the body.  The round ends.  MMAWeekly scores it 10-9 for Holloway.

Round 3: They meet in the middle of the cage and exchange jabs.  Fili looks for a takedown, but Holloway stuffs it.  Fili works for a single leg takedown.  Holloway defends the attempt.  Fili lands a right hand.  He ducks under a punch and takes Holloway down.  Holloway gets to his feet.  Holloway tries to trip Fili but can’t.  He lands a straight right hand.  Fili steps in with a jab.  Fili looks for another takedown.  Holloway stuffs it and looks for a guillotine.  Fili defends the submission attempt.  Holloway presses Fili against the cage.  Holloway lands a combination.  Fili looks for a takedown.  Holloway applies a guillotine choke.  It’s in deep.  He cranks on it and Fili is forced to tap out.

The official time of the submission was 3:39 of the third round.

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