TUF Live Finale Play-by-Play: Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling

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Max Holloway vs. Pat Schilling

Round 1: Schilling shoots a single-leg takedown early and works until he gets it, but Holloway immediately scrambles out and back to his feet, where he starts using his reach advantage in the striking game. Schilling shoots another takedown and attempts a kneebar, but doesn’t land it. Schilling comes storing in with punches, but eats a couple really hard shots from Holloway, who then mixes up a strong combination that includes working over the body of Schilling. Holloway keeps mixing it up, landing a head kick, and then going back to his punch combinations, both high and low. Schilling eats another body shot and then shoots the takedown, but Holloway sprawls it out. Holloway lands another punch combination and follows with a head kick and knee to the chin just before the horn. MMAWeekly.com scores round one 10-9 for Holloway.

Round 2: Holloway goes right back to the punch combinations, utilizing his jab to set up some hard shots. He goes for a jumping knee, but Schilling catches him and then clinches up against the fence. But Holloway returns to mixing up his punches, really working over the body and then cracking Schiling on the skull. He really rocks Schiling about two minutes into the round, landing a couple hard right hands and following with knees to the body. Holloway is picking Schiling apart with body blows, nearly crumpling him over, actually going to the mat from the blows. He gets back up, but Holloway keeps working him over. Schilling keeps trying to shoot, but Holloway easily pushes him to the mat each time because the body work is wearing Schilling down. Holloway finishes the round with more body blows. MMAWeekly.com scores round two 10-8 for Holloway.

Round 3: Holloway returns to jabbing his way in and launching the right cross and more body blows. The pace has slowed down a bit, but Holloway is still picking Schilling apart, continually going back to the body. About midway through the round and Schilling appears to be favoring his right ribs. Holloways keeps working away and cracks Schilling, sending him staggering back across the Octagon. He goes to the mat briefly, but Holloway seems hesitant to storm him, instead allowing Schilling to stand again, where Holloway continues to dominate with his boxing. MMAWeekly.com scors round two 10-9 and the fight 30-26 for Holloway.

Max Holloway def. Pat Schilling by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27), R3

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