Rumored Max Holloway vs Ilia Topuria - UFC 307: Salt Lake City, Utah - Per Ariel Helwani

O'Malley vs Dvalishvili makes the most sense given what the upcoming PPV schedule looks like.
Is that big enough for this once ever card? A card Dana says will be bigger than 300? I think they make Conor-Chandler here. Then they can call Alex again if Conor pulls out!
 
they are definitely wanting max to win booking this at altitude

not sure what it means for volk.
 
O'Malley vs Dvalishvili makes the most sense given what the upcoming PPV schedule looks like.


That makes sense, but there's a bunch of options

there's pantoja, Zhang, Grasso, Pennington, Alex/jiri winner and maybe even conor mcgregor.
 
Every new champion goes through this disappointment. They call for a title defense in their home country and it almost never happens unless it’s the Middle East or the UK lol
Remember how the UFC never went to Africa despite having Ngannou, Usman and Izzy as champs? That alone told me that their plans for "World Fucking Domination" were dead and buried. They have the markets they want to focus on and everything else can get fucked.
 
When is this utah card meant to be? Only available slot now is October but dana said that's abu Dhabi.
 
Max gets the fight at elevation, eh? Fucking lol.

I bet he doesn't have to put the BMF belt on the line either.
 
So many better places to hold cards than SLC.

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Good fight which needs a good referee. Max’s last fight was decent but was marred by the fact that he compromised his opponenet with multiple illegal strikes in both eyes. Hopefully this will be a nice clean fight.
 
Toporia has never had a 5 rd fight and max has more experience plus he’s a cardio machine.
So Max, who is a cardio machine, would not be affected from fighting ad high altitude, huh?

You must have done those schools that are open only by night
 
Please explain how the altitude would affect more Topuria than Max.

Max had like 8 five round decisions in a row lol. Topuria has never seen a 5th.

Max also doesn't put a ton into anything he does in there. He's not throwing huge shots or doing big wrestling moves. He touches and goes, lots of point fighting until the big shots open themselves up and then he goes for it.

Topuria can fight like that as well. He did against Emmet. But a lot of the time he's out there throwing bombs lol. That's way more tiring than Max's style.

The altitude affect them the same, but Max is definitely going to be able to deal with it better.
 
Max had like 8 five round decisions in a row lol. Topuria has never seen a 5th.

Max also doesn't put a ton into anything he does in there. He's not throwing huge shots or doing big wrestling moves. He touches and goes, lots of point fighting until the big shots open themselves up and then he goes for it.

Topuria can fight like that as well. He did against Emmet. But a lot of the time he's out there throwing bombs lol. That's way more tiring than Max's style.

The altitude affect them the same, but Max is definitely going to be able to deal with it better.
Yes Max doesn't throw huge shots but he's a pressure fighter and a volume striker.

Plus he lives and trains in fucking Honolulu at zero altitude. The difference on fight day will be huge for him.

Topuria on the other hand is not a volume striker, unless he's going to take the fight on the ground.
 
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