(Photos) Calvin Kattar suffers broken nose in tough loss to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7

Max Holloway put on a clinic at UFC Fight Island 7 and left Calvin Kattar with a broken nose and other injuries

This was expected to be a tough outing for Calvin Kattar against Max Holloway, and it turned out to be just that.

The first event of 2021 from the UFC saw some great knockouts too. However, the main talking point from the fights was Holloway’s performance.

Calvin Kattar suffered a broken nose at UFC Fight Island 7
Max Holloway (R) punches Calvin Kattar in a featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 17, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Blessed put on a show as he put his name firmly in the title hunt. He dominated Kattar over five rounds and got an easy win.

Holloway hit Kattar with all he had and left his rival with a broken nose. Kattar suffered a few other injuries too and his head coach confirmed he had a broken nose and a few other injuries too:

A broken nose is normal for MMA stars, and it is a regular injury that they have to deal with.

Holloway on another level

The former Featherweight champion deserved to get the win and sets up to take on the winner of Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega.

Volkanovski has beaten Holloway twice, the second one was a controversial and close win, and wasn’t all that impressed with the records that his rival broke.

Holloway was incredible as he smashed a Georges St-Pierre record too, and even Kattar applauded his performance after the loss.

This was a dent on Kattar’s hopes of getting close to the Featherweight title. He was ranked #6 in the division before the fight and this loss showed the gulf between the top contender and the American.

It will be interesting to see what else is up with Kattar after the fight. He needs some time off to recuperate from the injuries and even Holloway took a few hits in the clash.

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