This is the UFC 150 live blog for Justin Lawrence vs. Max Holloway, a featherweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Pepsi Center in Denver.
Lawrence, who won his UFC debut and two bonuses at the TUF 15 finale, will fight Holloway, who is 1-1 in his UFC career, on the main card.
Check out the live blog below.
Round 1: With a combined age of 42, this is one of the youngest fights in UFC history. Lawrence with a big overhand right that lands for the first significant strike of the bout. Holloway still working on range. He doubles up on the jab and lands a stiff one. Lawrence scores with a left hook. A Holloway inside leg kick lands low, causing a timeout. Lawrence has a trickle of blood on the right side of his head, on the hairline. Holloway scores with a left hook. Lawrence takes him down briefly but Holloway's back to his feet. Ninety seconds left. Holloway lands a knee, Lawrence fires back a straight right. A body shot from Lawrence. Another low blow by Holloway just as the round is ending. A very close round with no discernible winner. MMA Fighting scores it 10-10.
Round 2: A slow start to the second. Lawrence throws a spinning back fist that is partially deflected. Holloway throws a 1-2 combo, connecting on the back end. Lawrence shoots in but Holloway gets the underhooks and defends the takedown. Holloway comes forward with a combo but doesn't land much. Lawrence tries a takedown from halfway across the cage, and Holloway stuff it easily. Holloway is the one stalking now. Lawrence sends a message with a stinging left hook. Moments later, Holloway with a liver shot that drops Lawrence against the cage. Holloway swarms on the ground with a series of strikes, and it's over.
Winner: Max Holloway via TKO, Rd. 2 (4:49)