Esther Lin, MMA Fighting
Employing a strategy heavy on body-punching, Max Holloway punished Pat Schilling over the course of their three-round fight, earning a lopsided unanimous decision win on the main card of the TUF Live finale.
Holloway -- the youngest fighter in the UFC at just 20 years old -- won by a sweep of 30-27 scores, earning his first UFC victory in the process. At least one 10-8 round could have easily been justified in the rout.
Holloway emptied his holster in the third going for the finish, but Schilling showed his toughness in lasting all 15 minutes.
Still, the fight was only close for the opening few minutes of the first. Shortly thereafter, Holloway took over, blasting to the body with thudding shots. By the early second, Schilling was mostly either in retreat mode or stationary with his back against the fence, allowing the rangy Holloway to fire at will.
By the end, Schilling was bloodied, though still standing.
His offense left Schilling diving fruitlessly for takedowns in attempting to get it to the mat, but he was never successful in getting the Hawaiian down.
Holloway is now 5-1.
"I'm still a baby," he said. "I'm just going to keep training and hopefully keep coming back for a long time."
Schilling fell to 5-2, with both of his career defeats coming in the UFC.
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