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Max Holloway steps up against Conor McGregor after injury forces Andy Ogle out


It wasn't originally in his plans, but Max Holloway will be shipping up to Boston next month.

The Hawaiian fighter will face Irish sensation Conor McGregor in a featherweight bout on the debut UFC on FOX Sports 1 card at the TD Garden on Aug. 17. Holloway will replace Andy Ogle.

UFC UK tweeted the news on Wednesday. In a follow-up, a UFC official confirmed to that the U.K.-based Ogle is off the card due to injury, and that it is not a paperwork hold-up related to the UFC's recent issues with the commonwealth of Massachusetts.

McGregor, a 24-year-old Dublin native, made a huge impression in his UFC debut with a swift first-round finish of Marcus Brimage in Sweden. McGregor earned Fight of the Night honors in raising his record to 13-2 with nine straight victories via finish.

The 21-year old Holloway, meanwhile, has been impressive in his UFC stint. The 7-2 Holloway is 3-1 in the UFC, with his only loss in the span a disputed split decision against Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160.

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