Justin Gaethje Wants To Hand Max Holloway His First KO Loss

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Max Holloway and Justin Gaethje

Justin Gaethje is aiming for the stars against Max Holloway at UFC 300.

Gaethje, who is known for his thunderous highlight-reel knockouts, will defend his BMF title against former featherweight champion Holloway at UFC 300 on April 13.

With 80 percent of his victories coming from knockouts, Gaethje aims to add another one to his record. However, it’s a tough task because Holloway has never been knocked out before.

Despite the challenge, ‘The Highlight’ is determined to make it happen in their upcoming fight.

“I have 25 wins and 20 knockouts. I’m pretty proud of that,” Gaethje said during a recent interview with ESPN. “That’s one thing that I tried to sustain throughout my career purposefully. So yeah, that’s something that I’m shooting for. Same thing with Tony Ferguson. Nobody had ever finished him. I didn’t knock him out in a traditional way, but I certainly created enough damage for that fight to be rightfully stopped. I would rather not get there here (vs. Holloway), I promise you that. This could be a war, a battle of attrition. If I can’t find him, if I can’t hurt him, then he never stops. He’s constantly creating angles and constantly creating pressure, and it could be a tough fight. If I can’t find his timing early, momentum is everything in there.”

Gaethje earned the BMF title by knocking out Dustin Poirier with a head kick at UFC 291 in July. As for Holloway, this upcoming fight at 155 pounds is only his second appearance in the lightweight division in the UFC.

His lightweight debut was a Fight of the Night matchup against Poirier for the interim title in April 2019.

Who do you think will win?