Max Holloway is only 23. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Max Holloway seemingly already has his next opponent, a featherweight matchup against Cub Swanson at UFC on Fox 15 “Rockhold vs. Machida” on April 18.
Ultimate Fighting Championship officials have yet to formally announce the bout, but the fight was all but made official during a post-fight interview with Holloway following his unanimous decision win over Cole Miller at UFC Fight Night “Henderson vs. Thatch” on Saturday.
The fight will likely take place on the main card of an event headlined by Lyoto Machida against Luke Rockhold which takes place at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Holloway, 23, has now won five consecutive bouts since dropping two straight against Dennis Bermudez and Conor McGregor. The decision victory against Miller was his first decision win during his current winning streak.
Swanson, 31, had a six-fight winning streak snapped when he faced Frankie Edgar at UFC Fight Night “Edgar vs. Swanson.” The Jackson-Wink MMA product has already taken to Twitter to accept the fight, tweeting this shortly after Holloway’s interview inside the Octagon.