Max Holloway reeled off four straight wins in 2014. | Photo: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com
Three new bouts have been announced for the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s upcoming UFC Fight Night in Colorado.
Hard-hitting Hawaiian Max Holloway will take on submission-savvy veteran Cole Miller as part of the Feb. 14 card at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colo. In a pair of flyweight matchups, former Bellator champion Zach Makovsky will tangle with Tim Elliott, while Ray Borg will take on Chris Kelades.
A main event has yet to be announced for the Valentine’s Day show, which marks the UFC’s first trip to Broomfield since March 2010.
After suffering back-to-back losses last year, Holloway went on a tear in 2014, as the 22-year-old Hawaiian racked up four straight wins with three knockouts and one submission. Miller last competed in January when he submitted Sam Sicilia via second-round rear-naked choke, but a hand injury took “Magrinho” out of a planned July matchup with Conor McGregor.
Makovsky has gone 2-1 thus far in his Octagon stint, upsetting Scott Jorgensen and outpointing Josh Sampo before dropping a decision to Jussier da Silva in August. In Elliott, he meets a fighter desperate for a victory after suffering consecutive losses to top-tier 125-pounders Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov.
Borg tasted defeat for the first time in his young career when he lost his UFC debut via split decision to Dustin Ortiz, but “The Tazmexican Devil” impressed in his sophomore outing by choking Shane Howell unconscious in June. Kelades comes fresh off a win in his first UFC appearance, as the Nova Scotia native took out previously unbeaten Patrick Holohan on Oct. 4.