This Day in MMA History: Sept. 11

By Cole Shelton Sep 11, 2019

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The “Blessed Era” started on Sept. 11, 2010, when Max Holloway made his professional mixed martial arts debut at X-1 Heroes in his home of Honolulu, Hawaii.

Holloway won his debut fight by decision, beating Duke Saragosa and setting himself off down a path that would lead to him capturing the UFC featherweight title and even challenging for the interim lightweight crown. Since his debut on this date nearly a decade ago, Holloway has beaten the likes of Jose Aldo, Anthony Pettis, Frankie Edgar and Brian Ortega.

The Hawaiian has become a fan favorite over the course of his career, which started nine years ago to the day. Advertisement
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