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Heavy Hands: Max Holloway saved UFC 223… but can he win?

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Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman preview Holloway vs Nurmagomedov, Namajunas vs Jedrzejczyk 2, and the other top fights of UFC 223.

UFC 223 is finally upon us, and there was simply no way we could come this close to the date without losing one half of the main event. MMA just doesn’t work that way. But despite Tony Ferguson’s last-minute, freak injury, the card is still rock solid, and we are more than ready for it. Topics of discussion include:

  • Max Holloway: one of Khabib’s toughest possible matchups… but on short notice?
  • How Joanna Jedrzejczyk needs to adjust to Rose Namajunas to regain her title
  • Trying to figure out who’s good enough to beat Anthony Pettis as he gets older
  • Paul Felder vs Al Iaquinta

And in case you missed it, we covered two other bouts set for the UFC 223 undercard on last week’s show, namely Calvin Kattar vs Renato Moicano and Zabit Magomedsharipov vs Kyle Bochniak.

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