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Max Holloway and Ricardo Lamas will face off this Saturday (June 4, 2016) at UFC 199 inside The Forum in Inglewood, California. In a match up of range striker and crafty wrestler, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight contenders Max Holloway and Ricardo Lamas will duel this Saturday (June 4, 2016) at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

Holloway has been on a tear, winning his last eight bouts. However, with the top of the division fairly jammed up, the Hawaiian simply has to keep winning fights and someday hope the title shot will emerge.

Since coming up short to Jose Aldo in his shot at the title, Lamas has won three of four bouts. However, to really get back into the title mix, Lamas needs a major win … and this is a great opportunity.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:

Max Holloway
Record: 15-3
Key Wins: Cub Swanson (UFC on FOX 15), Jeremy Stephens (UFC 194), Andre Fili (UFC 172)
Key Losses: Conor McGregor (UFC Fight Night 26), Dennis Bermudez (UFC 160)
Keys to Victory: Holloway has quickly grown into a rather well-rounded fighter. He’s always been a reasonably skilled kickboxer, but his striking has grown tremendously, and he’s now a formidable grappler as well.

Stylistically, this is one of the tougher match ups of Holloway’s recent opponents. Most of the men he’s faced on his win streak have been strikers, whereas Lamas is an excellent wrestler who can also be tricky at range.

With that in mind, Holloway needs to ensure that he’s the one throwing more strikes. Lamas can kick well, but he cannot tie together combinations like the Hawaiian kickboxer.

In addition, Holloway needs to ensure his movement and footwork is on point. He can’t over-commit to his ….View full article

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