Max Holloway and Yancy Medeiros were welcomed home by their fellow Hawaiians following their respective triumphs at UFC 212.
UFC 212 was a good night for Hawaiian MMA. Not only did Max Holloway go to Brazil and take the featherweight title away from Jose Aldo, but opening up the main card was welterweight Yancy Medeiros, who scored a second-round TKO win over Erick Silva.
Both men returned home to Hawaii on Monday, and the reception they received at Honolulu International Airport was quite impressive. You can see video (courtesy of the UFC) at the top of the page, as well as an additional clip below (taken off of Holloway’s Twitter account.)
Waianae love #westsidebestside #blessedera pic.twitter.com/9GDM9UVHp8
— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) June 6, 2017
Holloway has won an astonishing eleven fights in a row, including back-to-back stoppages over former champions Aldo and Pettis. Medeiros has had his ups and downs throughout his UFC career, but he’s 2-0 at welterweight with finishes in both outings. Not bad for a former light heavyweight.
Lest we forget that on Sunday, June 25th, Hawaii’s own B.J. Penn is taking on Dennis Siver at UFC Fight Night: Chiesa vs. Lee. Maybe “The Prodigy” can turn back the clock, pick up his first win since 2010, and make it a trifecta of Hawaiian victories inside the Octagon.