Dana White has announced Max Holloway vs. Justin Gaethje for the BMF title at UFC 300 on April 13. White also announced Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green for the same night. The UFC CEO announced the matchups on his socials on January 16.
Holloway will be moving up in weight class to challenge Gaethje at lightweight. The last time “Blessed” competed at this weight class was for the interim title against Dustin Poirier in 2019. Poirier soundly defeated Holloway and very nearly scored a knockdown – which is unprecedented for Holloway. The Hawaiian native has yet to be visibly rocked in the UFC, let alone knocked down, he maintains the records for strikes landed and strikes absorbed.
Gaethje last fought for the BMF title at UFC 291 in late 2023, knocking out Poirier with a spectacular head kick. As a native lightweight, “The Highlight” will possess a power advantage, and carries underrated cardio as demonstrated by his war with Tony Ferguson. It’s a tough outing for Holloway, certainly the biggest puncher he’s faced since Jeremy Stephens in 2015.
The other fight on the night pits two of the UFC’s most wizened veterans against one another. Jim Miller has had a career resurgence as of late, winning five of his last six bouts. Green hasn’t been so fortunate, having been knocked out cold by Jalin Turner in his last appearance. It would appear that White held to his promise that Miller would appear on the UFC’s landmark card.
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