Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway – Fight Preview & Analysis

Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway fight preview

UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 13, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In this matchup on the fight card, Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje will take on Max “Blessed” Holloway in the Lightweight bout. You can view the complete UFC 300 card.

Gaethje brings a unique orthodox fighting stance with an 70″ reach. In contrast, Holloway, an orthodox fighter, stands with a 69″ reach. These variations in their styles can have a significant impact inside the Octagon.

With a 60% striking accuracy, Gaethje has shown his precision in landing significant strikes, averaging around 7.35 per minute. On the other hand, Holloway boasts a 47% striking accuracy, landing approximately 7.17 significant strikes per minute.

In this post, we will break down Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway matchup. Let’s take a look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats, and more below ⤵

The 35-year-old, Justin Gaethje is coming in with a 25-4-0 record. Gaethje will be fighting for the first time since a win via KO/TKO against Dustin Poirier at UFC 291: Poirier vs. Gaethje 2 in July.

Holloway, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Justin Gaethje on July 29, 2023, at UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. The Korean Zombie and holds a 25-7-0 record.

Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway
5′ 11″
5′ 11″
155 lbs.
145 lbs.

Justin Gaethje has a orthodox fighting stance with an 70″ reach. The 32-year-old Max Holloway is an orthodox fighter with a 69″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand. The southpaw fighter is the opposite. Southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed; if you are left-handed, you fight southpaw.

Justin Gaethje stats

→ Gaethje’s striking accuracy is 60%.
→ Gaethje lands 7.35 significant strikes per minute.
→ Gaethje’s takedown accuracy is 25%.
→ Gaethje’s takedown average is 0.13 per 15 minutes.
→ Gaethje’s takedown defense is 75%.

Gaethje comes in with 60% striking accuracy, typically landing about 7.35 significant strikes every minute. Conversely, Holloway fires at 47% accuracy, landing about 7.17 significant strikes per minute. Justin Gaethje also has a 25% takedown accuracy and, on average, gets around 0.13 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Holloway’s 0.27 takedowns and 84% takedown accuracy.

Max Holloway stats

→ Holloway’s striking accuracy is 47%.
→ Holloway lands 7.17 significant strikes per minute.
→ Holloway’s takedown accuracy is 53%.
→ Holloway’s takedown average is 0.27 per 15 minutes.
→ Holloway’s takedown defense is 84%.

Max spent, on average, 15:56 minutes in the Octagon, and Justin has an average fight time of 9:46 minutes.

Considering their records, fighting styles, and recent performances, this matchup looks to be an interesting clash of skills and strategies. Who will come out victorious, Justin or Max? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 300: Pereira vs. Hill
April 13, 2024
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Justin Gaethje vs. Max Holloway

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