The Featherweight main event ended in anti-climatic fashion at UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada, earlier tonight (Sun., Aug. 23, 2015).
Max Holloway defeated Charles Oliveria by technical knockout inside SaskTel Centre, but it came because of an odd injury suffered by the Brazilian.
"Everybody say your prayers for Charles," Holloway told Jon Anik afterward. "It's part of the game and it's kind of sad to see that happen. This is how we make a living. All my prayers to Charles. I hope he makes a full recovery."
Holloway began the five-round, 145-pound contest creating angles for his striking attack and ripping punches to the body of Oliveira. "Do Bronx" went in on a double-leg takedown attempt, but Holloway was able to defend it by using an under hook underneath the left arm of Oliveira, and ended up on top of him along the fence.
The No. 5-ranked UFC Featherweight wanted no part of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and stood back up and moved toward the center of the Octagon. As Oliveria stood up, he immediately clutched his left collarbone area and signaled that he did not wish to continue to fight.
The official time of the stoppage came at the 1:39 mark of round one.
Oliveira got carted off on a stretcher and was placed in a neck collar as a precaution. Hopefully, it's just a stinger or a strained muscle, but either way, we will keep you updated.
Meanwhile, the Hawaiian native has now won seven fights in a row and also told Anik he'd like to face Frankie Edgar next in his home state. He improves to 14-3 overall and 10-3 in the UFC. Oliveira -- who is the No. 7-ranked Featherweight in UFC -- drops to 20-5 (1) in defeat.
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