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Free fight! Watch Max Holloway strangle Cub Swanson at UFC on FOX 15

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will send top-ranked featherweight contender Max Holloway into the UFC 212 pay-per-view (PPV) main event against reigning featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo on Sat., June 3, 2017 inside HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

More on how that fight came to be right here.

But even though “Blessed” has been perfect in recent years — to the tune of 10 straight wins -- there was a time when mixed martial arts (MMA) fans were unsure how well the Hawaiian would hold up against a top-10 opponent, so the promotion gave him longtime veteran Cub Swanson.

Mission accomplished.

Holloway disposed of Swanson in the third round and continued on his winning ways. When a rematch against Conor McGregor failed to materialize, “Blessed” got something even better, a championship unification bout against “Junior.”

See what he’s capable of in the free fight embedded above and for more on UFC 212 click here.

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