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Video: Brian Ortega just beat Max Holloway and Jeremy Stephens to become UFC’s hardest-hitting featherweight

And that’s just his warm-up shot.

He may not be in the 145-pound title picture just yet, but I’ve seen Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight contender Jeremy Stephens put some people down.


But it looks as though we have a new king of featherweight power punchers, as Brian Ortega recently stopped by UFC Tonight to wallop the in-studio punching machine, where he registered a record-setting score of 942.

These machines have been popular at the boardwalk for years, so I’m not sure why they are suddenly making a comeback, but it sure is fun to watch.

That number (942) tied former middleweight champion Michael Bisping and put “T-City” ahead of “Lil Heathen” and 145-pound champion Max Holloway.

I guess now we know why Ortega was able to sleep Frankie Edgar at UFC 222.

Speaking of Holloway, he’ll defend his strap against Ortega this summer, just as soon as “Blessed” gets his ankle cleared to return. No question the Hawaiian will be looking to keep those hands up and that chin tucked.

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