Jerome Max Kelii Holloway born and raised in the vibrant streets of Honolulu, Hawaii, he carries the spirit of his homeland into the UFC octagon

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From his early days in Waianae, an area renowned for its tough reputation, to becoming a household name in MMA, Holloway's journey is one of resilience and determination.

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Despite facing family challenges, including his parents' struggles with drug abuse and domestic violence, Holloway found solace and purpose in the discipline of kickboxing.

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His ascent in the MMA world began at just 15 when he joined Team Ruthless, winning his first amateur bout after only three days of training, a testament to his natural talent and dedication.

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Recognized as a rising star, Holloway gained attention for his dynamic striking abilities, drawing comparisons to legends like Anthony Pettis for his diverse arsenal of kicks, knees, and elbows.

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In 2011, Holloway claimed victory over seasoned veterans like Harris Sarimento, showcasing his potential for greatness early in his career.

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Holloway's dominance in the UFC Featherweight division became evident with his memorable performance against Calvin Kattar, where he set multiple records for strikes landed and attempted.

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Holloway's legacy reached new heights in 2024 when he clinched the BMF championship at UFC 300, delivering a jaw-dropping knockout in the final seconds of the fifth round.

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