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Holloway, Ortega proposed for UFC 226

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

Max Holloway has had to deal with a whirlwind of potential fights in the past few months. He was first scheduled to fight Frankie Edgar in March before suffering an injury in Feb.

He attempted to fill-in for Tony Ferguson to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov after Ferguson had to pull out on Easter after an injury. The New York Athletic Commission ruled that he was unfit to fight.

Max Holloway (Getty Images)

Max Holloway (Getty Images)

Now, according to MMAJunkie.com, Holloway has a proposed fight at UFC 226 with Brian Ortega. The UFC has not confirmed the fight yet.

This fight if it happens could potentially be the co-main event for the July 7th, 2018 UFC pay-per-view at the T-Mobile Arena outside of Las Vegas, Nevada. The main event will be a heavyweight bout featuring Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier.

Holloway has not fought since Dec. when he defeated Jose Aldo at UFC 218. He retained his featherweight belt with the win.

The 26-year-old Holloway is 19-3 in his career. He defeated Aldo in his past two fights.

Holloway has won 12-straight bouts. He has not lost a fight in the Octagon since UFC Fight Night 26 when he lost his decision to Conor McGregor in Aug. 2013.

Ortega, 27, is 14-0 in his career. He has not fought since March 3rd when he knocked out Edgar at UFC 222 when he took Holloway’s previous spot against the New Jersey native.

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