Guillotine choke helps Holloway, hurts Medeiros at UFC 172
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -
For the second straight weekend, two Hawaii fighters were on a UFC main event card and fortunately, at least one walked away with a win.
Waianae natives Max Holloway and Yancy Medeiros walked away with vastly different results Saturday night at UFC 172 as Holloway won his second straight fight while Medeiros suffered a first-round defeat.
The featherweight Holloway was first up on the card with a bout against Andre Fili. For the first two rounds, both fighters seemed to be at a draw in terms of strikes, but Holloway seized victory for himself in round three. After several strikes, Holloway locked in a guillotine choke forcing Fili to tap nearly four minutes into the final round.
With the win, Holloway's record improves to 9-3.
Unfortunately, Medeiros didn't walk away with his hand raised.
The Makaha native took on lightweight Jim Miller only days after being moved up into the fight and that seemed to be the difference in the match.
A little over a minute into the first round, Miller put Medeiros into a guillotine choke and the referee stopped the fight after Medeiros fell unconscious shortly after.