SASKATOON, Canada (HawaiiNewsNow) - Waianae's Max Holloway defeated Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Charles Oliveira by TKO in the first round at UFC Fight Night 74 in Saskatoon, Canada on Sunday.
After attempting to take Holloway to the mat in the middle of the first round, Oliveira appeared to have suffered an injury to his collarbone or shoulder after making contact with the fencing surrounding the ring. He was unable to continue the fight, and Holloway officially won by TKO at the 1:39 mark of the first round.
Holloway began his post-fight interview by asking the crowd to pray for Oliveira.
"It's a part of the game, you know," Holloway said. "It's kind of sad to see that happen. This is how we make a living, you know, so all my prayers to Charles."
The Waianae native, who in the past has asked UFC president Dana White to consider holding a UFC event in Hawaii, renewed those calls following the fight.
"UFC, why not go to UFC Hawaii, Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, Aloha Stadium. Next year. let's do it," Holloway said.