Round 1 – Chope quickly forward and looking to press the action. Holloway scampers away and misses on a spinning kick. Chope pushing and lands a right hand. He kicks the leg but eats a counter. Chope looking to attack. Holloway handling himself well against the pressure. Right hand for Chope. He just misses a knee. Pace is settling a bit as they get into a rhythm. Chope linking together combinations. Holloway answering, but the Chope right hand is landing well. Holloway scores with a nice left and a spinning kick to the body. A right hand touches the chin. Chope is hurt. Holloway now on the attack. Chope recovering, but he eats a crisp left hand. Chope moves inside to tie things up. Holloway gets away, and he’s very comfortable. late flurry seals the frame for Holloway, 10-9.
Round 2 – Holloway with an early kick to the knee. Chope just misses on a long uppercut.Holloway with a big counter right. He turns up the heat. Chope is hurt. He presses forward, but Holloway is all over him. Chope showing heart, but he’s getting lit up on the feet. Referee Leon Roberts watching close. Chope is firing back, looking for something, and he refuses to go down. But Holloway is just wailing away on the feet. Chope clinches up and slows things down. Holloway waits through it and then pulls free, firing off four punches that score flush. Chope is really hurt, and he finally goes to the canvas. Roberts is right there to call it off. Great finish for Holloway.
Result: Max Holloway def. Will Chope via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:27