Up-and-coming featherweight Max Holloway will meet Cole Miller and ranked featherweights Zach Makovsky and Tim Elliott face off at UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1 on Feb. 14 in Broomfield, the UFC announced Monday. It’s the UFC’s first trip back to Colorado, its birthplace, in three years.
Holloway (11-3) is one of the most exciting young fighters in the 145-pound division. He has won four straight, the latest a first-round knockout of Akira Corassani last month, and is ranked No. 14 among featherweight contenders in the UFC. Holloway is just 22 years old. Miller (21-8), a Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist, is a 30-year-old veteran who has won three of four. He was supposed to face Conor McGregor in July, but suffered a hang injury.
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Makovsky (18-5) is coming off a loss to Jussier Formiga in August, but won four straight before that. The 31-year-old is ranked No. 9 among UFC flyweight contenders. Elliott (10-5-1) is trying to get back on track after losses to top 125-pounders Joseph Benavidez and Ali Bagautinov. The 27-year-old is ranked No. 10 among contenders.
A bout between flyweight prospects Ray Borg and Chris Kelades was also added to the Colorado event Monday.
UFC Fight Night in Broomfield does not yet have a main event. The card will take place at 1stBank Center. The UFC has not been there since March 21, 2010 when Jon Jones headlined a Versus card against Brandon Vera before he became UFC light heavyweight champion.