Young featherweights Holloway, Fili meet at UFC 172 in April

Odds are this fight is going to be a barnburner.

Two of the youngest fighters in the UFC will square off at UFC 172.

Max Holloway and Andre Fili will meet in a featherweight bout April 26 in Baltimore. Fili is 23 and he’s the elder statesmen in the contest. Holloway is just 22.

Holloway (8-3) is coming off an impressive second-round TKO win over Will Chope earlier this month in Singapore. Before that, he dropped two in a row to contenders Conor McGregor and Dennis Bermudez. Despite his youth, he’€™s 4-3 in the UFC. He remains a top prospect at 145.

Fili (13-1), who fights out of Team Alpha Male, won his first UFC bout in October, a second-round TKO over Jeremy Larsen at UFC 166. In total, he’€™s won nine straight fights, six of them by finish. Fili hasn’€™t lost a fight in more than three years.

UFC 172 is headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira.