Josh Emmett, the former interim featherweight champ, has claimed that he will face former titleholder Max Holloway in a title eliminator match after his rout of Bryce Mitchell during UFC 296 last weekend.
Emmett, currently ranked number six in the lightweight division, scored a stunning victory in UFC 296 in Las Vegas on Saturday night. He dominated the opponent in the first round with a KO. Ultimate Fighter alum, Mitchell in the pair’s main card opener.
The victory snapped a two-fight losing run for Pheonix veteran, Emmett had been on the wrong side of a decision loss to incoming title chaser, Ilia Topuria earlier this summer, which following a February triangle choke submission loss to Yair Rodríguez in the pair’s interim title fight at UFC 284.
For Holloway, the Hawaiian fan-favorite is currently riding a two-fight winning run – most recently landing a devastating third round KO win over veteran former title challenger Chan Sung Jung at UFC Singapore earlier this summer.
Holloway stopped British featherweight Arnold Allen’s winning streak in the main event of UFC Kansas City in April.