You need just about the perfect fighter in order to beat Max Holloway. You need a solid chin, excellent cardio, pace, aggression, and be very well-rounded. We have seen just two men hand losses to Holloway since his defeat to Conor McGregor in 2013. Alexander Volkanovski, the current featherweight champion and Dustin Poirier who has established himself as an all-time great. Both of these men had the skills I mentioned which was needed to give Holloway fits.
Unfortunately for Yair Rodriguez he does not possess some of these abilities and it could very well lead to a bad night in the office for him. Max uses an incredible amount of volume with his punches and kicks that fighters cannot match and end up having the referee step in to save them from any more unnecessary punishment. While Max can get a little careless when pouring it on he relies on his unreal durability and chin to keep him upright. Yair does not have the cardio to match or exceed Max’s nor does he have the power to keep Max off him when Max starts turning up the pressure. I see Max scoring a finish in the fourth or fifth round because while Yair is tough in his own right he just will not be able to hang in there for all twenty-five minutes when Max is swinging for the fences. If you want more of a safer bet compared to these round props then look at taking Max Holloway by TKO at (+125).
Max Holloway Wins by TKO In Round 4 (+1000)
Max Holloway Wins by TKO In Round 5 (+1100)