Max Holloway is a professional American Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) player. Max currently competes in the Featherweight division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He became the UFC Featherweight Champion, on June 3, 2017, when he defeated Jose Aldo. In August 2018, he was ranked the fourth-best UFC pound-for-pound fighter. As of July 11, 2023, is #1 in the UFC featherweight rankings.

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Early Life

Jerome Max Holloway was born on 4th December 1991, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and was raised in Waianae, an area known for fist fighting. He is currently 32 years old, (as of March 2024). Discussing his early life, Max Holloway’s parents were both drug addicts, and his mother, Missy Kapoi, was a crystal meth consumer who later recovered. His father, Mark Holloway left him when he was 11 years old after continuously abusing his mother.

He was drawn to kickboxing from a very young age. In 2007, At the end of his sophomore year, he started training in kickboxing. He studied at Waianae High School and graduated in 2010.

Net Worth

According to different sources, Max Holloway’s net worth is estimated to be around $4 million. He earned his wealth from his successful MMA and UFC career. He also earns from doing sponsorships of multiple brands.

NameJerome Max Holloway
Date of Birth December4th, 1991
Birth PlaceHonolulu, Hawaii,
Age 31 years (as of July 2023)
Nationality American
Net Worth$4 million (as of 2023)
Martial StatusMarried
Eye ColorDark Brown
Height5 feet 1 inches (1.55 m)
Weight 75 kg


Max began his professional career in the year 2010. He recorded four straight wins at the age of 19. In March 2011, Halloway had a split decision with over famous kickboxer, Harris Sarmiento, and that fortune earned him the X-1 Lightweight Championship belt. In 2012, Max Holloway entered the UFC at UFC 143, stepping in as a replacement for the injured Ricardo Lamas.


On February 2012, He made his UFC debut at UFC 143 but lost the match with his opponent Dustin Poirier in the first round by submission. Max made a comeback soon with three straight wins and two losses followed by the next matches. One of the biggest wins was in January 2014 when he defeated Will Choppe at UFC fight night. That massive victory of Halloway was dubbed as Knockout Of The Night.


In October 2014, he earned the fortune of ‘performance of the night’ Against Akira KCorassani and Cub Swanson in April 2015. At UFC 206, for the interim UFC featherweight championship, Halloway defeated famous fighter, Anthony Pettis. Holloway has a marvelous career and record with 18 wins and three losses. At UFC 212, he defeated Brazil’s Jose also in Jun 2017.


On January 16, 2021, Holloway faced Calvin Kattar and dominated Kattar for all 5 rounds and won by unanimous decision, with two judges scoring the fight 50-43 and one judge scoring it 50-42 in his favor. Holloway faced Yair Rodriguez on November 13, 2021, At UFC fight night 197. He won a fight by Unanimous decision. fighters earned the Fight of the Night award.

On April 15th, 2023 Holloway faced Arnold Allen at UFC on ESPN 44. You won the fight by unanimous decision. Holloway is scheduled to face Jong Chen Sung on August 26, 2023, at UFC on ESPN50.

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Relationship Status

On 14 February 2012, Max Holloway married Kaimana Pa’aluhi, and they share one son named Rush Holloway. The couple separated in 2014 before divorcing in 2017. Holloway started dating Hawaiian surfer Alessa Quizon in early 2020 and engaged on November 18. They got married on April 16, 2022.