Max Holloway Biography

( 1991 - )
September 10, 2019
First published on:March 18, 2017
by John Max

Facts of Max Holloway

Date of Birth: 1991, December 4
Age: 27 years old
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 11 Inch
Birth Sign:: sagittarius
Birth Name Jerome-Max Holloway
Birth Place Waianae
Famous Name Max Holloway
Net Worth $2 million
Salary N/A
Nationality American
Ethnicity white
Currently Working For UFC
Currently Married Yes
Married to Kaimana Pa'aluhi (m. 2012)
Divorce Kaimana Pa'aluhi (m. 2012 d. 2017)
Children 1 child
Girlfriend Yes

Max Holloway is a popular name in the world of mixed martial arts. Currently, he competes in the featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He is ranked #5 in official UFC pound-for-pound rankings, at the current time. Outside the ring, he is close to his family and love to play video games.

As per his personal life, Holloway is currently dating Moani Hara. He was previously married to Kaimana Pa’aluhi, with whom he shared a son. As of 2019, his net worth is estimated at $2 million. 

Net Worth - $2 million 

Holloway's net worth is approximately $2 million, as of 2019. The significant source of Holloway's income is his professional MMA career. Further, he reportedly earned $3,202,000, from his MMA career. As a matter of fact, there is no fixed salary in MMA, the fighter earns the per fight. 

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Apart, he is sponsored by Hyundai, Nike, Allmax (a protein drink with his name on it), Budweiser and is also a brand ambassador for Farmer's Market Hawaii. Farmer's Market Hawaii makes designer merchandise with Max's approval and he is more than happy to promote it. With a tremendous net worth, Holloway is living a lavish lifestyle

Earning Details

Max who has been in the fighting world since long has participated in many events, earning a significant amount as prize money. 

The table below illustrates his earnings from different UFC events: 

Feb 4/12 UFC 143 $6,000
Jun 1/12 TUF 15 Finale $12,000
Aug 11/12 UFC 150 $20,000
Dec 29/12 UFC 155 $24,000
May 25/13 UFC 160 $14,000
Aug 17/13 UFC Fight Night: Shogun vs Sonnen $14,000
Jan 4/14 UFC Fight Night: Saffiedine vs Lim $78,000
Apr 16/14 UFC 172 $34,000
Aug 23/14 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs dos Anjos $40,000
Oct 4/14 UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story $100,000
Feb 14/15 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch $60,000
Apr 18/15 UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold $120,000
Aug 23/15 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs dos Anjos $40,000
Oct 4/14 UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs Story  $100,000
Feb 14/15 UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs Thatch $60,000
Apr 18/15 UFC on Fox: Machida vs Rockhold $120,000
Aug 23/15 UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Oliveira $90,000
Dec 12/15 UFC 194 $45,000
Jun 4/16 UFC 199 $160,000
Dec 10/16 UFC 206 $260,000
Jun 3/17 UFC 212 $410,000
Dec 2/17 UFC 218 $340,000
Dec 8/18 UFC 231 $490,000
Apr 13/19 UFC 236 $440,000
Jul 27/19 UFC 240 $390,000

Moreover, he also earns an additional amount of money from different endorsement deals. Exploring his social account, Max is associated with the brand, Nike but unfortunately, the deatils about how much he earns from the deal are not in the media yet. 

Ex-Wife - Kaimana Pa’aluhi

Max Holloway tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend, Kaimana Pa’aluhi on 14th February 2012. Reportedly, the duo dated a long time before getting married.

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Together, with his wife, he is blessed with a son named, Rush Holloway. When Holloway was struggling to make it big in UFC, his spouse was always there for him. 

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Unfortunately, the couple parted ways after a few years of their married life. After the divorce, Holloway is dating Moani Hara whereas Kaimana is busy doing her stuff. By profession, his ex-wife is a former child actress and currently, working as a model.

Body Measurement   

Besides, Max Holloway is popular for his tattoos that he inked on his body. He has a perfect height of 5 feet and 11 inch, which is around 1.80m. He weighs 66 kg.

Early Life

Max Holloway born as Jerome-Max Holloway on December 4, 1991. His place of birth was Waianae, Hawaii, United States. He went to Waianae High School in Hawaii, where he started learning kickboxing. His parents are proud of his professional achievements.

Early Career

At the age of 19, Max Holloway entered into the world of mixed martial arts. He amassed a record of 4-0. He bagged recognition as the #7 featherweight prospect in Bloody Elbow’s 2012 World MMA. His early career of MMA decorated by an outstanding win over former Strikeforce and WEC Champion Harris Sarmiento.

Ultimate Fighting Championship

Max Holloway is known for ability and tactical strength that he used in the ring. In Feb 2012, he made his debut in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. On Feb 4, 2012, he made his UFC debut against Dustin Poirer and he lost the game via submission in the third round.

Max Holloway kicking his opponent
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In his second fight, he defeated Pat Schilling, at The Ultimate Fighter 15 Finale via unanimous decision. On December 12, 2015, he faced Jeremy Stephens at UFC 194 and won the fight via unanimous decision. On June 2, 2017, at UFC 212, he defeated Jose Aldo and won and unified the UFC Featherweight Championship. 

Max Holloway fought Brain Ortega in UFC 231 in the main event. After four rounds and of action, the fight was stopped as Ortega was taking too many shots. Coming to the UFC 231, Holloway was a slight underdog, but he won Brian Ortega after doctor's stoppage.

After defeating Ortega, Max has the longest win streak in the UFC featherweight division with 13 back to back wins. On 13th April 2019, he was defeated by Dustin Poirier at UFC 236.

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