Clear out your Valentines Day fights fans.

On Monday, the UFC announced the addition of three key matchups to an upcoming UFC Fight Night in Broomfield, Colorado.

In a featherweight bout that bas Performance of the Night written all over it, the surging Max Holloway will meet UFC veteran Cole Miller.

Holloway (11-3), a Hawaii native, is currently riding a four fight win streak, with all three ending in stoppage. In his most recent outing, the man known as ‘Blessed’ walked away with a first round knockout victory over TUF 14 veteran Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden, earning his second career post fight bonus in the process. The 22-year-old will enter this bout with a UFC record of 7-3, making him the youngest fighter in history to reach 10 career UFC bouts.

Miller (21-8), an veteran of the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, will enter this bout riding career high two fight UFC win streak. In his last appearance inside the Octagon, the American Top Team product scored a second round submission win over Sam Sicilia at UFC Fight Night 35 in January. This performance not only marked Miller’s 15th career submission win, but also earned him his fourth career post fight bonus.   Miller was originally scheduled to meet Irish superstar Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin until he was forced off the card with a hand injury.  He currently holds a UFC record of 10-6.

Also announced for the card was a pair of flyweight matchups in Tim Elliot vs. Zach Makovsky as well as Ray Borg vs. Chris Kelades.

Makovsky (18-5), a former Bellator MMA bantamweight contender, was last seen suffering a decision loss to Jussier ‘Formiga’ at UFC Fight Night 47 in August. This loss not only marked Makovsky’s first loss in the UFC, but also marked his first setback since December 2012. Prior to this steback, the man known as ‘Fun Size’ earned decision win over Josh Sampo at UFC 170 in February. He will enter this bout with six career submission wins. His opponent, Elliott (10-5-1), whose 5′ 7″ frame makes him one of the taller 125-pounds in the organization, will enter this bout riding a career worst two losing streak, with his most recent being first round submission loss to former flyweight contender Joseph Benavidez at UFC 172 in April.  Prior to this string of losses, the 27-year-old earned back-to-back decision wins over Louis Gaudinot and Jared Papazian.

Borg (7-1), a Legacy FC veteran, is coming off a first round submission win over Shane Howell at UFC Fight Night 44. Prior to this win, the ‘The Tazmexican Devi’ saw his six fight win streak snap at the hands of Dustin Ortiz in the form of a close split decision at UFC on FOX 11. Kelades (8-1), a former Bellator MMA fighter, is coming off a decision victory in his UFC debut against the Irish based fighter Paddy Holohan at UFC Fight Night 54.

This card is currently scheduled to take place on  Saturday, February 14 at the 1st Bank Center in Broomfield, Colorado. A main event has yet to be announced. FOX Sports 1 will air the event, with tickets going on sale in December.

Here is how card whole card is shaping up:

  • Max Holloway (11-3) vs. Cole Miller (21-8)
  • Zach Makovsky (18-5) vs. Tim Elliott (10-5-1)
  • Ray Borg (7-1) vs. Chris Kelades (8-1)

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