UFC Fight Night 74 has one of the better free main events you will get all year.

#5 Max Holloway will take on #7 Charles Oliveira in a featherweight war that will determine who is the legitimate top five ranked fighter.

Holloway comes into the fight on a six-fight win streak after his last loss to interim champion Conon McGregor. Holloway has been on a tear and has looked better and better the last times we see have seen him compete inside the UFC octagon. Holloway’s last performance could have been his best. He dominated Cub Swanson and won in the third round by submission. Holloway will be looking to show that not only was his win against Swanson big, but that he is a title contender with an even bigger win against Charles Oliveira.

Holloway takes on Oliveira, who comes into the fight on a four-fight win streak. Oliveira’s last loss was to Frankie Edgar, who is one of the best featherweights in the world. Oliveira always puts on a show when he is inside the cage and he will look to show that he deserves to be ranked in the top five.

Another fight on the main card is Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman.

Cote comes into the fight with a record of 21-9 and won his last fight against Joe Riggs by unanimous decision. Cote’s last run in the UFC was not as successful as his most recent. Cote has four of his six fights in his return to the organization and he will be looking for his fifth win in his last seven fights.

He takes on Josh Burkman, who also did not have a very successful first run in the UFC. Burkman has not won a fight since his return to the UFC, losing his last fight by submission to Dong Hyun Kim and a no contest to Hector Lombard.

Burkman needs a win in the worst of ways and here are his keys to victory:

Fight Like This Is His Last Fight…Because It Could Be:

Burkman needs a win. It is that simple. He needs to go out on Sunday and fight like he is going to be cut once again from the UFC if he does not win. This could be his last opportunity to prove that he a legitimate fighter in the UFC and if he goes out on Sunday thinking that this could be his last fight, he will have a better chance of winning the fight.

Have Fun:

This may sound stupid to you considering I just said he needs to fight like this is his last fight, but it is the truth. He may need to fight like it is his last fight, but he needs to make sure he still goes out there and has fun. He does not want to force anything because it could be his last fight in the UFC, but instead, go out there and have fun fighting. If he can go out there on Sunday and have fun, he will be one step closer to earning a much-needed victory and more importantly, add fuel to the fire on his comeback train.

Avoid the Judge’s Scorecards:

Listen, people talk every single day about the “hometown” judges, but at the end of the day, the judges everywhere have been all over the place. Some of the decisions this year have been horrendous and Burkman needs to make sure that this fight does not have the chance to go to the judges. Burkman is fighting in Canada, where Cote is from. A decision is something that Burkman cant afford and he needs to make sure he can get a finish.

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Jeremy Klump
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Jeremy Klump is a Sport Media major at Ithaca College and has been writing about Mixed Martial Arts for over a year now. He interned at MVC Sports Management and AMA Fight Club. While interning at MVC and AMA, Jeremy found out that he had a true passion for writing about Mixed Martial Arts. He has interviewed and wrote articles on top UFC fighters while also having knowledge of regional fighters and the top new comers. He looks to grow as a writer and expand his knowledge of Mixed Martial Arts while being a proud member of The MMA Corner team.