If you are looking for a great main event, for free, then UFC Fight Night 74 is for you.

The main event features two of the best 145lb fighters in the world going to war to show who deserves to be a title contender.

#5 Max Holloway vs. #7 Charles Oliveira will be a fight you will not want to miss.

Holloway comes into the fight on a six-fight win streak and one of his only mishaps came against interim champion Conor McGregor in 2013. Holloway is coming off of his most dominant performance inside the octagon, a win against Cub Swanson, and will be looking to showcase his improving game even more against Oliveira.

Oliveira comes into the fight on a four-fight win streak and after his Performance of the Night victory against Nik Lentz; Oliveira will be looking to show once again that he is the real deal at 145.

Other than the main event of the evening, there are some other notable fights worth watching:

#15 Neil Magny vs. Erick Silva

Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman

Chad Laprise vs. Francisco Trinaldo

Oliver Aubin-Mercier vs. Tony Sims

#8Maryna Moroz vs. Valerie Letpurneau

Here are my predictions for the fight Night bonuses:

Fight of the Night:

This is a hard one to pick, but I may be going with one that some people will not agree with. I think that Patrick Cote vs. Josh Burkman may seem like it will not be a Fight of the Night caliber fight on paper, but I think that both for both fighters it is do or die time. I think they will both give it everything they have and it will be a fight we will talk about after it is over.

Performance of the Night:

Neil Magny took on Demain Maia just a few weeks ago and was absolutely dominated. I picked Magny to win by KO and win a Performance of the Night bonus because I thought he was hungry and ready to show the world that he is a legitimate welterweight. Now, even more than before, I think that Magny is ready to break out. He needs to show the world that his loss to Maia was just a bad night for him in the office and the best way to do that is by knocking out Erick Silva and earning himself a Performance of the Night bonus.

Max Holloway has been on a tear. He went three rounds with interim champion Conor McGregor and in my opinion, I think he would beat McGregor today. Holloway has evolved his game and is looking to show he deserves to be in title contention. Look for him to make a statement on Sunday and also earn himself a knockout victory over Charles Oliveira, which will earn him a Performance of the Night bonus.

 

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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.