Whenever you fight on a free card, you have a chance to attract new fans and show the average sports fan that you are someone they should watch.

UFC Fight Night 74 is just that.

Max Holloway vs. Charles Oliveira headlines the free card on Fox Sports 1.

Holloway, who is ranked fifth in the division, will be looking to win his seventh straight fight. Holloway has not lost since 2013, which was a unanimous decision loss to Conor McGregor. Holloway has been getting better and better inside the octagon and his most recent victory over Cub Swanson may have been his best performance to date.

Holloway takes on Oliveira, who is ranked seventh in the division. Oliveira is on a four-fight win streak and will be looking to crack into the top five with a win over Holloway. Oliveira is a fight night bonus machine, racking in nine so far in his career. He will not only be looking to crack into the top five, but he is also looking to earn himself another bonus.

In the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 74, #15 Neil Magny takes on Erick Silva in a welterweight war.

Magny is coming off of a demoralizing loss to Demain Maia, a fight where Magny was absolutely dominated by Maia’s world-class BJJ. Magny was looking to crack into the top ten, but after his loss to Maia, Magny will be now be looking to stay in the top fifteen with a win over Silva.

Silva comes into the fight on a two-fight win streak. His two wins were first round submission victories. Silva will look to shutdown Magny like Maia did, and with a black belt in BJJ, Silva has the tools to do so. Of Silva’s six victories in the UFC, all six of them have been first round finishes.

The main event and the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 74 are going to be great fights. One fighter in each of the fights will steal the show at UFC Fight Night 74.

Neil Magny:

Magny needed to beat Maia to get into the top ten, but like I said before, now he needs to beat Silva just to stay in the top fifteen. It is crazy how quickly thing change, but Magny seems like a perfect candidate to step up and steal the show. Look for Magny to comeback from his loss to Maia and dominant Silva on Sunday night. Magny will show that his loss to Maia was just an off night and that he is still a name to remember in the division.

Max Holloway:

It is Holloway’s show as he headlines UFC Fight Night 74 and he is going to steal it. That may not make any sense, but Holloway is going to once again show that he means business in the featherweight division. Holloway went three rounds with McGregor, and yes it was in 2013, but Holloway has progressed so far since that fight. Holloway showed how much better he is getting in the fight against Swanson and look for him to steal the show and show that he has gotten even better against Oliveira.

About The Author

Jeremy Klump
Interview Coordinator / Video Manager

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.