Feel the immediate aftermath of Holloway / Rodriguez Classic

If you need one more thing to be thankful for this Thanksgiving, revisit the UFC Vegas 42 main event between Max Holloway and Yair Rodriguez.

The two featherweights have come up with an introductory mixed martial arts package that could turn any casual fan or newbie into an invested follower of the sport. At the very least, they could have a favorite fighter or fighters in Max Holloway and / or Yair Rodriguez after their inspiring contest.

Holloway and Rodriguez also expressed their passion for each other after sharing the cage in such a grueling battle. Their peers also applauded their efforts after the fight. In fact, many see it as the fight of the year 2021.

On Monday, ESPN’s official MMA Twitter page shared caged footage from the day after the main event at UFC Vegas 42. In the first clip, viewers are invited to the first interaction between the two Warriors at the end of the contest.

They also shared footage of Rodriguez’s trainer Israel Martiniez praising his fighter for his warrior spirit.

For more behind-the-scenes footage from UFC Vegas 43, you can watch the full episode of UFC Destined: Holloway vs. Rodriguez available with an ESPN + subscription.

Was Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez the 2021 fight of the year?

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