Max Holloway replaces Andy Ogle against Conor McGregor in Boston

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The UFC announced tonight via their UFC UK twitter page that Irishman Conor McGregor’s Fox Sports 1 opponent Andy Ogle has been forced to withdraw from the bout due to injury and will be replaced by Max Holloway.

“Late-night news blast: Andy Ogle off UFC on FOXSports1 card; Conor McGregor now vs. Max Holloway” – @UFC_UK

We caught up with Conor McGregor’s head coach John Kavanagh, to get his reaction to the news

“Stylistically this match up has more potential to be a real crowd pleaser as Holloway tends to strike more.”

“He presents an interesting set of problems and also has a pretty good name stateside so I believe he’s an excellent match up for conors us debut.”

“Prediction? Holloway is good technical fighter but I don’t see him getting out of the first round.”

“I’d also like to wish Ogle a speedy recovery, who knows maybe that match up can happen down the road.”

Holloway is 7-2 as a professional and is 3-2 in the UFC, losing a razor close split decision to TUF runner-up Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160 in May 2013 and losing via triangle armbar to highly touted Dustin Poirier back in February 2012.

The unfortunately named “UFC on FOX Sports 1 1” goes down 17th August at the TD Garden in Boston and will be headlined by Chael Sonnen vs ‘Shogun’ Rua

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