While UFC on ABC 1 was the first event of the year, we may well have already seen the best individual performance of 2021.

Tasked with the slick boxer Calvin Kattar coming off of two straight losses to champion Alexander Volkanovski, Max Holloway would provide a stark reminder of just how good his own striking skills are with a near-flawless 25 minutes.

From a record-equalling disparity on the scorecards to a plethora of records broken for strikes thrown and landed, Holloway would showcase his trademark output so much so that he averaged near enough a breathtaking strike thrown every two seconds.

Add in ‘Blessed’ slipping punches while in conversation with the commentary booth and just the sheer damage he inflicted on Kattar and Saturday’s main event winning performance will be damn near impossible to top.

Elsewhere on the main card, underdogs would continually come up trumps as Punahele Soriano, Alessio Di Chirico and Li Jingliang scored upset KO’s while Carlos Condit would best Matt Brown in an unpredicted grappling battle in the co-main event.

With the first of three events this week in the books and the next fast approaching on Wednesday, here are five fights for the UFC matchmakers to quickly jot down: