Max Holloway Finishes Jose Aldo To Unify Belts (UFC 212 Results)

  • Max Holloway Finishes Jose Aldo To Unify Belts (UFC 212 Results)

Max Holloway Finishes Jose Aldo To Unify Belts (UFC 212 Results)

The attendance inside the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil was announced at 15,412.

His first fight at home since 2014 will be against Max Holloway, who has been on a tear of his own since his decision loss to Conor McGregor in 2013.

When fans and media speak about Aldo, the conversation tends to revolve around all hes already accomplished, as if his best days are definitively behind him. His defeat to "The Notorious" did not feature - and last night's defeat was not part of the script either.

The Brazilian controlled the bout from the off and was ahead on all three scorecards going into the third round. Holloway lands at a high rate but he also absorbs nearly two more significant strikes per minute than Aldo.

During a press conference in Brazil last month to promote the fight, Holloway brought a soccer ball to give to Aldo as a retirement present.

The victory now makes it 11 wins in a row for "Blessed" who has been on an absolute tear in the featherweight division. "Because you take away that fight and he's got one brutal war with Chad Mendes, where he got rocked and stunned, which is a tough fight".

The two names that have emerged as potential opponents for Cyborg are seemingly both unavailable as Megan Anderson is slated to defend her Invicta featherweight title against Helena Kolesnyk and Cat Zingano says she is injured and unable to fight on that date. The fact he won outside of the first round for the first time in his UFC career against Luas Chagas at UFC Fight Night 100 in November seemed like a sign of growth, but as has been the story of Silva's career, he experienced a low just after a high. He's a different kind of guy.

"He's a guy who is always looking over the fence, always trying to look for the next great thing or whatever". I want to defend my throne. Off with your head - that's what I'm gonna do.

"I ain't gonna chase someone around".

It is unclear whether McGregor will ever return to the featherweight division, but Aldo hopes to be waiting for him as the champion if he does. He should beg to fight me now'. The victor gets to sit atop the featherweight throne, yet the title still will be rightly disputed by McGregor, even though he's unlikely ever to return to the weight class.

I admired Aldo's quest to prove he still had what it takes, along with vengeance on his mind for a proposed rematch with McGregor that unfortunately never came to be. It was quickly evolving into a fire fight, which played directly into Holloway's strengths. I know I'm the greatest, and I'm not here to be average. Holloway bounced back and continued to rip apart contenders as well. "The weather is warmer". Holloway still trains in Hawaii to this day, and he explained how that humble background has kept him grounded as he's worked his way up the UFC ladder.