Wow! What an unbelievable main event from Rio…
Heading in to last night’s UFC 212 main event, many interesting questions were being asked. Having lost to Conor McGregor at UFC 194, but bounced back against Frankie Edgar, fans wondered whether Jose Aldo was gearing up for another long run.
Facing Max Holloway, who has been on fire lately, was a great litmus test regarding Aldo’s future. Even with the hometown advantage in Brazil, Aldo was unable to get the win. Looking on razor sharp form, Holloway unified the featherweight title in a fantastic display.
Slow Start, Big Finish…
Although he got off to a slow start, Holloway blitzed Aldo with a crushing third round TKO. The former champion’s legacy is undeniable, as is the changing of the guard that happened last night.
Handling the pressure of foreign territory and his first real title fight, ‘Blessed’ arrived with a BANG!
Watch as Holloway takes the title from Aldo in Brazil:
— Matthew Moore (@305_Diesel) 4 June 2017
What’s Next For Max Holloway?
A certain someone called Conor McGregor might make an interesting rematch for Holloway. That said, the Irishman is away on holiday looking to fight Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring.
Whether or not that second fight happens is surely uncertain, but one thing is now in concrete-Max Holloway is the undisputed boss at 145 pounds.
Full UFC 212 Results
(Main Event) Featherweight Championship: Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo via TKO (third round)
(Co-Main Event) Women’s Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via submission (first round)
Middleweight: Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Middleweight: Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO (second round)
Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva via TKO (second round)
Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely via submission (second round)
Bantamweight: Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo via TKO (first round)
Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara via submission (first round)
Women’s Strawweight: Viviane Pereira def. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Welterweight: Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead via submission (second round)
Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran via TKO (second round)
UFC 212 Twitter Reaction
Biggest fight for Hawaiian MMA since UFC 94? 118? Either way, this is really cool. Holloway has come a long way since UFC 143.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) 4 June 2017
WOW. Max Holloway stops Jose Aldo!! ???????????? #UFC212
— Yellow Power Ranger (@Sugarhigh5me) 4 June 2017
The only person happier than Max Holloway is Frankenstein Edgar
— Anthony Walker (@AntWalkerMMA) 4 June 2017
Damn, damn, damn. That was a beautiful fight from both guys. The late-round Holloway onslaught remains unbeaten.
— Connor Ruebusch (@BoxingBusch) 4 June 2017
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) 4 June 2017
Max Holloway is for motherfucking real, you guys. #UFC212
— Patrick Wyman (@Patrick_Wyman) 4 June 2017
This is done. Max fucking Holloway
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) 4 June 2017