UFC 218 Result: Holloway Defeats Aldo and Retains the UFC Featherweight Title

Jack Ol
Sun Dec,2017
UFC 218 Result: Holloway Defeats Aldo and Retains the UFC Featherweight Title MMA

Max Holloway has successfully defended his UFC featherweight title after defeating Jose Aldo in a rematch, winning a 12th straight fight with a TKO late in the third round on Saturday night.

This is the second time Holloway has beaten Aldo, the first time being in Aldo’s native Brazil in June.

The 25-year-old American MMA fighter was dominant throughout the match, held in Detroit, despite Aldo (26-4) landing a couple of strong kicks and punches on him.

With this performance, Holloway consolidates his position as the fourth-ranked UFC pound-for-pound fighter. His last loss came at the hands of the greatest mixed martial artist of our times, Conor McGregor, in 2013.

Jose Aldo was the second choice for the Saturday night sporting extravaganza. It was Frankie Edgar that Holloway was supposed to fight. Unfortunately, Edgar broke his orbital bone a few weeks ago and landed in a hospital bed.

The 31-year-old Brazilian who enjoyed nearly a decade-long success in MMA has suffered defeat in three out of his four last fights, including one with McGregor nearly two years ago.

Holloway Early Career

Born on December 4, 1991, in Hawaii, Holloway started his career with a bang, amassed a record of 4-0 at the age of 19. With an ability to incorporate a wide array of kicks, knees, and elbows into his striking game, he has often been compared to the former UFC and former WEC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. Holloway currently rules the Featherweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). &;

This victory brings Holloway a step closer to McGregor, the reigning Lightweight champion who is also the undisputed king of the game. But it is yet to be seen if Max can slay Conor and take his place as the greatest ever MMA fighter.