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Tonight UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Max Holloway compete in a title-unification bout. The hope is the matchup puts the weirdness of the past 17 months behind us.
It’s been an odd road to this point. In December 2015, Conor McGregor ended Aldo’s title reign with a 13-second knockout success. McGregor kept the title while he fought at welterweight and lightweight. Quickly after winning the lightweight title with a second-round TKO of Eddie Alvarez, McGregor was stripped of the featherweight belt. As a result, Aldo, who had actually won an interim title with a July 2016 win over Frankie Edgar, was promoted to undeniable champion. Holloway then captured an interim title in December with a TKO success over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis.
This is among the very best compare in years between a pair of great, technical fighters who might legitimately go in either case. It’s not a money battle nor a rematch … just a legitimately terrific fight.
For Aldo, he currently has the legacy of among the very best to ever do it, however hindering a 10-fight win streak and stopping Holloway’s rise will only add to that. On the other hand, a loss would be interesting. The possibility for an immediate rematch is slim, but it would release Aldo to go to 155 pounds and pursue his rematch with McGregor.
Holloway is on one of the very best win streaks in any department. If he can include capitalize here and defeat Aldo to become the true champ, the win must raise him to one of the very best pound-for-pound athletes on the planet. It likewise sets him up for a battle with Frankie Edgar, another opportunity to show himself as one of the very best to ever do it.
A loss will hurt, but Holloway is just 25 years of ages and already has actually beat most of the department’s Top 10. There’s still a great chance that he’ll catch the main title at some time in his profession.
So, yes, it has to do with time for a single undisputed UFC featherweight champ.
In the co-main occasion, top-ranked strawweights Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz meet in the hopes of getting back in the title mix.
UFC 212 occurs at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, and the main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.
UFC 212 primary card (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET).
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway– featherweight title-unification bout.
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt.
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose.
Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva.
UFC 212 initial card (FS1, 8 p.m. ET).
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes.
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely.
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez.
Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher.
UFC 212 initial card (UFC Fight Pass, 6:30 p.m. ET).
Jamie Moyle vs. Viviane Pereira.
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead.
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantra.