The UFC Featherweight title will be on the line on June 3rd at UFC 212
This morning ESPN journalist Brett Okamoto took to twitter to announce that Dana White had told him on his podcast, that Jose Aldo and Max Holloway were official, but he wasn’t sure of the date off the top of his head. It was immediately rumored to take place at UFC 212. Here’s Brett’s tweet.
Just taped 5ive Rounds with guest @danawhite. He told me Aldo vs. Holloway is a done deal … but couldn’t remember the date.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) February 10, 2017
Now, after a little bit of research, we can in fact confirm when and where they’ll be facing off. The fight is taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 3rd at UFC 212. The two fighters will be meeting for Aldo’s Featherweight title in what at this point, is assumed the main event of the evening.
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Aldo (26-2) was the most dominant Featherweight champion in history, before running into Conor McGregor and getting knocked out at UFC 194. Before that it had been a decade since the champion had been defeated. He defended the title nine times in a row over the course of that time, and in doing so, became number one on the mythical pound for pound list. He became champion again, defeating Frankie Edgar at UFC 200, in what was an interim title fight. Since then, the interim has been removed, as Conor was stripped of the title when he became the Lightweight champion.
Max Holloway (17-3) has been on an amazing tear. He’s won ten fights in a row and defeated Anthony Pettis in his last outing, to become number one contender. Holloway is a fan favorite, because his style is so much fun to watch. He will bite down on his mouthpiece and slug it out from bell to bell, and the fans love him for it.
With a combined record of 43-5, this is one of the best and most anticipated fights in the Featherweight division.