Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC)

Max Holloway destroys Jose Aldo in third round TKO to retain his UFC featherweight title

American defends his UFC featherweight via TKO in the third round of their championship fight at UFC 218 in Detroit

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 03 December, 2017, 1:41pm
UPDATED : Sunday, 03 December, 2017, 2:00pm

Max Holloway defended his UFC featherweight title by beating Jose Aldo in a rematch, winning his 12th straight fight with a TKO late in the third round on Sunday afternoon (Hong Kong time).

Holloway (19-3) beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June, rallying from a slow start to win with a TKO in the third.

The Hawaiian was in control throughout the bout in Detroit, but Aldo (26-4) landed his fair share of punches and kicks.

Holloway’s last loss was to Conor McGregor in 2013, and no one is sure when McGregor is going to compete again in the UFC.

Frankie Edgar was supposed to fight Holloway, but broke an orbital bone a few weeks ago while training and Aldo was asked to fight two weeks earlier than he was scheduled.