Published: Sun, November 12, 2017
Worldwide | By Isabel Fisher

Jose Aldo Steps In Against Max Holloway At UFC 218

Jose Aldo Steps In Against Max Holloway At UFC 218

Holloway was originally supposed to meet Frankie Edgar for the headline event on 2 December at the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, however the former lightweight champion was forced to pull out due to injury.

JOSE ALDO IS set to face off against Max Holloway at the main event of UFC 218, giving the Brazilian an opportunity to reclaim the 145 pound title.

There will be a divide in opinion amongst MMA fans who feel Jose should have to work his way back up into title contention in the division having been dismantled by Conor McGregor and Holloway himself in two of his last three fights. He was previously scheduled to fight Ricardo Lamas at UFC on FOX 26 on December 16th, which would've been his first non-title bout since 2009.

MMAFighting.com reports that the fight is official, though UFC is yet to confirm the report.


It's not clear yet what the plan is for Lamas, and whether the UFC will attempt to find the featherweight a replacement opponent.

Aldo is the longest reigning featherweight champion in UFC history, defending the title seven times after coming over from WEC and being named the inaugural champion.

Holloway (18-3-0) is on an 11-fight win streak that includes his third-round technical knockout of Aldo in Rio de Janeiro.

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