Today on the UFC 212 pre-fight show, it was confirmed that Jose Aldo and Max Holloway will fight on the UFC 212 card. The card takes place June 3rd. Max Holloway won the featherweight interim title in a fight against Anthony Pettis on the UFC 206 card. Holloway is riding a 10 fight win streak, his last loss coming at the hands of Conor McGregor, back in 2013. Max has definitely reinvented himself and became a force at featherweight.
Jose Aldo’s last loss also came at the hands of Conor McGregor, a 13 second knock out. MMA fans have seemed to sleep on Aldo, Their opinions of him have changed big time after his loss to Conor McGregor. Which is just ridiculous, Jose is 26-2, 8-1 in the UFC. You can’t count this guy out. During the call outs Max Holloway was saying things like #where’s Waldo.
Which is kind of ironic since Max declined to have the fight fast tracked, wanting to enjoy the holiday’s and his son’s birthday. Regardless, these two finally have a date set and they will go to war. The UFC has been criticized for handing out so many interim titles. Meisha Tate said it best, handing out interim titles is like giving two gold medals at the Olympics.
Everyone knows interim titles are really just a marking tool, but you can’t discredit Max Holloway. Winning 10 in a row isn’t easy to do at any level, especially in the UFC. Holloway outclassed Anthony Pettis and sent him packing back to the lightweight division. Jose Aldo is coming off a win against Frankie Edgar. It was also for the interim title but Conor McGregor relinquished the featherweight title, upgrading Jose Aldo to undisputed champion.