Dec 02 2017
Saturday

Little Caesars Arena, Detroit, United States

Main Event
5 rounds contest @ Featherweight
18-3-0
KO 3
KO 3
26-3-0

Belts on The Line

UFC Featherweight Championship

The tape

32
Age
37
5' 11" / 180 cm
Height
5' 7" / 170 cm
68.9" / 175 cm
Reach
70.1" / 178 cm

Tape record

UDSDUDUDUD
Form
UDKOSDUDKO
18
Wins
26
8
By KO
15
44
KO%
58
2
By SUB
1
11
SUB%
4
3
Loses
3
0
Stopped
2
1
Tapped
1
0
Draws
0
2010
Debut
2004
21
Bouts
29
55
Rounds
74
4 hours, 19 minutes
Fight Time
5 hours, 20 minutes

Tape rankings @ Featherweight

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UFC
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Bellator
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Tapology
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Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo report

Who won Holloway vs Aldo?

Max Holloway beat Jose Aldo by knockout in the 3rd round during the main event of UFC 218, on Saturday 2nd December 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Featherweight division, which meant the weight limit was 145 pounds (10.4 stone or 65.8 KG).

This contest was for the UFC Featherweight championship.

Holloway vs Aldo stats

Max Holloway stepped into the octagon with a record of 18 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 8 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Jose Aldo made his way to the cage with a record of 26 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 15 of those wins coming by knock out and 1 by submission.

This was Max Holloway's 29th fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2012. Jose Aldo marked his 21st fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2011.

Max Holloway's UFC record stood at 22-7-0, while Jose Aldo's came in at 14-7-0.

The stats suggested Aldo had an advantage in power over Holloway, with a 58% knock out percentage over Holloway's 44%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Holloway had a slight advantage over Aldo, with a 11% submission rate over Aldo's 4%.

Max Holloway was the younger man by 5 years, at 32 years old.

Holloway had a height advantage of 4 inches over Aldo. Despite this, Aldo had a 1-inch reach advantage.

Holloway was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 8 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2010, 6 years and 1 month later than Aldo, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He had fought 2 more professional rounds, 110 to Aldo's 108.

Holloway vs Aldo form

Max Holloway had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Previous to that, he had won against Yair Rodriguez at UFC Vegas 42 on 13th November 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Going into that contest, he had beaten Calvin Kattar at UFC on ABC 1 on 16th January 2021 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Before that, he had been beaten by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 251 on 11th July 2020 by split decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi.

He had been defeated by Alexander Volkanovski at UFC 245 on 14th December 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Featherweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.

Activity check

Holloway's last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 25 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 29 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 25 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5 rounds on average.

Aldo's last 2 fights had come over a period of 8 years, meaning he had been fighting on average every 4 years. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Holloway vs Aldo?

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