Jose Aldo’s second reign as the UFC’s featherweight champ was ended tonight at UFC 212, as Max Holloway stopped the legendary fighter in round three.
Aldo tagged Holloway with some hard punches in the opening round, which appeared to stun the interim 145 champ. But, Holloway recovered, and in round two, he began to hit his targets.
In round three, Holloway dropped Aldo with a hard combo, and although the champ showed a ton of heart trying to recover, the fight was eventually stopped.
Here are the complete results for UFC 212, which took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. For recaps of the main card bouts, click here.
Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo via TKO (punches) R3, 4:13
Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz via submission (rear-naked-choke) R1, 3:03
Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose via TKO (punches) R2, 1:06
Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva via TKO (punches) R2, 2:01
Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely via submission (rear-naked-choke) R2, 3:49
Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo via TKO (punches) R1, 2:57
Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara via submission (guillotine) R1, 1:48
Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead via submission (rear-naked choke) R2, 4:48
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran via TKO (punches) R2, 5:00