UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo takes on interim champ Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 212. The title unification bout was confirmed as both fighters successfully made weight.
Aldo (26-2) was a long time featherweight titleholder before losing the belt to Conor McGregor at UFC 194. The Brazilian most recently fought at UFC 200 last July where he earned a unanimous decision win over Frankie Edgar. That fight was also for an interim title, however, Aldo was promoted champion after McGregor failed to defend the title.
Holloway (17-3) enters the fight on a tear having won his last ten fights. His coming off a third round technical knockout of Anthony Pettis at UFC 206 last December. Holloway also holds victories over Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens and Charles Oliveira inside the octagon.
UFC 212 takes place from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeio in Brazil on Saturday, June 3.
UFC 212 Fight Card
Main Fight Card (Pay Per View, 10:00pm ET)
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1, 8:00pm ET)
Raphael Assuncao vs. Marlon Moraes
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass, 6:30pm ET)
Viviane Pereira vs. Jamie Moyle
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Figueiredo