And it’s allllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll over! From UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. We have a new (kind of) UFC Featherweight Champion in the form of Max Holloway. We say kind of because he came into the fight as the interim champ, however following tonights dominant performance over Jose Aldo, the term interim will become a distant memory shortly.
Holloway came into the night riding a ten fight winning streak over names the likes of Cole Miller, Cub Swanson, Charles Oliveira, Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas and Anthony Pettis. Still, despite the impressive resume, few believed he could topple Featherweight Kingpin Jose Aldo, especially in Aldo’s backyard. Tonight, those doubts and doubters were silenced in convincing fashion.
The question, now is, who will be the first man to step up and challenge Holloway for the gold? While we feel it could be numerous options, we have three with a bonus of four possibilities that stand out the most!