UFC 212 Results: Max Holloway finishes Jose Aldo

UFC 212 Results: Max Holloway finishes Jose Aldo

Tonight’s UFC 212 event was headlined by a featherweight title fight unification bout featuring champ Jose Aldo taking on interim title holder Max Holloway.

Here are the full UFC 212 Results:

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway – Holloway def. Aldo via TKO (punches) at 4:13 of Round 3
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz – Gadelha def. Kowalkiewicz via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:03 of Round 1
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt – Belfort def. Marquardt via decision (29-28 x3)
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose – Borrachinha def. Bamgbose via TKO in Round 2
Erick Silva vs. Yancy Medeiros – Medeiros def. Silva via TKO at 2:01 of Round 2

Marlon Moraes vs. Raphael Assuncao – Assuncao def. Moraes via split-decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely – Carlos Junior def. Spicely via submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:49 of Round 2
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez – Lopez def. Eduardo via TKO at 2:57 of Round 1
Iuri Alcantara vs. Brian Kelleher – Kelleher def. Alcantara via submission (guillotine choke) at 1:48 of Round 1

Jamie Moyle vs. Viviane Pereira – Pereira def. Moyle via decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Luan Chagas vs. Jim Wallhead – Chagas def. Wallhead via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:48 of Round 2
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantra – Alcantara def. Beltran via TKO at 5:00 of Round 2

Max Holloway looks to make history at UFC 212

Max Holloway looks to make history at UFC 212

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Max Holloway will look to make history next weekend at UFC 212 in Brazil when he squares off with current UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo for the promotions undisputed title.

If victorious, Max Holloway will become only the second Hawaiian in UFC history to become an undisputed UFC champion, the other being UFC legend BJ Penn.

“Blessed” procured the UFC’s interim featherweight strap in his most recent bout at UFC 206 in December, where he became the first fighter to TKO former lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis.

Max Holloway is currently riding an impressive ten-fight win streak, which includes notable victories over Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira and Cub Swanson.

As for Jose Aldo, the reigning UFC featherweight champion was most recently seen in action at UFC 200 where he scored a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar.

Who do you think will emerge victorious when Aldo and Holloway throw down on June 3 in Brazil?

Former WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes makes octagon debut at UFC 212

Former WSOF Champion Marlon Moraes makes octagon debut at UFC 212

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former World Series of Fighting bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes will make his octagon debut on June 3 at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil when he squares off with perennial 135-pound contender Raphael Assuncao.

MMAFighting.com was first to report the news.

Marlon Moraes boasts a solid professional record of 18-4-1, and is currently riding a very impressive thirteen-fight win streak.

The 28-year-old was last seen in action this past December in New York, where he scored a first-round TKO victory (knee injury) over Josenaldo Silva at WSOF 34.

Moraes has scored finishes in thirteen of his eighteen career victories, including 8 knockouts and five submissions.

Meanwhile, Raphael Assuncao was most recently seen in action at January’s UFC on FOX event in Denver, where he scored a split-decision win over Aljamain Sterling.

Assuncao has now won eight of his past nine contests, with his lone loss in that time coming to former division champion TJ Dillashaw at this past July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas.

UFC 212 takes place June 3 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The event is headlined by a featherweight title fight unification bout featuring current champ Jose Aldo squaring off with interim title holder Max Holloway.

Who do you think wins this bantamweight scrap between Moraes and Assuncao?

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway.

Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the 24 year old Hawaiian go undefeated for 2 years. Max was last seen in action this past December at UFC 206, where he scored a TKO win over Anthony Pettis.

Meanwhile, Jose Aldo on the other hand will be entering into the bout coming off a win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July. That victory returned Aldo to the win column, as he had previously suffered a knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 194.

Check out the official poster for UFC 212 below:

Image result for UFC 212 poster

Also on the June 3 card is a key middleweight tilt between former division kingpin Anderson Silva and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum.

With his decimation of MMA legend Vito Belfort earlier this month, Gastelum moved to 2-0 since returning to the middleweight division. In his first fight back in this division, he mauled the recently retired Tim Kennedy to a similarly decisive end. He is now 14-2 in his career, with both of his losses coming via controversial split-decisions to Tyron Woodley and Neil Magny.

Silva, meanwhile, recently re-entered the middleweight contendership picture with a controversial decision defeat of Derek Brunson. This win was his first since a 2012 light heavyweight defeat of Stefan Bonnar. Prior to this defeat of Brunson, Silva lost decisions to Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping, and a pair of fights to Chris Weidman. These losses were split by a no-contest with Nick Diaz, which was initially a decision win for Silva, but was eventually overturned when Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites and Silva tested positive for several more serious banned substances. The middleweight legend is 34-8 in sum.

The card also features a pivotal womn’s strawweight bout between former title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

Here is how the UFC 212 card looks thus far:

Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara