MAX HOLLOWAY sought to construct up his UFC legacy and push Jose Aldo nearer to the top of his profession… achieved and achieved.
The Hawaiian, 25, defended his UFC featherweight title with a devastating third-round technical knockout of Aldo in Detroit.
Holloway dominated the previous champion of their rematch to win his 12th straight battle on Saturday evening.
Now boasting a profession document of 19-Three, Holloway beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June, rallying from a gradual begin to win, once more within the third.
“Blessed” was in management all through the bout in Detroit, however Aldo (26-Four) landed his fair proportion of punches and kicks as one would anticipate from one of many greats in blended martial arts.
Referring to his nickname, Holloway stated: “He’s a hell of a technician, however that is the ‘Blessed’ period. That is one thing new.
“I knew he was drained “My coach stated, ‘Let’s take him into deep waters. I do know he cannot swim there and we’re going to drown him.’
“That is precisely what I did.”
Holloway’s final loss following one more win got here by the hands of Irish celebrity Conor McGregor in 2013.
Frankie Edgar was alleged to battle Holloway however broke an orbital bone a number of weeks in the past whereas coaching.
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Aldo acknowledged he got away from his strength in the previous fight – in Brazil – keeping his feet on the mat instead of kicking them.
He went back to kicking in Detroit, but it didn’t seem to affect the agile Holloway.
Holloway said. “He kicks very hard, but I think we passed the test. I took him into deep waters.”
Aldo, 31, has lost three of his last four fights, including to McGregor nearly two years ago.
Prior to that, the Brazilian had gone nearly a decade without tasting defeat.