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UFC 212 News: Jose Aldo Vows To Knockout Max Holloway In UFC Featherweight Championship Clash

By Timothy Jay Ibay (Staff writer)
on Mar 17, 2017 03:35 AM EDT
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Jose Aldo promises a knockout victory against Max Holloway at UFC 212. (Photo : YouTube Screencap)

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is set to defend his title against interim belt holder Max Holloway at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, with the challenger saying that kings go to other kings’ villages to take over. Recently, the champion responded, vowing to knock out Holloway.

As reported by MMA Fighting, Jose Aldo spoke at a media scrum in Rio de Janeiro Thursday and said Max Holloway will be no different from other title challengers that he has faced in Brazil. As a note UFC 212 will be the fourth time Aldo will be defending his championship in Brazil, winning against “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jun, and Chad Mendes via knockout.

“I’m done with wars – I’ve been in many wars already,” Jose Aldo said. “You can be sure that there’s a knockout coming.” As noted by the report, the Brazilian is up against a formidable challenge on an impressive roll, with Max Holloway riding a 10-fight winning streak into UFC 212. Aldo said that while Holloway possesses some physical traits – good height and reach – as well as good kickboxing, the Hawaii native doesn’t have the ground skills or the punching power to put him in danger.

As noted by FOX Sports, the UFC featherweight championship fight between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway headlines the UFC 212 card that also has rising middleweight Kelvin Gastelum getting his wish to fight former champion Anderson Silva. In the women’s side, Claudia Gadelha takes on Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a matchup of top strawweight contenders. Other announced fights include Antonio Carlos vs. Eric Spicely, Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez, and Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara.

UFC 212 is scheduled for June 3 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. For more information about UFC 212: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway, click here.

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