UFC 212: Holloway defeats Aldo and becomes a new featherweight champion
UFC 212: Max Holloway becomes a new UFC Featherweight champion

The 12-fight bill at UFC 212: Aldo vs Holloway was held on Saturday June 3 at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The five-fight main card aired live on Pay-Per-view, following the four-fight prelims on FS1 and three bouts streamed on UFC Fight Pass. UFC featherweight championship unification was on the line.

In the main event a defending UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-2-0) of Brazil squared off against No.1 ranked Max Holloway (17-3-0) of the US. The latter was also an interim champion. Scheduled for five rounds encounter was a championship unification.

The bout ended prior the final bell. Holloway defeated Aldo by the third-round TKO and as a result was crowned as a new undisputed UFC featherweight champion.

The co-main event was a woman’s strawweight contest. A former title challenger and ranked No.1 Claudia Gadelha of Brazil faced off ranked No.2 Karolina Kowalkiewicz of Poland. The bout ended in the third round. The representative of the country-host earned a victory via submission, rare naked choke.

Also on the main card Vitor Belfort earned a unanimous decision against Nate Marquardt. As well, Paulo Borrachinha defeated Oluwale Bamgbose by TKO in Round 2. Similarly by the second-round TKO Yancy Mederios claimed a victory against Erick Silva.

A complete UFC 212 Results can be found below

Main card on Pay-Per-View
Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo by TKO R3 (4:13)
Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz by submission (RNC) (R1, 3:03)
Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision
Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose by TKO R2 (1:06)
Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva by TKO R2  (2:01)

Prelims on FS1
Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes by split decision
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely via submission (RNC) (R2, 3:49)
Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo by TKO R1 (2:57)
Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara by submission (guillotine) (R1, 1:48)

Early Prelims on UFC Fight Pass
Viviane Pereira def. Jamie Moyle by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27 x2)
Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead by submission (RNC) (2nd, 4:48)
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran by TKO R2 (5:00)

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Parviz Iskenderov

Parviz Iskenderov is a muaythai fighter from Perth, Australia. He is a former national champion of Belarus, and also a finalist of IFMA European Cup. He is an editor and journalist at FIGHTMAG. He covers national and world news. Iskenderov is also the WKN (World Kickboxing Network) international coordinator for Australia.

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