Max Holloway defends featherweight title at UFC 218
Max Holloway victorious at UFC 218 / Pic: via Twitter @UFC

UFC 218: Ngannou KO’s Overeem

UFC 218 took place at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Sunday December 3. The five-fight main card aired live on Pay-Per-View, with featherweight title contested in the headline bout.

The defending featherweight champion Max Holloway took on former champion Jose Aldo, in defense of the belt. The scheduled for five rounds championship bout ended prior the final bell.

It was all over in the third round, with Holloway proclaimed as the winner by TKO with punches. As a result he made a successful title defense, as well as earned the second victory over Aldo, following their initial encounter in June at UFC 212.

The co-main event featured the heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou. The bout neither went the distance, and ended in favor of Ngannou, who claimed the victory by knockout in the first round.

Also on the main card flyweight Henry Cejudo earned a unanimous decision against Sergio Pettis. As well, lightweight Eddie Alvarez took the third-round TKO victory over Justin Gaethje.

In addition, Tecia Torres scored a unanimous decision against Michelle Waterson at women’s straiweight. The complete UFC 218 results can be found below.

UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 results

Main card
Featherweight Max Holloway def. Jose Aldo via third-round TKO (4:51)
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via first-round KO (1:42)
Flyweight Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision
Lightweight Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje via third-round TKO (3:59)
Women’s Strawweight Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision

Preliminary Card
Lightweight Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira via second-round KO (4:06)
Welterweight Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira via third-round TKO (2:02)
Lightweight David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose via unanimous decision (30-27×2, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Early Prelims
Welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via first-round TKO (4:21)
Light Heavyweight Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball via first-round submission (RNC, 3:39)
Women’s Strawweight Amanda Cooper def. Angela Magana via second-round TKO (4:34)
Heavyweight Justin Willis def. Allen Crowder via first-round TKO (2:33)