On Saturday, Dec. 2, the UFC hosted UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit.
In the night’s main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway rematched the man he defeated to capture the belt, José Aldo. The pair met at UFC 212 in June, with the Hawaiian stopping the Brazilian in the third round. Holloway entered the contest having won 11 straight fights, while Aldo had dropped two of his last three inside the Octagon. In the third round, Holloway stopped Aldo with a barrage of strikes to keep the belt in Hawaii.
In the co-main event, Francis Ngannou absolutely destroyed Alistair Overeem with a first-round knockout that put the K-1 champ into dreamland for a few minutes.
The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:15 p.m. ET with four fights streaming on UFC Fight Pass. Four additional preliminary-card bouts followed at 8 p.m. ET on Fox Sports 1, with the five-fight main card airing live on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET.
Max Holloway def. José Aldo by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 4:51 – to retain featherweight title
Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem by knockout (punch). Round 1, 1:42
Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)
Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje by TKO (strikes). Round 3, 3:59
Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 4:06
Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira by TKO (punches). Round 3, 2:02
David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Amanda Bobby Cooper def. Angela Magana by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:34
Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 4:21
Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:39
Justin Willis def. Allen Crowder by knockout (punches). Round 1, 2:33