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UFC 212 Results: Holloway Finishes Aldo, Becomes Undisputed Champion

On Saturday, June 3, the UFC hosted UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway from the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

In the night’s main event, reigning featherweight champion JosĂ© Aldo squared off with interim titleholder Max Holloway in a title unification bout. The 30-year-old Aldo relinquished his belt in late 2015 after a stunning knockout loss to Conor McGregor. The Brazilian rebounded with a dominant win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 to reclaim gold. Holloway, meanwhile, entered the bout riding a 10-fight winning streak. The Hawaiian earned the interim belt with a third-round finish of former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 206.

The co-main featured a pair of former strawweight title challengers as Brazil’s Claudia Gadelha took on Poland’s Karolina Kowalkiewicz.


The 12-fight event kicked off Saturday at 6:30 p.m. ET with three 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. JosĂ© Aldo by TKO (punches). Round 3, 4:13 – for the unified featherweight title
Claudia Gadelha def. Karolina Kowalkiewicz by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 1, 3:03
Vitor Belfort def. Nate Marquardt by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Paulo Borrachinha def. Oluwale Bamgbose by TKO (punches). Round 2, 1:06
Yancy Medeiros def. Erick Silva by TKO (punches). Round 2, 2:01
Raphael Assuncao def. Marlon Moraes by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Antonio Carlos Junior def. Eric Spicely by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 3:49
Matthew Lopez def. Johnny Eduardo by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:57
Brian Kelleher def. Iuri Alcantara by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 1:48
Viviane Pereira def. Jamie Moyle by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Luan Chagas def. Jim Wallhead by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 4:48
Deiveson Figueiredo def. Marco Beltran by TKO (punches). Round 2, 5:00