Before Conor McGregor ate his soul like a bagel with cream cheese, Jose Aldo was the king of the featherweight division, ruling the 145-pound fighters with an iron fist and a penchant for violence none could match.
Since the McGregor fight, well, Aldo has lost some of his luster. But he’s the champ again! And that warrants a title defense in Brazil, which will be the headlining bout of UFC 211. His opponent: interim champ Max Holloway.
Holloway has sharpened his game a bit since coming to the UFC, and is riding a ten-fight win streak. Does Aldo still have it in him to beat a dangerous young buck?
Here’s Aldo taking out Chad Mendes for a second time: