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VIDEO – UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 Recap
TSC News host Fred Richani recaps the UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 results, featuring Max Holloway’s first title defense and a classic Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje fight!
UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 took place Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan and aired live on pay-per-view.
UFC 218: Holloway vs. Aldo 2 Main Card on PPV Results:
UFC featherweight championship: Max Holloway (c) def. José Aldo via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 4:51 to retain the title. Very much like their first fight. Post-match, Holloway told Joe Rogan line the fighters up like cupcakes. He likes cupcakes and is ready for the next flavor, preferably in the main event of a UFC in Hawaii.
Heavyweights: Francis Ngannou def. Alistair Overeem via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 1:42. Overeem was knocked out cold. Ngannou is absolutely next in line for heavyweight champion Stipe Mioicic.
Flyweights: Henry Cejudo def. Sergio Pettis via unanimous decision (30-27 across the board).
Lightweights: Eddie Alvarez def. Justin Gaethje via TKO (knee/punches) – Round 3, 3:59. One of the all-time great and violent fights in MMA history. Alvarez hands Gaethje his first loss in MMA and claim the title of Most Violent Man. Go out of your way to watch this fight.
Women’s Strawweight: Tecia Torres def. Michelle Waterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28).
UFC 218 Prelims Results
Lightweights: Paul Felder def. Charles Oliveira via TKO (elbows) – Round 2, 4:06
Welterweights: Yancy Medeiros def. Alex Oliveira via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:02
Lightweights: David Teymur def. Drakkar Klose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Felice Herrig def. Cortney Casey via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Cooper def. Angela Magaña via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:34
Welterweights: Abdul Razak Alhassan def. Sabah Homasi via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:21
Light Heavyweights: Dominick Reyes def. Jeremy Kimball via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:39
Heavyweights: Justin Willis def. Allen Crowder via knockout (punch) – Round 1, 2:33
UFC 218 $50,000 Performance Bonuses:
Fight of The Night (tie): Alvarez vs. Gaethje, Medeiro vs. Oliveira
No Performance of The Night bonus was given.