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Holloway Cements Top Spot as Aldo Drops Another Title Fight

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UPDATE on UFC 218.

Short and sweet, former and long-time featherweight champ, Jose “Scarface” Aldo dropped another TKO to Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway this evening. The fight ended in the same round, and in a similar manner as the first contest, with Jose markedly gassed out and getting pummelled from bottom on the ground, and the tireless Holloway rained down strikes until less than 12 second before the end of the 3rd round, Herb “bob marley” Dean stepped in and stopped the damage.

Notably, Jose came in with more leg kicks this time, but not enough to chance the course of the fight. Also, Jose was defending when the fight stopped and put for much more effort to keep the action going, but Herb still felt the need, with approximately 9 seconds left in the round, to stop it.

Last thought. Jose Aldo is in a tough spot. At his age, and height, (5ft 7in tall) it’s going to be difficult to go UP in weight, which is what he would need to do since he’s having MAJOR gassing problems due to his heavy weight cut. Going down further in weight doesn’t look possible at this point. It might be time for the former champ, to take a few gimme fights and work out his current contract until paid in full and retire. No shame in that. Holloway is the real deal, and this fight looked similar to when T.J. Dillishaw took the belt from Aldo’s training partner, and former bantamweight champ, Renan Barao. It just looks like the Nova Uniao style really depends upon speed and that is the first thing to leave a fighter, so unfortunately Aldo’s best days are looking behind him, while the future belongs to speedy fighters such as Holloway.

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