Holloway/Aldo 2 to main event UFC 218


JOSE ALDO IS set to face off against Max Holloway at the main event of UFC 218, giving the Brazilian an opportunity to reclaim the 145 pound title.

Holloway defeated Aldo for the UFC Featherweight Championship on June 3 in Rio de Janeiro by third-round TKO.

Holloway was originally scheduled to defend his title against Frankie Edgar on the same date in Detroit, but Edgar was forced to withdraw due to injury.

Max Holloway, who will face Frankie Edgar at UFC 218 in Detroit, stops by the Freep newsroom to preview the fight at Little Caesars Arena on December 2.

KHON2 sports will have reaction from Holloway Saturday night on the KHON2 news at 6:00.

The 5-foot-7 Aldo (26-3-0) is a two-time UFC champion whose reign lasted for more than five years. Each of those two losses, in turn, lost him the UFC featherweight title.

He was the only champion in the division's history until Conor McGregor took the title after just 13 seconds when the pair met in December 2015 at UFC 194. There is no word yet from the UFC on a possible replacement opponent for Lamas as of yet.