Aldo put on a countering masterclass at the beginning of the second while Holloway was reaching with his punches. That's all it took to dethrone the former, top-ranked fighter on the pound-for-pound rankings.
We have seen Aldo drop off, even take a round off sometimes to conserve energy.
Aldo was made featherweight champion in November 2016 when Conor McGregor - who had previously beaten the Brazilian for the title - vacated the belt. Aldo had lost out on four months waiting, while Holloway again kept his body moving, defeating Anthony Pettis for the interim title, in what became win No. 10 and the final victory of his unblemished run.
"That guy was the 2015 champ", Holloway said.
UFC 212 had several exciting finishes with only three of the 12 fights resulting in a decision, giving the organization a wealth of performance bonus options. As the round played out, Holloway began to gain momentum. I'm getting ready for the best Jose Aldo and I hope he's ready for the best version of me.
In this new world of the UFC, the need for the next mainstream success is all too apparent. Instead, McGregor vampirically sucked all the legitimate greatness out of Aldo and transformed it into the lifeblood of his ascension to worldwide superstardom.
For Max Holloway to win this fight, he's going to have to be creative and attack from angles.
Jose Aldo is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters of all time but with just two finishes in the past six years, Aldo will be looking to prove that he still unsafe. Hell, even when he faced McGregor, it was still considerably hard to convince yourself to bet against Aldo. I've been around Conor for so long and I know to keep everything open. Holloway punched away at him, and though Jose was still consciously defending himself, he couldn't shake Max off of him.
Aldo's mystique seems to have taken a hit ever since the legend was knocked out in 13 seconds by Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Rake the oddsmakers before they make they realize the value that they're offering you. So if you said who is the greatest of all time? The referee called the fight at the 4:13 mark of the third round, making Holloway the undisputed featherweight champion. I'm taking a chance on Marquardt's power being the closer on an overreaching Belfort. I ain't asking anyone to fight.
Yancy Medeiros defeated Erick Silva via TKO. Both fighters started cautiously. Follow the herd. Karolina Kowalkiewicz +285 over Claudia Gadelha -345 The big problem here? This guy's over here, always trying to look for the bigger thing, and that's him.
"Being the underdog is just me wanting to work at everything".
"The shape he'll be in post-fight - he'll obviously be in tip-top shape", Kavanagh said.
HollywoodLifers, who will you be rooting for during UFC 212?