Connor Ruebusch and Patrick Wyman analyze the title-unifying matchup between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway ahead of UFC 212.
UFC 212 isn’t a great card, but it has a great main event. Better than great. Max Holloway has spent the last three years and 10 fights (all of them victories) working his way toward the UFC featherweight title. And if we’re talking about greatness, the man standing in his way is the greatest featherweight in MMA history, the masterful Jose Aldo. On this episode of Heavy Hands, we give our thoughts on the matchup, and hem and haw for a good long while before venturing to make our predictions.
After that, it’s on to the co-main event matchup between top strawweight contenders Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz, as well as the UFC debut of WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes, who takes on elite gatekeeper Raphael Assuncao. Oh, and don’t think we would miss the opportunity to talk about Alexander Gustafsson’s dominant and violent win over Glover Teixeira from last weekend’s UFC Stockholm.
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