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Newly-crowned UFC champ Max Holloway catapults to top 5 in P4P rankings

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Newly crowned UFC champ Max Holloway catapults to top 5 in P4P rankings

Max Holloway overtakes Jose Aldo in the UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Max Holloway gave the performance of his career in the most important fight of his career against Jose Aldo at UFC 212. The 25-year-old talent got off to a slow start but kicked things up a gear in the third round and battered ‘Scarface’ from pillar-to-post.

The interim featherweight champion was promoted to official featherweight champ after TKO’ing Aldo at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy was forced to intervene in the third round after Holloway bombarded Aldo with ground-and-pound. Holloway staggered Aldo on the feet and proceeded to batter him on the ground.

‘Blessed’, who is now the second UFC Hawaiian champ in the promotion’s history, extended his win streak to 11 and launched into the top-five pound-for-pound UFC rankings.

Aldo, who was formerly ranked at No. 4, slipped down six spots to No. 10.

1 Demetrious Johnson

2 Conor McGregor

3 Daniel Cormier

4 Stipe Miocic

5 Max Holloway

6 Cody Garbrandt

7 Joanna Jedrzejczyk

8 Dominick Cruz

9 Tyron Woodley

10 Jose Aldo

11 Michael Bisping

12 Amanda Nunes

13 TJ Dillashaw

14 Khabib Nurmagomedov

15 Frankie Edgar

Bloody Elbow’s Michael Hutchinson recently uploaded his own list of top UFC champions, ranking Holloway at No. 8 and Demetrious Johnson at No. 1.

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Ranking Current UFC Champions

Where do you rank the current UFC Champions? Michael Hutchinson gives his ranking. Comment your list down below.

Posted by BloodyElbow.com on Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Holloway is also tied at fifth with MMA legend Royce Gracie for the most consecutive wins in UFC history. Anderson Silva is number one, notching a historic 16-fight win streak from 2006-2013.

After winning the official featherweight title, Holloway plans to rule the division for a long time and claims that he’s not interested in the recent trend of ‘money fights’.


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