>> Anik: It’s the first champion vs champion combat to be staged right here in Brazil within the UFC. The interim champ Max Holloway making an attempt to make it 11 straight wins and depart enemy territory because the undisputed king of the ’45ers in opposition to the best featherweight within the historical past of the game, Jose Aldo Jr. >> Holloway: Nobody needed to combat Aldo and nobody needed to combat Aldo in his yard. What higher strategy to take the king. >> Anik: Oh! Max Holloway knocks down Jose Aldo.
>> Holloway: Kings go to different kings’ villages and so they take over, you recognize. You understand, that is what we did. >> Anik: The Hawaiian Holloway pouring it on. That’ll do it! Max Holloway is the undisputed UFC featherweight champion. >> Buffer: And… now! >> Anik: And Dom, it’s gonna take a particular effort to dethrone the brand new champion Max “Blessed” Holloway. >> Time for a brand new period. Blessed period! >> Blessed period. Welcome. We are able to now take questions.
>> Reporter: I feel one man, who’s really right here in Brazil proper now, is Frankie Edgar, who all people is de facto stating because the contender proper now.
>> Me and Frankie, man, that sounds superior. You understand, all people retains saying I did not combat individuals and Frankie’s a former champ. You understand, I obtained two former champs underneath my belt. It could be good including one other one underneath my belt, so. I obtained my throne.
If you need it, come see me. >> Karyn Bryant: From a combat within the making to a combat that is breaking, former light-weight belt holder Frankie Edgar is out of his featherweight title combat with champion Max Holloway.
Edgar is injured and he is not going to face Holloway at UFC 218, December 2nd. >> Reporter: Waianae UFC featherweight champion Max “Blessed” Holloway has a rematch on his palms. >> They’ll run it again. It will likely be Holloway vs Aldo 2. >> What higher alternative can we’ve than the previous reigning champion in Jose Aldo. The man was dominant for therefore a few years that, you recognize, you may’t assist however be like, “Alright, let’s provide you with one other shot. You’ve got earned it over time of arduous work and dominating performances at 145.” So, who is aware of the way it’s gonna go. Jose’s at all times a danger for anyone when he steps into that octagon. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Once I discovered, I instructed the individuals of Detroit, don’t be concerned. I am gonna combat December 2nd. I am a fighter, you recognize, and that is what I am placed on this earth to do, and I imagine it. I am a fighter and I wanna combat.
>> Max Holloway has received 11 fights in a row. He would be the favourite right here, and proper now at current, he may simply be the very best pound-for-pound blended martial arts athlete on the planet. >> Conditions like that is whenever you show you are the very best on the planet and why you are pound-for-pound greatest on the planet, and I am chasing champ life.
Champ life, you combat anyone they put in entrance of you. It is bizarre how the tide modifications, you recognize. He was a champ. >> Buffer: UFC featherweight– >> Now I am the champ.
>> Buffer: Champion of the world– >> Now we get to run it again and what higher method, you recognize, to show that you are the greatest man on the planet in your division in opposition to one of many guys who was the very best. You simply beat him and now you get a crack at him once more. So, right here I am going to do my factor once more. >> Dominick Cruz: Max Holloway is right here to win. He is right here to be champion, and he is proved it. He is saying it. >> Brian Stann: He believes that he’s the higher chess participant in blended martial arts than Jose Aldo.
He is obtained extra depth and he is extra various and that is why he is gonna win tonight. >> The primary combat, Aldo, you recognize, nothing was shock. You understand, he was the very best man in our weight division.
He was there for a really very long time, so, you recognize, all the things that– that I believed was gonna occur, occurred. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Anik: Oh! Holloway obtained shocked! Jose Aldo follows up. >> Holloway: First spherical, caught me with some punches. I would not say he harm me, however I can see myself shedding that spherical, for positive. >> Anik: Sturdy begin for the champion Jose Aldo. >> The second spherical, you recognize, was a aggressive spherical. I feel it may’ve gone both method. >> Anik: Ooh, Aldo cracks him with a proper hand. Ooh, large proper hand from Holloway. Oh! Wow! >> Cruz: Superior combat. Superior. >> Anik: What a end to spherical two. >> You understand, the third spherical, you recognize. It is not the way you begin the race, it is the way you end, you recognize. He began sturdy. I completed sturdy. >> Anik: Oh! Max Holloway knocks down Jose Aldo! Holloway with a giant proper hand there.
>> Cruz: Oh, he is obtained Aldo harm so dangerous.
It is trying over, women and gents. >> Anik: Oh, Aldo making an attempt to remain on this combat, however the Hawaiian Holloway pouring it on. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Anik: That’ll do it! Astonishment throughout this area right here in Rio. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> He is gotta take full benefit of this. You understand, you get a second shot at a man like Max, you gotta go in there weapons a’blazin’. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Everytime I step in there, it is a new me. So, if he is banking on what he did the primary spherical, shuffle your deck of playing cards as a result of I am coming, man. >> John Gooden: Akira Corassani’s out! Max Holloway! >> I did not change a bunch of issues.
I added. This combat is gonna be a unique one. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Goldberg: Massive pictures by Aldo! >> Rogan: Oh, my God. >> [speaking Portuguese] >> Rogan: Oh! >> Goldberg: Oh, my! >> Rogan: That is it.
>> Goldberg: Jose Aldo! >> There’s occasions, there’s ranges, and there is eras. Aldo had his probability. He is again once more. Now I simply gotta present the world once more why I am the very best 145er. >> Anik: Holloway continues to be the aggressor. >> I am top-of-the-line pound-for-pound fighters on the planet. >> Rogan: He is melting. That is it. >> Anik: One other end for Max Holloway. >> I am going to put a press release on it. I instructed you guys, it is my division! I am gonna be out right here for a very long time, so that you both can hate or you may leap on the bandwagon.
Line:zero% >> [speaking Portuguese] >> All you guys gonna hear Bruce Buffer say, “And nonetheless.” >> Buffer: And… nonetheless! >> Mike: Francis “The Predator” Ngannou. >> Ngannou: For me, combating is my life. It is my all all the things. >> Joe: Ngannou is a large man; carrying round quite a lot of muscle mass. Massive heavy man with quite a lot of energy to him. >> Ngannou: I am right here to take all. I am right here to take all the things. >> Joe: He is carried out, that is it.
That is it. >> Mike: It’s all over! >> Joe: Wow! >> Mike: Knockout– Francis Ngannou! >> Hardy: Francis Ngannou is that new wave of heavyweight prospect, who in 11 fights has managed to place himself on the very, very high of the game within the heavyweight division– which is extraordinarily troublesome to do in such a sport house of time. >> Joe: Severe, severe energy from Ngannou. >> Hardy: This man has unfathomable potential. He touches individuals on the chin and so they simply fall over. >> Mike: Vicious uppercut! >> Ngannou: I imagine in my punch. Once I go to combat, once I go to punch– I imagine in what I am doing.
Line:zero% >> We all know he is a heavy puncher, we all know he has that pure means to knock individuals out with one shot. So all the things else now could be about including the technical features to his recreation. >> Ngannou: Every little thing can nonetheless be improved higher and higher. That’s the reason I prepare and that’s the reason I am right here. The objective is to win.
>> Mike: Alistair Overeem– began coaching and competing at age 14. >> Hardy: The expertise that Overeem brings into this, is incomparable with what Ngannou has confronted within the Octagon up to now. >> Florian: He is a champion in kickboxing. He is been a champion in blended martial arts. He is been so near acquiring that UFC title. He was probably seconds away from getting the end over Stipe. >> Joe: Oh! He tagged him. >> Mike: Oh, my goodness! >> Florian: I do know that loss actually stings Alistair Overeem and he needs to get again to the highest of the heavyweight division.
>> Overeem: When issues do not go my method, I shut myself in a room and I repair it.
We simply work arduous and now we’re right here. >> Hardy: Now he finds himself with a terrifying opponent in entrance of him. One other heavyweight assassin that he has to undergo with a purpose to get to that title shot once more. >> Anik: That could be a plus athlete proper there and he is simply getting going. >> Hardy: There may be a lot hype round Ngannou proper now. The individuals actually see this man as the way forward for the heavyweight division.
>> Ngannou: Individuals who imagine I will be UFC champ, they’re excellent. I see no method for me to not be UFC champ. >> For Alistair Overeem so as to add that identify to his report early on and to cease Ngannou in his tracks earlier than he begins to collect that momentum in direction of the title, I feel it is a good factor to do. However there may be undoubtedly an enormous danger in it for Alistair Overeem. >> I actually imagine that I’ve grown as a martial artist and I’ve the arrogance and the assumption in my very own coaching and myself.
After which I do know I might be popping out on high. The arduous work continues and the work is not going to cease till I’ve the UFC heavyweight title. Increase..