MMA Forethought: UFC 212
By Edward Carbajal
UFC 212 features a main event that should straighten out the featherweight division. When Conor McGregor won the lightweight title at UFC 205 and claimed the two division champion status for a short time, it made Jose Aldo the champ by default and Max Holloway the interim champ when he defeated Anthony Pettis at UFC 206.
One man will claim the title in Rio De Janeiro Saturday night and Frontproof Media will attempt to give some forethought on how the main event could turn out.
Aldo has been out of action for some time, but that does not take away from his ability and the possibility of why he held the title for as long as he did when he was the champ before McGregor. He has been able to slow down Frankie Edgar for a win and had an 18-fight win streak. Most of his fights were won by KO/TKO but he’s facing someone who has yet to be knocked out.
Holloway has already started the trash talk and has a pretty strong win streak of his own (ten). He is not afraid to go toe-to-toe with any strikers and is not one to put on a boring fight. He has what it takes to win the title with a finish, just as much as Jose Aldo does but if anyone is going to test his chin, Aldo will likely be the one to do it.
This is a very close fight to call but Aldo may pack a little more power than Holloway is used to. Even if Holloway can trade with Aldo he would still need to out strike him and Aldo is not likely to let himself look bad in Brazil. Aldo can win by decision, or hand Holloway his first KO or TKO.
Anything can happen and again this fight is really close, but make no mistake the winner of UFC 212 will put the division in order.
Main Card PPV
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Vitor Belfort vs. Nate Marquardt
Paulo Borrachinha vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva