With Frankie Edgar falling out of the UFC 218 main event against Max Holloway, the promotion needed a replacement. In steps Jose Aldo. That is right, Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 is now set for the evening’s headlining bout.
Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 set
Holloway and Aldo last fought in June, when the Hawaiian knocked the Brazilian out to capture the featherweight title.
Holloway (18-3) is riding an 11-fight winning streak, dating back to April 2014. The last time “Blessed” lost a fight, was at UFC Fight Night 26 against none other than Conor McGregor.
Aldo (26-3) was undefeated since 2006 and in 2015, that record was broken by McGregor at UFC 194 in 13-seconds. Following that loss, Aldo went on to earn a decisive victory over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200.
UFC 218 goes down from the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.
The current UFC 218 line-up looks as follows.
MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view – 7 p.m. PT/10 p.m. ET)
Champ Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo – for featherweight title
Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje
Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson
PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1 – 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET)
Paul Felder vs. Charles Oliveira
Yancy Medeiros vs. Alex Oliveira
Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur
Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig
PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 3:15 p.m. PT/6:15 p.m. ET)
Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi
Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes
Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana
Allen Crowder vs. Justin Willis