Undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will fight in front of his fellow-Brazilians in Rio de Janeiro. Aldo meets the interim UFC featherweight champion, Max Holloway in a main event title unification bout. In the co-main event of the evening, #1 UFC rankedwomen’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha and #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz will look to make a statement for another shot at their division’s title
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ON EPISODE 2 OF UFC 212 EMBEDDED, FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION JOSE ALDO REACHES PEAK CONDITION SURROUNDED BY FAMILIAR FACES. ENERGIZED BY THE RETURN TO HER NATIVE COUNTRY, TOP STRAWWEIGHT CLAUDIA GADELHA FITS A COMMERCIAL PHOTO SHOOT INTO HER BUSY SCHEDULE. POLISH STRAWWEIGHT KAROLINA KOWALKIEWICZ ENJOYS THE BRAZILIAN OUTDOORS, FROM A ROOFTOP WORKOUT TO A SHOPPING TRIP ON THE BEACH. AND INTERIM FEATHERWEIGHT CHAMPION MAX HOLLOWAY COMBINES TRAINING AND SIGHTSEEING ON A SCENIC HIKE. UFC 212 EMBEDDED IS AN ALL-ACCESS, BEHIND-THE-SCENES VIDEO BLOG LEADING UP TO FEATHERWEIGHT TITLE UNIFICATION BOUT AT UFC 212: ALDO VS. HOLLOWAY, TAKING PLACE SATURDAY, JUNE 3 ON PAY-PER-VIEW.
Also on the card, MMA legend Vitor Belfort will take on Nate Marquardt, which will likely be Belfort’s last fight in the UFC. “The Phenom,” said recently that he still plans to competeafter this fight but it will not be in the UFC.
Which fights are you looking forward to seeing the most at UFC 212? Will Jose Aldo remain the undisputed champion and snap Max Holloway’s 10-fight winning streak? Or, will “Blessed” continue his dominant streak in the featherweight division and be just the third man to beat Aldo in nearly 13 years? Will Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz put on a performance to get them another shot at the UFC women’s strawweight title? Let’s get your opinions and predictions for UFC 212 in the comment section!
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 5/30/2017.