UFC 218 Results: Holloway vs. Aldo II, Ngannou Battles Overeem For A Title Shot & Two Potential FOTY Candidates

#1 Alistair Overeem vs. #4 Francis Ngannou

Round One: The round begins with Overeem immediately swinging at Ngannou, Ngannou grabs Overeem and he holds him against the cage wall. Ngannou attacks Overeem with a few strikes as he gets him on the cage wall, the referee separates the fighters for inactivity. The action resumes with Overeem destroys a swinging Overeem with a counter left hook and Overeem goes out cold.

Official Result: #4 Francis Ngannou def. #1 Alistair Overeem by KO via punch (1:42, R1)

UFC Featherweight Title Fight: Max Holloway (Champion) vs. #1 Jose Aldo

Round One: The round begins with Holloway peppering Aldo with some jabs, Holloway comes forward and he swings away at Aldo. Aldo catches a swinging Holloway with a combination of his own, Aldo starts attacking Holloway with some leg kicks. Aldo starts attacking Holloway with some power heavy punches, the fighters clinch and Aldo connects with a knee strike. Holloway then cracks Aldo with a right to the midsection, Aldo catches a swinging Holloway with a counter right. Holloway attempts a high kick and Aldo blocks it, Aldo mauls Holloway with an uppercut as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Aldo

Round Two: The round begins with Holloway jabbing away at Aldo, Aldo goes back to attacking Holloway with leg kicks. Aldo pops a swinging Holloway with a two punch combination, Aldo connects with a left to the midsection of Holloway before eating a right. Holloway comes forward while nailing Aldo with a three punch combination, the fighters clinch until Aldo shoves Holloway away. Holloway then cracks Aldo with a right to the midsection, Holloway continues swinging away at Aldo until they clinch, the fighters separate and Holloway catches Aldo with a spinning back kick. Holloway follows that up by nailing Aldo with a punching combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holloway (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Holloway coming forward and swinging away at Aldo, Aldo goes back to attacking Holloway with leg kicks. Holloway charges at Aldo while throwing a punching combination, Aldo nails Holloway with an elbow strike after a brief clinch. Holloway and Aldo get into a wild striking exchange that rocks them both, Holloway attempts a high kick and Aldo blocks it. Holloway rocks Aldo badly during a pair of punching combinations, Holloway backs Aldo into the cage wall while assaulting him with a plethora of unanswered punches. Aldo goes for a takedown and Holloway winds up in top position, Holloway attacks Aldo with a lot of ground and pound until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Max Holloway def. #1 Jose Aldo by TKO via strikes (4:51, R3) to retain the UFC Featherweight Title

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