One of the most highly anticipated fights of 2017 is finally upon us: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway for the UFC featherweight championship. The former has won 19 of his last 20 fights (the only loss coming to Conor McGregor) and has the division belt around his waist. The latter, a winner in 10 consecutive matchups, is one of the rising stars in the sport.
They'll square off in the Octagon at the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday, June 3 for UFC 212.
The card also features a fight between two of the top female fighters in MMA as Claudia Gadelha takes on Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Both women, ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectfully, in the strawweight division, are a combined 24-3 overall with their only losses coming to current champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
WSOF champion Marlon Moraes will also make his UFC debut against No. 3-ranked bantamweight Raphael Assuncao. In contrast, Vitor Belfort, facing Nate Marquardt, will compete for the final time with the UFC in his native country. ESPN.com will be releasing Cheat Sheets throughout fight week for UFC 212, providing in-depth previews, predictions and analysis for each of the matchups on the pay-per-view main card. For now, enjoy our substantial collection of interviews and insights into the fighters set to do battle.