Holloway aims to beat Aldo again to add to legacy in UFC 218

first_imgMargot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene Celtics ride Irving’s 36 to 108-97 win over scrappy 76ers “It’s kind of like passing the torch,” Holloway said. “This is my time. I’m here to build a legacy, and I think I can cement it Saturday night.”Holloway (18-3) has won 11 straight fights since losing to Conor McGregor in 2013. He was scheduled to headline the card against Frankie Edgar, but Edgar broke an orbital bone a few weeks ago while training. That gave Aldo another shot.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAldo (26-3) plans to take full advantage.“It was a faster rematch than I expected, but I am ready because I was training to fight in a couple weeks,” he said through an interpreter. “I will show that I’m still a champion and I’m still the best.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Some, including White, are saying Alvarez and Gaethje may brawl and grapple in the sport’s most violent fight ever.Gaethje grew up in Safford, Arizona, and believes his experience as a high school quarterback and pitcher helped him learn how to throw a punch. He has plenty of experience on the ground, drawing from his wrestling career as an All-American at Northern Colorado.With an undefeated record, Gaethje is very confident about his chances against Alvarez.“I’ll make one prediction — one of us is going to sleep,” Gaethje said.ALISTAIR OVEREEM (43-15) versus FRANCIS NGANNOU (10-1)The winner may move a big step toward fighting heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Overeem is the top contender, and Ngannou is ranked No. 4.HENRY CEJUDO (11-2) versus SERGIO PETTIS (16-2)Cejudo, who won a gold medal in wrestling at the 2008 Olympics, is hoping to unleash some karate moves he’s added to his repertoire against a fighter he believes is one of the best on his feet in a matchup of two of the top four in the flyweight division.TECIA TORRES (9-1) versus MICHELLE WATERSON (14-5)Torres, hoping to get closer to an opportunity to fight women’s strawweight champion Rose Namajunas, does not plan to take her time against Waterson. “I’m going to be the aggressor,” Torres said. MOST READ Max Holloway of the United States defeats Anthony Pettis of the United States for the Interim Featherweight Title during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFPDETROIT — Max Holloway respects Jose Aldo, saying he’s one of the greatest ever in mixed martial arts.Holloway, though, is hoping to play a part in beginning to end Aldo’s career.The Hawaiian fighter beat Aldo in his native Brazil in June, earning the featherweight title, and he is aiming to do it again in a rematch at UFC 218 in Detroit.ADVERTISEMENT Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Here’s a look at some of the other fights on what UFC President Dana White called “a sick card” at Little Caesars Arena:EDDIE ALVAREZ (28-5) versus JUSTIN GAETHJE (18-0)Even though three matchups will follow the American lightweights, this might be the most intriguing one.“I predict that is the fight of the night,” UFC President Dana White said in a telephone interview Thursday night.Alvarez is ranked No. 4 and Gaethje is right behind him in the 155-pound division in limbo because its champion, McGregor , hasn’t fought in the UFC since he knocked out Alvarez nearly 13 months ago. McGregor made about $100 million for boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr. in August, and White doesn’t think he’s in a rush to compete.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img

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