Predicting Each UFC Champion By The End Of 2017

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Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports
Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Featherweight: Max Holloway

This is one of my more bold predictions, in my opinion.

After suffering a brutal 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor in Dec. 2015, reigning 145-pound champion Jose Aldo bounced back with a dominant decision victory over Frankie Edgar last July. While Aldo is arguably the best featherweight of all-time, he’ll face a stiff test when he meets interim champion Max Holloway, which is a bout that is expected to take place in the coming months.

Holloway has won an incredible 10 straight and he has improved tremendously over time. Having already beaten five of the division’s top 10 contenders, “Blessed” has proved himself as a legitimate title threat. If he can indeed get by Aldo, which is no easy task, I see him holding onto the strap for the foreseeable future.

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