Six Biggest Takeaways From UFC 218

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3. Max Holloway Is Moving Up The P4P Ladder

Holloway has beaten and TKO’d a legend in Jose Aldo twice now, both times equally convincingly. Holloway has picked up where Conor McGregor left off at featherweight, going undefeated since that fight in 2013 and winning big fights since becoming featherweight champ.

Holloway appears to be the next longterm UFC champion, while Aldo’s only options are to move up to lightweight or toil in mediocrity at featherweight.

Aldo clearly had a terrible weight cut as evidenced by his appearance during the weigh-ins, so featherweight may no longer be an option after another devastating loss.