Max Hol­loway

Los Angeles Times - - INSIDE BASEBALL -

claimed the undis­puted UFC feath­er­weight ti­tle , stop­ping long-reign­ing cham­pion Jose

Aldo in the third round of an im­pres­sive up­set vic­tory in Rio de Janeiro. Hol­loway (18-3) floored Aldo with a big right hand, get­ting on top and rain­ing down pun­ish­ment un­til ref­eree John McCarthy stopped the bout with 47 sec­onds left in the round.

The Hawaii-born Hol­loway earned his 11th con­sec­u­tive UFC vic­tory.

Top Brazil­ian strawweight con­tender Clau­dia Gadelha recorded an im­pres­sive first-round stop­page of Poland’s Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Vi­tor Belfort won a unan­i­mous de­ci­sion over Nate Mar­quardt.

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