Makaha’s Yancy Medeiros joins Max Holloway on UFC 212 card in Brazil

Yancy Medeiros (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

One of the biggest nights in Hawaii mixed martial arts history will have an added Aloha State flair.

Makaha’s Yancy Medeiros (13-4, 4-4) signed a contract to fight on the UFC 212 card headlined by Waianae Coast native Max Holloway, who will face Jose Aldo in a unification bout for the UFC Featherweight title in Brazil.

KHON2 Sports Director Rob DeMello confirmed with Medeiros that the 29-year-old will face Erick Silva in a welterweight match-up on June 3.

“Westside boys gonna rep Hawaii in Brazil,” Medeiros told DeMello Thursday evening.

Yancy Medeiros / Courtesy: UFC

Medeiros, who appeared at lightweight in his first eight UFC fights, successfully made his debut at welterweight with a second-round TKO victory over Sean Spencer on Sept 10., and has won four of his last six fights.

Silva is 19-7 in his career and will also be coming off of a victory, having beaten Luan Chagas on Sept. 24 via third-round submission.

In the main event that evening at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Holloway (17-3), who won the UFC interim featherweight title in December, will square off with future Hall-of-Famer Aldo.

Aldo, a Brazil native, beat Frankie Edgar for the UFC title at UFC 200 this past July. He holds the UFC record for most featherweight title defenses with seven, running from 2011-2014.

Holloway is riding a 10-fight win streak, the fourth-longest active streak and fifth longest in UFC history.

UFC Winning Streaks:

Anderson Silva – 16 (2006-12)
Jon Jones – 13 (2010-present)
Georges St. Pierre – 12 (2007-present)
Demetrious Johnson – 11 (2012-present)
Royce Gracie – 11 (1993-94)
Max Holloway – 10 (2014-present)

CURRENT UFC 212 CARD:
Featherweight Championship – Jose Aldo (c)  vs.  Max Holloway (ic)
Middleweight – Anderson Silva  vs.  Kelvin Gastelum
Women’s Strawweight – Cláudia Gadelha  vs.  Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Bantamweight – Johnny Eduardo  vs.  Matthew Lopez
Flyweight – Marco Beltrán  vs.  Deiveson Alcântara
Welterweight – Yancy Medeiros vs. Erick Silva
Middleweight  Antônio Carlos Júnior  vs.  Eric Spicely

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