Waianae’s UFC featherweight champion Max “Blessed” Holloway (18-3, 14-3 UFC) will face former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo (26-3, 8-2 UFC) at UFC 218, the organization announced Saturday night.
Holloway stopped Aldo via third-round TKO in their 145 lb. title bout back at UFC 212 in June, handing the Brazilian his third career defeat.
“I don’t remember that we fought the first time. That’s the way I’m going to attack it.” Holloway told KHON2 sports.
“Too many guys go into rematches thinking this is going to be the same guy same work. And a lot of people say he won the first two rounds. Run it back. We fought in his city now we’re going to be in American soil it’s a different feeling a different place.”
The Waianae native was originally scheduled to face Frankie Edgar to headline the pay-per-view event, but Edgar pulled out of the bout Wednesday with a facial injury.
UFC 218 is scheduled for December 2nd at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.