UFC 218 was a very deep card, full of ranked fighters throughout the main card, and exciting veterans featured in the prelims. Dana White and company put together a solid card to bring fight fans to Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, and the card did not disappoint. A champion defended his belt for the first time and cemented his legacy as one of the most successful featherweights in the history of the sport. A new star was born in the heavyweight division, and two of the fights threw their names in the ring for fight of the year honors. Let’s recap the biggest takeaways from UFC 218. Max Holloway retains featherweight title decisively It had been six months since Holloway won the world title at UFC 212, against Jose Aldo. That first fight went into the third round before Holloway’s relentlessness stopped Aldo from going on. The rematch felt a lot like deja vu. Once again Holloway picked apart the all-time great fighter. It was vintage Holloway, as he controlled the fight throughout the match by pushing the pa

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