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UFC 212 took place June 3rd from Jeunesse Arena in Rio De Jeneiro, Brazil. In the Main Event, Max Holloway silenced the crowd beating hometown favorite Jose Aldo to become the Featherweight Champion. Aldo had a good first round, seeming to hurt Holloway more than once with strikes. From there on it was all Holloway, ending in the third when Holloway dropped him and then secured the rear naked choke After Aldo escaped that, Holloway landed punches forcing the ref to step in. In the Co-Main Event, Claudia Gadelha scored a huge win stopping Karolina Kowalkiewicz in round one. After a brief exchange on the feet, Gadelha got it to the ground and secured the submission. Here are all the results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Flyweight: Deiveson Figueiredo (12-0) defeated Marco Beltran (8-6) via TKO at 5:00 of Round 2.
2. Welterweight: Luan Chagas (15-2-1) defeated Jim Wallhead (29-11) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 4:48 of Round 2.
3. Strawweight: Viviane Pereira (13-0) defeated Jamie Moyle (4-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/30-27/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Pereira.
4. Bantamweight: Brian Kelleher (17-7) defeated Iuri Alcantara (34-8, 1NC) via Tapout (Guillotine Choke) at 1:48 of Round 1.
5. Bantamweight: Matthew Lopez (10-1) defeated Johnny Eduardo (28-11) via TKO at 2:57 of Round 1.
6. Middleweight: Antonio Carlos Junior (8-2, 1NC) defeated Eric Spicely (10-3) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:49 of Round 2.
7. Bantamweight: Raphael Assuncao (25-5) defeated Marlon Moraes (18-5-1) via Split Decision (28-29/29-28/30-27). We scored it 29-28 Moraes.
8. Welterweight: Yancy Medeiros (14-4, 1NC) defeated Erick Silva (19-8, 1NC) via TKO at 2:01 of Round 2.
9. Middleweight: Paulo Borrachinha (10-0) defeated Oluwale Bamgbose (6-3) via TKO at 1:06 of Round 2.
10. Middleweight: Vitor Belfort (26-13, 1NC) defeated Nate Marquardt (38-18-2) via Unanimous Decision (29-28/29-28/29-28). We scored it 29-28 Marquardt.
11. Strawweight: Claudia Gadelha (15-2) defeated Karolina Kowalkiewicz (10-2) via Tapout (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:03 of Round 1.
12. Featherweight Title: Max Holloway (18-3) defeated Jose Aldo (26-3) via TKO at 4:13 of Round 3.
Submission of the Night: Claudia Gadelha
Knockout of the Night: Paulo Borrachinha
Fight of the Night: Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo