The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway.
Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the 24 year old Hawaiian go undefeated for 2 years. Max was last seen in action this past December at UFC 206, where he scored a TKO win over Anthony Pettis.
Meanwhile, Jose Aldo on the other hand will be entering into the bout coming off a win over Frankie Edgar at UFC 200 in July. That victory returned Aldo to the win column, as he had previously suffered a knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 194.
Check out the official poster for UFC 212 below:
Also on the June 3 card is a key middleweight tilt between former division kingpin Anderson Silva and surging contender Kelvin Gastelum.
With his decimation of MMA legend Vito Belfort earlier this month, Gastelum moved to 2-0 since returning to the middleweight division. In his first fight back in this division, he mauled the recently retired Tim Kennedy to a similarly decisive end. He is now 14-2 in his career, with both of his losses coming via controversial split-decisions to Tyron Woodley and Neil Magny.
Silva, meanwhile, recently re-entered the middleweight contendership picture with a controversial decision defeat of Derek Brunson. This win was his first since a 2012 light heavyweight defeat of Stefan Bonnar. Prior to this defeat of Brunson, Silva lost decisions to Daniel Cormier and Michael Bisping, and a pair of fights to Chris Weidman. These losses were split by a no-contest with Nick Diaz, which was initially a decision win for Silva, but was eventually overturned when Diaz tested positive for marijuana metabolites and Silva tested positive for several more serious banned substances. The middleweight legend is 34-8 in sum.
The card also features a pivotal womn’s strawweight bout between former title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.
Here is how the UFC 212 card looks thus far:
Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway
Claudia Gadelha vs. Karolina Kowalkiewicz
Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum
Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Eric Spicely
Johnny Eduardo vs. Matthew Lopez
Marco Beltran vs. Deiveson Alcantara