UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway knew that if he could wear Jose Aldo out, he could finish the former champ. He had seen it firsthand six months ago when he took the belt with a third-round knockout. Holloway battered the exhausted former champion in the third round again Saturday night in the main event of UFC 218 in Detroit until the referee stopped the fight at 4:51. “Aldo was a hell of a champion, but I told you the ‘Blessed’ era is something new.” Holloway said after winning his 11th consecutive fight. “I told you he’d get tired. My trainer said, ‘Let’s take him into deep water. We know he can’t swim there.’” Holloway had eased into the fight in the first meeting before coming on late in the second and taking over in the third. He was ready to go from the opening bell Saturday and had Aldo on his heels from the outset. The back-to-back wins over the longest reigning featherweight champion in UFC history secured his spot atop the division. But Holloway has his eyes set on more. “All of these guys are cupcakes, and I love cupcakes,” he said. “I look forward to the new flavor, but I’m going to eat them all.” Also on the main card, rising heavyweight star Francis Ngannou was more than ready for the biggest test of his young career, as he made quick work of Alistair Overeem. Ngannou knocked him cold with a devastating left hand at 1:42 of the first round. “I will do that to everyone,” Ngannou said after winning his 10th consecutive fight overall and sixth straight since joining the UFC. “I am on my way to completing my dream.” The win more than likely set him up for a title shot against champion Stipe Miocic. “I always dreamed of being a world champion,” said Ngannou, who has relocated to Las Vegas to continue to build his career. “I thought it would be in boxing, but my dream changed when I discovered MMA. MMA was my calling, and now I am on my way to this dream. Tell Stipe that I am coming. I am on my way to collect my belt. I thank him for keeping it for me, but that time is over.” Former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez made a big move toward regaining his title by handing Justin Gaethje the first loss of his professional career. Alvarez knocked him