Max Holloway, left, battles Jose Aldo of Brazil during UFC 218 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit on Saturday night. (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) Jose Aldo was undefeated for a decade and wore the UFC featherweight belt for five indestructible years. So when the Brazilian was knocked out in 13 seconds by Conor McGregor two Decembers ago, the blink-of-an-eye stunner easily could have been mistaken for a mirage. Many fans had never known a time in MMA when the 145-pound division was the domain of anyone other than the menacing Brazilian. By the following summer, Aldo had restored order — to an extent. He had a shiny brass-and leather strap around his waist once again, but this one signified an interim championship made necessary by McGregor’s apparent lack of interest in defending at 145. The UFC eventually stepped in and stripped the Irishman of his belt and gave Aldo the opportunity to regain the legitimate top spot of the mountain. But his showdown with the rising Max Holloway back in June didn’t go his way. Even though Aldo won the first two rounds, the Hawaiian knocked him down in the third and finished him. On Saturday night in Detroit, Aldo had a precious shot at redemption. Holloway had been scheduled to defend against Frankie Edgar, but the former lightweight champ suffered an eye injury and had to pull out of the fight. So the UFC called on its storied ex-champ. But the storybook ending on this night was all Holloway’s. Unlike the first fight, which didn’t go so well for him at the start, the 25-year-old Hawaiian was poised and in control from the moment referee Herb Dean waved the two men together at the start. He didn’t blitz Aldo; he stalked him. And while damage done appeared to be mostly in the Brazilian’s gas tank – aside from a small cut under his right eye, the most noticeable tell on his face was that his mouth was wide open — it was clear that this was his fight and he knew it. Aldo maybe knew it, too. Before the third round was over, Aldo was done. Holloway methodically moved forward and his challenger gave ground until the cage stopped his retreat. And at that point, midway through the third, Holloway unleashed a flurry that turned elite