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UFC invites fans to meet Holloway, Medeiros at airport

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    Max Holloway wore the featherweight title belt after defeating Jose Aldo by TKO in the third round Saturday.

The UFC will hold a Hawaiian homecoming for undisputed featherweight champion Max Holloway and Makaha’s Yancy Medeiros after their victories at UFC 212 on Saturday in Rio de Janeiro.

Fans are invited to greet the two fighters upon their arrival at Daniel K. Inouye International Airport at 1:18 p.m. Monday inside the baggage claim area for United Airlines flight 253 from Houston.

Holloway unified the UFC’s 145-pound title with a third-round TKO of Jose Aldo to join B.J. Penn as the only fighters from Hawaii to win UFC world titles. He has won 11 straight fights, tying Royce Gracie for the fourth longest winning streak in UFC history.

Medeiros is 5-4 in the UFC, but 2-0 at welterweight after competing at 155 pounds for most of his career. He defeated Erick Silva by second-round TKO on Saturday to notch consecutive wins in his career for the first time since 2014.

The UFC is considering holding its first event in Hawaii and fans are encouraged to show their support at the airport and on social media using the hashtag #UFCHawaii on Twitter.

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