5 best UFC Featherweight Championship fights ever
The UFC Featherweight Championship was only introduced in 2010. It's pretty crazy to think about it because, in modern UFC, the Featherweight division is one of the most prestigious and stacked, if not the most.
It's been filled with some of the greatest talents in the company, and the 145-ers proved to have a diverse range of fighters - whether it's power, speed, technique or all put together, even.
The Featherweight division was also where Conor McGregor began his meteoric rise to the top, but he was only one piece in a bigger playboard. As of the end of 2018, there have only been three Featherweight Champions in UFC history.
Not only does this speak volumes of the division itself and the talent in it, but there's one man who can be credited for a large chunk of that - Jose Aldo Jr. Despite his title reign ending in a 13-second knockout, one mustn't forget that he defended the belt with honour and resilience for a good 5 years. He faced a murderers' row and passed with flying colours. He'll be featured a bit on this list, as we look at the greatest 145-pound fights ever in MMA history!
#5 Jose Aldo (c) vs Mark Hominick - UFC 129
Aldo was the WEC Featherweight Champion at the time of UFC's purchase, meaning that he was handed the first-ever UFC Featherweight Championship. He would defend it first against Mark Hominick at UFC 129 in front of 55,000 people in Toronto, Canada.
It should have been a feel-good moment for Hominick, who was expecting his first child and also performing in his home province of Ontario for the first time.
He put on a great effort, but at the end, Aldo proved too much, outperforming him to a comfortable decision victory. There was no feel-good moment for Hominick, unfortunately.