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Max Holloway

When you defeat Jose Aldo twice in a 12-month span, you pretty much write your own ticket to being named the fighter of the year.

UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway did just that, stopping Aldo twice – the first time in June and the second in December.

Holloway stretched his win streak to 12 in a row with the two third-round TKO victories and solidified himself as the top featherweight in the world.

The following are other candidates for the honor: