UFC 218 Odds and Predictions: Holloway vs Aldo (UPDATED)
[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been replaced on the card by Jose Aldo. New forecast below. and odds ]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) may seem like the pay-per-view that gets lost in the shadow of this magnificent UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it has one of the greatest championship fights of the year and a sweet symphony of MMA action on the undercard.
At the primary event, featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against Frankie”The Answer” Edgar former featherweight champ Jose Aldo.
In the co-main event, heavyweight extraordinaire Francis”The Predator” Ngannou has left a path of destruction in his wake and is searching for another victim when he chooses on UFC veteran Alistair Overeem. At 31, Ngannou has a chance to throw himself into the title picture and make great on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of becoming the upcoming big thing. No pressure.
While we’re likely to hand out”next big thing” tags, there really is nobody”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, that will be putting his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight winner Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the right notes. Let us add to the euphony by breaking down the primary and co-main occasions and locating the very best bets of the evening.
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