1 / 3
2 / 3
3 / 3

UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo II Betting Odds and Predictions

Detroit is becoming a good one, since the Octagon takes up residence at the Motor City for UFC 218 on December 2. The main event is a rematch between featherweight champion Max Holloway and Jose Aldo, who possessed the branch for almost a decade.
But this card is much more than just the main event. The PPV portion of this card also includes a banger of a heavyweight fight between Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou, in addition to a bout between Justin Gaethje and Eddie Alvarez to ascertain who is the most brutal fighter in the provider.
Max Holloway vs Jose Aldo
Max Holloway (-300) includes a game plan built on great fundamentals and footwork. “Blessed” is constantly moving and angling his feet to discover the best chance to attack, working a pressure-based style. That having been said, Holloway can be plenty capable of using his height and reach advantage that he typically holds to stick-and-move. The Hawaiian enjoys bullying his opponent against the cage where he can place his feet and throw wicked combinations.
Grappling is not something which Holloway partakes in voluntarily and his incredible takedown defense — he has not yet been taken down into his past eight conflicts — means that his opposition rarely has the opportunity to. His size generally leads to Holloway having a massive leverage edge if the fight goes into the clinch, which allows him to break easily and get back into space.
Jose Aldo’s (+230) sport is built around defense and timing. Though that doesn’t sound the sexiest, it has enabled”Scarface” to methodically dismantle nearly every opponent in his way. He is more of a counter-striker who’ll wait on his competitor to commit before angling off, with some of the best footwork in MMA, to property a stinging punch or signature reduced kick. However, this did not occur in the first battle. Aldo ended up throwing — and leaving himself open — and not throwing leg kicks, which was a huge issue.
In terms of grappling, it is largely used defensively for Aldo. The Brazilian has some of their greatest defensive wrestling ever seen in MMA and, on the rare occasion if he can get taken down, he’s got the grappling ability to cause a scramble and get back to his feet. Although he seldom uses it , Aldo is a good wrestler in his own right. He unites good technical skills with his amazing timing to explode into takedowns. Once on top, Aldo’s rarely seen BJJ black belt takes over and that he passes with ease.
I simply don’t believe much has changed since the first battle. Holloway will enter confident and will nevertheless have a decided advantage concerning size. If Aldo is more patient and gets back to his leg-kicking manners, then this may be a tight struggle. However, I don’t think there is an obvious route to success for Aldo.
Prediction: Max Holloway (-300)

Read more: blackhillsyouthfootball.com