UFC 218 – Aldo vs Holloway Betting Tips, Preview and Predictions
December 03, 2017
UFC 218 – Aldo vs Holloway Betting Tips
UFC’s penultimate pay-per-view of the year lands in Detroit in the early hours of Sunday morning, and it’s all set to cap off an exciting year for the sport.
The main clash of the night will see Max Holloway defend his title against UFC legend Jose Aldo.
The former featherweight has stepped in at short notice, following the injury to Frankie Edgar and will be desperate to prove he’s still got it.
The Brazilian has lost two of his last three fights, including a third round knockout at the hands of Holloway back in June.
Holloway hasn’t lost since 2013, falling victim to Conor McGregor and has since beat the likes of Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens and Anthony Pettis.
What the Bookmakers are Saying
The 25-year-old Hawaiian goes into the Octagon as a clear favourite among the Aldo v Holloway odds. Paddy Power have him marked at 1/ 3, with a technical knockout at 9/10 for Holloway.
Last time round, it was a very back and forth encounter, both landing a number of big blows. Holloway’s work rate paid off however and in the third round a heavy right hand floored Aldo and the young fighter claimed his 11th consecutive win.
A similar story will see you backing an 11/2 with most bookies if you’re fancying Holloway in the third round, while if you’re expecting the Brazilian to bounce back, you’ll find Jose Aldo at 23/10.
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A win by decision is most favourited for Aldo at 15/4. The 31-year-old hasn’t won by knockout in over four years and he’ll be looking rather to use his technique to see the tie out.
It is thought the fight won’t go the distance however. Which probably plays into the hands of the champion and we fancy a second round win for the man who keeps on going from strength to strength.
Both fighters are on different trajectories at the moment and it’ll be a major shock if Aldo can reclaim the title which has made him so highly regarded within the sport.
Who Else is Fighting at UFC 218
Detroit will be blessed with a number of great fights this weekend with the UFC 218 fight card looking pretty special.
Propping up Aldo v Holloway will be a huge heavyweight clash between Alistair Overeem v Francis Ngannou.
The winner of the fight will likely face current champion Stipe Miocic in the new year so there’s plenty to fight for. Ngannou is favourite to beat Overeem at 2/5 with Coral.
Elsewhere Henry Cejudo will take on Sergio Pettis in a bantamweight battle, where the UFC 218 odds are suggesting a Cejudo win, while Eddie Alvarez versus Justin Gaethje is also expected to be a great battle.
UFC 218 will take place in the early hours of Sunday December 3 and will be live on BT Sport.