UFC 218 Odds — Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo 2 Betting Preview
Max Holloway’s title reign will start with a direct rematch. With Frankie Edgar from the Saturday’s UFC 218 main event, former winner Jose Aldo will get a chance to win back the featherweight belt that he once held for nearly five years. The pair first collided at UFC 212 this past June, with Holloway notching a third-round TKO and walking off with the belt.
Can Aldo reverse the outcome this time around? Let us take a look at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and go over your betting choices.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Max Holloway -298
Jose Aldo +230
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -150, under +130 Matchup Preview
From the first matchup, Aldo started off strong, landing clean, technical combinations to take the first round. Holloway, normally an extremely fast starter, did little in the initial round, trying to find his rhythm and range. For a man that that lands almost six strikes a moment, Holloway threw puzzlingly little strikes to the first two rounds.
It turned out that was the strategy all along, as»Blessed» along with his team believed that Aldo was most dangerous early, with a gas tank that could be manipulated later. Since the third round began, we started to see the average, high octane Max Holloway, that began pouring on lively kick-punch combinations. Though Aldo managed to land several counters, Holloway marched him down and put him away before the round ended.
The success was a decisive one, which makes it easy to believe that Holloway is a surefire choice. Aldo has had difficulties with his cardio, while Holloway is a fighter using a non-stop engine. Making things worse for the Brazilian is Holloway’s iron chin — Aldo’s quick and strong enough to ice many dudes using a single combination, but he can’t seem to do so with Holloway.
Is there some route to a triumph for Aldo? Possibly. For starters, he could get back to the debilitating leg kicks that were his bread-and-butter throughout his early UFC days. Why he’s gone away from it’s perplexing to many observers, because it was among the greatest weapons in the full struggle game. Nevertheless against Holloway and Frankie Edgar before himAldo barely withdrew any. Softening up the bottoms of a competitive fighter like»Blessed» would help the Brazilian fight at his preferred pace.