UFC 218: Holloway vs Aldo II Betting Odds
Max Holloway will look to defend his undisputed UFC featherweight championship for the first time when he welcomes a familiar foe to the Octagon. Holloway will take on Jose Aldo — the man he defeated to unify the featherweight straps in UFC 218 on December 2.
Holloway finds himself as a big -305 gaming preferred after finishing Aldo from the third round when they last met at UFC 212, while the challenger goes back in +230. As Holloway closed as a +135 underdog, this is a change from the gambling line for their first bout.
Holloway is riding an streak — in a few of the most branches in the UFC — with all eight of those coming via stoppage. The Hawaiian owns incredible footwork that permits him to cut angles and be competitive in the standup game. Holloway will generally want to pressure his competitor against the leash and unleash big combos. His wrestling is elite, with no opponent taking down him into his past eight conflicts.
Aldo is a striker on the feet who will stick to advanced basics. This is not a knock against the Brazilian, as his style is heavy and fluid on counter-striking. He has an excellent jab today and some of the leg kicks in MMA. Aldo can grapple too, since he holds a black belt in BJJ, however he traditionally uses his wrestling defensively to keep a fight position.
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