Max Holloway’s name reign will start with an immediate rematch. With Frankie Edgar out of this Saturday’s UFC 218 main event, former winner Jose Aldo will find a chance to win the featherweight belt that he held for almost five years. The pair first collided at UFC 212 last June, with Holloway notching a third-round TKO and walking off with the belt.
Can Aldo undo the results this time around? Let us take a peek at the UFC odds at and go over your betting options.
UFC Odds at
Max Holloway -298
Jose Aldo +230
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -150, beneath +130 Matchup Preview
From the first matchup, Aldo started off strong, landing blank, technical mixtures to take the very first round. Holloway, normally a very fast rookie, did little in the first round, attempting to find his rhythm and array. For a guy that lands nearly six strikes a minute, Holloway threw puzzlingly little strikes to the first two rounds.
It was that has been the plan all along, as”Blessed” along with his group felt that Aldo was most dangerous ancient, using a gas tank that could be exploited later. As the next round started, we started to see the typical, higher octane Max Holloway, who started pouring on dynamic kick-punch combinations. Though Aldo was able to land several counters, Holloway marched him down and put him away before the round ended.
The success was a decisive one, making it effortless to believe that Holloway is a surefire choice. Aldo has had issues with his cardio, while Holloway is a fighter using a nonstop motor. Making matters worse for the Brazilian is Holloway’s iron chin – Aldo’s fast and strong enough to ice many dudes using one combination, but he can’t seem to do so with Holloway.
Is there some path to a win 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 puzzling to a lot of observers, as it had been among the best weapons in the entire fight game. Yet against Holloway and Frankie Edgar before himAldo barely threw any. Softening up the bottoms of an aggressive fighter such as”Blessed” would help the Brazilian fight at his preferred pace.

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