Max Holloway’s name reign will begin with an immediate rematch. With Frankie Edgar out of the Saturday’s UFC 218 main event, former champion Jose Aldo will find an opportunity to win the featherweight belt he once held for almost five years. The pair collided at UFC 212 this past June, with Holloway notching a third-round TKO and walking away with the belt.
Can Aldo undo the outcome this time around? Let us take a look at the UFC chances at BookMaker.eu and go over your betting options.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Max Holloway -298
Jose Aldo +230
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -150, beneath +130 Matchup Preview
In the first matchup, Aldo started off strong, landing blank, technical combinations to take the first round. Holloway, normally an extremely fast rookie, did little in the first round, trying to find his rhythm and range. For a guy that lands nearly six strikes a minute, Holloway threw puzzlingly little strikes to the first two rounds.
It turned out that has been the plan all along, as”Blessed” and his team believed that Aldo was most dangerous ancient, with a gas tank that could be exploited later. As the next round began, we began to see the typical, higher octane Max Holloway, who began pouring on dynamic 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, making it easy to feel that Holloway is a surefire pick. Aldo has long had difficulties with his cardio, while Holloway is a fighter using a nonstop motor. Making things worse for the Brazilian is Holloway’s iron chin – Aldo’s quick and powerful enough to ice many dudes using one mix, but he cannot seem to do so with Holloway.
So is there any path to a win for Aldo? Possibly. For starters, he can get back to the debilitating leg kicks that were his bread-and-butter during his early UFC days. Why he has gone away from it’s perplexing to a lot of observers, because it had been one of the greatest weapons in the full struggle game. Nevertheless against Holloway and Frankie Edgar before him, Aldo barely threw any. Softening up the bottoms of a competitive fighter like”Blessed” might help the Brazilian battle at his favorite pace.
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