Max Holloway will appear to defend his undisputed UFC featherweight championship for the first time when he welcomes a familiar foe to the Octagon. Holloway will take at UFC 218 on December 2 — on Jose Aldo — the man he defeated to merge the belts.
Holloway finds himself as a big -305 gaming preferred after finishing Aldo from the third round if they last met at UFC 212, while the challenger comes back at +230. As Holloway closed as a +135 underdog this is a radical change from the gambling line for their first bout.
Holloway is riding an series — in one of the very talent-laden divisions in the UFC — with all eight of those coming via stoppage. The Hawaiian possesses incredible footwork which permits him to cut angles and be aggressive in the standup game. Unleash combos that are big and holloway will normally want to pressure his opponent. His wrestling is topnotch, with no competitor taking down him into his eight fights.
Aldo is a striker on the feet who tends to adhere to complex basics. This is not a knock against the Brazilian, as his style is both fluid and heavy on counter-striking. He’s got a superb jab today, and some of the most lethal leg kicks in MMA. Aldo can grapple too, since he holds a black belt in BJJ, though he traditionally uses his wrestling defensively to keep a fight position.
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