Max Holloway’s title reign will start with an immediate rematch. With Frankie Edgar out of this Saturday’s UFC 218 major event, former champion Jose Aldo will find a chance to win the featherweight belt he once held for nearly 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 results this time around? Let’s take a peek at the UFC odds at BookMaker.eu and discuss your betting choices.
UFC Odds at BookMaker.eu
Max Holloway -298
Jose Aldo +230
Over/under 2.5 rounds, over -150 Matchup Preview
From the first matchup, Aldo started off strong, landing clean, technical mixtures to take the first round. Holloway, normally a very fast starter, did little in the initial round, attempting to find his rhythm and range. For a guy that lands almost six strikes a minute, Holloway threw puzzlingly little strikes to the first two rounds.
It turned out that was the plan all together, as”Blessed” and his group believed that Aldo was at his most dangerous ancient, with a gas tank which could be exploited later. As the third round began, we started to see the typical, higher octane Max Holloway, who started pouring on lively kick-punch combinations. Though Aldo managed to land a few counters, Holloway marched down him 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 had difficulties with his cardio, while Holloway is a fighter using a nonstop engine. Making matters worse for the Brazilian is Holloway’s iron chin – Aldo’s fast and strong enough to ice many dudes with one mix, but he can’t seem to do this with Holloway.
Is there some route to a win for Aldo? Possibly. For starters, he could get back to the painful leg kicks that were his bread-and-butter throughout his early UFC days. Why he has gone away from it’s perplexing to many observers, because it was one of the best weapons in the entire fight game. Yet against Holloway and Frankie Edgar before him, Aldo barely threw any. Softening up the legs of a competitive fighter like”Blessed” would help the Brazilian fight at his preferred pace.
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