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 guy he defeated to unify the featherweight belts.
Holloway finds himself as a big -305 gaming preferred after completing Aldo in the third round when they last met at UFC 212, while the challenger comes back in +230. This is a change from the line for their first bout, as Holloway closed as a +135 underdog.
Holloway is riding an series — in one of the very talent-laden branches in the UFC — together with all eight of those coming via stoppage. The Hawaiian owns incredible footwork that permits him to cut angles and be aggressive in the standup game. Holloway will normally wish to pressure his competitor and unleash combos. With no competitor carrying him down in his eight fights, his defensive wrestling is topnotch.
Aldo is a specialized striker on the feet who tends to stick to complex basics. This isn’t a knock against the Brazilian, as his style is both heavy and fluid on counter-striking. He’s got a superb jab today and a few of the most deadly leg kicks in MMA. Aldo can grapple as well, since he holds a black belt in BJJ, however he traditionally utilizes his wrestling defensively to keep a fight position.
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