[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been replaced on the card by Jose Aldo. New odds and prediction below.]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) may seem like the pay-per-view that gets dropped in the shadow of the spectacular UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it has one of the best championship fights of the year plus a sweet symphony of MMA action on the undercard.
In the primary event, featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against Frankie”The Response” Edgar former featherweight champ Jose Aldo.
From the co-main event, heavyweight extraordinaire Francis”The Predator” Ngannou has left a path of destruction in his wake and is searching for another victim when he chooses on UFC veteran Alistair Overeem. At 31, Ngannou has a chance to throw himself into the title picture and make good on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of being the next big thing. No pressure.
While we are going to hand out”next big thing” tags, there is no one”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, that is placing his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the ideal notes. Let’s add to the euphony by breaking down the main and co-main occasions and finding the best bets of the evening.
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