Jose Aldo Vs Max Holloway - Betting Tips and Predictions
Recommended UFC Bet:
Jose Aldo to win at 5/2 (3.50) with William Hill
With former UFC Champion Frankie Edgar out injured, Jose Aldo gets his chance at revenge over Max Holloway at UFC 218, after losing his 145lb belt to the 25-year old when they met at UFC 212 in Rio De Janeiro back in June.
On the face of it, Aldo – widely considered the greatest featherweight of all time – has a lot of work on his hands to beat Holloway. Their fight earlier in the year was a closely fought contest for the first couple of rounds, but then Holloway came on strong in Round 3 and Aldo gradually broke.
The online bookies are suggesting the Hawaiian Champion is worthy of being the 1/3 favorite to confirm his superiority over an ageing Jose Aldo, but as we know in MMA, every fight takes on a life of its own and at odds of 5/2 with William Hill, the Brazilian looks worthy of a bet.
If there is one thing that has become a bit of a theme in recent years, is the vulnerability of UFC Champions once they acquire their belt. The life of a contender versus the life of a champion are two entirely different worlds and at 25, Max Holloway has shot to the top in a short space of time.
Holloway has spent the last 5 months being adored by all and living the life as the best in the world at his craft, meanwhile Jose Aldo has been in the gym; working, licking his wounds, and plotting his revenge on Max Holloway. Luckily for Jose Aldo, his opportunity has arisen sooner than than later.
In terms of tactics, Aldo needs to be more patient and time his way in with strikes against the taller Holloway. There’s no question he hurt Holloway several times in the first and second rounds, but he was smothering his work by over-trying to get inside, getting caught on the way in and wasting lots of energy in the process.
Now, Holloway is almost too confident in the build up, just the way the great Jose Aldo would want him. Expect the Brazilian future ‘Hall of Famer’ to be a lot more patient this time, look to set up more of his cruel leg kicks and conserve more energy for the later rounds.
Aldo to ‘Win by Decision’ is an interesting angle, but at 5/2 to win by any means, there is sufficient juice in the challenger’s price in the main win market to suggest a UFC bet.