[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been substituted on the card by Jose Aldo. New odds and prediction below.]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) might appear that the pay-per-view that has dropped in the shadow of the magnificent UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it has among the best championship fights of the year plus a sweet symphony of MMA action on the undercard.
In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against Frankie”The Answer” Edgar former featherweight champ Jose Aldo.
From the co-main occasion, heavyweight extraordinaire Francis”The Predator” Ngannou has left a path of destruction in his wake up and is looking for another victim when he chooses on UFC veteran Alistair Overeem. In 31, Ngannou has a chance to throw himself into the title picture and also make great on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of being the upcoming big thing. No pressure.
While we’re likely to hand out”next big thing” labels, there really is no one”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, who will be placing his perfect 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 locating the very best bets of the night.