[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been substituted on the card by Jose Aldo. New prediction below. and chances ]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) may appear that the pay-per-view that has lost in the shadow of this magnificent UFC 217 card, but it shouldn’t feel inadequate when it has one of the greatest championship fights of this 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 occasion, heavyweight extraordinaire Francis»The Predator» Ngannou has left a path of destruction in his wake and is looking for another victim when he takes on UFC veteran Alistair Overeem. At 31, Ngannou has a chance to throw himself into the title picture and make great on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of being the upcoming big thing. No pressure.
While we are likely to hand out»next big thing» labels, there really is nobody»thing-ier» than lightweight Justin Gaethje, that will be putting his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight winner Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the right notes. Let us add to this euphony by breaking down the primary and co-main events and finding the very best bets of the night.
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