[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) might appear that the pay-per-view that has lost in the shadow of the spectacular UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it’s among the greatest championship fights of the year and 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 event, 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. At 31, Ngannou has a opportunity to throw himself into the title picture and make good on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of being the upcoming big thing. No pressure.
While we’re going to hand out”next big thing” labels, there really is no one”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, who will be putting his perfect record on the line against former UFC lightweight winner Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the right notes. Let’s add to the euphony by breaking down the primary and co-main events and locating the very best bets of the night.
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