[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been substituted on the card by Jose Aldo. New forecast below. and chances ]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) might seem like the pay-per-view that gets dropped in the shadow of this spectacular UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it’s 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 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 searching 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 also make great on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of being the next big thing. No pressure.
While we’re going to hand out”next big thing” tags, there really is no one”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, that is placing his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight winner Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the ideal notes. Let’s add to this euphony by breaking down the primary and co-main occasions and locating the best bets of the evening.
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