Online UFC betting fans will get treated to one of the most anticipated bouts of the year this upcoming weekend. With the featherweight title on the line, Jose Aldo, the current champion, will face current interim title holder and challenger, Max Holloway.
Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo
This fight will mark Aldo’s second bout since suffering the humiliating 13-second knockout defeat at the hands of the UFC’s biggest name, Conor McGregor. Oddly enough, Aldo’s opponent is one of the few people to have gone the distance with McGregor. Holloway ended up losing that 2013 bout by decision, but the fact that he could square up with the Irishman for that long just shows what kind of skill ‘Blessed’ truly has.
Some players who bet on MMA have been critical of Aldo, because the Brazilian accepted the featherweight title – which McGregor abandoned upon winning the lightweight belt. That criticism wasn’t exactly silenced when Aldo beat MMA veteran Frankie Edgar by decision back in July, mostly because that wasn’t a title fight. But now ‘Scarface’ has a legitimate opportunity to silence his critics by proving that he is the rightful featherweight champion.
At 30-years of age, Aldo is one of the most dominant champions the UFC has seen. With only 2 professional losses on his record, and only one loss within the promotion, there’s little anyone can say to refute this. Nevertheless, the 13-second KO that Aldo suffered will always loom over his head. Quite frankly, there’s not much Aldo can do to remove that. He could beat McGregor, but it doesn’t seem like Notorious will be coming down to 145 lbs. anytime soon.
Nevertheless, Max Holloway provides the perfect opportunity for Aldo to redeem some online sportsbook respect. Holloway enters this fight with an impressive 17-3 MMA record. However, it should be noted that the Hawaiian hasn’t lost a fight since his 2013 scrap with McGregor, and comes into this bout riding a 10-fight win streak. That’s quite an accomplishment and Holloway now stands poised to remove the featherweight title from the hands of its longtime holder. Let’s take a look at what the online UFC betting odds have to say about this pairing.
UFC 212 – Saturday June 3rd
Max Holloway 4½ (-170) -115 vs. Jose Aldo 4½ (+150) -105
Surprisingly enough, the odds have decided to favor the challenger, by the slightest of margins. The small difference between each fighter’s odds should be an indication of just how tight this fight will be. There’s no doubt that this will be the perfect finale for a fantastic event. Likewise, the co-headlining event of the night won’t be too shabby either. Take a look.
Karolina Kowalkiewicz 2½ (-360) +250 vs. Claudia Gadelha 2½ (+300) -300
Both Kowalkiewicz and Gadelha have had their shot at the title, but neither has been able to strip it from the hands of Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Joanna is champion for a reason and this fight will determine who is the rightful No. 1 contender in a fierce Women’s Strawweight division.