[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar has been substituted on the card by Jose Aldo. New chances and forecast below.]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) may appear that the pay-per-view that has lost in the shadow of this spectacular UFC 217 card, but it shouldn’t feel inadequate when it has one of the greatest championship fights of this year and a sweet symphony of MMA action on the undercard.
At the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway will defend his title against Frankie”The Response” 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 takes on UFC veteran Alistair Overeem. In 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 next big thing. No pressure.
While we’re likely to hand out”next big thing” labels, there is nobody”thing-ier” than lightweight Justin Gaethje, that will be placing his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the ideal notes. Let us add to the euphony by breaking down the main and co-main events and locating the best bets of the night.