[UPDATE November 11, 2017: Frankie Edgar was substituted on the card by Jose Aldo. New forecast below. and odds ]
UFC 218 (Saturday, Dec. 2, Little Caesars Arena, Detroit) might seem like the pay-per-view that has lost in the shadow of this spectacular UFC 217 card, but it should not feel inadequate when it’s among the best championship fights of the year and 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 occasion, heavyweight extraordinaire Francis“The Predator“ Ngannou has left a path of destruction in his wake up and is looking 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 also make good on UFC President Dana White’s prophecy of becoming the upcoming big thing. No pressure.
While we’re likely to hand out“next big thing“ labels, there really is nobody“thing-ier“ than lightweight Justin Gaethje, who is putting his best record on the line against former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez.
The UFC 218 card hits all the right notes. Let’s add to this euphony by breaking down the primary and co-main occasions and finding the best bets of the night.

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