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UFC 218 Live | Extreme Fighting Championship (UFC) comes back to the hurt business this Saturday night (Dec. 2, 2017) with UFC 218: “Holloway versus Aldo 2,” occurring inside Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

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UFC 218 will be featured by the featherweight title rematch between ruling division boss Max Holloway and previous 145-pound titleholder Jose Aldo, while heavyweight bruisers Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou fight for contendership in the three-round pay-per-see (PPV) co-headliner.

Who wins and who loses? I’m happy you inquired. UFC 218 Live

Before we separate the five-battle primary card, how about we investigate what’s dong on the UFC 218 preparatory card (spread crosswise over FOX Sports 1 and UFC Fight Pass) by clicking here and here. To perceive what the bookies needed to say in regards to the “Holloway versus Aldo” occasion click here.

We should get the show out and about.

145 lbs.: UFC Featherweight Champion Max “Blessed” Holloway (18-3) vs. Jose “Junior” Aldo (26-3)

Nostradumbass predicts: In order for me to believe that Jose Aldo can win a rematch against Max Holloway, I must first believe that he’s corrected the mistakes he made when they first went to war in the UFC 212 main event back in June, or improved as a fighter in the weeks and months to follow. UFC 218 Live

Unfortunately, “Junior” hasn’t competed since then, so we can’t really gauge what he’s done or how he’s done it. It’s one thing to have your coaches guide you through training camp, it’s another thing to get into the Octagon and actually execute. Simply put, I have to imagine we’re getting the same Aldo at UFC 218 that we got at UFC 212.

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That’s not necessarily a disadvantage. Most outlets (including this one) had Aldo winning the first and second rounds, but if you look at how the fight crested from start to finish, Holloway slowly began to catch up, then took over en route to a commanding finish.

Aldo is the faster, more technical striker. He also sports an underrated ground game and fought some of the best fighters in the world. But his gas tank has never been anything to brag about and he’s taking this fight on short notice. Going five rounds against a killer like Holloway is a tall order on a full camp, so to expect the 31-year-old Aldo to come in and cruise is pure folly. UFC 218 Live

In order for “Junior” to recapture his crown, he needs to finish “Blessed” and finish him early. The Hawaiian — still just 25 years of age — has never gone down on strikes and has already faced the divisions best strikers, including Conor McGregor, Cub Swanson, and Anthony Pettis. Aldo had his reign at the top, and it was an impressive one, but those days are over.

Final prediction: Holloway def. Aldo by technical knockout

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