UFC 218 Schedule, Fight Card

UFC 218 takes place this Saturday, December 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan.

The main event is a featherweight title rematch between the champion, Max Holloway, and Jose Aldo.

Holloway and Aldo last fought at UFC 212 on June 3 where Holloway defeated the former champion via third round TKO.

Holloway is now riding an eleven-fight win streak, with his last loss by unanimous decision from Conor McGregor in 2013. The 25-year-old champion was set to make his first title defense this weekend against former UFC lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar. However, Edgar was withdrawn from the fight, on November 8, due to injury.

Aldo, the former dominant UFC featherweight champion, was undefeated for over eight years. Prior to his third career loss by Holloway in June, Aldo defeated Frankie Edgar after suffering a loss against former UFC featherweight champion and current lightweight champion, Conor McGregor.

 

MAIN EVENT TALE OF THE TAPE:

Max Holloway

Record: 18-3, 8 KO

Age: 25

Height: 5ft 11in

Weight: 145 lbs

Reach: 69in

Total Bouts: 21

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 44%

Defense: 66%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: .30

Takedown Accuracy: 80%

Takedown Defense: 83%

 

Jose Aldo

Record: 26-3, 14 KO

Age: 31

Height: 5ft 7in

Weight: 145 lbs

Reach: 70in

Total Bouts: 29

SIGNIFICANT STRIKES

Accuracy: 43%

Defense: 69%

GRAPPLING

Takedown Avg: .78

Takedown Accuracy: 72%

Takedown Defense: 92%

 

UFC 218 OFFICIAL FIGHT CARD, START TIME

Main Card – PPV – 7 p.m. PT

-Featherweight: Max Holloway (c) vs. Jose Aldo

-Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Francis Ngannou

-Flyweight: Sergio Pettis vs. Henry Cejudo

-Lightweight: Eddie Alvarez vs. Justin Gaethje

-Women’s Strawweight: Michelle Waterson vs. Tecia Torres

 

Preliminary Card – Fox Sports 1 – 5 p.m. PT

-Lightweight: Paul Felder vs. Charles Oliveira

-Welterweight: Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros

-Lightweight: Drakkar Klose vs. David Teymur

-Women’s Strawweight: Cortney Casey vs. Felice Herrig

 

Preliminary Card – UFC Fight Pass – 3:15 p.m. PT

-Welterweight: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi

-Light Heavyweight: Jeremy Kimball vs. Dominick Reyes

-Heavyweight: Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder

-Women’s Strawweight: Amanda Cooper vs. Angela Magana

 

MAIN CARD ODDS:

According to Oddsshark:

 

Max Holloway -300

Jose Aldo +230

 

Alistair Overeem +190

Francis Ngannou -240

 

Henry Cejudo -275

Sergio Pettis +215

 

Justin Gaethje -185

Eddie Alvarez +150

 

Tecia Torres -225

Michelle Waterson +175

 

 

 

by: Helen Yee | @HelenYeeSports

Author: Helen Yee

Born and raised in Las Vegas, Helen was a former athlete for 10 years and a 2-time state champion swimmer. She produces and hosts Eyes On The Game Sports Radio, which airs on NBC Sports AM920 every Tuesday from 2-3pm PT. She loves sports and food (pizza is her favorite).

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