UFC 218 is in Detroit, Michigan this Saturday and it is a banger of a card. The main event is a rematch between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. The first fight was great and I think the rematch will be even better. I have some fights that are guaranteed to make us all some money, let’s get to it.
Francis Ngannou (-250) is my super lock of the night. I respect Overeem a lot but that dude has always been chinny and Ngannou just broke the record for punching power, previously held by me. I think Ngannou is the future of this division. My guy Stipe has his hands full when they eventually fight. I think Ngannou in the first round. Bet whatever you have.
Henry Cejudo (-280) is my guy. I’ve been on the Cejudo train since day one. He has so much talent that when he puts it all together he will be unstoppable. He had a small speed bump when Mighty Mouse crushed him in the first round. Serigo Pettis has a very sexy name but I don’t think his talent is all that sexy. He has looked good in some fights but then he won’t show up for others. Give me Cejudo and bet $280 to make a cool $100.
Justin Gaethje (-185) has a really nice line on him. I am all in on Gaethje. I dismissed Gaethje when he was fighting for World Series of Fighting but he is the real deal. His only fight in the UFC was a FOTY candidate. Every time this dude fights is going have FOTY written all over it. I think this fight is a pick- em but I do trust my gut and my gut is telling me Gaethje will come out the winner. It’s a really close line with Gaethje being the favorite. I would bet big on this fight.
Jose Aldo (+250) is a big under and I could not believe it. I love Max and I think he is a great fighter but having Aldo at a +250 is insane to me. The first fight was very close in the first round with Aldo even hurting Max. I think this fight will be a 5 round fight. I think Aldo is going to fight a lot smarter, use leg kicks and his speed. I see Aldo winning. Bet the house on this fight, Aldo to win and for it to go over 2 1/2.
Drakkar Klose (+165) is a very interesting under. He has some solids win in the UFC and is currently undefeated. Teymor is a lot better than I thought he was coming off The Ultimate Fighter. He beat Lando in is last fight in a absolute savage performance. This fight will be very close. I like Klose simply because of the line. I would bet the max on it going to a decision.
Michelle Waterson (+200) the Karate Hottie against Tecia “Dirt Mustache” Torres is a solid fight. Two big names in Womans MMA. I like Waterson solely based on the line. I think Torres is a more complete fighter and could run away with this fight. With that being said, I think Waterson can shock a few people with a big win here. Bet $100 to win $200.
Reyes, Cejudo, Herring, Aldo. Bet $25 win $310.