The Octagon heads to the Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan this Saturday, December 2 for UFC 218, and the main card is one with a lot of great betting possibilities. The rematch between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo is the main event in Detroit, but there are 4 other big fights on the schedule on Saturday night. We are going to take a closer look at those bouts, and will also provide you with the latest odds, and hopefully, some winning predictions for UFC 218 Betting.

Tecia Torres (-185) vs. Michelle Waterson (+160)

A pair of strawweight contenders go head to head in the opening fight of the main card, and it figures to be one of the most evenly matched of the night. Torres brings a 9-1 record to the octagon, and will once again use hew high-striking volume to try and take out her opponent. Torres is nor knows for her power, but she does like to back her opponents against the cage with a string of blows before taking them to the canvas. This is going to be tougher to do against Waterson (14-5), who adopts a very similar fighting style. These two may well cancel one another out, but the number of punches that Torres throws may give her the edge. I like Torres to win by decision.

Eddie Alvarez (+160) vs. Justin Gaethje (-185)

There are some UFC fans out there who believe that this may actually be the headline fight of the night. After all, Alvarez and Gaethje seldom fail to entertain in any of their fights, and both men are already promising to go all out to make this one an instant classic. Do not expect to see any sort of finesse fighting here, as these are two of the most brutally violent men in the sport. This is one that is going to be full-on from the opening bell, and we can only hope that it goes the distance. I’m going with a bit of an upset here by taking Alvarez to win by KO.

Henry Cejudo (-240) vs. Sergio Pettis (+200)

The flyweight division needs a shot in the arm, as all the attention there is on Demetrious Johnson, who has essentially dominated anyone sent in his direction. The winner of this fight may well be in line for about with Johnson in the near future, Cejudo would certainly like another shot at the champ after being humbled at UFC 197. Pettis is coming into this one on a 4-fight win streak, and he will use his kickboxing skills to try and get the better of Cejudo. UFC fans might prefer Pettis to win, as he would be a new contender for Johnson, but I think it will be Cejudo who comes up with the win.

Francis Ngannou (-245) vs. Alistair Overeem (+205)

Francis Ngannou comes into this one as a potential contender in the heavyweight division but is not likely to get his shot by winning this one, even though it would mark his 10th straight win. Ngannou is one of the most powerful hitters in the fight game but is up against a decent opponent, and former champion, in Alistair Overeem, whose most recent title bid ended in defeat at UFC 203. At 37 years of age, Overeem is in the twilight of his career, and I think he will be knocked out fairly early in this one.

Max Holloway (-310) vs. Jose Aldo (+255)

Featherweight champion Max Holloway was supposed to be facing Frankie Edgar at this event, but an injury to the contender has instead opened the door for Jose Aldo to take another shot at the champ. The fact of the matter is that this should be an easier fight for Holloway than he would have got with Edgar, and that is why I think he wins this one quite handily.

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