Picking & Grinning: UFC 218 ‘Holloway vs. Aldo 2’

By Sherdog.com Staff Dec 1, 2017

Max Holloway has no desire to relinquish power, no matter how badly Jose Aldo wants to reclaim it.

Holloway will defend the undisputed Ultimate Fighting Championship featherweight title when he rematches Aldo in the UFC 218 headliner on Saturday at Little Caesar’s Arena in Detroit. In the three-round co-main event, the surging Francis Ngannou locks horns with former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem in what amounts to a heavyweight title eliminator.

Ahead of UFC 218 “Holloway vs. Aldo 2,” Sherdog.com staff members and contributors swallowed their pride and put their reputations on the line with bold predictions:

THE LINEUP

145: Max Holloway vs. Jose Aldo
265: Francis Ngannou vs. Alistair Overeem
125: Henry Cejudo vs. Sergio Pettis
155: Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez
115: Tecia Torres vs. Michelle Waterson
155: Charles Oliveira vs. Paul Felder
170: Alex Oliveira vs. Yancy Medeiros
155: David Teymur vs. Drakkar Klose
115: Felice Herrig vs. Cortney Casey-Sanchez
170: Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi
205: Dominick Reyes vs. Jeremy Kimball
265: Justin Willis vs. Allen Crowder
115: Amanda Bobby Cooper vs. Angela Magana

THE STANDINGS

Jordan Breen: 269-125
Brian Knapp: 262-132
Tristen Critchfield: 260-134
Todd Martin: 255-139
Eric Stinton: 244-150
Mike Fridley: 242-152

THE PICKS

Jordan Breen: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Gaethje, Torres, Felder, Oliveira, Teymur, Casey-Sanchez, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

Brian Knapp: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Gaethje, Torres, Oliveira, Oliveira, Teymur, Casey-Sanchez, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

Tristen Critchfield: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Gaethje, Torres, Felder, Oliveira, Teymur, Casey-Sanchez, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

Todd Martin: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Gaethje, Torres, Oliveira, Oliveira, Teymur, Herrig, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

Eric Stinton: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Gaethje, Torres, Felder, Medeiros, Teymur, Herrig, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

Mike Fridley: Holloway, Ngannou, Cejudo, Alvarez, Torres, Felder, Oliveira, Klose, Herrig, Alhassan, Reyes, Willis, Cooper

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