UFC 212 Betting: Aldo vs. Holloway Odds

The UFC featherweight championship will be unified in Brazil this weekend as UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway invades the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro.

The main event is the UFC featherweight championship unification bout between champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway. At the Bovada Sportsbook the oddsmakers are practically split on this fight with Aldo a slim favorite at -125 and Holloway checking in at -105.

Aldo, one the UFC’s quickest and most lethal strikers, enters the bout with a 26-2 record with 14 wins by knockout. He’s 18-1 in his last 19 fights with his only loss coming against Conor McGregor back at UFC 194. Aldo last stepped into the octagon at UFC 200 in July when he defeated Frankie Edgar by unanimous decision.

Holloway is 17-3 with seven wins by KO in his MMA career. He’s on a 10-fight winning streak and last fought at UFC 206 in December. He faced Anthony Pettis and won by KO in the third round.

Also on the main card this weekend is a woman’s strawweight bout between Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Gadelha is a heavy -280 favorite at the Bovada Sportsbook, while Kowalkiewicz is a +220 underdog.

Gadelha is 14-2 with six wins by submission, but she’s only 2-2 in her last four fights. She last fought at UFC Fight Night 100 in November where she defeated Cortney Casey by unanimous decision.

Kowalkiewicz is 10-1 and most of her fights have gone the distance with only one win by KO and two by submission. She is coming off her first career loss after losing to Joanna Jedrzejczyk by unanimous decision at UFC 205 in November.

Two veteran light heavyweights also square off at UFC 212 when Vitor Belfort takes on Nate Marquardt. Belfort is favored at -140 and Marquardt is a +110 underdog.

Belfort is 25-13 and one no contest with 18 wins by KO. He only has one win in his last five fights and posted his first no contest in his last bout when he faced Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Fight Night 106 in March. Gastelum was originally awarded a victory by TKO, but it was changed to no contest after he tested positive for marijuana.

Marquardt is 35-17-2 with 11 wins by KO and 16 by submission. He’s a disappointing 2-4 in his last six fights and last fought at UFC on Fox 23 in January. He faced Sam Alvey that night and lost by unanimous decision.

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