A featherweight title unification bout is set for UFC 212 as the undisputed champion Jose Aldo is set to take on interim champion Max Holloway on June 3.
MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released his opening odds for the featherweight title unification bout that has Aldo a slight favorite in the fight.
Featherweight title fight
Jose Aldo -130
Max Holloway +100
Kalikas had the following breakdown on MMAOddsBreaker of his opening line for the fight:
“It’s going to be a competitive fight, it’s probably going to hit the scorecards. Still, Aldo can finish anyone, anytime. He’s the best featherweight of all-time for a reason. Right now, the opening line is closer than people might anticipate, but a lot of that has to do with Holloway’s rise, especially in the eyes of bettors despite the fight being in Brazil. Holloway’s been bet up to an extreme degree in his last eight fights from the opening number, with the public riding him for almost all of his 10-bout winning streak. The recent run for Holloway has been much more impressive than that of Aldo, who has fought just over 15 rounds in the previous three years combined. Holloway is 10-0 during that same stretch dating back to the start of 2014, which is incredible and shows you the drastic difference in their level of activity. Aldo is a deserving favorite based on his longtime domination of the division until losing to Conor McGregor, who is coincidentally the last fighter to beat Holloway back in 2013. But there is obviously a lot of respect for Holloway and his recent run to the top along with the fact that he is just entering his prime while Aldo’s best years might be behind him.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.COM on 3/10/2017.