Future hall of fame fighter #1 ranked Jose Aldo, 25-2, heads back to the Octagon to face one of his biggest rivals, #2 ranked Frankie Edgar, at UFC 200: Cormier vs. Jones 2. The biggest night in UFC history takes place on Saturday, July 9, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Edgar versus Aldo is on the main card.
Edgar last lost at UFC 156 in 2013. Edgar lost to Aldo at UFC 156. Since the loss, he has won 5 fights in a row. Aldo lost his last fight to Conor McGregor at UFC 194. Before the loss, Aldo had been close to unbeatable.
How To Bet UFC 200 Jose Aldo vs Frankie Edgar
The UFC 200 betting odds are interesting in the sense that Frankie Edgar is a slight favorite over Jose Aldo. Edgar is at -120. Aldo is at -110.
What: UFC 200
Who: Jose Aldo Vs Frankie Edgar
When: Saturday, July 9, 2016
Start Time: 7 PM ET
Where: Las Vegas, Nevada
Stadium: T-Mobile Arena
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Why Bet Jose Aldo (-110) at UFC 200
Aldo didn’t show his best versus Conor McGregor. He’s one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He ran into McGregor when McGregor was at the top of his powers. Not only that, but Aldo went into the fight off of a long layoff. That Jose Aldo, the one that got knocked out by McGregor with only 5 strikes, won’t be the same guy that shows up on July 9.
Why Bet Frankie Edgar (-120) at UFC 200
Edgar has been a buzz saw in the division since losing to Aldo. He’s won 5 fights in a row since the Aldo loss. This includes winning 2 fights in 2015. First, he won a unanimous decision over Urijah Faber at UFC Fight Night, May 16, 2015. Then, he knocked out Chad Mendes in Round 1 on The Ultimate Fighter on Dec. 11, 2015
UFC 200 Expert Pick & Fight Prediction
This should be the fight of the night. McGregor shocked Aldo but it was sort of to be expected. He had a lot of inches on Aldo and Aldo’s style of going forward and exchanging strikes worked perfectly into McGregor’s hands.
The first fight between these 2 was a classic. Aldo out struck Edgar 76 to 60. But Edgar took Aldo down twice. The rematch should be just as spectacular of a fight. In fact, with the exception of Cormier versus Jones, this should be the battle that MMA fans don’t miss at UFC 200.
Who wins? To be honest, I don’t know. The analytical part of my brain says that Frankie does enough to get a unanimous decision. But the emotional part of me is with Jose Aldo, who I think is dying to prove that the McGregor loss was a fluke.
I’m going with my emotions. I’m siding with Aldo in a split decision.