Having not featured since his win over Frankie Edgar back at UFC 200 in July, Jose Aldo has announced that he is set for a return to the Octagon, taking on Max Holloway at UFC 208 in Brooklyn on February 11. Holloway won the interim featherweight championship with a victory over Anthony Pettis last weekend and immediately called out the Brazilian afterward. Despite no official confirmation surrounding the encounter, it is expected that UFC boss Dana White will confirm the fight in the coming days.
Despite Betway having not opened up their betting market on the fight as yet, Aldo will undoubtedly be the favourite, having lost just two fights during his whole career, including his infamous battle with Conor McGregor back at UFC 194. Meanwhile, Holloway secured his 10th straight victory with a TKO stoppage over Pettis at UFC 206, with his last defeat also coming to McGregor back in 2013.
Before then, however, UFC 207 takes place on December 30 in Nevada, with Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt, as well as Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez, set to do battle. Betway are backing Cruz and Velasquez to come out on top in their respective contests, however, there is no doubt what the main event of the evening will be.
Finally, after a year away from the sport, Ronda Rousey makes her long awaited comeback to UFC, with one of the biggest stars in the organisation’s history taking on reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207. Despite her absence, Rousey is the favourite for victory with Betway, with the 29-year-old having won her first twelve UFC fights, before a shock defeat to Holly Holm back in November 2015. Nunes will be no pushover, however, with the Brazilian powerful and destructive at her very best. However, while she has improved technically over the years, she doesn’t last long in fights, with her grappling skills often being the first thing to fade, something that Rousey will undoubtedly be looking to exploit.