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RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 218

Max Holloway and Jose Aldo meet once again to battle it out for the UFC featherweight belt. Meanwhile two top heavyweight contenders fight for the possibility of a title shot. Both matchups and more go down in Detroit this weekend. See who the RotoWire MMA Staff thinks will take home the win below.

If you're looking for a fantasy-specific breakdown of these fights on DraftKings, click here for Jon Litterine's UFC 218 preview.

MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS JON EVAN JAKE
(C) Max Holloway (-310) vs.
Jose Aldo (+255)
Featherweight Championship Holloway Holloway Holloway
Alistair Overeem (+205) vs.
Francis Ngannou (-245)
Heavyweight Ngannou Overeem Ngannou
Henry Cejudo (-255) vs.
Sergio Pettis (+215)
Flyweight Cejudo Cejudo Cejudo
Eddie Alvarez (+155) vs.
Justin Gaethje (-175)
Lightweight Alvarez Gaethje Alvarez
Michelle Waterson (+170) vs.
Tecia Torres (-200)
Women's Strawweight Waterson Waterson Torres
RECORD 4-1 2-3 5-0
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 55-37 50-42 59-33
PERCENTAGE .598 .543 .641
 
MATCHUP WEIGHT CLASS RICHARD CHRIS
(C) Max Holloway (-310) vs.
Jose Aldo (+255)
Featherweight Championship Holloway Aldo
Alistair Overeem (+205) vs.
Francis Ngannou (-245)
Heavyweight Overeem Overeem
Henry Cejudo (-255) vs.
Sergio Pettis (+215)
Flyweight Cejudo Pettis
Eddie Alvarez (+155) vs.
Justin Gaethje (-175)
Lightweight Gaethje Alvarez
Michelle Waterson (+170) vs.
Tecia Torres (-200)
Women's Strawweight Torres Torres
RECORD 3-2 2-3
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 39-24 17-15
PERCENTAGE .619 .531


All odds taken from BestFightOdds.com on the afternoon of November 28.

THE PLAYERS

Jon Litterine: RotoWire lead MMA beat writer and scribe for our weekly DrafKings preview. Lead analyst on the RotoWire MMA Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JonLitterine.

Evan Dahl: Pens our bi-weekly MMA Barometer column. Follow him on Twitter at @RealEvanDahl.

Jake Letarski: MMA and NCAA Hoops Senior Editor. Sirius XM contributor. Host of the RotoWire MMA Podcast, RotoWire Fantasy Football Podcast and RotoWire DFS Podcast. Follow him on Twitter at @JakeSki52.

Richard Mann: Richard is a stats-based analyst that has appeared on ESPN MMA via Fightmetric. He handles event recaps in our Fight Stat Wrap column, and maintains his own, data-driven MMA blog at StrikescoreMMA.com. Follow him on Twitter at @RichardAMann.

Chris Olson: Contributor at RotoWire for DFS Baseball, as well as MMA fight recaps. Follow him on Twitter at @RealChrisOlson.

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