RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 218
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 218

This article is part of our RotoWire Staff Picks series.

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 ChampionshipHollowayHollowayHolloway
Alistair Overeem (+205) vs.
Francis Ngannou (-245)
HeavyweightNgannouOvereemNgannou
Henry Cejudo (-255) vs.
Sergio Pettis (+215)
FlyweightCejudoCejudoCejudo
Eddie Alvarez (+155) vs.
Justin Gaethje (-175)
LightweightAlvarezGaethjeAlvarez
Michelle Waterson (+170) vs.
Tecia Torres (-200)
Women's StrawweightWatersonWatersonTorres
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 ChampionshipHollowayAldo
Alistair Overeem (+205) vs.
Francis Ngannou (-245)
HeavyweightOvereemOvereem
Henry Cejudo (-255) vs.
Sergio Pettis (+215)
FlyweightCejudoPettis
Eddie Alvarez (+155) vs.
Justin Gaethje (-175)
LightweightGaethjeAlvarez
Michelle Waterson (+170) vs.
Tecia Torres (-200)
Women's StrawweightTorresTorres
RECORD 3-2 2-3
OVERALL (since UFC 200) 39-24 17-15
PERCENTAGE .619 .531

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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