Rejoice all fans of the UFC and Island life, because UFC Fight Island will be the location for another amazing main event at UFC Fight Night Holm vs Aldana. This article will give you enough information, UFC betting news, and advice about Holly Holm vs Irene Aldana in this Women’s Bantamweight bout.
The veteran Holm will take on the younger and rising Aldana on Saturday, and there are many things to consider in a betting preview that will give you a solid betting pick based on sportsbook odds. Find sports betting advice on any event in the BetUS Locker Room. Let’s take a look at the UFC odds for this weekend’s event.
Holly Holm (13-5-0) vs Irene Aldana (12-5-0)
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UFC Betting Line: Holly Holm -125 vs Irene Aldana -105
UFC Total Rounds: Over 4½ -260, Under 4½ +200
Holm vs Aldana Betting Preview
This main event fight falls into the old setup of older and experienced veteran Holm taking on the hungry and aggressive younger Aldana. This sets up as what should be an incredible fight that should go the full five rounds, but with the striking ability of these two, it could easily be a stoppage early if one of them gives an opening.
Aldana is the younger fighter and is extremely talented in her boxing skills. She has a tall and skinny body with the striking ability of a hammer when she hits. She will probably want to keep this fight on its feet if possible.
The ground that Aldana can cover needs to be noted also because she has some excellent movement around the Octagon and will be using it to look for the smallest opening by Holm. If Aldana can find an opportunity early she will go into that crack like a freight train of flurry, which could possibly end the fight.
Challenges for Aldana
One problem Aldana has to avoid is her history of getting takedown taken down quite often. Her weakness is mostly by trip cakes and something to watch for Holm to try and take advantage of.
When she does go to the mat, she is not necessarily uncomfortable. She has a really good submission game that she has relied on and has gotten more comfortable grappling. She probably has no fear when the match ends up on the mat and has put in a lot of time to help this.
There are lots of problems with much of what Aldana’s strengths are because Holm has so much experience in every aspect of fighting that you can almost make UFC bets just based on experience with her sometimes.
The problem with boxing if it stays that way is that Holm is an excellent counter puncher and will surely feel her opponent out for a while and then strike. Don’t get this message wrong. She will be striking early and often, but she will be fairly conservative in exposing herself to anything possible for Aldana.
There are a lot of tools in Holm’s toolbox for this fight as you would expect a former UFC Champion to be. Most cannot forget her explosion onto the UFC but also the UFC Betting scene when she took out legend Ronda Rousey. Her online sportsbook betting odds were incredibly high as nobody thought Ronda Rousey would get beat.
Holm is part of the American Kickboxing Academy and she’s got these long powerful kicks that not many focus on since she has so many strengths. She may be the women’s best UFC kicker — ever. She knows how to grapple also, and this fight will probably go to the ground when Holm is ready to take Aldana there. That is when it will prove trouble for Irene Aldana, so you can probably see where this UFC Pick for betting advice is heading.
Holm vs Aldana Betting Preview Free Betting Pick
Holly Holm -125
The fact that Holm sharpened up her grappling skills will be the kicker that closes out this fight. Holm will probably do plenty of striking and when she is ready to take Aldana down, she will. If she has trouble getting a takedown, she will put her up against the cage and while against the cage beat her up. She will be kicking her in the legs with her knee kicks and grinding her into the cage as much as she needs to.
This wearing-down process whether on the ground and pound or against the cage will be the undoing of the younger Aldana’s will and energy. Holm is excellent at finding weaknesses in opponents and this will be no different. A submission is the only chance that Aldana has at a win, and Holm will not let that happen. This will be either a unanimous decision, or if the youngster provides an opening at all, this will be a stoppage by knockout.