UFC 189 will take place on July 11 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. This match will feature a big match for the UFC Featherweight championship between current title holder Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor.
This is expected to be a very close bout from a UFC betting perspective. Aldo has a -140 line for the bout with McGregor being very close at +110. Additional bets relating to how long the bout will last and how it will end will also be posted as the date for the event comes a little closer. This especially comes amid the close records that these two fighters have. However, they are both people who are very tight in terms of how well they can compete.
A Look At Aldo
Jose Aldo has been a prominent figure in the featherweight class. Scarface has been the UFC featherweight champion since 2010. He has not lost a bout since 2005 either. He holds a 25-1 record with fourteen victories by knockout.
Since being promoted from being the WEC featherweight champion to the UFC ranks in 2010, Aldo, has successfully defended his title seven times. Five of these bouts were decided by a unanimous decision. Aldo has defeated Chad Mendes twice plus Frankie Edgar during this run.
Aldo prominently focuses on the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Luta Livre fighting styles. He has been certified as having black belts in both of these combat styles.
Looking At McGregor
Conor McGregor is one of the top fighters that Aldo will have faced. The Celtic Tiger is 17-2 with fifteen of his wins coming by knockout. He has won four of his last five bouts through knockouts on punches. These include victories over Diego Brandao and Dennis Siver.
McGregor uses a varied number of fighting moves in his performances. He focuses on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu but he also has experience in Taekwondo, karate, boxing and kickboxing.
McGregor’s two losses both came by submission. These were both early in his career; his last loss came in 2010 against Joseph Duffy.