UFC Betting Odds for Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar

July 6th, 2016 UFC

Jose Aldo versus Frankie Edgar UFC OddsFans who are going to bet on UFC 200 on Saturday, July 9th will bear witness to something of an oddity – other than Brock Lesnar making his grand return, that is. Even though the current UFC Featherweight Champion is Conor McGregor, the landmark event will feature a Featherweight Championship bout involving Jose Aldo versus Frankie Edgar – and unfortunately it will not be a Triple Threat match including the incumbent champ. As a result of the Irishman’s forays outside of his division, the company booked the Aldo vs. Edgar fight for an interim UFC Featherweight Championship, for which the UFC betting odds are as follows:

Frankie Edgar – 4½ (-120) -115 
Jose Aldo – 4½ (EV) -105
Frankie “The Answer” Edgar
Country: USA.
Age: 34 years old.
MMA record: 20 wins (6 by KO, 4 by submission, 10 by decision), 4 losses (0 by KO, 0 by submission, 4 by decision), 1 draw.
KO percentage: 26%
Submission percentage: 21%
Decision percentage: 53%
Height: 5’6”
Weight: 145 pounds.
Reach: 68”
Leg reach: 37”
Strikes landed/minute: 3.5
Strike accuracy: 39.7%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 2.08
Defense: 71.1%
Takedown average: 2.7
Takedown accuracy: 37.8%
Takedowns defended: 65.6%
Submission average: .36
Style: Wrestling, Boxing, BJJ.
Team: Ricardo Almeida BJJ, KHK MMA Team.
Trained by: Ricardo Almeida, Renzo Gracie, Mark Henry, Steve Rivera, Kru Phil Nurse.
Rank: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Active: 2005-present.
Jose “Junior” Aldo
Country: Brazil.
Age: 29 years old.
MMA record: 25 wins (14 by KO, 2 by submission, 9 by decision), 2 losses (1 by KO, 1 by submission).
KO percentage: 60%
Submission percentage: 4%
Decision percentage: 36%
Height: 5’7”
Weight: 145 pounds.
Reach: 70”
Leg reach: 40”
Strikes landed/minute: 3.2
Strike accuracy: 43.6%
Strikes absorbed/minute: 1.9
Defense: 72.2%
Takedown average: .9
Takedown accuracy: 72.2%
Takedowns defended: 91.2%
Submission average: .21
Style: Muay Thai, Grappling.
Team: Nova União, Ruas Vale Tudo.
Trained by: Andre Pederneiras, Marcos Ruas.
Rank: Black belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black belt in luta livre.
Active: 2004-present.
Jose Aldo was the first and best UFC Featherweight champion following the UFC/WEC merger. All told the Brazilian made 9 successful title defenses (including one versus Edgar in 2013) as part of an 18-fight winning streak. His six-year reign came to a very sudden end when McGregor knocked Aldo out in 13 seconds – the fastest title bout finish in the history of the company – on December 12th, 2015 at UFC 194. The fact that Aldo has already defeated Edgar for this very same title, however, could sway more than a few people who bet on UFC his way.
As for Edgar, the once UFC Lightweight champion went through a slump in 2012-13, losing three fights in a row to Benson Henderson (twice) as well as the aforementioned Aldo match. Nevertheless, Edgar has bounced back pretty well, winning five consecutive fights – including one Fight of the Night and two Performances of the Night – giving fans who bet on UFC plenty of reasons to back him up.

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