Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the media that UFC 232 between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson Was moved from T-Mobile Arena to The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The Forum is where Magic Johnson, Kareem, and also the L.A. Lakers failed their job until the late 1980’s.
Can Jones take down Gustafsson in Showtime’s old haunt? Or, will Alexander come up huge? Check out analysis, UFC chances, and picks for the 5 top fights on UFC 232’s main card!
UFC 232 Odds & Betting Preview
When: Saturday, Dec. 29 at 10:00 pm MST
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Alex Volkanovski vs Chad Mendes
UFC 232 Truth: Volkanovski +130 / Mendes -150
Mendes is your favorite although Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski includes a higher knockdown average every 15 minutes, flooring his opponents .73 after every quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his opponents .68 each 15 minutes.
The key in this battle is Mendes’ patience and grappling skill versus Volkanovski’s aggression. If Mendes can weather the first part of the struggle, he must be in a position to win a determination or wear Volkanovski by Round 3.
UFC 232 Pick: Chad Mendes
Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi
UFC 232 Odds: Anderson +130 / Latifi -150
This looks like a bad matchup for its demanding Ilir Latifi. Even though a fantastic brawler, 40% of Latifi’s wins have come via KO or TKO, he’s up against it contrary to the exceptionally proficient Corey Anderson. Anderson’s won 67 percent of his struggles via conclusion. He takes his time and utilizes both a strong standup and ground game to outside point his opponents. Anderson’s 6′ 3″ to Latifi’s 5′ 10″ and has a significant 6″ achieve advantage. Anderson takes it. UFC 232 Select: Corey Anderson
Michael Chiesa vs Carlos Condit
UFC 232 Truth: Chiesa -180 / Condit +150
27-5 Carlos Condit was one of the most feared fighters at UFC. He shows up on Dec. 29 a dog to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to this off a loss, however, he has an awesome ground game.
He has never knocked out one competitor. However he averages a takedown 2.87 times every quarter hour. That is impressive. What is also impressive is his takedown accuracy, 39%, and his takedown defense, 68 percent.
Chiesa puts a beating on Conduit and wins a decision.
UFC 232 Select: Michael Chiesa
Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
UFC 232 Truth: Nunes +215 / Cyborg -265
Does Amanda Nunes have any chance against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a fantastic fighter. Cyborg is a superb fighter. She has won 85% of her struggles via KO. Also, but in which Nunes has an advantage, but in grappling, Cyborg’s got exceptional defense.
Cris prevents 91% of takedown attempts. Unless she doesn’t appear ready to fight, Cyborg should end Amanda Nunes’ night .
UFC 232 Pick: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones