Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the media that UFC 232 between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson Was moved from T-Mobile Arena into The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The Forum is where Magic Johnson, Kareem, and the L.A. Lakers failed their job before the late 1980’s.
Will Jones take down Gustafsson in Showtime’s old haunt? Or, how will Alexander come up huge? Have a look at analysis, UFC chances, and picks for the 5 best struggles on UFC 232’s most important 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 Odds: Volkanovski +130 / Mendes -150
Mendes is your preferred even though Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski has a higher knockdown average every 15 minutes, floor his opponents .73 after every quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his opponents .68 each 15 minutes.
The secret in this fight is Mendes’ patience and grappling skill versus Volkanovski’s aggression. In case Mendes can weather the early part of the struggle, he should be in a position to win a determination or wear Volkanovski by Round 3.
UFC 232 Select: Chad Mendes
Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi
UFC 232 Odds: Anderson +130 / Latifi -150
This looks like a bad matchup for the tough Ilir Latifi. Even though a great brawler, 40% of Latifi’s wins have come via KO or TKO, he is up against it contrary to the exceptionally skilled Corey Anderson. Anderson’s won 67 percent of his fights via decision. He takes his time and utilizes both a strong standup and ground game to outside point his opponents. Anderson’s 6′ 3″ into Latifi’s 5′ 10″ and contains a substantial 6″ achieve advantage. Anderson takes it. UFC 232 Pick: Corey Anderson
Michael Chiesa vs Carlos Condit
UFC 232 Truth: Chiesa -180 / Condit +150
27-5 Carlos Condit was among the most feared fighters in UFC. He shows up on Dec. 29 a dog to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to this off a loss, however, he’s got an awesome ground game.
He has never pumped out one opponent. Stillhe averages a takedown 2.87 times each 15 minutes. That is impressive. What is also impressive is his takedown accuracy, 39 percent, and his takedown defense, 68 percent.
Chiesa puts a beating on Conduit and wins a decision.
UFC 232 Pick: Michael Chiesa
Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
UFC 232 Truth: Nunes +215 / Cyborg -265
Can Amanda Nunes have some chance against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a good fighter. Cyborg is a fighter. She has won 85 percent of her fights via KO. Not only that, but in which Nunes has an advantage, but in grappling, Cyborg’s got exceptional defense.
Cris prevents 91% of takedown efforts. Unless she does not appear ready to fight, Cyborg should finish Amanda Nunes’ night .
UFC 232 Select: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones