Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the media that UFC 232 Involving Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been Transferred 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 before the late 1980’s.
Can Jones take down Gustafsson in Showtime’s old haunt? Or, how will Alexander appear huge? Check out analysis, UFC odds, and selections for the 5 best 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 Odds: Volkanovski +130 / Mendes -150
Mendes is your preferred although Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski includes a higher knockdown average each 15 minutes, flooring his competitors .73 after each quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his opponents .68 every quarter hour.
The key in this battle is Mendes’ patience and grappling skill versus Volkanovski’s aggression. In case Mendes can weather the first part of the struggle, he should be in a position to acquire a decision or wear down Volkanovski by Round 3.
UFC 232 Pick: Chad Mendes
Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi
UFC 232 Truth: Anderson +130 / Latifi -150
This looks like a bad matchup for its demanding Ilir Latifi. Although a great brawler, 40% of Latifi’s wins have come via KO or TKO, he’s up against it contrary to the exceptionally skilled Corey Anderson. Anderson’s won 67% of his fights via decision. He takes his time and uses both a powerful standup and ground game to outside stage his opponents. Anderson’s 6′ 3″ to Latifi’s 5′ 10″ and contains a significant 6″ reach 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 one of the most feared fighters at UFC. He shows up on Dec. 29 a dog to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to this a loss, however, he’s got an wonderful ground game.
He has never pumped out one competitor. However he averages a takedown 2.87 times each 15 minutes. That is impressive. What is also striking is his takedown precision, 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 any shot against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a good fighter. Cyborg is a superb fighter. She has won 85% of her fights via KO. Also, but where Nunes has an edge, in grappling, Cyborg’s got excellent defense.
Cris prevents 91% of takedown efforts. Unless she does not show up ready to battle, Cyborg should finish Amanda Nunes’ night early.
UFC 232 Pick: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones