Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the media that UFC 232 Involving 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 did their work until the late 1980’s.
Can Jones take down Gustafsson in Showtime’s old haunt? Or, will Alexander come up huge? Have a look at analysis, UFC chances, 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 Truth: Volkanovski +130 / Mendes -150
Mendes is the preferred even though Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski includes a greater knockdown average each 15 minutes, floor his opponents .73 after every quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his opponents .68 each quarter hour.
The key in this fight is Mendes‘ patience and grappling ability versus Volkanovski’s aggression. If Mendes can weather the early 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 Truth: Anderson +130 / Latifi -150
This looks like a bad matchup for the demanding Ilir Latifi. Although a great brawler, 40 percent of Latifi’s wins have come via KO or TKO, he’s up against it versus the highly proficient Corey Anderson. Anderson’s won 67 percent of his struggles via conclusion. He takes his time and uses both a powerful standup and ground game to out point his opponents. Anderson’s 6′ 3″ into Latifi’s 5′ 10″ and contains a significant 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 puppy to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to the off a loss, but he has an wonderful ground game.
He’s never knocked out a single competitor. However , he averages a takedown 2.87 times every quarter hour. That’s impressive. What’s also striking is his takedown precision, 39 percent, and his takedown defense, 68%.
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’s won 85 percent of her fights via KO. Also, but where Nunes has an edge, in grappling, Cyborg’s got excellent defense.
Cris prevents 91 percent of takedown attempts. Unless she doesn’t show up ready to fight, Cyborg should finish Amanda Nunes‘ night .
UFC 232 Select: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones
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