Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the Press that UFC 232 Involving Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been moved from T-Mobile Arena to The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The Forum is where Magic Johnson, Kareem, and the L.A. Lakers did their job before the late 1980’s.
Will 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 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 Truth: Volkanovski +130 / Mendes -150
Mendes is your preferred even though Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski includes a higher knockdown average each 15 minutes, floor his competitors .73 after each quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his opponents .68 each 15 minutes.
The secret in this battle is Mendes’ patience and grappling skill versus Volkanovski’s aggression. In case Mendes can weather the early part of the struggle, he must be in a position to acquire a decision 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. Although a great brawler, 40 percent 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 fights 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 Odds: Chiesa -180 / Condit +150
27-5 Carlos Condit used to be among the most feared fighters at UFC. He shows up on Dec. 29 a dog to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to this a loss, but he has an awesome ground game.
He has never knocked out a single competitor. However he averages a takedown 2.87 times every 15 minutes. That is impressive. What is also impressive is his takedown precision, 39%, and his takedown defense, 68%.
Chiesa places a beating on Conduit and wins a decision.
UFC 232 Select: Michael Chiesa
Amanda Nunes vs Cris Cyborg
UFC 232 Odds: Nunes +215 / Cyborg -265
Does Amanda Nunes have some chance against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a fantastic fighter. Cyborg is a great fighter. She’s won 85 percent of her struggles via KO. Also, but in which Nunes has an edge, in grappling, Cyborg’s got excellent protection.
Cris averts 91 percent of takedown attempts. Unless she doesn’t show up ready to fight, Cyborg should end Amanda Nunes’ night .
UFC 232 Pick: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones