Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the Press that UFC 232 Involving 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 did their job until the late 1980’s.
Will 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 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 the favorite although Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski has a greater knockdown average every 15 minutes, floor his opponents .73 after every quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his competitors .68 each quarter hour.
The key in this battle is Mendes’ patience and grappling ability versus Volkanovski’s aggression. If Mendes can weather the early part of the fight, he must be in a position to acquire a determination or wear down Volkanovski by Round 3.
UFC 232 Select: 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 fantastic brawler, 40% of Latifi’s wins have come via KO or TKO, he is up against it versus the highly proficient 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″ into Latifi’s 5′ 10″ and contains a significant 6″ reach 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 was one of the most feared fighters in UFC. He shows up on Dec. 29 a dog to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to the off a loss, however, he has an awesome ground game.
He’s never pumped out a single competitor. However , he averages a takedown 2.87 times every 15 minutes. That’s impressive. What’s 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 Truth: Nunes +215 / Cyborg -265
Does Amanda Nunes have some chance against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a fantastic fighter. Cyborg is a fighter. She has won 85% of her struggles via KO. Not only that, but where Nunes has an edge, in grappling, Cyborg’s got excellent defense.
Cris averts 91% of takedown attempts. Unless she does not show up ready to battle, Cyborg should finish Amanda Nunes’ night .
UFC 232 Select: Cris Cyborg
Alexander Gustafsson vs Jon Jones
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