UFC 214 Betting Odds and Predictions
UFC 214 is your very piled PPV of 2017. Three title fights plus a bevy of thrilling, ridiculously good struggles clutter the 12-fight event. Obviously, the main event is the long-awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title.
The principal card also features Tyron Woodley trying to keep his welterweight gold against UFC stalwart Demian Maia. Pluswe see Cyborg eventually proceed after the new-ish women’s featherweight title when she takes on the tough Tonya Evinger.
Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones
Daniel Cormier (+210) has a legitimate claim to being the best technical wrestler to ever grace the Octagon. The former Olympian is about controlling his competitor and grinding out victories in the most barbarous way possible. «DC» is a chain-wrestling specialist who works his finest when he gets his opponent on the cage and can just chip off. From the clinch, he can either work his strikes or utilize a large number of takedowns to get in addition to his competitor. And when Cormier is at the top, he melts down on his opponent quickly, fluidly alterations and absolutely suffocates them.
The striking game is still very meat-and-potatoes to get Cormier, but it is effective. He moves forward behind his jab and leg kicks, which he uses well to battle larger than his small-for-the-division frame. He does not exactly sport amazing knockout skill in his hands but his developing striking game is built to feed into his grappling.
Jon Jones (-270) is excellent at each aspect of the fight game, but his best physical attribute comes thanks for his freakishly long reach. His long arms give him the capability to chip off throughout the bout while periodically moving into hit devastating shots in close, typically with his elbows. This results in another area of dominance in the former champ; the clinch. His length is an incredible advantage in tight and Jones has developed the technical ability to leverage that to catastrophic strikes.
One of the most intriguing aspects for Jones has ever been his flexibility. Throughout his career, we’ve seen him challenge his competitors with their strengths and end up victorious. This, of course, was most noteworthy when he outwrestled and outgrinded Cormier within their first meeting.
As long as people get the Jon Jones of old, he should easily win this battle. In his prime, nobody can touch Jones and he was likely the best fighter to ever step in a cage. If he looks anywhere as mediocre as he did in his last struggle against Ovince Saint Preux, Cormier will eat him alive. Until someone beats»Bones,» you can not select against him.