UFC 214 Betting Odds and Predictions
UFC 214 is your most stacked PPV of 2017. Three name fights plus a bevy of exciting, ridiculously fantastic fights litter the 12-fight event. Of course, the most important event is the long-awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title.
The principal card also comprises Tyron Woodley trying to retain his welterweight gold from UFC stalwart Demian Maia. Pluswe see Cyborg finally proceed after the new-ish women’s featherweight title when she takes on the demanding Tonya Evinger.
Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones
Daniel Cormier (+210) has a valid claim to being the best technical wrestler to ever grace the Octagon. The former Olympian is all about controlling his competitor and grinding out victories in the most vicious way possible. “DC” is a chain-wrestling specialist who works his best when he puts his competitor about the cage and can just chip away. From the clinch, he could either work his strikes or use a large number of takedowns to get on top of his competitor. And when Cormier is at the top, he melts down on his opponent quickly, fluidly transitions and completely suffocates them.
The game that is striking is still quite meat-and-potatoes for Cormier, but it’s effective. He moves ahead behind his jab and leg kicks, which he utilizes well to fight larger than his small-for-the-division framework. He does not exactly sport amazing knockout skill within his hands but his developing striking game is constructed to feed to his grappling.
Jon Jones (-270) is excellent at each aspect of the fight game, but his best physical feature comes thanks to his freakishly long reach. His long arms give him the ability to chip away at fighters throughout the bout while occasionally moving in to hit devastating shots in close, typically with his elbows. This results in some other area of dominance in the former champ; the clinch. His span is an unbelievable asset in tight and Jones has developed the technical capability to leverage that to devastating strikes.
Among the most fascinating aspects for Jones has ever been his flexibility. Throughout his career, we have seen him challenge his competitors to their strengths and still end up victorious. This, clearly, was most notable when he outwrestled and outgrinded Cormier within their first meeting.
So long as we get the Jon Jones of older, he should easily win this fight. In his prime, nobody can touch Jones and he was probably the best fighter to step inside a cage. If he looks anywhere as mediocre as he failed in his last struggle against Ovince Saint Preux, Cormier will eat him alive. Until somebody beats”Bones,” you can not pick against him.
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