Ultimate Fighting Championships President Dana White alerted the media that UFC 232 between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson has been Transferred from T-Mobile Arena into The Forum in Inglewood, California.
The Forum is where Magic Johnson, Kareem, and also the L.A. Lakers failed their job before the late 1980's.
Can Jones take down Gustafsson in Showtime's old haunt? Or, will Alexander appear huge? Check out analysis, UFC odds, and picks 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 although Volkanovski is 18-1 while Mendes is 18-4. Vokanovski has a higher knockdown average every 15 minutes, floor his competitors .73 after each quarter-hour while Mendes takes down his competitors .68 every quarter hour.
The key in this fight is Mendes' patience and grappling skill versus Volkanovski's aggression. If Mendes can weather the early part of the struggle, he should 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 its tough 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 skilled Corey Anderson. Anderson's won 67% of his fights via conclusion. He takes his time and uses both a strong standup and ground game to outside stage his opponents. Anderson's 6' 3" to 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 Truth: 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 puppy to Michael Chiesa. Chiesa heads to the off a loss, however, he has an wonderful ground game.
He has never pumped out a single competitor. Stillhe averages a takedown 2.87 occasions every quarter hour. That's impressive. What is also striking is his takedown accuracy, 39 percent, 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 shot against Cris Cyborg? Not really. Nunes is a good fighter. Cyborg is a fighter. She has won 85% of her fights via KO. Also, but in which Nunes has an edge, in grappling, Cyborg's got excellent defense.
Cris averts 91% of takedown efforts. Unless she does not 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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