Betting: UFC 232 Predictions

It is nearly time for the fights and we have last minute predictions to help you beat the bookies. Following previous weeks with success rate of over 60% on average we aim to give you another week of bank.

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Main Event: Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustafsson

After 5 long years, finally we finally get the rematch to what was not only fight of the year, but one of the greatest fights of all time.

Jones is coming back after over a year layoff following a failed drug test after his win against Daniel Cormier.

Coming in to this one, Jones is a decent sized favourite, and rightly so, considering he won the first fight. However, not everyone believes he should have.

Jonesseems to show up to the biggest fights and this is certainly one of them. There was much debate as to how hard he actually trained for the first fight but there is no question as to whether he will take this one serious. Both fighters will possess the same skills as before but I believe that Gustafsson has much better striking than before. Unless his takedown defence is significatly worse and can’t stop jones from outgrappling him, I believe Gus has a serious chance of winning this fight.

If Jones is not on his game there could be a serious upset, and im calling it. I see Gustafsson outpointing jones in a razor close split decision.

Prediction: Gustafsson via Decision

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Co-main Event: Cyborg vs. Nunes

In my opinion Nunes is being completely overlooked in this fight and maybe its justifued – Nunes has power, Cyborg has more. Nunes has speed, Cyborg has more.

However, I strongly believe that Nunes possesses a sizeable advantage  in the grappling department. I have noticed in Cyborgs previous fights that she has has problems when in grappling exchanges. She got dominated early on in the clinch by Holm and she was taken down easily against Kunitskaya.

I honestly believe that Nunes will aim to dominate Cyborg in the grappling ages, tire her out and outpoint her to a reasonably comfortable decision win. I could end up with egg on my face but im willing to put my neck on the line.

Prediction: Nunes via Decision

Other main card picks:

  • Michael Chiesa def. Carlos Condit via Submission (Round 2)
  • Corey Anderson def. Ilir Latifi via Decision
  • Chad Mendes def. Alexander Volkanovski via Decision.

Fox Sports 1 Prelims

  • Walt Harris def. Andrei Arlovski via TKO (Round 2)
  • Cat Zingano def. Megan Anderson via Decision
  • Petr Yan def. Douglas Silva de Andrade via Decision
  • Ryan Hall def. BJ Penn via Decision

Fight Pass Prelims

  • Nathaniel Wood def. Andre Ewell via TKO (Round 2)
  • Urijah Hall def. Bevon Lewis via TKO (Round 2)
  • Curtis Millender via Siyar Bahadurzada via Decision
  • Brian Kelleher def. Montel Jackson via Submission (Round 3)

Report: Sugar Sean O’Malley announces potential USADA violation – will no longer fight at UFC 229

“Sugar” Sean O’Malley (10-0-0) will no longer be fighting at UFC 229.

The undefeated rising star was set to face José Quiñónez in what had the potential to be his biggest fight yet but will miss out on the opportunity following being flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation.

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Report: Fighters react to news of Jon Jones USADA outcome

In the wake of the shocking news (for the purpose of this introduction lets all just pretend to be shocked) that former UFC lightweight champion Jon Jones will be free and clear to resume his career next month after being handed a 15 month suspension by USADA, his fellow ‘independent contractors’ have been taking to social media to share their thoughts on the subject.

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Report: USADA responds to Jon Jones pay off rumours

In the wake of USADA’s relatively swift response in dealing with Fabricio Werdum‘s failed drugs test in April, speculation has been rife as to why UFC’s anti-doping partner are taking so long to reach the conclusion of their case against Jon Jones.

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News: Fabricio Werdum handed two year suspension by USADA

It seems Brazilian veteran Fabricio Werdum won’t be back in the octagon any time soon.

The 41-year-old former UFC heavyweight champion has been handed a two year suspension by UFC anti-doping partner USADA stemming from a failed drugs test earlier this year.

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News: Jon Jones – ‘I want to break Cormier’s will. I want to break the idea of him thinking he can beat me.’

In life there are a number of things which are unquestionably linked together. Salt and Pepper. Pen and Paper. Night and Day. Despite everyone’s best efforts to move on, you can add Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones to that list. No matter what Cormier does, no matter how much he achieves, it feels like he’ll never be more than a few words away from Jon Jones.

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Report: Brock Lesnar written out of WWE RAW’s script to focus solely on MMA

Brock Lesnar appears to be taking his return to the UFC very seriously. It has been reported by Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer that Lesnar has been pulled from WWE Raw to focus on his return to the UFC Octagon.

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Report: Jon Jones tested by USADA for the first time this year fuelling rumours of a possible return

UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones has been tested by USADA for the first time in 2018. Following his suspension from the California Athletic State Commission, Jones has largely stayed silent from the public, Twitter notwithstanding, until popping up on USADA’s testing database last week. Continue reading “Report: Jon Jones tested by USADA for the first time this year fuelling rumours of a possible return”

News: Anderson Silva suspended for one year after USADA confirm failed drugs test stemmed from contaminated supplement

Anderson Silva finally has some closure following his latest run in with USADA.

The former UFC middleweight champion has received a one year suspension from the UFC’s anti-doping partner stemming from a failed test prior to his scheduled fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai late last year. The test in question showed the synthetic anabolic steroid, methyltestosterone along with a diuretic in his system at the time the sample was taken.

USADA have ruled that this failure stemmed from a contaminated supplement the Brazilian had been using at the time.

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