JONES VS GUSTAFSSON UFC 232 BETTING ODDS PICKS AND PREDICTIONS
ALEXANDER GUSTAFSSON (RECORD: 18-4, +235 UNDERDOG, POWER RANKING: A)
The battle game of gustafsson starts with his span. At 6-foot-5 and a 79-inch reach, he’s second only to Jones in the division when it comes to length of light heavyweight’s best fighters. Gustafsson has some of the best footwork in the division. He uses that in conjunction with a high IQ boxing art. He has excellent hand speed and will be the best boxer in the division with his ability to throw and connect mixes. He does not have the power that the majority of the best light heavyweights have, but he makes up for it with his high work rate, landing 4.18 considerable strikes per minute. His ground game is certainly not his power, but he has excellent takedown defense at 85 percent. In a joint 50 minutes at the cage with Cormier and Jones, he was just taken down twice.
JON JONES (RECORD: 22-1-1, -255 FAVORITE, FIGHTER GRADE: A++)
The very long time Jackson’s MMA product is the very best fighter in the world for many reasons. To begin, physically he’s very talented in that his 84.5″ inch achieve is right near the surface of the sport. Jones uses his length. He lands a whopping 2.29 significant strikes a minute more than that he consumes. He places him right near the very top of this UFC in that regard. He combines that with 95 percent takedown defense. He mixes that defensive art with a creative striking game by means of a great deal of unorthodox kicks.
On the floor, Jones has as barbarous of earth and pound as anyone in MMA. He delivers vicious elbows in top control and is capable of finishing in any fight with that position. If there’s any weakness in Jones’ match, it’s lack of big-time power.
In a rematch of the best fights in the history of the UFC, Jones will once again look to become the light heavyweight champion of the world because he takes on one of his biggest rivals in Gustafsson. Both fighters are coming from extensive layoffs, so off the bat there are some question marks on ring rust and if there’s been any regression in skills. What’s more, the fight being moved from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on less than two weeks’ notice forcing changes struggle week prep generates more innuendo around the bout. With both fighters influenced, one must handicap that aspect a clean and look at it strictly from a competitive perspective.
Though the sample size is modest, Jones has had maybe his main battles with long, rangy fighters. The fight of his career was his first battle with Gustafsson. The Swede landed 110 significant strikes because bout in comparison to the 134 landed by the American. With that in mind, Gustafsson threw 71 more important strikes during the struggle. Gus was more busy, but Jones landed the larger, more purposeful punches particularly in the subsequent rounds. Since Jones has added more muscle because this bout, expect power to become even more of a factor in this bout. Gustafsson will have optimism from this very first battle, however, the X Factor is Jones’ increased electricity permitting him to land more devastating blows.
This is supposed to be another classic, however Gustafsson’s shortage of a single punch knockout power is going to be his undoing as Jones will have the ability to take control in stretches knocking Gustafsson backwards. In the end, anticipate this particular bout to go to the scorecards with Jones once again continuing his tremendous run near the peak of the light heavyweight division.
Prediction: Jones by decision +225 is the best play on this particular fight.
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