The UFC retains its last event of 2017 as it sets up the Octagon for UFC 219 at Las Vegas on December 30. The major event will see the dominant Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino put her UFC featherweight title on the line against Holly Holm.
There’s plenty to appreciate beyond the stellar main event with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Edson Barboza, Carlos Condit and Marc Diakiese on the card.
Cyborg vs Holly Holm
We watch Cyborg (-360) because she’s made a career out of destroying her enemies. Cyborg has ever been one of the most competitive fighters in the business however, the prior Invicta featherweight champion has learned to exploit that thanks to her time together with Rafael Cordeiro. The actual meat to her match is the jab, as Cyborg will throw the jab out until an opponent feels the necessity to fire back then she’ll counter with quick, fight-ending intentions.
Cyborg is a huge fighter that owns huge strength for demanding clinch conflicts — although she is also technically well served in this area as well. Her normal balance and core power produce takedown attempts typically ineffective.
Holly Holm (+270) is at her best when she can dictate the distance and pace of the fight. The former pro boxer is great at picking away at her competition from a distance as a result of her clean, smooth footwork. At this period,”The Preacher’s Daughter” will throw a steady diet of lefts and await her opportunity to counter. Although boxing was her first sport, Holm has done a great job adding kicks for her repertoire with the notorious Jackson-Wink oblique kick playing an integral part. When a fight gets dirty or she tries to proceed, the former bantamweight champion is much more hittable.
Concerning grappling, Holm is solid from the clinch and possesses excellent takedown defense. However, if an opponent can get Holm into the mat, she does not offer much.
Holm is the stiffest challenge Cyborg has faced since Gina Carano eight years back. Holm has the ability to potentially frustrate Cyborg together with her movement and distance control. Finally, Cyborg’s aggressive style will neutralize these advantages.
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