The UFC retains its last event of 2017 as it sets up the Octagon for UFC 219 in Las Vegas on December 30. The major event will see the dominant Cristiane“Cyborg“ Justino put her UFC featherweight title at stake against Holly Holm.
There’s plenty to appreciate beyond the leading main event with the likes of Khabib Nurmagomedov, Edson Barboza, Carlos Condit and Marc Diakiese on the card.
Cyborg vs Holly Holm
We observe Cyborg (-360) since she’s made a profession out of ruining her opponents. Cyborg has ever been among the most competitive fighters in the industry but the prior Invicta featherweight champion has learned to harness that thanks for her time with Rafael Cordeiro. The real meat to her game is your jab, as Cyborg will throw the jab out before an opponent feels the need to fire back then she will counter with rapid, fight-ending intentions.
Cyborg is a massive fighter that possesses huge strength for demanding clinch conflicts — although she’s also technically well served in this region too. Her normal balance and core strength make takedown attempts typically unsuccessful.
Holly Holm (+270) is at her best when she can dictate the space and speed of the struggle. The former pro boxer is excellent at picking away at her competition from a distance as a result of her clean, smooth footwork. At this period,“The Preacher’s Daughter“ tends to throw a steady diet of lefts and wait for her opportunity to counter. Although boxing was her very first sport, Holm has done a wonderful job adding kicks to her repertoire with the notorious Jackson-Wink oblique kick playing an important role. When a fight becomes dirty or she tries to proceed, the former bantamweight champion is a great deal more hittable.
Concerning grappling, Holm is strong from the clinch and owns great takedown defense. But if an opponent can get Holm to the mat, she does not offer much.
Holm is the stiffest challenge Cyborg has faced since Gina Carano eight years ago. Holm has the ability to potentially frustrate Cyborg with her motion and space management. Finally, Cyborg’s aggressive fashion will neutralize these benefits.
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