UFC 219: Cyborg vs Holm Betting Odds and Predictions

  • 12 Sep, 2019

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 place her UFC featherweight title on the line against Holly Holm. There’s plenty to love beyond the leading Principal 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 has made a profession from destroying her enemies. Cyborg has always been one of the most aggressive fighters in the business however, the prior Invicta featherweight champion has learned to exploit that thanks for her time together with Rafael Cordeiro. The real meat to her match is your jab, as Cyborg will throw the jab out before a competitor feels the need to fire back — then she will counter with quick, fight-ending goals. Cyborg is a huge fighter that owns huge strength for tough clinch battles — although she’s also technically well served in this area too. Her normal balance and core strength make takedown attempts typically ineffective. Holly Holm (+270) is at her best when she can dictate the distance and pace of the fight. The former professional fighter is great at picking away at her opponent from a distance thanks to her clean, smooth footwork. At this period,”The Preacher’s Daughter” will throw a steady diet of lefts and wait for her chance to counter. Though boxing was her first sport, Holm has done a wonderful job adding kicks for her repertoire with the infamous Jackson-Wink oblique kick playing an important part. When a fight becomes dirty or she attempts to proceed, the former bantamweight champion is much more hittable. In terms of grappling, Holm is solid from the clinch and possesses excellent takedown defense. But if an opponent can get Holm to the mat, she doesn’t offer much. Holm is the stiffest challenge Cyborg has confronted since Gina Carano eight decades ago. Holm has the capacity to possibly frustrate Cyborg with her motion and space control. Finally, Cyborg’s aggressive fashion will neutralize these advantages. Read more: golf2019pro.com

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Dr. Patrick Cohn is the owner of Peak Performance Sports and a world-renowned mental training expert who works with athletes of all levels including junior, collegiate, professional, and senior athletes.
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