GDT: UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm

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  1. Avs_19

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    Date: December 30, 2017
    Venue: T-Mobile Arena
    City: Las Vegas, Nevada
    Time: 10pm ET/7pm PT
    Viewing: PPV

    MAIN CARD (PPV)

    Women's Featherweight Championship bout: Cris Cyborg (c) vs. Holly Holm
    Lightweight bout: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza
    Women's Strawweight bout: Cynthia Calvillo vs. Carla Esparza
    Welterweight bout: Carlos Condit vs. Neil Magny

    PRELIMINARY CARD (FS1, TSN 2)

    Light Heavyweight bout: Khalil Rountree vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk
    Lightweight bout: Dan Hooker vs. Marc Diakiese
    Featherweight bout: Myles Jury vs. Rick Glenn
    Flyweight bout: Louis Smolka vs. Matheus Nicolau

    PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass)

    Bantamweight bout: Tim Elliott vs. Mark De La Rosa
    Middleweight bout: Marvin Vettori vs. Omari Akhmedov​
     
  2. Avs_19

    Avs_19 Peter the Great

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    Not the star power you'd expect on the end of year PPV but it's a solid main card. It doesn't sound like they'll be able to find an opponent for Rivera so one of the prelim fights will probably get bumped up.
     
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    pumped for the two main event bouts. won't be watching til those come on.
     
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    So when are the whispers about Khabob possibly missing weight again going to start up?
     
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    This card quietly kind of sucks to be honest, at least for a PPV. Cyborg v Holm is whatever, and of course the co-main is great. Excited to see the return of Carlos Condit.

    But aside from that? I think the undercard has some interesting fighters, but there isn't too much here to get excited about.
     
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    Avs_19 Peter the Great

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    I'm usually not into the one-sided Cyborg fights either but I'm kinda intrigued by this one. At least she's finally fighting a high level fighter and not some random woman the promotion just signed to get beat up.

    Khabib/Barboza and Condit/Magny are the best fights on paper though.
     
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    The underrated perceived brawler who's really a well-put together counter striker (Cyborg) vs the overrated perceived counter striker who's really a weirdly put-together outside kickboxer (Holms). The way how Holly lost her last fights and how Bethe Correia was competitive, I can't see this being all that competitive stylistically.

    Cut some space, let Holly throw first, Counter, Rinse & Repeat. Cyborg does it that better than Valentina and GDR
     
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    I think Cyborg walks through Holm and gets a stoppage in the 2nd.
     
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    I could see two ways to win for Holly.

    (Stoppage) Holly is dangerous against people who walk forward. If she can time Cyborg's head movement maybe she can connect for a knockdown/tko/ko. Cyborg is kind of robotic with the way she ducks and bobs.

    (Decision) Maybe Holly can give ground, stick her with the jab and force Cyborg to change tactics. Make her circle or something. Not sure I've seen one of Cyborg's opponents succeed in taking control of the fight strategy before but we might see it if Holm can frustrate Cyborg's attacks and make her uncomfortable.
     
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    Khabib makes weight easily. That's a relief.
     
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    Well, third time's the charm. lol

    If he hadn't made weight, I don't see how the UFC could have ever considered booking him for a fight at 155 ever again...
     
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    the more i think about it, i think we see the return of the Jackson-Wink "running TF away" strategy. In fact, that's the only path to victory for Holm. She has to frustrate Cyborg to the point Cyborg has to get reckless.
     
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    Holm +650 inside the distance. Get on it.
     
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    Cyborg TKO 2nd round
    Barboza TKO leg kick 1st round
     
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    Pretty good slugfest here.
     
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    I'm predicting both Khabib and Cyborg to earn a finish on the ground via TKO. Maybe a sub for Khabib.
     
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    Bet all my vcash on Khabib. I think that's an easy win. Josh Thompson talked about him being a World beater at AKA.
     
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    That's an impressive debut by that polish guy against a very dangerous opponent. He should maybe think about 185 though with that build.
     
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    That guy was really flabby. He could probably make 170.
     
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    Tough to watch Condit nowadays. He's a shadow of his former self.
     
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    Girl fights are always hard to call. If they get hit hard enough, they tend to turtle and quit. That said, I'll take Calvill.o
     
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    Calvillo is a good athlete, but she needs a lot of work. Especially when Esparza is being a better striker
     
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    For an end of year card, this one really sucks.
     
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    "Cynthia Calvillo is heated. She just walked by press row shouting, "I won that ****!"

    I thought she lost.

    Apparently there are a lot of empty seats there tonight.
     
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    I thought she won but I don't care.
     

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