The UFC retains its final event of 2017 when 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 love 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 observe Cyborg (-360) because she’s made a profession from destroying her enemies. Cyborg has ever been among the most aggressive fighters in the business however, the former Invicta featherweight champion has learned to harness that thanks for her time together with Rafael Cordeiro. The real meat to her game is your jab, as Cyborg will relentlessly throw the jab out until a competitor feels the necessity to fire back then she’ll counter with rapid, fight-ending goals.
Cyborg is a huge fighter that possesses huge strength for demanding clinch conflicts — though she’s also technically well served in this region as well. Her normal balance and core power make takedown attempts typically unsuccessful.
Holly Holm (+270) is at her best when she can dictate the space and speed of the fight. The former pro boxer is great at picking away at her competition in the distance thanks to her clean, smooth footwork. At this distance,”The Preacher’s Daughter” tends to throw a continuous diet of lefts and then wait for her chance to counter. Though boxing was her very first game, Holm has done a wonderful job adding kicks for her repertoire with the infamous Jackson-Wink oblique kick playing an important role. When a fight becomes dirty or she attempts to proceed, the former bantamweight champion is much more hittable.
Concerning grappling, Holm is solid in the clinch and possesses great takedown defense. However, if an opponent can get Holm to the mat, then she does not offer much.
Holm is the stiffest challenge Cyborg has confronted since Gina Carano eight years ago. Holm has the capacity to possibly frustrate Cyborg together with her movement and space management. Eventually, Cyborg’s aggressive fashion will neutralize these advantages.
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