UFC Fight Night 214’s Main Card: Cormier vs. Jones Prediction

Can Jones keep up with his runny mouth?

 

Tough words have set the tone for the much-awaited rematch between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones, as witnessed during Wednesday’s press release event for UFC’s Fight Night 214. Insults and angry looks didn’t go amiss, and while we’ve all grown used to big mouths -as a rather common occurrence in the testosterone-filled world of mixed martial arts- Saturday’s night bout for the light heavyweight title promises to be one the best matches of the year.

 

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Insults and angry looks set the tone for Wednesday’s press release for UFC Fight Night 214. Courtesy of MMA

 

Cormier arrives at Anaheim as the defending champion, well aware of the need to prove to his critics, once and for all, that he IS the best in his division. – Jon Jones?  well… what CAN’T we say about Jones, his shiny record of poor behavior has landed him a bad boy label and he relishes in it, although, I am not sure if that is such a bad thing in the end.

An obnoxious attitude alone will never suffice to win a title, nevertheless, it sure has helped Jones to earn points with the odds makers. They do believe in Jones’ chances to take the title by force: BETMANIA currently has Jones as favorite for the fight with a -295 money line price; the total stands at 4 and half, with the juice mounting on the over.

A history of enmity

The bad blood between these two love birds goes back a whole two years, when Jones defeated a baffled and clearly unprepared Cormier. The latter then went to win the light heavyweight title, but it soon fell to the discredit of the UFC pundits, who collectively expressed their dissatisfaction before what they believe to be an undeserved honor. Both fighters have lots to win with a victory, though it is clear that Cormier has the worst hand at hand, or fist, should we say: he risks losing serious face and credibility over a defeat.

My Prediction

Strong men have been known to rise to the challenge when pressed by very difficult odds, by making good use of their experience and hardy discipline they eventually manage to save the day; that is just what I believe will unfold on Saturday: Jones will give his all to assert himself as the toughest contender of his league but Cormier will overcome his confidence predicament and successfully withstand the initial barrage, to later win by decision, or even obliteration!

Take Cormier on the plus price and you might see big winnings sweetly stack up in your balance… as for the total? the over is my best suggestion: Cormier has what it takes to beat Jones but it might take him a darn good time to achieve it.

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