Global Fight Week culminates in UFC 226, one of the greatest cards on paper we’ve seen in some time. This card is piled to bottom — I would seriously advise watching nearly every one the bouts on this card — but that does not always lend itself nicely to bettors. Do not worry, I am here to bring you an in-depth breakdown and prediction for every fight on the primary card of UFC 226.
2018 Prediction Record To Date
Straight Up Picking Favorites Picking Underdogs
27-19 23-13 4-6
Stipe Miocic vs Daniel Cormier
Miocic (-250) has assembled his game around his world-class boxing skills. He constantly probes with his long jab as he waits for his opportunity to cancel. That being said, Miocic might be better if he’s fighting in a phone booth with much more power in his brief punches than many humans have, period. In addition, the reigning champion is a former D1 wrestler who has adapted his personality excellently to MMA. Ordinarily, these skills are used defensively but Miocic may also use them to wear down opponents — view his latest bout versus Francis Ngannou. When he has one big drawback, it is his defense. He’s got a terrible tendency to have a hit to provide a hit.
Cormier (+195) is first and foremost a series wrestling expert. The former Olympian is at his finest when he can get his competitor’s back against the cage and start working his enormous array of takedowns. If he gets on top, DC is a master at making his opponent work when offering them nowhere to go. His striking is not the sexiest however, the meat-and-potatoes approach has become an superb secondary skill set for Cormier. Though he is known to be a heavyweight — 13-0 at the weight class — his height and reach disadvantage is going to be pronounced in this one.
Unlike the gambling odds, I wouldn’t be shocked if Cormier won this fight. The only man to beat him is Jon Jones. However, Miocic is an excellent boxer who can make use of his reach advantage over the smaller Cormier and the heavyweight winner’s wrestling background means he won’t be steamrolled from the former Olympian.
Read more here: http://www3346.com