Odds & Picks Cormier V Jones 2 at UFC 214Noah Williams
After two and a half years of nearly incessant trash-talking, bragging and just plain old bad-mouthing one another, reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier and former champ Jon ‘Bones’ Jones are finally going to take to the Octagon at UFC 214 for their long-awaited and highly-anticipated championship rematch and like most MMA fans everywhere, I couldn’t be more excited.
If you’re planning on betting on this absolutely monstrous championship matchup and you want to know which elite mixed martial artist is going to end up with his fists raised and which one is going be laying on the mat in a crumpled heap, then look no further.
UFC 214 Odds & Picks Cormier V Jones 2
What: UFC 214
Who: Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones
When: Saturday, July 29, 2017
Start Time: 11:00 PM ET
Where: Honda Center, Anaheim, CA
Moneyline: Daniel Cormier +245 vs Jon Jones -265
Game Total: 4.5
Watch: UFC Network
Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Why Bet on Dan ‘DC’ Cormier +245
There are a handful of very good reasons to best on Dan Cormier (19-1), the 5-foot-11-inch ‘fireplug’ of a fighter with a 72-inch reach. First and foremost, Cormier has only been beaten once in 20 career fights, even if that lone loss did come against Jon Jones via unanimous decision back in 2015 at UFC 182.
Cormier is a powerful guy, but also pretty well-rounded with some of the best wrestling skills in his weight class as evidenced by the fact that he has recorded six wins by way of KO, six more via submission and seven by way of decision.
Another pair of good reasons to back DC is this bout is that he certainly wasn’t embarrassed in his loss against Jones in their previous meeting and that he has some genuine dislike for Jones, which will provide more than enough motivation heading into their title bout rematch. Cormier also moves pretty well and is definitely a ‘smart’ fighter that won’t let himself get completely dominated in this bout, no matter the outcome. Cormier has won four straight fights since losing to Jones, although he did have a big scare against Alexander Gustafsson in his split decision title win at UFC 192 in October 2015.
Why Bet on Jon Bones Jones -265
There are a bunch of great reasons to back the favored Jon ‘Bones’ Jones(22-1) in this bout despite the fact that he hasn’t been in the Octagon since beating Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 in April of 2016.
First of all, Jones beat Cormier when the pair met for Jones’ championship title a couple of years ago, and while the fight went the distance, the outcome was never ever in doubt.
Jones is the bigger fighter, standing 6-feet-4 and has the much longer reach at 84-inches. Not only does Jones have the physical edge in this bout, but he’s also the better, more flexible and more versatile fighter that uses a mix of boxing, kickboxing, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and wrestling to generally overwhelm his opponents.
Jones has also never been beaten in his MMA career, with his only ‘loss’ coming by way of disqualification for using the banned ‘12-6’ elbows against Matt Hamill way back in 2009. Last but not least, the best reason to back Jon Jones in this title bout is the fact that I believe he generally despises his trash-talking rival and wants to shut DC’s mouth once and for all.
UFC 214 Analysis and Expert Prediction
I don’t care how you feel about Jon Jones, whether you love him like a relative or loathe him like he stole your mamma’s purse, the fact of the matter is that he is the faster, more athletic, more versatile – and hungrier – fighter in this UFC 214 championship showdown.
More importantly, I believe Bones Jones is absolutely pissed at all the negative things ‘DC’ has said about him over the last two years and that he wants to dominate him so utterly and completely that he never steps in the Octagon again. Jones has pure KO power, some serious submission skills and the stamina to outlast any fighter on the planet – if he’s in shape, which he will be.
I have absolutely no doubt that Jon ‘Bones’ Jones will win this rematch against Dan Cormier, this time in stunning fashion with a third round KO that comes by way of punches and kicks. Remember, you heard it here first people!