UFC 232 sees the return of arguably the biggest, baddest man on the planet as Jon Jones returns to the octagon to face Alexander Gustafsson, after battling suspensions in the last few years.
He is undoubtedly one of the most talented fighters, but he just can’t seem to stay out of trouble.
UFC’s last event of 2018 will give fans an opportunity to see if he really is back and if he can overcome famed rival Daniel Cormier in 2019.
Our UFC expert gives you the best UFC bets from UFC 232.
Ilir Latifi v Corey Anderson
Ilir Latifi has only fought once this year, but what a fight it was, dominating Ovince Saint Preaux to win performance of the night honours, and The Sledgehammer looks a real problem in the light heavyweight division.
He isn’t afraid to get down and dirty on the floor and possesses excellent wrestling skills to complement his powerful punching ability.
Latifi enters as an 8/13 favourite over American Anderson. Anderson has a huge height advantage going into this contest and recently scored a great win over Glover Teixeira.
He enters as slight underdog at 5/4 and despite his proficient wrestling and Jiu-Jitsu skills, for me Anderson doesn’t quite possess the chin to truly reach the absolute top of this division, and against Latifi he will become unstuck. Chalk this up as a win for The Sledgehammer.
Cristiane Justino v Amanda Nunes
Cristiane Justino, or as she is better known, Cris Cyborg, is a problem in the women’s featherweight division.
Arguably one of the most complete fighters across both men’s and women’s UFC, she is very much the fighter everyone wants to beat.
Amanda Nunes shot to fame after destroying Ronda Rousey in UFC 207. The Lioness has gone from strength to strength since then, and has a real chance to beat Cyborg in what would undoubtedly be an upset.
Cyborg is a comfortable 4/11 favourite, but I think there is a great bit of value in Nunes winning, which can be found at 2/1.
Jon Jones v Alexander Gustafsson
The big one. Jon Jones has only lost once, and his fight against Gustafsson in UFC 165 was a thriller. The giant Swede, known as The Mauler, is to be respected, and can damage Jones in a number of ways if he doesn’t perform to the level expected.
Gustafsson is a 9/4 underdog, but Jones is just too good, too classy, and has such an effective arsenal. I expect this to be done via knockout, and an early one at that. Jones is 1/3 to win with grosvenorsport.com.
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