UFC 219 Odds and Predictions: Cyborg vs. Holm


UFC 219 is set to take place in Las Vegas on December 30th. Typically, the UFC’s December occasion is earmarked as the big end-of-year display with a card that’s stacked from top to bottom. However, the present menu for UFC 219 lacks just a little sizzle.
The principal event has Cris Cyborg protecting her featherweight title against another ferocious puncher in Holly Holm. On paper, it may look one-sided, but remember the last time we doubted Holm in perceived mismatch title fight?
It’s a great matchup, to be certain. Still, there are worries that it won’t sell pay-per-views. So now, rumors are swirling about last-minute developments to the card, including Nate Diaz in some capacity. A trilogy fight with Conor McGregor has been the fantasy, but that won’t be occurring as McGregor is dealing with some fallout from his Bellator fiasco and punching a drug cartel associate. Oops.
Those transgressions will continue to keep the Irishman from the UFC octagon for an extended time period, or even permanently.
As for Diaz, he apparently was offered everything but the moon. However, the Stockton native is demanding a celestial figure, by which I mean bags and bags of cash, until he steps inside an Octagon again.
While one or two more bouts could be added to provide the card some additional pugilistic goodness, it appears that the major event is put, and I am ok with that. What fans actually need at this stage are quality conflicts, not just big names. And as well as Cyborg/Holm, we’re also going to visit Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Edson Barboza, a huge fight that could give another lightweight contender. The weigh-in may be just as dramatic as the fight given Nurmagomedov struggles to make 155.
While we wait patiently for more shine to be inserted, let us stir the present pot and divide the primary and co-main events of the day for your gambling needs.

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