UFC 182: Jones vs Cormier thread

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    KenaiAndrews macrumors newbie

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    It's the big one! The pre-amble for this one is one of the best in recent memory:

    MAIN CARD (10PM ET/7PM PT)

    JON JONES (C) (20-1-0) VS DANIEL CORMIER (15-0-0)

    #4 DONALD CERRONE (26-6-0, 1NC) VS #8 MYLES JURY (15-0-0)

    #15 BRAD TAVARES (12-4-0) VS NATE MARQUARDT (36-13-2)

    KYOJI HORIGUCHI (14-1-0) VS LOUIS GAUDINOT (7-3-0)

    #6 HECTOR LOMBARD (34-4-1, 1NC) VS JOSH BURKMAN (27-10-0)

    FOX SPORTS 1 PRELIMS (8PM ET/5PM PT)

    DANNY CASTILLO (17-7-0) VS PAUL FELDER (9-0-0)

    MARCUS BRIMAGE (7-3-0) VS CODY GARBRANDT (5-0-0)

    SHAWN JORDAN (16-6-0) VS JARED CANNONIER (7-0-0)

    EVAN DUNHAM (14-6-0) VS RODRIGO DAMM (12-8-0)

    UFC FIGHT PASS EARLY PRELIMS (7PM ET/4PM PT)

    ALEXIS DUFRESNE (5-1-0) VS MARION RENEAU (4-1-0)

    OMARI AKHMEDOV (13-2-0) VS MATS NILSSON (11-3-1)

    Who you got? I think Cormier is gonna beat the champ.
     
  2. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    Cerrone vs. Jury will be a good match up. We'll finally see Jury get a step up in competition. Taking out an old Gomi and Sanchez really doesn't make a person elite. Looks great on paper though.

    Lombard will run through Burkman.

    I REALLY want DC to win but with Jones' reach, its going to be a pretty tall mountain to climb.
     
  3. KenaiAndrews thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've seen Jones dismantle Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort cageside with the 84.5 reach, so that's definitely a huge advantage, but I feel Cormier is used to fighting bigger guys with bigger reaches. And his Olympic caliber wrestling & cardio is a huge equalizer. Plus the knockout power and if he fights to win, not to lose as I expect him to clinches it for me.

    I expect the unexpected from Jones too.
     
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    Difference will be Cormier won't be afraid to get inside even if that means getting hit and won't be afraid to do so, the others could barely do that or pull it off if they did (save for Gust but he had reach too). Cormier strength and power could definitely send jones for a loop and throw him off his game if he can't use his reach. Going to be a good brutal fight with the hate they have for each other. I'm going for Cormier for the win.
     
  5. ipodlover77 macrumors 65816

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    Yeah Cormier's Olympic background will def. give him an advantage that the Dragon or Belfort never had but at the end of the day, his biggest disadvantage is his physical limitations. Its hard to get in close when your opponent has a crazy long reach.

    And while DC does train with heavyweights, and one of the greatest heavyweights at that, its still going to be hard to close the distance. Mostly when he has to shoot so far out to avoid Jones' reach.

    People are forgetting that Jones' has the body of a freaking heavyweight. I won't be surprised if he'll be fighting at that weight class in the very near future.
     
  6. sviato macrumors 68020

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    Super excited for the main event. I think Jon Jones will take it.
     
  7. KenaiAndrews thread starter macrumors newbie

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    If Jury can take out the Cowboy, what a feather in his cap that would be.
     
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    IDK i think Cormier will take the W if jon doesn't have to much fun the night before the fight if you know what I'm saying...(Sniff Sniff)
     
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    Yeah...the fight was before the drug test results came out.
     

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