UFC: Cyborg vs Nunes Betting Odds
The very first winner vs winner fight has officially been reserved. Amanda”The Lioness” Nunes is currently making the move upward from the bantamweight division to shoot on Cristiane”Cyborg” Justino from the featherweight division at UFC 232 on December 29 in California. Oddsmakers have Cyborg opening as a -250 favorite with The Lioness coming back at +195 with this superfight from the women’s divisions.
The -260 line for Cyborg may jump in you as a deal, as in her previous five fights at the Octagon she has been an average -1619 favorite. What I find fascinating about the current odds is that Cyborg entered the struggle against Holly Holm as a -275 favored and I believe Nunes has a much greater opportunity to sneak the featherweight belt from Cyborg than Holm ever did. Both have been verbally jousting for months and the conversation ends when both conflict later this season.
Nunes at Featherweight
Although Cyborg will be the bigger woman in the Octagon when both match, Nunes had success at featherweight in her past. She competed in the featherweight division to start her career where she published a record of 6-1. All six successes for The Lioness from the 145-pound branch came by knockout, including wins within Ediane Gomes and Julia Budd.
Nunes has her difficulties cutting on the weight at 135 lbs and has seemed to be the larger woman in all her fights at bantamweight. The Brazilian is riding a seven-fight winning series and has defended her belt four times, finishing her competitor three of these times, such as a fifth-round TKO over Raquel Pennington at UFC 224.
Will Cyborg vs NUNES perform?
This is certain to be a standup war between the two Brazilians with 17 of Cyborg’s 20 victories coming by way of T/KO and 11 of Nunes’ 16 wins coming the same manner. With two fighters coming to struggle with fictitious knockout power, it is hard to give the advantage one way or another. Cyborg will use her size and strength to attempt and corner Nunes and search for the finish. The Curitiba native is methodical and competitive, landing 7.02 strikes per minute whilst protecting 70 percent of strikes against. Cyborg has not suffered a loss since her very first professional fight in 2005 when she was stopped by a kneebar. She’s won five consecutive UFC fights for example defending her belt double.
Nunes’ road to success over Cyborg can come on the mat. The Lioness averages 1.82 takedowns a 15 minutes and it’s in her very best interest to stay away from Cyborg’s power in the standup game. Two of Nunes’ four losses came by way of TKO/KO, most recently being halted by Cat Zingano at UFC 178. The Bahia native will seem for her leg kicks to slow Cyborg down and secure the takedown where she can work her striking floor and pound to become the first woman two-division winner.