The first UFC PPV of the year goes down in Boston when UFC 220 Happens to the TD Garden on January 20.
The top of the card includes both name conflicts, as Stipe Miocic attempts to derail the hype train of Francis Ngannou and Daniel Cormier seems to establish there are amounts vs Volkan Oezdemir.
After those 2 events, many casual fans likely will not understand another fighter on this card. Fortunately, I do and I’m here to help you understand the struggles and possibly pad your bankroll.
Miocic has assembled his game around his world boxing abilities. He constantly probes together with his long jab, as he waits for his chance to counter. That being said, Miocic could be better if he is fighting in a phone booth with more power in his short punches than many people have, period. Additionally, the reigning champion is a former D1 wrestler that has adapted his personality excellently to MMA. Ordinarily, these skills are used defensively but Miocic may also use them offensively to wear down opponents. If Miocic has one big negative, it’s his defense. He’s got a bad tendency to take a hit to provide a hit.
Ngannou is basically the epitome of physical development. “The Predator” is a mountain of a man with an 83-inch reach and maybe the toughest natural punching power I’ve ever noticed. A good deal of people point to his power and natural athleticism however Ngannou’s consciousness and sense when to counter-strike is that of someone well beyond his years. The grappling game is still raw but his normal ability helps him bully his opponents from the clinch. The actual question is if Ngannou has the ability to get from his back when he has pulled down from an elite wrestler.
In the event that you should ask me who the fighter is, I would say Miocic. And I hate not backing a champion as an underdog. However, his tendency to take unnecessary punches is a recipe for disaster vs Ngannou. 1 minor mistake by Miocic signifies this battle is over and that feels like a”when” instead of an”if.”
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