Jones vs. Cormier Free Pick

mma-cormier01-360

LAS VEGAS, NV (The Spread) – The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship will be decided tonight in the main event of UFC 182. Who will win when Jon Jones faces Daniel Cormier.

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

Jones (20-1) is defending his title against the man believed to be the greatest threat to beat him in Cormier (15-0). Jones is a dynamic striker with strong wrestling ability, but he faces a two-time Olympic wrestler in Cormier, who has manhandled other fighters at heavyweight and light heavyweight. Jones will have a big reach advantage, which will be what Cormier has to deal with.

The latest odds according to oddsmakers at BetDSI have Jones as the favorite to retain his title, as he is getting odds of -175 to win, while Cormier is getting a money line of +145 to prevail. This fight will air on PPV with the main card starting at 10PM ET.

Jones has the capability to end this fight at nearly any time with his hands, legs and elbows, but I think he is facing someone unlike anything he has dealt with yet. Cormier is the strongest opponent he has faced and if Cormier gets a hold of Jones, he will likely get him to the ground. We have yet to see anyone put Jones on his back consistently and it is hard to know just what a fighter is made of if until he has to fight off his back consistently. Look for Cormier to take the fight to the ground and grind Jones out for 25 minutes to win the UFC gold.

UFC 182 FREE PICK: Daniel Cormier +145

Bet on UFC Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds!

Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail UFC 234 Predictions The UFC Middleweight Championship is up for grabs tonight in the main event of UFC 234 in Australia. Here’s our predictions for tonight’s card.
Thumbnail Pacquiao vs. Broner Prediction One of the all-time greats in boxing steps back into the ring tonight as Manny Pacquiao faces Adrian Broner. Here’s our breakdown of the fight and our prediction for...
Thumbnail UFC Fight Night Predictions The UFC is set to make its debut on ESPN programming tonight with UFC Fight Night on ESPN+. Here’s some picks we like for tonight’s card.
Thumbnail UFC 232 Predictions Two UFC championships will be up for grabs tonight when UFC 232 takes place in Los Angeles. Here’s our predictions for the key fights set to take place.
Thumbnail UFC 231 Predictions Two UFC championships will be up for grabs tonight when UFC 231 takes place. Here’s our predictions for some of the fights on tonight’s main card.