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While it will not be the largest battle sports event of this summer, UFC 214 is certainly the biggest MMA event of the entire year. In addition to the Jon Jones-Daniel Cormier rematch, the card features two additional title charms, contenders and enjoyable fights throughout. Brad Taschuk of all, takes a look at where the betting odds have proceeded for all 12 fights since launching lines (indicated in brackets) were published and he provides his thoughts on each matchup. All traces are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jon Jones (-280) vs. Daniel Cormier (+220) Jones was a -170 favorite first time these two scrapped and a few naively expected the line could be similar this time around. However, it seems that Jones’ legal issues, run-in with USADA and layoff has not had the impact anticipated on the line. It’s hard to attribute bettors Cormier is currently 38-years-old, has been through some hard battles since their first meeting, and Jones won each component of the first battle. Expect something like – if not more dominant – that time around. Irrespective of how seriously he takes his preparation, Jones is the kind of fighter that rises to the occasion like few others. To him, this is the ultimate occasion. Cormier is his biggest rival and he’s the opportunity to recover the belt that he never lost against him. That combination will lead to a tremendous performance from Jones. Expect him to dispatch Cormier and re-assert his dominance at the division. Tyron Woodley (-210) vs. Demian Maia (+160) Similar to the main event, this line hasn’t seen much movement. Given the contrasting styles, that is not tough to believe. There’s a contingent of people who think that Woodley is going to starch Maia with the first punch he throws. They might well be right. The other side of the coin is made up of those who think that Maia can shut the space, latch onto Woodley like he has so many others and just predominate his grappling. They are right too. Woodley’s inclination to back himself against the cage and play counter-puncher will be his passing. Maia is becoming so good at going into the clinch when not under pressure he should have the ability to create Woodley miss after. Despite a high-level wrestler the likes of Woodley, after Maia gets his hands on you, that is a world of trouble. The Brazilian’s capacity to commence Jiu-Jitsu exchanges without hitting traditional takedowns is second to none (he’s perfected the single leg to rear take) and Woodley being the type of man who likes to burst from places will only hurt him once that occurs. It is kind of surprising that Maia by Sub pays an excess dollar (+275 at Thursday morning), since Woodley will not have the ability to survive 25 moments of Maia engaging in the type of fight he wants to. The other option is most likely a fast Woodley KO (+350 for the champ at Round 1, by the way). Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino (-1200) vs. Tonya Evinger (+600) This fight being bettable is dependent on what kind of bettor you’re. If you don’t have any difficulty throwing a huge line in a parlay, the Cyborg moneyline (at almost -1400), or Cyborg ITD (nearly -700) are nearly sure things. If that is not really your style, neither will be laying nearly 2-to-1 on a prop such as Cyborg Round 1. The only case I could make for a play relies on Evinger’s strength. She’s taken damage in several of her struggles and persevered and she probably won’t return to beat Cyborg in this one after a tough beginning, there’s an outside shot she is able to survive five minutes. However, even the prices for”Fight Starts Round two” and Cyborg Round 2 have dropped considerably (down to +150 and +450, respectively), which makes them less appealing even to someone who’s constantly on the search for some round robin legs. Robbie Lawler (-175) vs. Donald Cerrone (+135) It is a shame this fight is taking place after both guys have seemingly passed their peak concerning durability, since a war with Lawler and Cerrone in their best are something to behold. This battle will come down to space management and in-fight choices. Lawler would like to be inside, Cerrone would like to be outdoors. The problem for Cerrone is that Lawler’s constant pressure will gradually see him get indoors and at that point, anticipate Cerrone to be much too ready to oblige him the warfare he’s looking for. While that will give us the type of struggle we want to view, do not expect it to finish well for Cerrone. Read more: