We are less than 24 hours away from what is widely considered the best card of 2017. All fighters have made weight and the fights are now officially green lit. Tomorrow's fights has a quick run down of how we got here and some things to look for in Tomorrow's Fights. UFC 214 Cormier vs. Jones 2 airs live Saturday 6:30 PM EST on Fight Pass, 8:00 PM EST on FXX (not FS1) and 10:00 PM EST on PPV.
Backround and Stats
- UFC 214 takes place in Anaheim, California at the Honda Center. This is the 7th time the UFC has gone to the Honda Center.
- This is the third time the UFC has booked the Jones vs. Cormier rematch. The first time was at UFC 197, but COrmier pulled out due to an injury which resulted in the Jones vs. St. Preux Interim fight. Then at UFC 200, when Jones infamously pulled out at the last minute for the USADA violation, which he later claimed was due to Cialis.
- UFC 214 features the top 3 highest rated fighters for takedown defense. Renan Barao (at 100%), Tyron Woodley, and Jon Jones.
- Jason Knight has moved to the favorite in his fight with Ricardo Lamas, a rare occurrence for a later replacement.
- Cris Cyborg is the biggest favorite on the card at -1100. That means you'd have bet $1100.00 just to win $100.
Injuries and Updates
- Cyborg was slated to fight Megan Anderson (145 lb invicta champ) but she pulled out and is being replaced by Tonya Evinger (135 lb innvicta champ)
- Ricardo Lamas was slated to fight Chan Sung Jung who blew his knee apart and pulled out, replaced by Jason Knight
- Andre Fili was slated to fight Doo Hoo Choi, but Choi pulled out due to injury and was replaced by newcomer Calvin Kattar.
- Sage Northcutt was slate to fight Claudio Puelles who pulled out due to injury and was replaced by John Makdessi. Northcutt and Makdessi later both pulled out due to injury and that fight is now scrapped.
- Renan Barao vs Aljamain Sterling was slated for a bantamweight 135lb contest but the NSAC forced a catch weight of 140 lbs due to not having faith in Barao making the weight safely.
Check out our predictions thread and our other UFC 214 articles for more analysis as we edge closer and closer to Tomorrow's Fights! UFC 214 Cormier vs. Jones 2 airs live Saturday 6:30 PM EST on Fight Pass, 8:00 PM EST on FXX (not FS1) and 10:00 PM EST on PPV.