UFC 165 Odds: Jones is a Heavy Favorite Over Gusstufsson

9/19/13 in MMA   |   GeorgeMon   |   159 respect

The UFC’s light heavyweight kingpin will step into the octagon this Saturday against what many experts believe will be his toughest opponent to date. The oddsmakers feel completely different about the matchup as they have made Jon Jones a massive 8 to 1 favorite against Alexander Gusstufsson. Jones will be looking to break the record of consecutive title defenses of the light heavyweight belt that he currently shares with UFC hall-of-famer Tito Ortiz. The champion has defended his belt five times, and may be looking to make a move to the heavyweight division with a win on Saturday night. The fight card will air live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
 
Here is a quick look at the odds for every fight on the card.

Apr 27, 2013; Newark, NJ, USA; Jon Jones  during a press conference after UFC 159 at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jon Jones looks to defend the UFC light heavyweight title for a record-breaking sixth time.
 
Jon Jones (-825) vs Alexander Gustafsson (+525)
Brendan Schaub (-115) vs Matt Mitrione (-115)
Renan Barao (-650) vs. Eddie Wineland (+450)
 
The main bouts on the card will be a light heavyweight, heavyweight and bantamweight matchup between Jones, Gustafsson, Schaub, Mitrione, Barao and Wineland. The pay-per-view will feature two title fights, as interim champion Renan Baro will defend against Eddie Wineland. Barao is on a 31 fight win streak and is as dynamic of a fighter as the UFC has ever seen.
 
The rest of the card
 
Costa Philipous (-200) vs. Francis Carmont (+160)
Khabib Nurmagomedov (-280) vs. Pat Healy (+210)
Myles Jury (-450) vs. Mike Ricci (+300)
Ivan Menjivar (-185) vs. Wilson Reis (+155)
Dustin Kimura (-180) vs. Mitch Gagnon (+150)
Stephen Thompson (-340) vs. Chris Clements (+260)
John Makdessi (-255) vs. Renee Forte (+195)
Jesse Ronson (-165) vs. Michael Prazeres (+135)
Daniel Oielanczuk (-250) vs. Nandor Guelmino (+190)
Alex Caceres (-140) vs. Roland Delorme (+110)
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