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The good news for Alexander Gustafsson (pictured), he finally landed the title shot he has been clamoring for. The bad news for “The Mauler,” the Gambling Gods expect reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones to maul him at UFC 165. Although their scrap was just announced yesterday, it didn’t take long for the powers that be to come up with a betting line. Jones is an early 8-1 odds-on favorite to collect his sixth straight title defense. Gustafsson, meanwhile, checks in as a significant 5-1 underdog. The Swede shouldn’t feel too badly about his longshot status. Jones was pegged at -1000 against Chael Sonnen at UFC 159 and he was also -800 versus Vitor Belfort at UFC 152. “Bones” was ONLY rated at -500 when he met Rashad Evans at UFC 145. Here is the breakdown for Jones vs. Gustafsson: Favorite (-) Underdog (+) Jon Jones -800 Alexander Gustafsson +500 Gambling 101: Bet $800 on Jones and he’s victorious, you win $100 Bet $100 on Gustafsson and he’s victorious, you win $500
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UFC 151 is the story that just won’t seem to go away. The infamous show fell through when Jon Jones refused to fight Chael Sonnen on short notice. Most criticized Jones but a new revelation by the American Gangster may change some opinions.
Their request is the UFC’s command. Light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) will defend his throne against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 in Toronto.
The promotion confirmed the September 21 shootout Thursday afternoon. Air Canada Centre will host the festivities.
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Chael Sonnen made a huge admission over the weekend that should change the way fans view the disastrous UFC 151 fight card. You may recall that UFC 151 was supposed to be headlined by Jon Jones vs. Dan Henderson on Sept. 1, 2012. Henderson pulled out of the fight because of a knee injury, and [...]
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones has been booked to defend his 205-pound title against Alexander Gustafsson at the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event on Sept. 21, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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UFC light heavyweight Chael Sonnen (pictured) took his talents to “Jim Rome on Showtime” this week, and Chael P. did what Chael P. does best – talk trash.
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UFC Tonight's Chael Sonnen, Kenny Florian and special guest Urijah Faber have their predictions ready for this Saturday's UFC 161: Evans vs Henderson.
Think you've got what it takes to beat the UFC Tonight predictions? Post your picks in the comments section!
UFC 161 Main Card:
Rashad Evans vs Dan Henderson
Roy Nelson vs Stipe Miocic
Ryan Jimmo vs Igor Pokrajac...
Chael Sonnen is a bad man. He has gone toe to toe with some of the toughest men in the world; he hasn't always won, but he survived. In my book when you can do that you have to be pretty dang tough.
So when the man talks--I'm going to listen.
Recently when making an appearance on The Jim Rome Show he went off on a little tangent about LeBron James that while PG was...
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What: UFC 161: Evans vs. Henderson
Where: The MTS Centre, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
When: Saturday, the two-fight Facebook card starts at 7 p.m. ET, the four-fight...