Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 4/22/13
The good news for Chael Sonnen (pictured), light heavyweight king Jon Jones is no longer an astronomical 10-to-1 odds-on favorite to wipe the canvas with him at UFC 159. The bad news for Sonnen, “Bones” is still a whopping 9-to-1 favorite to steamroll him this Saturday. Uncle Chael, meanwhile, checks in as a 5.5-to-1 underdog to dethrone arguably the most unstoppable force in mixed martial arts. Despite the lopsided line for the show’s featured attraction, UFC 159 is expected to provide one of the promotion’s highest pay-per-view buy rates for the year. Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts this weekend’s show. Here’s the breakdown for Jones vs. Sonnen: Favorites (-) Underdogs (+) Chael Sonnen +550 Jon Jones -900 Gambling 101: Bet $100 on Sonnen and he’s victorious, you win $550 Bet $900 on Jones and he’s victorious, you win $100
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