Found April 27, 2013 on
The time for talking is finally over, thank goodness because Chael Sonnen’s one-liners were once again getting quite stale, and it’s now time to place your bets. UFC 159 goes down tonight inside Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey.
Sonnen is pegged as a significant 6-to-1 longshot to dethrone reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones (pictured) in tonight’s main attraction. Jones, meanwhile, is a whopping 10-to-1 odds-on favorite to steamroll Uncle Chael to post his fifth consecutive title defense.
From a betting standpoint, the co-main event between Michael Bisping and Alan Belcher will be more competitive. Bisping is a -175 favorite, while “The Talent” checks in just behind at +145.
Here are the wagering lines for UFC 159 (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)
Kurt Holobaugh +100
Steven Siler -130
Nick Catone +120
James Head -150
Cody Mckenzie +150
Leonard Garcia -180
Yancy Medeiros +220
Rustam Khabilov -300
Sheila Gaff +450
Sara McMann -700
Gian Villante +155
Ovince St Preux -190
Johnny Bedford -155
Bryan Caraway +125
Pat Healy +250
Jim Miller -350
Vinicius Magalhaes +250
Phil Davis -350
Cheick Kongo +190
Roy Nelson -240
Alan Belcher +145
Michael Bisping -175
Chael Sonnen +600
Jon Jones -1000
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The Jones Boys have some incredible genes with 2 professional football players and quite possibly the most talented MMA fighter in the world. Good to see the family showing support for the Champ.
Jon Jones The Underwear Model
Jon Jones Nike Commercial
Jon Jones ended the night in a stool, the victim of one of the several odd injuries at UFC 159.
Fortunately for Jones, he was smiling through the pain with the UFC light heavyweight belt secured to his waist after a first-round TKO victory over Chael Sonnen at Prudential Center early Sunday morning.
Jones appeared to have dislocated the big toe on his left foot.
For the second time in three UFC title fights, Chael Sonnen (pictured) came within seconds of shocking the world en route to capturing a shiny belt.
Reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones was an astronomical 10-to-1 favorite to dispose of Sonnen at UFC 159, but believe it or not, Uncle Chael was just 27 ticks away from serving up an upset special and taking Jones’ crown on...
UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones demolished Chael Sonnen by first-round TKO at UFC 159 in Newark, N.J. on Saturday…
There has been so talk about this fight and a lot of trash talk. Mostly coming from the Sonnen camp, Chael is a throwback to P.T. Barnum, he is a barker who promotes himself very well. The big question on everyone’s mind is: Can Chael back up his boastful statements and actually beat the Light Heavyweight Champion in the form of Jon “Bones” Jones?... Read more
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) had their 4th pay-per-view event on Saturday.
The much anticipated bout pegged light heavyweight champion Jon Jones against former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen. The event took place at the Prudential Center in New Jersey, and captured the attention of UFC fans everywhere, despite Jones being a heavy favorite.
Tensions bled way into...
Pop! Compound fracture. [h/t Cage Potato]
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“Witness a man’s dream of becoming a champion be demolished.” – Jon JonesUFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and his UFC 159 opponent Chael Sonnen have a great history of exchanging unkind words. When Sonnen made the jump to the light heavyweight division last year, he immediately wanted a shot at the title, because he’s a confident guy and that’s pretty typical...
Nike puts out a commercial for Jon Jones before his UFC 159 match up with Chael Sonnen. Hopefully more and more fighters will start getting Nike deals and the money that comes with it like Jones.
Jon Jones has his own Nike shoe
Anderson Silva’s custom Nike Shoe
UFC 159 headliner Chael Sonnen stated in an interview yesterday that WWE star CM Punk will be in his locker room prior to his UFC 159 fight with Jon Jones. Here is what he said and video of the interview…
“He will be here Saturday. He will be in the locker room. I don’t believe he will be part of the walk-out, but he’s welcome to.
But, he does have front-row seats that Dana...
Jon Jones had to climb the UFC ranks just like any other young up and comer. We tend to forget that he had seven dominant showings before being rewarded with his title shot against Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua. It was a different kind of climb though. Before the Tonight Show appearance, the Rashad Evans soap opera, and the eventual culmination into a Nike sponsorship - this was...
Even stranger than the idea of three unbelievably dominant UFC champions competing at the same point in history is the idea that each champion would only need to move up or down one single weight class to fight one of the only three people in the promotion who wins as much as he does.
Just like there aren’t any welterweights who seem to have what it takes to defeat long-time...
Speculation is running rampant as Dana White confessed that Anderson Silva called him tonight and asked for a specific fight. GSP? Michael Bisbing? Or is it the super fight with Bones Jones we all want to see? Who knows, but Dana also stressed that Anderson has a fight with Chris Weidman that needs to be taken care of first. Could we see Jones vs Silva in late 2013? We...
Congratulations to Wes who won our UFC 159 Pick 'Em Contest, and also to Luke Fortune who was April's monthly winner (via tiebreaker). Our next Pick 'Em Contest will be for UFC on FX: Belfort vs Rockhold on May 18th. Thanks for playing!
Jon Jones - 85%
Michael Bisping - 63%
Roy Nelson - 85...