Jon Jones opens as -600 favorite over Chael Sonnen

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones has opened as a -600, or 6-to-1, favorite over upcoming opponent Chael Sonnen, who’s a +400 underdog.

“The price should be higher, but given the time Chael has to prepare and adjust to the extra weight, he enters the bout in the same ballpark underdog price as Rashad Evans did against Jon Jones,” said Veteran oddsmakers Joey Oddessa, who can be found at @mmaodds on Twitter. “The ‘TUF’ publicity along with the preview shows should help sell this fight enough to generate two-way action.”

“It’s pretty much a given the sportsbooks will all need Jon Jones to win on fight night, much the same way they always need Floyd Mayweather in boxing, despite his consistent domination of opponents,” Oddessa said.

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