According to noted oddsmaker Nick Kalikas of BetOnFighting.com, it's none other than Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. "Bones" opens as a big -375 favorite headed into his showdown against Lyoto Machida, which is scheduled for UFC 140 on Dec. 10 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
"The Dragon" comes in as the big underdog at +275.
Anyone jumping on this line with wallets wide open? Or do you expect a dramatic shift as we get closer and closer to fight night?
It's interesting to note that when the line opened for Jones vs. Rashad Evans just last week, "Suga" was an even bigger underdog than Machida, coming in at +325. But while oddsmakers believe the Karate master is a better match-up for the 205-pound champ, one constant remains -- the consensus opinion is that Jones is damn near unbeatable.
Is there any way Machida will be the man to dethrone him?
Machdia, for his part, hasn't been in action since April 30 when he sent UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture to his retirement home with a jumping front kick knockout.
Prior to that, however, he had lost consecutive fights, a crushing knockout loss to Mauricio Rua, who Jones defeated for to win the title, and "Rampage," who Jones defeated in his first title defense.
Three for three?
We're still a ways away from fight time, Maniacs, but who do you like for your money and who ya' got straight up?