Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, returned to mixed martial arts (MMA) in the UFC 232 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, which took place last Saturday night (Dec. 29, 2018) inside The Forum in Inglewood, California.
“Bones” handily disposed of top contender, Alexander Gustafsson, before setting his sights on a third and final bout against Daniel Cormier, who relinquished his 205-pound strap to defend the heavyweight belt he captured from Stipe Miocic against the returning Brock Lesnar.
If and when Jones fights Cormier and attempts to make it 3-0 after wins over “DC” at both UFC 182 and UFC 214, the latter of which was overturned to a no contest, he’ll do it as the odds-on favorite, coming in at -265 against +205 for the aging Olympian, according to Bovada.lv.
In addition, Best Fight Odds has Jones holding a sizable advantage over both Lesnar (-350 to +265) and Miocic (-160 to +140).
In order for those odds to be honored, the aforementioned fights must take place in 2019 (as teased). Considering how messy the Jones drug-testing situation has been, that feels like the bigger gamble than any heavyweight opponent.