One thing the sportsbooks can agree on is that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is favored to defeat reigning middleweight titleholder and social media enemy Israel Adesanya.
By how much? Well, that’s where they seem to be at odds.
Bovada.lv has Jones as the considerable favorite at -375 with Adesanya pegged as the +285 underdog. BetOnline.ag, however, puts “Bones” at just -150 over “The Last Stylebender” at +130. If you’re betting on Adesanya stick with the former, but if Jones gets your coin then bet with the latter.
Despite the animosity between these two, the chances of seeing them face off inside the Octagon seem remote. Jones vacated his light heavyweight title to try his luck at heavyweight but has recently teased a move back down to 205 pounds.
Adesanya, meanwhile, still has to deal with a couple of big names at middleweight after ridding the title picture of once-beaten bruiser Paulo Costa. And if it was up to his coach, “The Last Stylebender” would skip Jones and go right to Stipe Miocic.
No odds on that potential super fight as of this writing.