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Midnight Mania! Jon Jones favored massively over Stipe Miocic at UFC 295

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Earlier today, the highly anticipated Heavyweight showdown between reigning champion Jon Jones and former kingpin Stipe Miocic was finally announced for UFC 295 on Nov. 11 in New York. It’s a massive marquee fight for the Heavyweight division, a nearly unbeaten relative newcomer to the division opposite one of the most credentialed men on the roster.

Now that the bout is official, initial betting odds have released, and Jones is expected to claim a huge win for his resume. According to, Jones currently stands as a -365 favorite, while the money comes back on Miocic at +300. It’s not quite Bo Nickal numbers, but that’s a pretty significant edge to “Bones.”

Recent history is the explanation. Though Jones is only 1-0 as a Heavyweight, his flawless strangulation of Ciryl Gane was highly impressive. He dispatched a Top Five foe and former interim champion without really getting hit! Meanwhile, Miocic hasn’t competed since a March 2021 knockout loss to Francis Ngannou. It’s been almost three years since his most recent victory, and Miocic will be 41 by the time he takes center stage in November.

If he can turn back the clock, it’s an interesting match up. If not, Jones may just steamroll another foe and skip off into retirement.


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