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Jon Jones Once Again Overwhelming Odds Favorite in Fight Against Chael Sonnen

Posted on by MMAWeekly.com Staff

Jon Jones at UFC 126The UFC on Tuesday announced Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as the next coaches for The Ultimate Fighter franchise, with the two squaring off following the series’ conclusion.

Oddsmakers immediately went to work, once again installing Jones as an overwhelming favorite.

Jones will put his title on the line against Sonnen, making it back-to-back defenses against unranked challengers. Jones last put his belt on the line against last-minute replacement Vitor Belfort in September at UFC 152 in Toronto.

The champion opened as a massive favorite in that fight.

Nick Kalikas of MMAOddsbreaker.com set that line at -925 for Jones and +625 for Belfort, meaning you would have to bet $925 on Jones to have won $100, but only place of a bet of $100 on Belfort to win $625.

Jones, despite an early armbar attempt by Belfort, won the fight by TKO in the fourth round.

He once again faces an unranked challenger in Sonnen, and, once again, opens as the heavy favorite.

MMAOddsbreaker.com set the opening line at -975 for Jones and +675 for Sonnen.

The two will first spend several weeks together filming TUF 17 in an effort to bolster the TV ratings of the franchise. The show will also serve as build up to the fight, which will take place on April 27, 2013, at a venue and location yet to be determined.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more news on Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and Jones vs. Sonnen fight card rumors.

  • Marc

    Fedor wants to know when Jones will face real competition.

    • ROYAL HAMMBEEZ

      Jones once said he wants to fight fedor to gushed where he really stands. Huge Fedor fan I’d love that fight. Fedor would win submission from the bottom

      • ROYAL HAMMBEEZ

        pardon to GAUGE* where he really stands

      • dathump

        Jones of today vs Fador of 10 years ago for sure., now, Jones tko elbows, in my oppinion.

    • royal hammbeez

      JONES once said he’d like to fight fedor to gauge where he really stands. Fedor by submission from the bottom I can see it

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Savage-Chezz/100002232744479 Savage Chezz

      how do you know Fedor even REMEMBERS anything he said, after he got KTFO by a smaller guy Hendo…. hahaha

  • p3ezy

    jones won by submission in the 4th round…

  • MMMa-Logic

    Pffft.
    Kimbo Slice fighting Jones ewould have made as much sense..

  • http://twitter.com/Uncanny390 Timothy Malone

    Does Sonnen want to retire? He is rapidly bringing his career to a close

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000468891939 Liemian Bresenio

      Acting on sitcoms for $500k > Getting punched in the face for $50k

  • dathump

    new mean street pizza special, the “Jones made my face look like a pizza, pizza” loaded with crap but no nutrition value whatsoever. free to anyone who will give him another title shot.

  • gonzo68

    Today is the day UFC became lamer than boxing. Give the title fight to an overrated big mouth ex-criminal who hasn’t beaten anyone in the division. Good job making MMA a legitimate sport Dana. TUFF ratings need help.

  • http://www.facebook.com/radcliffe.johnson Radcliffe Johnson

    This is ridiculous! Chael is talking himself into a slaughterhouse nightmare, a Resident Evil situation. Walking into a Jon Jones fight, completely unprepared. Jon will not be debating Chael. Chael should be talking about how many ways he can get submitted, KO, or TKO. His training should include curling up into a ball, absorbing punishment and tapping. All you grand deluded fans of Chael’s; I pity the fools! Chael will talk himself out of relevance very soon and Jones will conclude him with an object lesson; “if you do not earn the right to fight me. You do not belong in the Octagon with me. Pain and anguish are your rewards”

  • Ncharleroi

    I just bet $250 that chael will win by double jump flying side kick in the 1st round.