Jon Jones Opens as Decided Favorite Over Former Champion Lyoto Machida at UFC 140

Now that Jon Jones is set to defend his light heavyweight title against Lyoto Machida in December, the oddsmakers have set the defending champion as a decided favorite.

According to BetonFighting.com‘s Nick Kalikas, Jones will once again be a heavy favorite heading into his second title defense since winning the belt earlier this year.

Jon Jones comes in at -375, which is actually slightly lower than the odds he was carrying into a proposed match-up with Rashad Evans where he opened as a -475 favorite.

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has commanded a little bit more respect from the oddsmakers coming back as a +275 underdog.

Jones and Machida will square off in the main event of UFC 140 in Toronto where Jones will look to defend his light heavyweight title for the 2nd time, while Machida will try to reclaim the belt he lost more than a year ago.