[UPDATED] Jon Jones Increasingly Heavy UFC 232 Betting Favorite as Fight Time Nears

The UFC 232 move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles hasn’t yet had many fringe effects on the fights, as Jon Jones remains a distinct favorite over Alexander Gustafsson in Saturday’s main event.

Jones won the first fight with Gustafsson via a unanimous decision, and MMAWeekly.com’s officials odds partner, MyBookie, has instilled Jones as the favorite to win their UFC 232 rematch. Their first fight in September of 2013 is considered one of the greatest light heavyweight fights in UFC history. Everyone is hoping for another epic bout, but oddsmakers are pointing at Jones walking away with the UFC light heavyweight belt once again.

Jones was already a heavy favorite early in the week, as the odds had him at -265 to win, with Gustafsson at +205. What those odds mean is that you would have to bet $265 on Jones to win $100 if he defeats Gustafsson. If you’d like to bet on the Swede, you’d have to be $100 on Gustafsson to win $205 if he were to upset Jones.

The odds keep swinging in Jones’ favor as the fight gets closer though:

Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson – MyBookie Odds (Saturday)

  • Jon Jones -310
  • Alexander Gustafsson +250

The swing in the odds mean that betters are increasingly favoring Jones to win the fight.

There is also a full line of Jones vs. Gustafsson prop bets if you want to bet on how the fight ends, what round, etc. Just go to the MyBookie UFC 232 page and click the props button in the upper right corner of a single fight’s odds.

Cris Cyborg has also remained in the favorite position as UFC 232 was moved to Los Angeles. Cyborg is putting her UFC featherweight title on the line against bantamweight champion in the UFC 232 co-main event, which is the first women’s champion vs. champion bout in UFC history.

The gap has narrowed on Cyborg vs. Nunes as the fight draws closer though. Cyborg earlier in the week was sitting at -250 to Nunes at +200. On Saturday, the gap was a bit narrower as more people bet on Nunes.

Cris Cyborg vs. Amanda Nunes – MyBookie Odds

  • Cris Cyborg -245
  • Amanda Nunes +195

With Cyborg sitting in the favorite position, there are also a number of prop bets available for the Cyborg vs. Nunes bout at MyBookie, and the remainder of the fight card is also available for wagering.

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Tune in to MMAWeekly.com for full UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 Live Results on Saturday, Dec. 29. The first bout is scheduled to begin at 6:15 p.m. ET / 3:15 p.m. PT from Los Angeles. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson headlines in a battle for the light heavyweight belt, while Cris Cyborg puts her featherweight title on the line against bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes.