Jon Jones Opens As Huge Favorite Over Dan Henderson

Apr 21, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; Jon Jones reacts to beating Rashad Evans in the main event and light heavyweight title bout during UFC 145 at Philips Arena. Jon Jones won the bout by unanimous decision. Mandatory Credit: Paul Abell-US PRESSWIRE

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be facing former Pride and Strikeforce champion Dan Henderson next, and some betting lines for the bout dropped today. To be honest, they're kind of shocking. Bookmaker opened things with a semi-normal line, but 5Dimes and SportBet quickly followed with ludicrous odds. Here are the three lines:

Bookmaker 5Dimes SportBet
Jones -565 -1125 -1043
Henderson +385 +575 +657

I realize that Jones looks unbeatable at the moment with three title defenses under his belt, but two of those lines are amongst the most lopsided I've ever seen, especially for a UFC title fight. Henderson might be 41 years old but he has won four fights in a row, with the last two coming over Fedor Emelianenko and Mauricio Rua. He shouldn't be taken so lightly, by Jones or the oddsmakers.

The Jones vs. Henderson bout still doesn't have a home as of this moment. Dana White wanted to put it on UFC 149 on July 21st, but that doesn't seem likely now with Jose Aldo defending his UFC featherweight against Erik Koch on the card. Could it be at UFC 150 on August 11th in Denver? We'll find out soon enough.

Update by Tim Burke - both 5Dimes and SportBet have adjusted their lines. 5Dimes is currently at -650 for Jones, +420 for Hendo; SportBet is -616/+454.

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