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UFC 235 midweek betting odds: Jon Jones massively favored to finish Anthony Smith

Check out the midweek betting odds for Saturday’s UFC 235 event, where light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is wildly favored to defeat Anthony smith in the main event.

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UFC 235 is right around the corner as this Saturday’s card kicks off from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The UFC light heavyweight title will be up for grabs in the main event when the heavily favored Jon Jones (-800) looks to defend his crown against surging challenger, and hefty underdog, Anthony Smith (+550).

The over/under for this 205-pound title fight has been set at 1.5 rounds. Both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’ can be found with moneylines of -115. The betting lines really do not see this bout lasting the full 25-minutes. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ owns a wildly favored line of -900. ‘Fight goes to decision’ can be scooped a sizable underdog line of +540.

The defending champ is the fighter that is heavily favored to end this one early. ‘Jones wins inside distance’ sits at a massive favored line of -410. For those that are feeling them some Smith with a finishing upset, ‘Smith wins inside distance’ is available with a dog tag of +680. Going one step further, ‘Jones wins by TKO/KO’ can be acquired at an attractive line of -115. By comparison, an astronomical +930 underdog line accompanies the prop bet ‘Smith wins by TKO/KO.’

The UFC welterweight title is on the line in the co-main event. With a favored line of -145, the defending champion Tyron Woodley is pegged to get past the +125 challenging underdog Kamaru Usman.

The over/under for this 170-pound title match has been assessed at 4.5 rounds. Both the ‘over’ and the ‘under’ possess favored lines, with the ‘over’ being more favored at -120, and the ‘under’ sitting at -110. Also possessing two-negative lines is the prop bet regarding whether or not this matchup will last the complete duration of five-rounds. ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ is the more favored line at -125, with ‘Fight goes to decision’ clocking in just below that at -105.

Also on the main card, the undefeated “Funky” Ben Askren makes his UFC debut as a -300 betting favorite to former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. The +250 Lawler is making his return to action following a lopsided decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26 back in December of 2017.

The bookies believe this welterweight tilt will be seeing all scheduled 15-minutes. At -240, ‘Fight goes to decision’ is strongly favored, with ‘Fight doesn’t go to decision’ sitting in the underdog spot at +180. Askren is actually favored to get the nod on the scorecards here. ‘Askren wins by decision’ owns a favored line of -151, with ‘Lawler wins by decision’ marked at a massive +680.

The UFC 235 main card will air live on Pay-Per-View at 10:00 P.M. ET with the prelims starting at 8:00 P.M. ET on ESPN. The exclusive Fight Pass prelims will begin at 6:30 P.M. ET.

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