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UFC odds: Jon Jones opens as betting underdog to Francis Ngannou in potential heavyweight title bout

Check out the betting lines for a potential heavyweight title fight between the champion, Francis Ngannou, and the possible challenger, Jon Jones.

Jon Jones smiles at the camera before UFC 247.
Jon Jones opens as an underdog to Francis Ngannou
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Francis Ngannou just knocked out Stipe Miocic in their rematch at UFC 260 to win the promotion’s heavyweight belt. Since long time light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones, has been gearing up for his move up in weight, that seems like the biggest possible fight to make. Betting odds have surfaced for this potential rematch, with the newly crowned heavyweight king getting the love.

Online gambling site has Ngannou listed as a -190 betting favorite, with a successful $100 wager bringing back $152.63 altogether. That leaves the light heavyweight G.O.A.T. sitting in the unfamiliar underdog slot. With a moneyline of +165, a winning $100 ticket on Jon would payout a total of $265. The website states that this fight must happen in 2021 for action.

Francis has been breezing right through his heavyweight opposition, knocking out everyone in brutal fashion and cementing himself as the scariest man on the planet. Jon was involved in back to back debatables, and before that he almost lost his 205-pound strap off of a disqualification. Jones truly is deserving of a plus line in this one, which is crazy to even think about considering the man just refuses to loses to anyone other than himself. Also, this is the first time Jones has been labeled as an betting underdog since his UFC 94 matchup with Stephan Bonnar.

Check out the betting lines for Francis Ngannou vs. Jon Jones, courtesy of

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