Anthony Smith vs Jon Jones Odds Preview – March 3 2019
The Ultimate Fighting Championship has entered a brand new era courtesy of their new relationship with ESPN, and it already feels like there’s a difference in terms of the promotion’s mainstream appeal. Alas, that isn’t all down to ESPN, because there are also a series of top stars that have been paving the way for the UFC over the course of the last few decades.
One man who fits into that category is Jon Jones, because regardless of what you may think of him personally, there’s no getting around the fact that a Jon Jones fight is always a big deal. He’s certainly had his fair share of issues and yet despite his problems with the UFC Jon Jones is still at the top of the food chain in the light heavyweight division.
His next task comes hot on the heels of his win over Alexander Gustafsson, as he prepares to defend his title against ultimate underdog Anthony Smith. The 44-fight veteran has been through a lot throughout the course of his career, but with a 3-0 record since moving to heavyweight with all three fights being finishes, he’s certainly earned his title shot.
Given the stature of both men the UFC betting odds are going to seem a little bit one sided, but as we all know, everything can change in the blink of an eye in mixed martial arts – so make sure you don’t miss this main event showdown on March 3rd at UFC 235 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While Royal Panda may not be as particularly well known as some of the alternative bookmakers that can be found in the weird world of UFC betting, they’re certainly not afraid to get behind the favourite. Jon Jones is listed as an 1/11 favourite to walk away with his Light Heavyweight Championship still locked around his waist, whereas Lionheart is a vast 51/10 underdog.
Sports Interaction also features Anthony Smith at similar odds of 51/10, although their 5/39 offering for Jon Jones is a little bit more intriguing. The UFC Jon Jones that we all know and have known throughout his career is considered to be an enigma. So then, it’s interesting to note that their odds are a little bit different, perhaps as an indication that they may not have been all too impressed with his last performance against Gustafsson.
Betway are believers in the underdog, and it can often be hard not to do the same in a Jon Jones fight. He’s still an overwhelming 1/10 favourite but you’ll get a little bit more for your money in comparison to some other UK betting sites, with Smith being a 5/1 underdog. If you’ve watched his last few fights, you’ll know that it’s probably a little bit foolish to write him off.
Bet365 tend to have a reputation for providing great odds, but in this instance, they’re doubling down on another Jon Jones triumph in Las Vegas. He’s a 1/12 favourite with the site to get the job done, with Anthony Smith being priced at 7/1.
There’s a little bit more variety than most would’ve expected here, which should tell you why this is considered to be one of the most intriguing UFC betting opportunities in quite some time.