Jon Jones v Dominick Reyes Betting and Odds Preview – February 9, 2020
Jon Jones will fight it out with Dominick Reyes at UFC 247 Fight Night main event in the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas on February 9. Jones, who is a two time UFC Light Heavyweight champion, is a strong favourite to defeat his current challenger Dominick Reyes, who unlike his opponent is much newer to the UFC, having joined the MMA elite in 2017, almost a decade after Jon Jones.
And experience is not the only thing which the reigning UFC champion has in his favour. Other factors which make him the competitor to beat here include his impervious win record, his unparalleled athleticism and physique, and his standing as the number one in the UFC pound-for-pound rankings.
Jones only has one defeat in his 23-match UFC career and even that defeat is quite controversial as UFC president Dana White and his opponent in that fight, Matt Hamill, both claim that the bout shouldn’t have been recorded as a Jones defeat.
In addition to this excellent win record, Jon Jones is quite the athlete. He has an extremely long reach of 215cm, making him one of the toughest opponents to get close to.
Finally, Bones, as he is affectionately known to fans, is number one in UFC’s pound-for-pound ratings and is in front of some world renowned names like Khabib Nurmagomedov, Henry Cejudo, and Stipe Miocic.
Bookmakers have already come out with some very enticing UFC odds for this event. They obviously all favour the two time champion and consider Dominick Reyes as a big underdog in this fight. Let’s look at what odds UFC betting providers are offering for the two big men.
Event Date: February 9, 2020
Unibet is a place which is known for offering the best fight odds. In addition to this, Unibet frequently gives punters the chance to get their money back if their first bet is a losing one. This means that punters can back the outsider to win the fight with no pressure of losing. They can get some really high odds as a result while also not having to face the risk of losing their stakes.
This presents an excellent opportunity for UFC betting enthusiasts who feel that Dominick Reyes might spring the surprise of the year by defeating the two time champion. Unibet stays true to its policy of really high underdog odds here, and gives Dominick Reyes odds of 3/1 to win. At those odds, betting enthusiasts can make quite the profit with even the lowest of stakes.
In contrast to Reyes’ odds, Jon Jones gets only 11/50 from Unibet. These odds reflect how highly Unibet rate Bones and punters should know that the only way to win big on arguably the greatest MMA fighter is to back him with a lot of money.
EnergyBet is a bookmaker which excels in offering punters the chance to bet on both sports and non-sports events. Their sports betting offer for the Jones versus Reyes fight is as competitive as all of their betting events and markets and both fighters get decent odds.
Jon Jones is the undisputed favourite with EnergyBet as he is given favourite’s odds of 17/100. Jones has only been defeated once in his career and is as versatile fighter as they come. While his opponent can be described as a one trick pony, Jones has got quite the arsenal when it comes to defeating opponents. He has won 10 of his bouts courtesy of a knockout, 6 by submission and 9 via decision. In addition to this, the manner in which his knockouts and submissions have been achieved is indicative of a complete fighter.
On the other hand, Dominick Reyes is given odds of 18/5 to win this match, but the chances of that happening are quite slim. This is because Jones knows that the only way in which Reyes can attack him is with his left and that’s about it. He has already said in his press conference that his opponent is a one trick pony and he is more than ready to deal with that solitary trick.
Ladbrokes is a British bookmaker with two centuries of betting tradition behind it and that experience certainly shows when you look at their betting offer. The sports betting provider specializes in offering top quality betting on typically British sports such as football, cricket and horse racing, but their UFC betting offer is in no way inferior.
A testament to this is the high quality offer they give for the UFC 247 card. The people at Ladbrokes make Jon Jones their favourite and give him odds of 4/17, while Dominick Reyes is the upstart vying for his first marquee victory and as such is given high odds of 10/3.
These odds perfectly reflect how this two fighters measure to each other in terms of ability and experience. Looking at them it is pretty clear that Jones should win here easily. However, in life things don’t always go to plan and Reyes might hope that being the challenger who is under no pressure to win might give him an outside chance to surprise the defending champion.
32Red is a renowned sports betting operator which always puts the punter first. They have high quality horse racing and football betting offers and their live betting section is one of the best in the industry. One of the highlights of the service they offer is the live streaming of the most popular matches in their offer.
Watching the Jon Jones vs Dominick Reyes fight shouldn’t be a problem for most punters though, as it is bound to be shown on multiple media. Many people claim this to be one of the fights to watch in the new year and 32Red does its part by offering some quite enticing odds, especially to Dominick Reyes.
The Devastator is currently fourth in the UFC Lightweight rankings and is in decent form coming into this fight. He defeated Chris Weidman in October and that fight highlighted just how good Reyes can be.
That’s why it might be smart to back the loud challenger with a small stake especially as he is given odds of 3/1. Jon Jones on the other hand, is the clear favourite with 32Red as well, and he is given odds of 11/50.
Betway is a very reputable sports betting operator based in Malta which always tries to meet its clients’ needs by offering large number of sports and betting markets to choose from.
Their betting offer for the Jones vs Reyes fight is an example of this as there is a multitude of sports betting markets to choose from for only one fight. Here, we will only focus on the fight winner market, and we must say that those odds of 3/1 for Dominick Reyes certainly look tempting.
What’s more, the Devastator seems to have gone under Jones’ skin if their press conference was anything to go by. Jones tried to play it cool and stay composed and focused on the task at hand, but Reyes’ loud insults definitely threw him off balance when answering the press.
Jones is still the favourite with Betway as he is given odds of 2/9, but this fight’s outcome might not be as straightforward as it initially seems. In addition to this, with all the negative press surrounding Jones after he has had to deal with allegations of drink-driving, battery and substance abuse one has to wonder if Bones might lose his nerve on February 9.