Jon Jones Seen as Slight Favourite Against Miocic, Underdog Against Ngannou

Published on March 9th, 2021 2:34 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



There is a superfight in the making in the UFC heavyweight division. Later this month, Francis Ngannou and Stipe Miocic will once again be squaring off for the Heavyweight title.

In their first bout, Miocic was able to survive Ngannou's power en route to a decision victory. Ngannou went into a bit of a tailspin after the fight, though he has gotten things back together and is back to absolutely smashing his competition.

Miocic is regarded by most as the greatest Heavyweight of all time, though Ngannou is absolutely destroying some top competition in the Heavyweight division.

The question heading into this fight - will Ngannou come in with a good gameplan this time, and will Miocic be able to survive Ngannou if the contender doesn't gas himself out this time around?

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There is a very big carrot dangling in front of the two men heading into the title fight, as the winner will square off against Jon "Bones" Jones in a big money super-fight.

Jones dropped the Light Heavyweight title and is currently undergoing a physical transformation in order to move up to the Heavyweight division. The Jones vs Miocic/Ngannou superfight is expected later this year.

Jon Jones is seen as being competitive in both of these potential fights, as seen as these current betting odds:

Francis Ngannou, -137
Jon Jones, +110

Stipe Miocic, +130
Jon Jones, -150

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As you can see, bookmakers believe that Jones stands a slightly better chance against Miocic than against Ngannou.

Jon Jones wasn't exactly known for his knockout power in the Light Heavyweight division, so there are obviously concerns that he won't have the power to rattle top Heavyweights like Miocic or Ngannou.

Jones obviously has some tremendous wrestling and dynamic striking, however, which is why the superfight will be so interesting when it finally takes place.

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