Jon Bones Massive Favourite To Defeat Anthony Smith

Published on February 26th, 2019 5:52 pm EST
Written By: Dave Manuel



Mixed Martial Arts - Light Heavyweights - Jones vs. Smith - Bet on it! When Jon "Bones" Jones steps into the Octagon to face Anthony Smith on Saturday night, the reigning Light Heavyweight champion will be one of the biggest ever favourites in a title fight, especially in the Light Heavyweight division.

Jones, fresh off of his demolition of Alexander Gustafsson a few short months ago, will be looking to make quick work of Anthony Smith, who is very likely going to be woefully overmatched in this fight. Jon Jones has at least a claim to being the greatest fighter of all time, and Anthony Smith is not that far removed from fighting in lower level promotions outside of the UFC.

Anthony Smith will be looking to score the flash knockout in this one - it's hard to see how else he could win, while Jones can likely win in a wide variety of different ways.

The co-main event will be for the Welterweight title, as Tyron Woodley will be looking to defend against his belt against Kamaru Usman. This fight was originally supposed to be Woodley vs Covington, though the UFC elected to give the title shot to Usman instead.

UFC 235 will also feature the debut of Ben Askren, as he will be taking on former Welterweight title holder Robbie Lawler.

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Here are the full betting odds for this event:

Anthony Smith, +575
Jon Jones, -850

Kamaru Usman, +160
Tyron Woodley, -185

Ben Askren, -280
Robbie Lawler, +240

Tecia Torres, +105
Weili Zhang, -125

Cody Garbrandt, -165
Pedro Munhoz, +145

Jeremy Stephens, +205
Zabit Magomedsharipov, -245

Johnny Walker, -135
Misha Cirkunov, +115

Alejandro Perez, +165
Cody Stamann, -190

Diego Sanchez, +230
Mickey Gall, -270

Charles Byrd, +105
Edmen Shahbazyan, -125

Gina Mazany, +360
Macy Chiasson, -450

Frankie Saenz, +170
Marlon Vera, -200

Hannah Cifers, +240
Polyana Viana, -280

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