Jon Jones Losing Lead on Rashad Evans

Written by Tom Ngo
April 21st, 2012

UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones

Earlier this month, light heavyweight king Jon Jones (Pictured) was pegged as a whopping 5.5-to-1 favorite to steamroll Rashad Evans at UFC 145 to retain his crown.  As the clock winds down on their eagerly-anticipated shootout, the late money is starting to stack on Evans’ side of the sand which has forced the Gambling Gods to adjust their lines.

While “Bones” is still a heavy odds-on favorite, he’s dropped to a 4.5-to-1 favorite to win. Evans, on the other hand, went from being nearly a 4-to-1 longshot to a +325 underdog.

Just in case you were wondering, Jones was a 6-to-1 favorite when he thrashed Quinton “Rampage” Jackson in his last outing.

UFC 145 takes place inside Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The pay-per-view broadcast begins live at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here are the complete wagering lines for tonight (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)

Preliminary Bouts:

Marcus Brimage +200
Maximo Blanco -260

Keith Wisniewski +165
Chris Clements -210

Efrain Escudero +150
Mac Danzig -180

John Makdessi +180
Anthony Njokuani -230

Matt Brown +200
Stephen Thompson -260

Chad Griggs +210
Travis Browne -280

Main Card:

John Alessio +275
Mark Bocek -375

Eddie Yagin +375
Mark Hominick -550

Michael McDonald -115
Miguel Angel Torres -115

Ben Rothwell +220
Brendan Schaub -300

Che Mills +400
Rory MacDonald -600

Rashad Evans +325
Jon Jones -450

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