Jon Jones Losing Lead on Rashad Evans

Written by Tom Ngo
April 21st, 2012
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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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