Dan Henderson Has No Chance Against Jon Jones …

Written by Tom Ngo
May 1st, 2012

UFC Dan Henderson Strikeforce

… this, according to the Gambling Gods. If you were to ask the powers that be, Dan Henderson (Pictured) shouldn’t waste his time training, let alone showing up, for his championship affair against UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones.

Jones has been pegged as an astonishing 9-to-1 odds-on favorite to easily dispose of the former Strikeforce champ. Henderson, on the other hand, checks in as a whopping 5-to-1 long shot to dethrone “Bones.”

Prior to the release of these lines, Jones’ most lopsided spread since donning the 205-pound crown was as a 6-to-1 favorite over Quinton “Rampage” Jackson at UFC 135.

If these overwhelming odds hold until the cage door is slammed on their yet-to-be announced shootout, it would mark the most lopsided UFC title scrap since welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre was an 8-to-1 favorite against Dan Hardy at UFC 111.

Speaking of GSP, he found himself on the wrong end of an upset special when Matt Serra clobbered the 16-to-1 odds-on favorite at UFC 69. That April 2007 contest signifies the largest upset in UFC championship history.

Here are the early wagering lines for Jones vs. Hendo (Courtesy of BetUS):

Favorite (-) Underdog (+)

Dan Henderson +500
Jon Jones -900

Gambling 101:

Bet $100 on Henderson and he’s victorious, you win $500
Bet $900 on Jones and he’s victorious, you win $100

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