Chael Sonnen Facing Long Odds Against Jon Jones at UFC 159

Written by Tom Ngo
April 22nd, 2013

UFC Middleweight Chael Sonnen

The good news for Chael Sonnen (pictured), light heavyweight king Jon Jones is no longer an astronomical 10-to-1 odds-on favorite to wipe the canvas with him at UFC 159. The bad news for Sonnen, “Bones” is still a whopping 9-to-1 favorite to steamroll him this Saturday.

Uncle Chael, meanwhile, checks in as a 5.5-to-1 underdog to dethrone arguably the most unstoppable force in mixed martial arts.

Despite the lopsided line for the show’s featured attraction, UFC 159 is expected to provide the promotion with one of its highest pay-per-view buy rates for the year.

Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey hosts this weekend’s show.

Here’s the breakdown for Jones vs. Sonnen:

Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)

Chael Sonnen +550
Jon Jones -900

Gambling 101:

Bet $100 on Sonnen and he’s victorious, you win $550
Bet $900 on Jones and he’s victorious, you win $100

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