The good news for Alexander Gustafsson (pictured), he finally landed the title shot he has been clamoring for. The bad news for “The Mauler,” the Gambling Gods expect reigning light heavyweight king Jon Jones to maul him at UFC 165.
Although their scrap was just announced yesterday, it didn’t take long for the powers that be to come up with a betting line. Jones is an early 8-1 odds-on favorite to collect his sixth straight title defense.
Gustafsson, meanwhile, checks in as a significant 5-1 underdog.
“Bones” was ONLY rated at -500 when he met Rashad Evans at UFC 145.
Here is the breakdown for Jones vs. Gustafsson:
Favorite (-) Underdog (+)
Jon Jones -800
Alexander Gustafsson +500
Bet $800 on Jones and he’s victorious, you win $100
Bet $100 on Gustafsson and he’s victorious, you win $500