Gambleholic Alert: “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” Updated Betting Lines

Written by Tom Ngo
March 20th, 2010

After witnessing two heavy underdogs steal the show at “WEC 47: Bowles vs. Cruz,” gamblers have been itching for a look at where their next big MMA payday will come from. Thankfully, “UFC on Versus: Vera vs. Jones” jumps off this Sunday allowing gambleholics to can get their fix.

A light heavyweight bout between Brandon Vera and the up-and-coming Jon Jones will headline the freebie broadcast, with the victor taking a ginormous leap towards becoming a legit contender in the UFC’s most prized division.

Vera, who was slated to meet Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC 109 before Little Nog pulled out with an injury, was last seen dropping a controversial unanimous decision to UFC Hall of Famer Randy Couture at UFC 105 in Manchester, England.

The 22-year-old Jones has taken the UFC world by storm since making his debut against Andre Gusmao at UFC 87 in August 2008. He was perfect through his first nine pro scraps entering his last contest against Matt Hamill at “The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale,” however was DQ’d after he landed a couple illegal north-south elbow strikes to Hamill’s grill.

“Bones” Jones enters the Octagon as nearly a 3-to-1 favorite to leave the 1STBANK Center in Broomfield, Colorado victorious.

Underdog City Alert: Julio Paulino +300, Shannon Gugerty +325 and Paul Buentello +300, respectively, are the biggest ‘dogs on the card.  There’s almost ALWAYS at least one upset on every UFC show, and since it is March Madness …

Here are the latest betting lines for “Vera vs. Jones”:

Preliminary Bouts:

Duane Ludwig -180
Darren Elkins +150

Mike Pierce -400
Julio Paulino +300

Jason Brilz -160
Eric Schafer +130

Brendan Schaub -240
Chase Gormley +190

John Howard -230
Daniel Roberts +180

Vladimir Matyushenko -190
Eliot Marshall +155

Clay Guida -450
Shannon Gugerty +325

Main Bouts:

James Irvin -130
Alessio Sakara Even

Cheick Kongo -400
Paul Buentello +300

Junior Dos Santos -280
Gabriel Gonzaga +210

Jon Jones -260
Brandon Vera +200

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