Newly-crowned UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, who captured the 265-pound title with a second-round knockout over Stipe Miocic at UFC 260, is more likely to make his first title protection in opposition to former gentle heavyweight champion Jon Jones — assuming the promotion is keen to open its pockets.
Ngannou opened because the -190 favourite over Jones, who’s presently a +165 underdog.
“That is the primary time Jon Jones has been an underdog since his first two skilled fights,” Adam Burns, BetOnline.ag SportsBook Supervisor mentioned. “And most of his fights he has been a large favourite. This battle, if it occurs, has the potential to be the best grossing battle of all-time. The present highest is McGregor vs Khabib.”
The final time Ngannou was a betting underdog was forward of his Cain Velasquez battle at UFC on ESPN 1, a heavyweight collision that noticed “The Predator” pop and drop the previous champ early within the opening body.
Jones hasn’t see a plus signal since difficult Stephan Bonnar at UFC 94 all the best way again in Jan. 2009, a violent, three-round destruction of “The American Psycho” that promptly promoted “Bones” to betting favourite for the following 12 years.
Hopefully Jones and UFC can come to phrases for a Ngannou battle later this 12 months.