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Jon Jones: A UFC 128 Favorite over Shogun Rua

Written on February 08, 2011 by Markham Mencken

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Although he is a champion, Mauricio "Shogun" Rua is the underdog to light heavyweight title challenger Jon Jones in their upcoming UFC 128 title fight.

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, despite being a champion, is the current underdog in his upcoming bout against . According to well-known MMA oddsmaker, Joey Odessa, opens at -150 favorite while is a +120 underdog. That said, oddsmakers are giving an approximate 60% chance of winning while Shogun Rua comes in at 45%. The two figures don’t add up to an even 100% due to the nature of sports wagering.

Taking place on March 19 at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, Jon Jones sets up the light heavyweight title bout with a victory over Ryan Bader last UFC 126. Joey Odessa even added that Jon Jones’ dominant win over Ryan Bader made the whole planet buzzing about his potential. And it seems that MMA fans are heading to the windows with it.

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