2013 UFC 165 Betting Odds & Wagers for Jones vs. Gustafsson Print
Written by Drew Sharper   
Wednesday, 18 September 2013 10:25

UFC 165 Betting Odds


TORONTO, Ontario (The Spread) – A pair of UFC championships are on the line on Saturday, as UFC 165 is set to take place from Toronto. Here is a look at the odds for this event.

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UFC 165 will take place from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with the main card bouts airing live on PPV at 10PM ET.

The main event of Saturday’s card is a clash for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship as Jon Jones (18-1) defends his title against Alexander Gustafsson (15-1). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Jones is the clear favorite to retain his title, as he has a money line of -800 for this fight, while Gustafsson has odds of +500 to win. Jones is seeking a sixth-successful title defense on Saturday and he has been dominant as champion, finishing four of the five challengers to his belt. Gustafsson has won six straight entering this title fight and he actually holds a small height-advantage over Jones, which has not been the case in the champion’s other bouts. Jones still has the reach on Gustafsson, but he may have trouble keeping the challenger at a distance. Gustafsson has good power in his hands and legs, but Jones should have the edge on the ground with wrestling and submissions.

The co-main event of Saturday’s card is a battle for the UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship with Renan Barao (30-1) defending his title against Eddie Wineland (20-8-1). According to oddsmakers, Barao is the clear favorite to retain his belt, as he has odds of -650 against Wineland, while the challenger has been given a money line of +425 to win. Barao hasn’t lost a fight since his debut in 2005 and he is 5-0 in the UFC with three decision victories. He has good power for a 135-pounder and is very deadly on the ground, with 14 of his wins coming by submission. Wineland has won two straight to get this title fight, but he has been beaten by men that Barao has ran through. Wineland is a powerful puncher and has great cardio, but it will take a KO for him to get the win, because he can’t out-class the champion for 25 minutes.

For the available odds for the main card bouts that will take place at UFC 165, see below.

Bet on UFC 165 Odds

UFC 165 Odds

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship

Jon Jones -800

Alexander Gustafsson +500

UFC Interim Bantamweight Championship

Renan Barao -650

Eddie Wineland +425

UFC Heavyweight Bout

Matt Mitrione -120

Brendan Schaub -110

UFC Middleweight Bout

Costas Philippou -190

Francis Carmont +155

UFC Lightweight Bout

Khabib Nurmagomedov -250

Pat Healy +195

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