|2013 UFC 165 Betting Odds & Wagers for Jones vs. Gustafsson|
|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.
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.
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