UFC 128 Betting Odds

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NEWARK, NJ (TheSpread) – The UFC Light Heavyweight Championship is up for grabs during the main event of UFC 128. Here is a look at the odds for all the fights taking place this Saturday.

UFC 128 takes place from the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. and will air live on Pay Per View at 10PM ET. The card has a total of 12 bouts with the top five being featured on the PPV. The main event features Mauricio “Shogun” Rua defending his light heavyweight championship against rising star Jon Jones.

Despite being the champion, Rua enters the fight as the underdog according to oddsmakers from online sportsbook Bodog.com as he has betting odds of +160 while Jones comes in with odds of -200. This fight was originally scheduled to be Rua vs. Rashad Evans, but a knee injury forced Evans out and Jones (12-1) took the fight on six-weeks notice as he had just come off a dominant win over Ryan Bader back at UFC 126. Jones has just one loss in his career, which came by DQ, as no opponent has been able to figure out his mixture of muay thai and wrestling. Rua (19-4) hasn’t fought since winning the title in May of 2010 as he had knee surgery following the victory. He is a former PRIDE champion along with his current UFC title.

The co-main event for Saturday’s card features the UFC debut of Urijah Faber who squares off with Eddie Wineland. Faber comes into the fight as the clear favorite with odds of -500, while Wineland has odds of +300. Faber (24-4) is taking part in just his second fight at bantamweight, but he is a former WEC featherweight champion and a win on Saturday will likely earn him a UFC bantamweight title shot. Wineland (18-6-1) is a former WEC champion as well and he is currently on a four-fight win streak. A win over Faber could really thrust him into the title picture as well.

UFC 128 Betting Odds & Fight Card

UFC Light Heavweight Championship

Jon Jones -200

Mauricio “Shogun” Rua +160

UFC Bantamweight Bout

Urijah Faber -500

Eddie Wineland +300

UFC Lightweight Bout

Jim Miller -275

Kamal Shalorus +215

UFC Heavyweight Bout

Brendan Schaub -280

Mirko Cro Cop +220

UFC Middleweight Bout

Nate Marquardt -300

Dan Miller +240

UFC Light Heavyweight Bout

Luis Cane -175

Eliot Marshall +145

UFC Lightweight Bout

Edson Barboza Jr. -325

Anthony Njokuani +250

UFC Welterweight Bout

Ricardo Almeida -200

Mike Pyle +160

UFC Lightweight Bout

Gleison Tibau -150

Kurt Pellegrino +120

UFC Bantamweight Bout

Joseph Benavidez -500

Ian Loveland +300

UFC Featherweight Bout

Erik Koch -170

Raphael Assuncao +140

UFC Middleweight Bout

Nick Catone -225

Costantinos Philippou +185

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