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UFC 232 Betting Preview (Jones vs. Gustafsson 2)

Posted by: Mike Davis

This weekend’s UFC betting online action has taken us for quite a spin. At the end of the day there’s only one person to blame and it’s Jon Jones. It seems that every year there’s some other lengthy tale about why Jon Jones isn’t a cheater and why we should still tune in for his fights. The only problem is that each time the defense is getting wackier and harder to belief. Now we’re expected to believe that some small of amount of a prohibited substance remains in his system from way back when he fought DC? And at the same time we were expected to belief that that substance from back then wasn’t a substantial amount? At the end of the day almost every sportsbook bettor on the planet knows the UFC is feeding us bullshit. But hey, we still have some bets to make this weekend no?

UFC 232: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 – Saturday, December 29th    

When: Main Card: 10 pm ET || Prelims: 8 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET

Where: The Forum, Inglewood, California

TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: FS1 || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass

Stream: UFC TV

Originally this weekend’s UFC betting online action was to be held in Las Vegas. However, when Jones came up with 60 picograms per milliliter of a prohibited substance, the Nevada State Athletic Commission could not sanction the event. Some claim that this is a battle of ego between the UFC and NSAC, who still have some beef to settle over the Khabib-McGregor debacle. At the end of the day the UFC claimed that NSAC couldn’t process this in a week’s notice due to the holidays. Ultimately this forced the UFC to move the event to California, who’s athletic commission would sanction the event. Naturally this sent the more conspiracy-oriented UFC fans to cry foul play. Which is only natural, given how unbelievable the Jon Jones’ saga has been.

Main Card & UFC 232 Betting Odds

Normally we would take this time to talk about the headlining fight and what the fighters bring to the table. If that’s the case then it seems only natural to talk about Jones’ psychopathy. When questioned about him pissing hot, Jones took the most indefensible, cocky approach of attacking the journalist. Because that’s what a sensible, clear-headed person who isn’t taking steroids would do. But instead of conducting himself in a professional manner, Jones made it seem that any accusation of roid-rage would be acceptable. Ultimately Jones never found a source for the Turinabol that was in his system last time. His defense was a party lifestyle. But let’s be honest, there’s plenty of that in professional sports.  At the end of the day it seems that Alexander Gustafsson isn’t afraid of turning down a fight with a roided up Jones, making him the fighter worth talking about this weekend. 

Gustafsson enters this weekend’s contest sporting a professional 18-4 MMA record. Entering this weekend’s action riding a 2 fight win streak, Gustafsson is ecstatic for an opportunity to be a UFC champion. His first fight versus Jones is considered by many to be the greatest UFC Light Heavyweight fight in the promotion’s existence. In fact, many people feel that Gustafsson should’ve won that first fight. We’ll see how the Swede is able to perform this Saturday.

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Alexander Gustafsson 4½ (-115) +235 Jon Jones 4½ (-105) -275
Amanda Nunes 2½ (-150) +220 Cristiane Justino (Cyborg) 2½ (+130) -260
Michael Chiesa 2½ (-115) -175 Carlos Condit 2½ (-105) +155
Corey Anderson 2½ (-140) +135 Ilir Latifi 2½ (+120) -155
Alex Volkanovski 2½ (-150) +130 Chad Mendes 2½ (+130) -150
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Prelims & UFC 232 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Andrei Arlovski 2½ (+125) +135 Walt Harris 2½ (-145) -155
Megan Anderson 2½ (-150) +220 Cat Zingano 2½ (+130) -260
Douglas Silva de Andrade 2½ (-185) +235 Petr Yan 2½ (+155) -275
BJ Penn 2½ (-225) +420 Ryan Hall 2½ (+185) -535
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Early Prelims & UFC 232 Betting Odds

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Andre Ewell 2½ (-115) -105 Nathaniel Wood 2½ (-105) -115
Bevon Lewis 1½ (-150) -105 Uriah Hall 1½ (+130) -115
Siyar Bahadurzada 2½ (-115) +125 Curtis Millender 2½ (-105) -145
Brian Kelleher 2½ (-210) +130 Montel Jackson 2½ (+175) -150
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