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.
Prelims & UFC 232 Betting Odds
Early Prelims & UFC 232 Betting Odds