UFC 235 Betting Preview & Sportsbook Odds (Jones vs. Smith)
We’ve got some great UFC betting online action ahead of us this weekend all thanks to UFC 235. Once again Jon Jones will be in the spotlight for testing positive for an M3 metabolite but still competing. His counterpart, Anthony Smith, doesn’t seem too bothered by the fact. And although he’s exuding brass confidence, this weekend’s sportsbook odds are still siding against him heavily. So what kind of bets should players make this Saturday? Let’s take a look at the lines to find out.
UFC 235: Jones vs. Smith – Saturday, March 2nd
When: Main Card: 10:00 pm ET || Prelims: 8:00 pm ET || Early Prelims: 6:30 pm ET
Where: T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada
TV: Main Card: PPV || Prelims: ESPN || Early Prelims: UFC Fight Pass
Stream: UFC TV, Watch ESPN
— UFC (@ufc) March 1, 2019
The UFC will be making yet another trip to Las Vegas to put on a stunner. If the Jones vs. Smith Light Heavyweight championship match isn’t enough to pike your interest then maybe the co-headlining bout of the night will. After all, the drama building in the UFC Welterweight championship bout between Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman is drawing more and more eyes every day.
Main Card & UFC 235 Betting Odds
Jon Jones enters this weekend’s action with a 23-1-1 professional MMA record. Having just fought in December, it’s clear that Jones is focused on rebuilding his legacy. After all, few names in MMA have been dragged in the mud for so long. Albeit, all of Jones’ troubles are self-inflicted so it’s hard to sympathize with the man. The last time we saw Jones was at UFC 232 where he faced an Alexander Gustafsson who was confident that he was Jones’ kryptonite. In the end, Jones finished the brawl with a TKO in the 3rd. Now Jones is facing Smith who might be even more confident than Gustafsson. The question is, have we seen anything out of Smith to suggest he can beat Jones in the cage? The UFC betting online odds answer with a resounding no.
Mr. Smith enters this weekend’s action sporting a 31-13 professional MMA record. Having suffered his fair share of losses in the sport, most fans don’t think Smith will be able to hold his own against Jones. After all, Jones has never tasted defeat inside the cage. Nevertheless, Smith brings a 3 fight win streak to that the table here. But will that momentum be enough to cover the despairing 8 ½ inch difference in reach? It seems highly unlikely. All in all legal betting fans should stick with Jones here.
Prelims & UFC 235 Betting Odds
The co-headlining bout of the night is highly interesting here as it pits Woodley against Usman. It’ll be interesting to see these two go at it since they’re former teammates. Although Usman is a respectable fighter, it seems highly unlikely that he’ll be able to get Woodley to the ground here. This is because Woodley managed to hold off Demian Maia, the greatest force of jiu-jitsu in the promotion, for an entire 25 minutes with a damaged shoulder.
Early Prelims & UFC 235 Betting Odds
|Charles Byrd||1½ (-165) +120||Edmen Shahbazyan||1½ (+145) -140|
|Gina Mazany||1½ (-165) +400||Macy Chiasson||1½ (+145) -500|
|Hannah Cifers||1½ (-175) +220||Polyana Viana||1½ (+155) -260|