UFC 235 Betting Preview & Sportsbook Odds (Jones vs. Smith)

Posted by: Charlie Smith
UFC 235 Betting Picks

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

 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.

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Anthony Smith 1½ (-155) +600 Jon Jones 1½ (+135) -900
Kamaru Usman 4½ (-110) +130 Tyron Woodley 4½ (-110) -150
Robbie Lawler 2½ (-260) +235 Ben Askren 2½ (+220) -275
Tecia Torres 2½ (-350) +110 Weili Zhang 2½ (+290) -130
Pedro Munhoz 1½ (-165) +125 Cody Garbrandt 1½ (+145) -145
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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.

Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Jeremy Stephens 2½ (-120) +210 Zabit Magomedsharipov 2½ (EV) -250
Johnny Walker 1½ (+155) -155 Misha Cirkunov 1½ (-175) +125
Alejandro Perez 2½ (-260) +235 Cody Stalman TO BE POSTED
Diego Sanchez 1½ (-170) +190 Mickey Gall 1½ (+150) -230
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Early Prelims & UFC 235 Betting Odds
Fighter Odds Fighter 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
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