|Written by Michael|
Bet on the UFCUFC 145 will be held at the Philips Arena in Atlanta Georgia, on Saturday, April 21. There will be a total of 11 matches with the top three matches considered to be the UFC 145 Main Card fights.
The top three matches in billing order are: Jones versus Evans, MacDonald versus Mills, and Schaub versus Rothwell. Most Las Vegas sports books are taking wagers on the top match, with some of the sports books taking wagers on all three of the main card fights.
Naturally the top match is receiving the most attention. Jon Jones is the clear favorite at -500, while Rashad Evans is listed as the +300 underdog. This is the light heavyweight championship match and is scheduled for five rounds. Jones is the defending champion and will be the heavy favorite to defend his title belt. Jones has won fifteen matches with only one loss, but that loss was a disqualification because of an illegal use of his elbow. Practically speaking, Jones has yet to lose a match.
Rashad Evans, on the other hand is a former champion and knows Jones well as he was his training partner at one time. At the age of 32, he is not over the hill, and his record of 17 wins, one loss and one draw in mixed martial arts matches suggests that he will be competitive.
The reason for the strong support for Jones is that he is incredibly talented. He has a reach that is the longest in the UFC and he uses it well. Jones has not yet been taken to the floor, so it remains to be seen how effective he will be if it happens. Evans will be trying to take him down, and be the first to do it. If he can accomplish this, his chances rise considerably. Although Jones should be favored, he appears to be over bet in this championship match.