It’s been over four years since UFC fans have had a dominant champion in the Light Heavyweight division. Since May of 2007 seven different champions have ruled at 205lbs, and if Quinton Jackson has anything to say about it that trend will continue.
Jon Jones has been an unstoppable force since he first stepped into the Octagon and now he looks poised to become the first dominant Light Heavyweight champion since Chuck Liddell. No one has come even close to challenging him in any of his 14 fights, but it wasn’t that long ago that we were all saying the same thing about Lyoto Machida.
MMA betting fans know that fighting style matchups in the UFC often determine which fighter will come out victorious. Jon Jones has never faced a fighter like Quinton Jackson, someone who will look to walk right through whatever Jones throws at him and take the fight to him. How Jones will respond to an opponent that’s head-hunting him, instead of the other way around, remains to be seen.
MMA bettors at the Bodog Sportsbook have little faith in a Jackson upset and have driven the original upset price of +350 on the UFC odds all the way up to +450. Even against an evolved young fighter like Jones one has to give Rampage a puncher’s chance, and at +450 or better by fight time, one properly timed Jackson hook could make for a big payday.
Rampage Jackson wants his UFC Light Heavyweight belt back and he’s prepared for this fight more than any other. A determined and dedicated Rampage is a very dangerous opponent, and if Jon Jones makes one mistake his time as champion will come to an abrupt end just like all the others of late.
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