- Francis Ngannou opened as the betting favorite (-150 in a potential clash against Jon Jones (+130).
- The two UFC fighters have went back on forth on social media and Dana White confirms it’s a fight he wants to make.
- Will Jone Jones make the move up to heavyweight and challange Ngannou in 2020?
‘The Predator’ Francis Ngannou has his next victim in sight. That could be UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. We preview the opening betting odds for Jones vs Ngannou with an early fight prediction below.
Jon Jones vs. Francis Ngannou Odds
|Jon Jones||(+130), 13/10|
|Francis Ngannou||(-150), 2/3|
The winning probability of Francis Ngannou defeating Jon Jones is 60%. That means if you bet $100 on Ngannou, the payout would be $166 on average.
Jon Jones is usually a huge favorite in all his bouts, this time he’s the underdog against Ngannou. If you bet $100 on Jones, the payout would be $230 at odds of 2/3.
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Francis Ngannou’s Ability
Ngannou is coming off a KO win over Jairzinho Rozenstruik, blitzing him in 20 seconds of the first round. Now currently on a four fight win streak, Ngannou has the confidence and added experience prior to fighting Stipe prematurely for the title in 2018.
He certainly has the power to KO anyone in the UFC, but questions remain on his cardio and ground game if Jones drags Ngannou into the later rounds. Ngannou certainly has the advantage early in the fight and the oddsmaker recognize this.
Jones on the Decline?
Let’s be honest, Jon Jone’s last performance against Dominick Reyes was lacklustre. Perhaps a lesson for the aging champion, that tends to challange himself in the area his opponents are most proficient in.
We’ve seen Jones apply successful strategies against Daniel Cormier at light heavyweight.. Given Jones vast octagon experience and ability to rise to the occasion, we give him the advantage as the underdog.
Pick: Jon Jones by stoppage in the later rounds.