Let’s take a look at the UFC 247 odds for the main event:
- Jon Jones -450
- Dominick Reyes -325
The odds vary depending on which sportsbook you visit. Still, light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is the overwhelming favorite no matter what UFC 247 fighting bets you look at online for the main event on February 8.
The two-time undisputed champ (25-1) takes on a relative newcomer Dominick Reyes at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The undefeated challenger (12-0) will enter the Octagon for the first time since he stunned the fighting world by knocking out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman in October in the main event of UFC on ESPN 6.
“Dominick Reyes is a bad boy. And young, hungry, this is going to be an exciting fight for Jon Jones,” UFC president Dana White said.
The odds on Jones vary from -400 on BetNow to -450 on Bovada. InterTops returns the lowest payoff on the 32-year-old New Yorker at -500, while offering a generous +350 on Reyes. The 30-year-old from California is currently +325 at both Bovada and BetNow.
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UFC 247 Predictions
The light heavyweight title fight is just one of five bouts on the main card and 11 clashes overall. The event will also play host to another championship bout as Valentina Shevchenko defends her women’s flyweight title against Katlyn Chookagian. At the same time, Derrick Lewis welcomes Ilir Latifi to the heavyweight division. Let’s take a look at the three top fights on the card and make some UFC 247 picks (UFC odds provided by Bovada):
Valentina Shevchenko -1200 vs. Katlyn Chookagian +700
Shevchenko (18-3) is undefeated in the 125-pound division. The flyweight champion, who is looking to retain her title for the third time, is a perfect 4-0 at this weight class and defends her title against first-time challenger and huge underdog Chookagian, who has won two straight bouts.
VGB’s pick — Shevchenko (-1200)
Derrick Lewis -275 vs. Ilir Latifi +215
Fan favorite and former titleholder Lewis (22-7) looked good in his split-decision victory in November. The 34-year-old, who is one of the top-ranked heavyweights, faces the 36-year-old Latifi, who moves up from the light heavyweight division after losing two fights in a row. A Lewis victory is the most valuable bet of the night.
VGB’s pick — Lewis (-275)
Jon Jones -450 vs. Dominick Reyes +325
The champ hasn’t lost since 2009 — a string of 17 consecutive victories. Jones is considered pound-for-pound the best fighter in the world, so it would be a complete shock if the athletic Reyes could pull off an upset on the big stage. Of his 12 wins, seven have come by knockout, including half of his six UFC bouts.
VGB’s pick — Jones (-450)