Online Sportsbook Bovada Sets Odds For Potential Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones Superfight

Brock Bones Jones

Kevin Stott

Wednesday, August 2, 2017 4:38 PM GMT

Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for a potential Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones superfight. So will this superfight even happen, and, if so when and would Lesnar have a realistic shot against the younger Jones in the Octagon?

UFC Futures Book Opening Odds—Brock Lesnar vs. Jon Lones

Online sportsbook Bovada has released odds for a potential Brock Lesnar-Jon Jones UFC superfight between the two legends with current UFC Light heavyweight champion Jones installed as a huge -350 favorite for the potential match with Lesnar priced at +265 as the underdog. The sportsbook also is offering a Prop bet for when this potential fight may actually take place, with a “Will Jon Jones face Brock Lesnar in the UFC before July 15, 2018?” seeing the “Yes” priced at -160 with the “No” at +120 (Bovada). Rumors of a proposed monster fight between UFC star Jones and WWE octagon-star Lesnar started about 2½ weeks back when stories of Lesnar showing interest in returning to the UFC, but, according to Dave Meltzer of MMAFighting.com, if this bout even happens it will be unlikely until next Summer, with Lesnar under contract to the WWE until April.

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Who do you think will win?

Jon Jones (-350)
Brock Lesnar (+265)

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— Bovada Official (@BovadaLV) August 1, 2017
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The “If It Actually Is Going To Happen, Then When?” Question

The “Will Jon Jones face Brock Lesnar in the UFC before July 15, 2018?” Prop bet (Yes -160, No +120, Bovada) is a good date as Lesnar's 1-year UFC suspension means he won’t be able to return to MMA until July, 2018, and the two biggest dates on the 2018 WWE Calendar are the Royal Rumble in Philadelphia on Jan. 28 and WrestleMania in New Orleans on April 28. Lesnar (5-3, 1 No Contest) made an unexpected return to MMA for UFC 200 after a 5-year layoff and initially defeated Mark Hunt, earning a then-UFC record $2.5 Million before failing two drug tests (Hydroxy-Clomiphene), being fined 10% of his purse ($250,000), suspended and having his Win overturned to a No Contest.

So, at the earliest should majority owner, President and WWE CEO Vince McMahon grant it, maybe Lesnar-Jones happens in mid-June at the earliest? Parlaying Lesnar’s media exposure from those two big 2018 WWE events and aiming for maybe the biggest UFC payday ever seems very logical for these two men at those perceived points in their sporting careers, very similar to the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather Boxing superfight scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 26 here at the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas (Mayweather -642, McGregor +510, 9½u -165, Pinnacle). It’s a dream matchup and we’ll see what happens. Talk often generates bouts.

 

Jon Jones-Brock Lesnar: The Hype So Far...

After his UFC 214 Light Heavyweight Bout knockout victory over Daniel Cormier on Saturday night, the 30-year-old Jon “Bones” Jones called out the the 40-year-old current WWE Universal Champion and “retired” UFC star Lesnar, saying, “If you want to know what it feels like to get your ass kicked by a guy who weighs 40 pounds less than you, meet me in the octagon.” When contacted by AP about Jones’s comment, Lesnar replied, “Be careful what you wish for, young man,” and saying he’d “love to fight Brock Lesnar.”

So, it really seems like this could happen and UFC President and Las Vegas native Dana White has to like the rumblings, even if this proposed superfight takes place a year or more from now. The ithaca, NY native Jones (23-1) currently has the longest active Winning Streak in the UFC at 14. His lone Loss came on July 11, 2009 against Matt Hamill for throwing illegal elbows at The Ultimate Fighter: Heavyweights Finale here in Sin City.

 Best Betting Ideas For Now and Why This Could Be the Biggest UFC Fight Ever

If you think this huge superfight will end up happening, maybe now’s the best time to bet on Lesnar (106-5 as wrestler in College)—winner of the 2000 NCAA Division I Heavyweight wrestling championship as a Senior at the University of Minnesota—at the +265 underdog odds (Bovada) as once he commits, you’ll know he’ll train like beast before getting into the Octagon with the athletic Jones. And the storylines here are wonderful for a heavily-watched and heavily-bet event: The Wrestler vs. the Knockout Guy. The Big Guy (Lesnar, 6-3, 236) vs. The Little Guy (Jones, 6-4, 205). The East Coaster (Ithaca, NY) vs. The Midwesterner and Canadian (Minneapolis via South Dakota, now residing in Saskatchewan, Canada). The most popular current UFC champ against the most popular current WWE champ. A Black man against a White man. And, of course, the perceived Old Dude (Lesnar, 40) against the perceived Young Dude (Jones, 30).

If it happens, UFC’s White will have no absolutely no trouble and plenty of time to stoke the precious Hype fires. And it if happens, Jones will have to try to avoid going to the ground against Lesnar whose best chance at a win obviously seems like a submission (and on the ground) whereas Jones’s best perceived route to a win in a fight that may never even happen would be in either a KO (on his feet) or in going the distance vs. the massive Lesner. This one just feels like it will eventually happen.

UFC PREDICTED LESNAR-JONES RESULT: Lesnar +265UFC FUTURES PROP BET: “Will Jon Jones face Brock Lesnar in the UFC before July 15, 2018?” No +120 Best Lines Offered: at Bovada