#2-ranked pound-for-pound and Light Heavyweight Champion, Jon Jones is going to defend his title against frightful #3-ranked, Thiago Santos. Based on best Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos betting odds at Bet365 Sportsbook, Jones is most likely to keep his title. But the Brazilian underdog must not be underestimated.
Undoubtedly, Thiago Santos “Marreta” is one of the best Brazilian UFC fighters. Recently, Santos showed an incredible performance by beating Kevin Holland, Eryk Anders, Jimi Manuwa, and Jan Błachowicz in consecutive bouts. Therefore, he earned his first shot at the UFC light heavyweight title.
Best Jon Jones vs Thiago Santos betting odds at Bet365 Sportsbook
- Thiago Santos (6.00)
- Jon Jones (1.14)
Is there a chance for Thiago Santos to beat Jon Jones? We say yes there is. Thiago Santos has a plan on how to finish Jon Jones’ undefeated run. Many think this is the time for Jones to say goodbye to his title.
Thiago Santos is ready for the greatest battle of his career
The Brazilian is a knockout specialist. Thiago Santos holds a professional record of 21 wins, 15 of them by knockout. And most importantly, he has the eye of the tiger. “This is my time now, and I’m going to shock the world,” said Santos. Thiago Santos believes the key to beat Jon Jones is to be highly unpredictable, something he is specialized in. Santos can surprise his opponents by heavy knockout punches at any time.
His skills make him a great threat to fighters of any kind. That’s why online sportsbooks in Brazil are often backing Santos. Currently, he is #3 in the official UFC light heavyweight rankings. Santos is known as the most aggressive contender of the division.
Jon Jones is a title defending machine
Jones earned his first UFC Light Heavyweight Championship in 2011 by beating Maurício Rua by TKO. Therefore, he became the youngest UFC champion at the age of 23.
Jon Jones has not suffered a defeat since 2010. He holds the record for the most consecutive UFC Light Heavyweight title defenses (8). Unfortunately, Jones lost his title on July 29, 2017, due to a failed drug test. However, he regained his title by beating #2-ranked Alexander Gustafsson by TKO. Later, defended his title by winning over #4-ranked Anthony Smith by unanimous decision on March 2, 2019.
Jones holds a professional record of only 1 loss and 24 wins, 10 of them by knockout. However, Santos believes none of the title challengers were unpredictable enough so far.
The match will be the main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on July 7. And the co-main event of UFC 239 will be between two of the best female UFC fighters. Women’s Bantamweight and Featherweight Champion, Amanda Nunes (1.30) vs Holly Holm (3.50), the former world champion.
Make sure to check Bet365 Sportsbook to bet on your favorite contender. But keep in mind that Thiago Santos would be a great value pick for UFC 239.