UFC 145 Betting Odds Preview

UFC returns to pay-per-view on April 21 with a Light Heavyweight fight for the ages, as Jon “Bones” Jones will defend his title for the third time in only seven months against another former UFC Light Heavyweight champion.

UFC 145 will also see the return of highly-touted Welterweight prospect Rory MacDonald.

Odds on the UFC 145 fight card are currently being offered on five of the main card fights. Jon Jones is currently handicapped as a huge -500 favorite at Bovada, while the challenger Rashad Evans is a +400 underdog at 5Dimes .

The +400 odds on Evans are tempting, but Jones looks like he’s on a different level than everyone else at 205 pounds.

If you like the angle that Evans has an edge because he used to train with Jones the upset payout is big, but it’s hard to believe that Evans knows more about Jones than Jones and Greg Jackson know about Evans.

Welterweight contender MacDonald is just as big of a favorite at Bovada, as he’s also a -500 favorite to beat U.K. prospect Che Mills. This fight is essentially a tune-up for MacDonald, who is returning to action from an injury for the first time in eight months.

Expect MacDonald to be too strong and too technical for Mills to handle. A first-round submission for MacDonald looks like the most likely outcome in this one.

Heavyweights are also slated for the UFC 145 fight card. Brendan Schaub takes on journeyman Ben Rothwell, who has gone 1-2 in the UFC and will likely need a good showing to stay with the organization. Rothwell is currently handicapped as a +215 underdog against Schaub, who is currently a -255 favorite at 5Dimes.

The closest handicapped fight on the UFC 145 fight card is the bantamweight matchup between Miguel Torres and Michael McDonald. Torres currently has a slight edge at 5Dimes as the -120 favorite, while action on McDonald is currently EVEN.

This fight is really close to call and could go either way, but the edge would have to go to McDonald and his seven-fight win streak.

UFC 145 Jones vs Evans Odds:

Mac Danzig -190
Efrain Escudero 150

Maximo Blanco
Marcus Brimage

Anthony Njokuani -210
John Makdessi 160

Keith Wisniewski 180
Chris Clements -260

Matt Brown 230
Stephen Thompson -310

Travis Browne -260
Chad Griggs 180

Miguel Angel Torres -110
Michael McDonald -110

Rory MacDonald -500
Che Mills 400

Mark Hominick -700
Eddie Yagin 500

Mark Bocek -400
John Alessio 325

Ben Rothwell 220
Brendan Schaub -260

Rashad Evans 400
Jon Jones -500

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