Jon Jones vs. Brock Lesnar: Who ya got?

Vegas responds quickly in wake of UFC 214 outcome.

Joe Fortenbaugh
July 30, 2017 - 12:58 pm

In the immediate aftermath of Jon Jones’ thrilling third-round knockout of Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in Anaheim, the G.O.A.T chatter commenced and has since done nothing but intensify.

Is the 30-year-old Jones, who regained the UFC light heavyweight title at the Honda Center on Saturday night, the greatest mixed martial artist the game has ever witnessed?

Wherever you land in that conversation — and it’s a damn good conversation — bookmakers in Las Vegas wasted no time looking toward the future and Jones’ next opponent.

And with wild speculation pointing to Brock Lesnar, Vegas was quick to offer an opening number.

Per Jeff Sherman of the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, Jones has opened as a sizeable favorite for a potential mega-bout with Lesnar:

For the uninitiated, a price of -300 indicates that you would have to risk $300 on Jones in order to win $100. On the flip side, a $100 wager on Lesnar would return a profit of $250, should he pull off the upset.

There are two stipulations, however. First, this fight must take place by December 31, 2018 or all bets are refunded. Second, these prices are good for a UFC match only, or all wagers are refunded.

So I’ll put the question to all of you: If Jones and Lesnar meet each other in the octagon, who are you picking to win?

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