UFC 239 Betting Preview & Odds Roundup
The UFC returns to its familiar haunt in Las Vegas this weekend for UFC 239: Jones vs Santos at T-Mobile Arena.
The co-headliner on the main card this weekend is a light heavyweight title bout between champion Jon Jones and challenger Thiago Santos. At Bovada Sportsbook, Jones is a heavy favorite at -750 and Santos is a +475 underdog.
Jones is 24-1 and one no contest, with 10 wins by knockout and six by submission. He’s 15-0 and one no contest in his last 16 fights and hasn’t lost since December 2009 when he lost by disqualification. He last fought at UFC 235 in March when he successfully defended his title with a unanimous-decision victory over Anthony Smith as a -900 favorite.
Santos has won four straight fights and eight of his last nine to sit at 21-6 with 15 wins by KO. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 145 in February, defeating Jan Blachowicz by third-round TKO as a -135 favorite.
Nunes a -380 favorite in title tilt vs Holm
The other co-main event this weekend is a women’s bantamweight title bout between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Holly Holm. Nunes, who is also the UFC women’s featherweight champion, is a -380 favorite at Bovada, while Holm is a +290 underdog.
Nunes has won her last eight fights and hasn’t lost since September 2014. She is 17-4 with 12 wins by KO. She won the featherweight title in her last fight at UFC 232 in December by beating Cris Cyborg by first-round KO as a +132 underdog.
Holm, the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, is 2-4 in her last six fights and 12-4 overall with eight wins by KO. She last fought at UFC 225 in early June when she defeated Megan Anderson by unanimous decision as a -200 favorite.
Askren puts undefeated mark on line vs Masvidal
One other notable matchup at UFC 239 is a welterweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and Ben Askren. At Bovada, Askren is a -225 favorite and Masvidal a +175 underdog.
Askren remains undefeated in his MMA career at 19-0 and one no contest with six wins by KO and six by submission. He made his UFC debut in his last fight at UFC 235 in March, defeating Robbie Lawler by first-round submission as a -300 favorite.
Masvidal is 1-2 in his last three fights and owns a 33-13 record with 14 wins by KO. He last fought at UFC Fight Night 147 in March where he defeated Darren Till by second-round KO as a +170 underdog.