When: Sat, September 21, 2013
Where: Air Canada Centre - Toronto, Canada
Broadcast: PPV, FOX Sports 1, Facebook
UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones will defend his title against #2-ranked Swedish contender Alexander "The Mauler" Gustafsson at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday, September 21 for UFC 165 on Sept. 21st in Canada. This will be the first UFC card in Toronto, since UFC 152 last September and fourth overall.
Also, Interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao, will face off with Eddie Wineland in the co-main event in his 2nd title defense. The two were supposed to headline UFC 161, but Barao broke his foot and had to pull out of the fight.
Jon "Bones" Jones (18-1-0, nine KO/TKOs), is the UFC's current pound-for-pound top-ranked fighter, has been unstoppable in his mixed martial arts career. At just 26 years old, Jones, is one the most dominant fighters in UFC light heavyweight history, with five of his last six victories have come against former champions.
The bout will be Jones' third title defense in Toronto; at UFC 140, he defeated Lyoto Machida in December of 2011 and Vitor Belfort at UFC 152 last September in the Canadian city.
His 12 wins are 2nd most in the division's history while his five consecutive title defenses tie him with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz's light heavyweight record and Gustafsson, is the only man that stands in the way of Jones breaking the UFC record for most consecutive title defenses at 205 lbs.
Alexander Gustafsson (15-1-0, nine KO/TKOs), enters the bout with a near spotless record, having won six straight while holding a 15-1 all-time record (7-1 in the UFC).
At 6 feet 4 inches, the 26-year-old Swede is able to match Jones' height as few others can. He's won six straight and is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in December.
At Bookmaker Sportsbook the UFC betting odds listed early with UFC light heavyweight champion Jon "Bones" Jones opened as ( -800 ) favorite and Alexander Gustafsson listed at ( +500 ) as the underdog. If you would like to bet on Jones as the favorite at -800, meaning you have to risk $800 to win $100.
If you bet on the underdog Gustafsson at +500, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $500.
Bet on the UFC 165 co-main event:
Also, bet on Eddie Wineland, as he opens at ( +400 ) underdog and you will be able to get ( -500 ) Interim bantamweight champion Renan Baraoas as this fights favorite. If you would like to bet on Baraoas as the favorite at -500, meaning you have to risk $500 to win $100.
If you bet on the underdog Eddie Wineland at +400, meaning that for every $100 bet you will win $400.
Bet on the Opening UFC 165 Lines at Bookmaker.eu
Jon Jones defends his UFC Light Heavyweight Title against one of the few left that may have a chance against him when he fights Alexander Gustafsson in UFC 165.
The UFC fighters have really begun separating themselves as they go further into the years, but it would be hard for me to compare the heavy favorite by UFC 165 betting lines, Jon Jones, to anybody in the separation category. Continue
205 lbs.: UFC Light Heavyweight Champion (18-1) vs. Alexander Gustafsson (15-1)
UFC 165 Co-Main Event:
135 lbs.: UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao (30-1) vs. Eddie Wineland (20-8-1)
265 lbs.: Matt Mitrione (6-2) vs. Brendan Schaub (9-3)
155 lbs.: Pat Healy (29-16) vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov (20-0)
185 lbs.: Francis Carmont (21-7) vs. Costa Philippou (12-2)
155 lbs.: Myles Jury (12-0) vs. Mike Ricci (8-3)
135 lbs.: Ivan Menjivar (25-10) vs. Norifumi 'Kid' Yamamoto (18-6)
155 lbs.: Mark Bocek (11-5) vs. Michel Prazeres (16-1)
170 lbs.: Chris Clements (11-4) vs. Stephen Thompson (7-1)
265 lbs.: Nandor Guelmino (11-4-1) vs. Daniel Omielanczuk (15-3-1)
135 lbs.: Mitch Gagnon (9-2) vs. Dustin Kimura (10-0)
155 lbs.: Renee Forte (8-2) vs. John Makdessi (11-2)
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