Jon Jones is back, and the oddsmakers like his odds to recover his belt.
With his rematch against Alexander Gustafsson on Dec. 29, Jones is the favorite to win against his Swedish opponent at UFC 232 and recover the light heavyweight title he never lost inside the Octagon.
Two-division champion Daniel Cormier is as of now the UFC light heavyweight titleholder, however, he will be stripped of that title once UFC 232 starts and Jones versus Gustafsson 2 will happen for the title.
Jones and Gustafsson met once before at UFC 165 out of a standout amongst the most critical battles in the historical backdrop of the light heavyweight division. Jones defeated Gustafsson by contentious unanimous decision, however “The Mauler” performed superior to anything any adversary ever has against “Bones,” winning the initial two rounds and pushing Jones to rally once again from the edge of defeat.
Gustafsson has fought five times in the five years since UFC 165, winning three of those challenges, including two straight over Jan Blachowicz and Glover Teixeira. Jones, in the mean time, has gotten himself into controversies since UFC 165, including two separate cases of failed drug tests in 2016 and 2017.
To promote the fight between Gustafsson and Jones, UFC took cues from the new Avengers : Endgame teaser!