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UFC 172 Betting: Jones vs. Teixeira

MMA odds action returns this weekend and bettors can get UFC 172 betting options on the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the sport.

UFC 172 betting features Jon Jones defending his UFC Light Heavyweight title against top contender Glover Teixeira. Moneyline and prop odds options are already available on a UFC 172 main card that also includes appearances by Anthony Johnson, Phil Davis, Luke Rockhold, and Tim Boetsch.

Despite Teixeira coming into this fight riding a 20-fight win streak, oddsmakers at 5Dimes still have the UFC betting No.1 stud as a heavy -500 favorite. That number has dropped from as high as -900, but the real betting value with dominant champions is always in the prop options. Jones by TKO/KO currently pays +135, while Jones via submission offers +400. Even Jones inside the distance at -170 offers tons of value.

If you like the Teixeira upset at +400 on the UFC 172 odds at 5Dimes you might as well parlay the Teixeira wins by KO/TKO at +700 with the +575 MMA odds currently being offered on him winning inside the distance, as his most likely path to victory would be via landing a heavy strike.

UFC 172 Betting Odds courtesy of 5Dimes where they offer tons of props and other MMA wagers

Patrick Williams +110    
Chris Beal -140    

Danny Castillo -280    
Charlie Brenneman +220
Beth Correia -120    
Jessamyn Duke -110    

Takanori Gomi -225    
Isaac Vallie-Flag +175
Vagner Rocha +230    
Joe Ellenberger -300    

Luke Rockhold -800    
Tim Boetsch +500    

Joseph Benavidez -400    
Tim Elliott +300    

Max Holloway +130    
Andre Fili -160
Jim Miller -200    
Yancy Medeiros +160    

Anthony Johnson +170    
Phil Davis -210    

Jon Jones -550    
Glover Teixeira +375  

UFC betting fans are thrilled to see the return of Anthony Johnson to the Octagon but few are thrilled about the opponent he has to face at UFC 172. Johnson will try to get past the wrestling skills of Phil Davis and pay out on the +170 UFC odds option at 5Dimes . If he wins it will be most likely via lethal striking, so the +350 option on him winning via KO/TKO has some extra value.

Davis will likely make this fight a boring affair as he will wisely avoid a striking match with his opponent. The best UFC betting options on this fight are the +221 offering on Davis winning via decision or the -125 option on the fight going OVER 2.5 rounds.

In a Middleweight match Luke Rockhold’s striking is expected to carry him to an easy win over Tim Boetsch. Currently a -800 favorite at 5Dimes , Rockhold will hold edges in both speed and technique. The Boestch upset will pay +550, but it’s tough to imagine a scenario that could bring him to the upset.