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Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones – Who’s Favored to Win?

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This is a match that has been on the cards for quite some time. After first meeting in 2015, Cormier versus Jones has been scheduled on two separate occasions, at UFC 197 and UFC 200, neither of which materialized. So, it is with baited breath that we wait for this encounter to finally happen.

This is expected to be an epic grudge match for the light heavyweight belt, as both men lay it all on the line, Cormier to finally put to rest that he deserves to be called the champ regardless of Jones and Jones to redeem himself and pick up from where he left off two years ago.

Is Cormier Just A Paper Champion?

It is rumored that if not for Jones’ out of the cage issues, that Cormier would not have the title, although Cormier is entering the fight as the reigning champion, Jones is still heralded as the favorite, despite his past arrests and admitted recreational drug use and previous suspension for not declaring the use of sexual enhancement pills.

Back in 2015, Jones was the favorite at -210 while Cormier was closing at +170. Jones had the third-longest streak of title defenses in UFC history just before being stripped of the title. Jones is entering the ring with a 22-1 career record while the champion Cormier has a professional record of 19-1.

In addition to the MMA records above, here is a breakdown of the fighters, Cormier, 38 years old, has a UFC record of 8-1, Past Five 4-1 record, ranked number 2 all round and also number 2 pound for pound. Jones at 30 years old has a UFC record of 16-1, Past Five 5-0 record, ranked number 1 all round and number 3 pound for pound.

Cormier as the champion underdog is seeking to seal his name in MMA immortality while Jones the fans favorite is looking to engrave his in-cage legacy.

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