UFC 165: The most lopsided main and co-main event combination in UFC history?

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  1. oswald1

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    Alexander Gustafsson +600
    Jon Jones -900

    Eddie Wineland +500
    Renan Pegado -700

    I dont think anything comes close. Even Dan Hardy was given a better chance against GSP than Gus against Jones. Think about that for a second. Still the UFC isnt really to blame this time I guess. Jones is just a freak of nature and bantamweight just doesnt have much going for it.
     
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    Good value on the line on Gus imo. May chuck a cheeky ton down. He'll put up a better fighter than that line would have you believe even in the event of a loss.
     
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    Bones just has too many weapons at his disposal
     
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    This fight will be way closer than people think.
     
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    Barao vs Wineland is closer than Gus vs Jones.

    but yea both are pretty damn lopsided. I'm not a god damn MMA historian so I can't say if it's the most lopsided ever.
     
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    You might think so. You'll see that's not true soon enough :)
     
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    Maybe. MMA is the highest variance sport I know of, so anything is possible.

    I will be rooting for Gus btw. I just think his grappling isn't anywhere near good enough to handle Jones.
     
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    Everything comes down to whether he can stuff the takedowns or not. I'm excited as fuck.
     
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    Same idiots who put money on Canelo are the same idiots putting money on Gus.

    They will never learn.
     
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    Lol. I dont think it is. Whilst I wont argue that Jones should rightly be favoured I see value on this line. This isn't Jones vs Chael we're talking about, it's a legitimate 205 contender who I would argue is being undervalued by the bookies here.
     
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    When a 'champion' is out for going on 2 years, with no fight scheduled, and the interim belt has not only been established ; but is being not only defended once, but twice... what the fuck to people expect? ;)

    Jump on those odds if you smell upset, but the favorites are heavy favorite for every reason possible.

    GSP was -625 I think close to fight time against Hardy -- -525 against Diaz etc etc...
     
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    Who is Renan Pegado?
     
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    The vig on these bets are hellacious though. Like Jones is -900 fav while Gus is only +600 dog. That's crazy vig.

    So while Jones might not be -900 fav, he probably isn't only +600 dog. I don't see Gus winning more than ~16%

    I think it's probably closer to 10-12%.
     
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    Lopsided in terms of betting odds maybe, but when just looking at both fighters and their resumes, I think Jones vs Sonnen was a lot more lopsided than this.
    Gus will lose but I don't think he will be crushed like some other Jones' opponents.
     
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    Don't get me wrong, I love the idea of dropping $20 on either underdog at this point... but I really don't think Jones and Barao lose....

    The odds are insane, but like I said ; favorite are heavy favorites for every reason imaginable. Of course, MMA is MMA and shit happens :)

    What is the LITERAL biggest gap come actual fight time, or close to it? Silva opened like -1200 or more for the Bonnar fight, I recall that, but what is literally the biggest gap you've seen between any betting site that would let you put down money and is respectable?
     
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    I don't see any way Gus can win this.
     
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    Question. If someone put a $100 bet on Gus & by God coming down & KO'ing Jon he wins, does that mean the person will win $600?
     
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    metal7555 Fan of MMA since '98

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    Naturally I go back to the thread listings and get a link.

    -2500 Nogueira vs. +1250 Sokoudjou Pride 33 2007.02.24 View
    -1500 Silva vs. +750 Takase Pride 26 2003.06.08 View
    -1300 St. Pierre vs. +850 Serra UFC 69 2007.04.07 View
    -1200 Lawal vs. +700 Newton Bellator 90 2013.02.21 View
    -900 Penn vs. +588 Edgar UFC 112 2010.04.10 View
    -800 Gomi vs. +676 Golyaev Sengoku 6 2008.11.01 View
    -800 Gono vs. +525 Narantungalag Sengoku 14 2010.08.22 View
    -800 Huerta vs. +550 Curran Bellator 17 2010.05.06 View
    -800 Gomi vs. +500 Aurelio Pride Bushido 10 2006.04.02 View
    -800 Lashley vs. +550 Griggs

    Interesting stuff.
     
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    Yes, and you get your $100 back.
     

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