UFC 135 Odds: The place where it all began for The Ultimate Fighting Championship, Denver, Colorado, will be the location for this Saturday night’s UFC 135! The Pepsi Center will be filled to capacity to see if (13-1-0) Jon “Bones” Jones [-550 ML] can successfully defend his UFC Light Heavyweight title for the very first time, as he goes up against former 205-lb title-holder and UFC 135 Odds underdog, (32-8-0) Quinton “Rampage” Jackson [+350 ML].
UFC 135 gets underway this Saturday night, September 24th, 2011, beginning at 9 PM ET (8 PM CT/6 PM PT) on Pay-Per-View. Also remember that the UFC 135 Prelims are scheduled to air live and free of charge on SPIKE TV one hour before the main card gets under way.
For the 33-year-old, Jackson, this is a great opportunity to solidify his name as one of the best MMA fighters to ever live. A win over a 24-year-old who many already consider unbeatable would do just that for the former PRIDE champ’s legacy. Overcoming such overwhelming UFC 135 Odds will certainly be easier said than done, especially against an enigma like Jones, who has yet to have been exposed by anyone.
“I’m glad Jon Jones is underestimating me,” he said. “He’ll be very surprised come Saturday… I haven’t been this motivated in a very long time.”
Not only did Rampage expect to be the underdog for this fight, but he also claims he wouldn’t want it any other way. In fact, Rampage believes that he will be the more relaxed fighter in the cage come Saturday. He believes all the pressure will be on Jones as he will be the one making his first title-defense in the UFC.
“I’m not surprised at all,” he added. “I can careless about stuff like that, but that’s one of the things that motivate me. I was counted out when I was facing Chuck Liddell in the UFC and Wanderlei Silva. Those are the types of things that make me train harder and rise to the occasion. A lot of people want me to lose this fight and that gives me more power.”
For Jones, it is clear to see why this kid is the overwhelming favorite. At 24-years of age and only having trained MMA for a few years, Jones is a physical specimen at 205 pounds. His athleticism is second to none and so is his creativity in the ring. The guy does things few people would think of doing, let alone execute. Jones believes he’s too young and too “New School” to loose this fight.
"I think a big part about getting knocked out [is that] it comes more and more with the older guys in the sport,” Jones claims. “With the accumulation of hits throughout your career, your ability to take punches starts to go away slowly but surely. I’m in the beginning of my career and I think I have a very fresh chin.”
Other UFC 135 Odds include:
UFC 135 Main Card:
Jon Jones [-600] vs Quinton Jackson [+400]
Matt Hughes [+300] vs Josh Koscheck [-500]
Travis Browne [-340] vs Rob Broughton [+260]
Nate Diaz [-240] vs Takanori Gomi [+190]
Ben Rothwell [-300] vs Mark Hunt [+240]
Tony Ferguson [-350] vs Aaron Riley [+275]
Nick Ring [+120] vs Tim Boetsch [-150]
Junior Assuncao [-115] vs Eddie Yagin [-115]
Takeya Mizugaki [-225] vs Cole Escovedo [+185]
James Te Huna [-150] vs Ricardo Romero [+120]