UFC 135 Odds: After last night’s UFC weigh-ins, it is now official ladies and gentleman, we are all set for tonight’s UFC 135 Odds! All the fighters are healthy and have made weight, which means there’s only one thing left to do: Fight! The Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, will be rocking tonight and the main event of the evening at UFC 135 is impossible to ignore.
This UFC 135 main event will be a battle between one of the fastest rising starts in the UFC as Jon “Bones” Jones [-575 ML] takes on one of the longest enduring names in MMA in Quinton “Rampage” Jackson [+375 ML]. The winner of this bout will walk away with the UFC Light Heavyweight belt wrapped around his waist and will likely face No.1 contender “Sugar” Rashad Evans early next year.
"I had to keep it real with him. I'm gonna end his hype tomorrow. That's what I had to tell him," Jackson said after he finally got Jones to look at him in the eyes during the stare-down at the UFC 135 weigh-ins. “It's about time he grows up and starts acting like a real MMA fighter and quit throwing [out] a front for these fans. Stare people down! That's what we do.”
The main event of the evening might not be as exciting, but it still has two big names going at it. Much like Jones vs Rampage, this will also be a battle of “New School vs Old School”, as Matt Hughes [+300 ML] will be listed as a huge underdog against UFC 135 Odds favorite Josh Koscheck [-500 ML]. This would be the very first time that these welterweights will meet in the Octagon.
Both Hughes and Koscheck are coming off defeats in their last fights. For Hughes, he suffered the most embarrassing loss of his career his last time out. Meeting for the third time in their careers, tied at one win apiece, BJ Penn left no doubt, as he put Hughes to sleep at 21 seconds of the very first round.
But Hughes isn’t the only one coming off a humbling defeat. “Kos” was also humiliated in his last fight, as Georges St-Pierre put on a boxing clinic by fracturing his fellow TUF coach’s orbital bone in his right eye. Now healthy and with his eye finally healed, Koscheck hopes to send his opponent into retirement and climb back into title-contention at 170 pounds.
“I’ve been in with a lot of good guys who hit hard, ‘“King’” Mo, Luke Rockhold, I could have fought a while ago,” said Koscheck, who will be subbing in for Diego Sanchez at UFC 135 on 19-days notice. “I wanted to take some personal time off. It was great having time off.”
Here’s the rest of the UFC 135 Odds:
UFC 135 Main Card:
Jon Jones [-575] vs Quinton Jackson [+375]
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]
UFC 135 Prelims Odds:
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]