2 March 2019 the tournament will be held 235 UFC fight between Jon Jones and Anthony Smith for the championship belt at light heavyweight. For all gambling fans that make bets on MMA, revision Online-bookmakers.ru prepared forecast for the 235 UFC fight: Jones vs Smith.
Analysis of the battle the Jones vs Smith.
Jon Jones is considered the absolute favorite: initially, the bookmakers took bets on the victory of Jones with a factor of 1.2, however, 10 January the ratio decreased to 1.09. In 9 of the last battles of the experts of the firms gave preference to John - the average odds of winning Jones in duels 2012 were 1.18. It should be noted that in all 9 cases, the prognosis bookmakers are fully justified.
30 Dec 2018 Jones fought Alexander Gustafsson for the title light heavyweight on the UFC 232 and won by knockout in the third round. During his career, Jones suffered only 1 defeat in the battle against Matt Hamill in 2009. The American has won 24 fights and put 3 record in the UFC tournaments:
- The youngest fighter who won the UFC title (23 years, 242 days).
- The longest winning streak in the light heavyweight division (13).
- The greatest number of victories by rear naked choke/armbar technique in the light heavyweight division (5).
Anthony Smith had 11 fights in the UFC, 5 of them he was considered an outsider. In the upcoming fight against Johnson Smith little chance to win: bookies take bets on Anthony with a factor of 7.5. In the last battle vs Volkan Ozdemir of the tournament UFC Fight Night Smith managed to win a victory suffocating reception. He surprised all the sports experts who predicted his defeat. Fans of Smith have won big, because a bet on a victory for the American is taken with a factor of 25.
After moving from Middleweight to light heavyweight, Smith has won 3 fights in a row, 2 by knockout and 1 submisson. Anthony managed to knock out a MMA veterans Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua in the first round. In the UFC, Smith lost 2 match in the middle weight category: in 2016 the tournament The Ultimate Fighter Finale 23 against Cezar Ferreira, and in 2018 in the competition the UFC Fight Night against Thiago Santos.
Who would win in a fight Jones vs Smith?
Jones is one of the most creative and powerful UFC fighters in the heavyweight category. Smith will not be able to effectively counter John or in the ground or in the rack. Most likely, the battle Jones vs Smith will be similar to the match two years ago Smith vs Ferreira when the opponent Anthony had 6 takedowns and inflicted three times as many punches (120 vs 41).
We believe that Jones will win by knockout or submision in the first three rounds. The battle will proceed in a unilateral manner - John will find weaknesses in the defense of Smith in the first round and will start to hit hard in the second round. The main question is, how many rounds Smith would be able to survive. It is unlikely that he will be able to stay on his feet all 5 rounds and wait for the decision of the judges.