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Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira – UFC 172 Preview and Prediction

Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira – UFC 172 Preview and Prediction

Defending UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will put his title on the line against submission expert Glover Teixeira in the main event of UFC 172 at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland.

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UFC 172 Odds and Betting Lines: Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira

When: Saturday, April 26, 2014, 7:00 PM EST

Where: Baltimore Arena, Baltimore

Line: Jon Jones (-450) vs. Glover Teixeira (+350) – view all UFC 172 lines

Main Card

Class Fighters
Light Heavyweight Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira
Light Heavyweight Phil Davis vs. Anthony Johnson
Middleweight Luke Rockhold vs. Tim Boetsch
Lightweight Jim Miller vs. Bobby Green
Featherweight Max Holloway vs. Andre Fili

Betting on Jon Jones

[sc:UFC240banner ]After passing Tito Ortiz with the record of most title defenses of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship with six, Jon Jones (19-1-0) now looks to add another victim to his list in this huge fight. Who do you think will come out on top in this fight? Join Top Bet today and cash in on your hunch.

At 76 inches tall and weighing 205 pounds, Jones is one of the most accurate strikers in the game today, connecting on his punches at a 54% clip. Moreover, “Bones” is also one of the best when it comes to defending himself, having a 65% striking defense average.

Jones will also be tough to dethrone because of his resiliency. A few months ago against Alexander Gustafsson in UFC 165, the reigning titleholder was cut badly above his left eye, but managed to finish the fight and win via unanimous decision.

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Betting on Glover Teixeira

On paper, Glover Teixeira (22-2-0) looks like the safer wager to win this contest. Though he is two inches shorter than Jones, the Brazilian lands 6.91 punches per minute, which is above his opponent’s 4.15 record. Teixeira also has a better takedown average (4.78 vs. 2.45), takedown accuracy (63.16% vs. 50.94%), and submission average (1.59 vs. 0.73).

If anything, Teixeira’s last fight displayed how he doesn’t give up until the final bell rings. At UFC Fight Night 28, he was dropped by Ryan Bader but proceeded to fight back and win the match via TKO in the first round. Teixeira’s submission prowess is also something to watch out for, considering how he easily put down James Te Huna.

Writer’s Prediction

Though Jones has been stellar in title defenses, Teixeira’s submission abilities and advantages all throughout the board should guide him to victory.

If you like Teixeira as much as we do you’ll want to cash in on the juicy +450 odds – a $20 bet pays $90!

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