When Jon Jones graces the Octagon against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165, the exuberant light heavyweight champ will get the chance to break Tito Ortiz's record for most title defenses at 205 pounds.
Ortiz defended his belt for a record fifth straight time at the age of 27 at UFC 40 against a weathered Ken Shamrock. Jones just turned 26 and will aim to make history against a worthy adversary in "The Mauler," a fellow 26-year-old who's riding a six-fight UFC winning streak that includes four finishes.
Despite the fact that aggregate betting website Bovada.com has deemed Jones an 8.5-to-1 favorite (-850) to top Gustafsson (+525), "Bones" will certainly need his A-game in order to bring a halt to The Mauler's impressive winning streak.
Here are last-minute predictions for UFC 165's main even between Bones and The Mauler.