Anthony Johnson Seen By Bookmakers As Favourite To Win

Published on December 31st, 2015 2:30 pm EST

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The upcoming scrap between Anthony "Rumble" Johnson and Ryan "Darth" Bader could very likely determine who gets the next shot at the Light Heavyweight title.

Both men are considered to be "in the mix", and a win for either man would likely put them on the fast track to take on the winner of Daniel Cormier vs Jon Jones II, which is likely going to take place this spring. Some people thought that Ryan Bader deserved the shot at Daniel Cormier at UFC 192, but the UFC decided to give the shot to Alexander Gustafsson instead.

If Bader wins against Anthony Johnson, there will likely be no denying him his shot. The problem? Anthony Johnson is the clear favourite to win. If "Rumble" beats Bader and Jon Jones recaptures his title from Daniel Cormier, the UFC will very likely elect to go with Johnson vs Jones next.

Do you go with the favorite (Anthony Johnson, -450) or the underdog (Ryan Bader, +325) in this fight? It's the Octagon, which means that absolutely anything can happen - one well-placed punch can knock out anybody, regardless of how big of a favorite they are. Who do you have, though, Ryan Bader or Anthony Johnson?

This fight will be contested in the Light Heavyweight weight class.

Anthony Johnson (-450), 20-5-0

Nickname: "Rumble"
Weight: 205 lbs
Height: 6' 2"
Birth Date: 1984-03-06
Place of Birth: Boca Raton, Florida, United States

Win %: 80%
Knockout %: 56%
Submission %: 0%

vs Jimi Manuwa @ UFC 191 (September 5, 2015)
Result: Win - KO (punch), Round 2, 0:28

vs Daniel Cormier @ UFC 187 (May 23, 2015)
Result: Lost - Submisson (rear-naked choke), Round 3, 2:39

vs Alexander Gustafsson @ UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson (January 24, 2015)
Result: Win - TKO (punches), Round 1, 2:15

vs Antonio Rogerio Nogueira @ UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. Brown (July 26, 2014)
Result: Win - TKO (punches), Round 1, 0:44

vs Phil Davis @ UFC 172 (April 26, 2014)
Result: Win - Decision (unanimous), Round 3, 5:00

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Ryan Bader (+325), 21-4-0

Nickname: "Darth"
Weight: 205 lbs
Height: 6' 2"
Association: Power MMA Team
Birth Date: 1983-06-07
Place of Birth: Tempe, Arizona, United States

Win %: 84%
Knockout %: 28%
Submission %: 20%

Recent Fights

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vs Rashad Evans @ UFC 192 (October 3, 2015)
Result: Win - Decision (unanimous), Round 3, 5:00

vs Phil Davis @ UFC on Fox: Gustafsson vs. Johnson (January 24, 2015)
Result: Win - Decision (split), Round 3, 5:00

vs Ovince St. Preux @ UFC Fight Night: Bader vs. St. Preux (August 16, 2014)
Result: Win - Decision (unanimous), Round 5, 5:00

vs Rafael Cavalcante @ UFC 174 (June 14, 2014)
Result: Win - Decision (unanimous), Round 3, 5:00

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Anthony Johnson -450 | 1.22 | 2/9
Ryan Bader +325 | 4.25 | 13/4

Anthony Johnson has a 81.97% chance of winning
Ryan Bader has a 23.53% chance of winning

A successful $100 wager on Anthony Johnson would yield a total profit of $22
A successful $100 wager on Ryan Bader would yield a total profit of $325


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