Jon Jones at UFC 126The UFC on Tuesday announced Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen as the next coaches for The Ultimate Fighter franchise, with the two squaring off following the series’ conclusion.

Oddsmakers immediately went to work, once again installing Jones as an overwhelming favorite.

Jones will put his title on the line against Sonnen, making it back-to-back defenses against unranked challengers. Jones last put his belt on the line against last-minute replacement Vitor Belfort in September at UFC 152 in Toronto.

The champion opened as a massive favorite in that fight.

Nick Kalikas of MMAOddsbreaker.com set that line at -925 for Jones and +625 for Belfort, meaning you would have to bet $925 on Jones to have won $100, but only place of a bet of $100 on Belfort to win $625.

Jones, despite an early armbar attempt by Belfort, won the fight by TKO in the fourth round.

He once again faces an unranked challenger in Sonnen, and, once again, opens as the heavy favorite.

MMAOddsbreaker.com set the opening line at -975 for Jones and +675 for Sonnen.

The two will first spend several weeks together filming TUF 17 in an effort to bolster the TV ratings of the franchise. The show will also serve as build up to the fight, which will take place on April 27, 2013, at a venue and location yet to be determined.

Stay tuned to MMAWeekly.com for more news on Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen and Jones vs. Sonnen fight card rumors.

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