The first UFC event of the New Year is Saturday from the organization's Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
The NBA on TNT doubleheader Thursday this week was to open with two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.
The winners of Sunday's two NFL Divisional Round games will be at a slight disadvantage from the two winners Saturday because those latter two will have an extra day of rest for conference championship Sunday.
The UFC 235 odds show Jones as a big -850 favorite against Anthony Smith at +525. The other title fight is Tyron Woodley at -165 over Kamaru Usman +135.
The NBA this Thursday is another good one as the Philadelphia 76ers visit the Oklahoma City Thunder followed by Utah Jazz at Denver Nuggets in the nightcap.
The most interesting race in a Power 5 conference is from the SEC, where LSU, Tennessee and Kentucky are each tied for first at 12-2.
It's a quieter Tuesdays of the NBA season this week with just three games on the schedule - it's sandwiched between very busy nights Monday and Wednesday.
DeMar DeRozan makes his return to Toronto on Friday night for the first time since his stunning trade this summer to the San Antonio Spurs.
The TNT nightcap features James Harden and the Houston Rockets visiting LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers, who are set as small home underdogs.
The Blue Devils returned to No. 1 in the polls and will host the Tar Heels on Wednesday in the first of two scheduled meetings as 9-point betting favorites.
The Raptors are legitimate title contenders and they are +750 second-favorites behind the Golden State Warriors (-230) while Philadelphia 76ers (+1000).