UFC 117 - Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen Betting Preview and Picks

August 4, 2010 - Anderson Silva will defend his UFC Middleweight title against Chael Sonnen on Saturday August 7, 2010 Oakland, Calif. 7 PM PST/10 PM EST and can be seen on PPV. Anderson Silva has been heavily criticized for his bizarre performances recently but his is still a huge -425 odds favorite over Chael Sonnen +325 odds. Thiago Alves is a slight -120 odds favorite over Jon Fitch -110 odds. Former champion Matt Hughes is a +145 odds underdog against Ricardo Almeida -175 odds. Fan favorite Clay Guida is an even -115 odds against Rafael dos Anjos -115 odds. Heavyweight Junior Dos Santos is a big -410 odds favorite over big belly Roy Nelson +310 odds.

Anderson Silva MMA Stats

Record: MMA 26-4
Wins: 15 TKO, 4 Submissions, 7 Decision
Losses: 2 Submission, 1 Decesion, 1 Other
Height: 6'2"
Age: 1975-4-14
Weight: 185 lb
Reach: 77.6 inches

Chael Sonnen MMA Stats

Record: MMA 24-10-1
Wins: 7 TKO, 3 Submissions 14 Decision
Losses: 2 TKO, 6 Decision, 1 Other
Height: 6'1"
Age: 1977-4-03
Weight: 205 lb
Reach: 74 inches

UFC 117 Bet Odds: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen

Anderson Silva -425
Chael Sonnen +325

Source: DSI Sportsbook August 4, 2010

Anderson Silva is a huge -425 odds favorite meaning that for every $425 bet will payout $100. For a tutorial on MMA lines UFC Betting explained. Chael Sonnen is the underdog at +325 odds meaning that for every $100 bet will payout $325.

UFC 117 Bet Odds: Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch

Thiago Alves -120
Jon Fitch -110

UFC 117 Bet Pick: Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch

Thiago Alves wants to avenge his early loss to Jon Fitch in 2006. Alves has definitely improved his ground game and takedown defense since his loss to Jon Fitch. Alves is a top level striker with 5 KO wins since 2006. Fitch is a top level contender who is 12-1 in the UFC with his only loss to GSP where he took a ton of punishment for 5 rounds. Alves has gotten the early love from online sportsbooks and the early betting action because of his KO power. However, Alves has had to cancel the last to scheduled fights due to a knee injury and brain surgery. Fitch is a beast of a grinder who can out point Alves with his wrestling and striking. Add in the 1 year of ring rust for Alves since his lost to GSP and you have to take Fitch - LARGE.

TAKE Jon Fitch -110 Odds

UFC 117 Bet Odds: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Clay Guida

Rafael dos Anjos -115
Clay Guida -115

UFC 117 Bet Odds: Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes

Ricardo Almeida -175
Matt Hughes +145

UFC 117 Bet Odds: Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson

Junior Dos Santos -410
Roy Nelson +310

Location: Oakland, Calif.
Venue: Oracle Arena
Broadcast: Pay-per-view

MAIN CARD
Champ Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen (for middleweight title)
Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Clay Guida
Ricardo Almeida vs. Matt Hughes
Junior Dos Santos vs. Roy Nelson

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