The upcoming UFC middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman isn’t as much of a lopsided affair – in Las Vegas, the betting capital of the world – as most might have thought.
Silva, who sports a career record of 33-4, is a minute-215 favorite. His challenger, Weidman (9-0), comes in at plus-165, according to MMAOddsbreaker.com.
What does that mean? Well, to win a $100 on Silva, you would have to bet 215. If you bet $100 on Weidman, you would win an addition $165.
The “narrow” difference between the odds is the closest for Silva since his fight in 2009 – which came at light heavyweight, and against an ex-champion. As far as 185 pounds goes, you have to go all the way back to UFC 82 and Dan Henderson to find close odds.
Since becoming champion in the division, “The Spider” has defeated the likes of Rich Franklin (twice), Nate Marquardt, Henderson, Griffin, Demian Maia, Yushin Okami and Chael Sonnen (twice).
Regardless of the odds, Silva and Weidman will meet at UFC 162 on July 6 from Las Vegas.
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