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What could possibly make “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” any more exciting? Oh, that’s right. Silly me.  The Gambling Gods have only released betting lines for three of Saturday’s fights thus far, but at least they managed to get the odds for Anderson Silva’s (Pictured) rematch with Chael Sonnen on the boards. Silva enters the sequel as nearly a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title against his bitter rival. Sonnen, despite dominating the Brazilian for most of their initial meeting prior to getting submitted at the 11th hour, checks in as more than a 2-to-1 underdog. “UFC 148: Silva vs. Sonnen II” takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here are the available wagering lines for UFC 148 (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorites (-) Underdogs (+) Demian Maia +115
Dong Hyun Kim -145 Tito Ortiz +250
Forrest Griffin -350 Chael Sonnen +210
Anderson Silva -280

A look back at Silva vs. Sonnen 1

It's been almost two years since a big mouthed middleweight named Chael Sonnen stepped into the octagon to face the legendary Anderson Silva. The fight featured five rounds of drama, brutality, and intensity making it arguably the greatest fight in UFC history. Related posts: Anderson Silva taps Chael Sonnen at UFC 117 Silva vs. Sonnen Anderson Silva Wants To Break Chael...

Fighter Scouting Report: Chael Sonnen

Chael SonnenVitals6'1" 185 lbs (Middleweight)74" reach, SouthpawApril 3, 1977Record27-11-1 (UFC: 6-4)Current Streak2 straight wins TrainingTwo-time NCAA All-American National Champion (Greco Roman wrestling)Olympic alernate (Greco Roman wrestling)Championships HeldDangerzone Light Heavyweight Champion: 2002Gladiator Challenge Light Heavyweight Champion: 2003 Strengths...

Chael Sonnen Describes His Rough Upbringing (Video)

Compton, California, you ain’t got nothin’ on the mean streets of West Linn, Oregon. That is, if you ask UFC middleweight top contender Chael Sonnen (Pictured). Who wants to live in a town where people blatantly litter and jaywalk? How about growing up in a household where the maid only cleaned your pad twice a week? Hello, there are seven days in a week! Furthermore, Sonnen...

Fighter Scouting Report: Anderson Silva

Anderson SilvaVitals6'2" 185 lbs (Middleweight)77.6" reach, SouthpawApril 14, 1975 Record31-4 (UFC: 14-0)Current Streak15 straight wins (UFC: 14 straight)TrainingBlack Belt in Brazilian Jiu-JitsuBlack Belt in JudoBlack Belt in TaekwondoYellow Rope in CapoeiraChampionships HeldShooto Middleweight (168 lbs) Champion: 2001Cage Rage Middleweight Champion: 2004-2006UFC...

UFC 148 Predictions: Silva vs Sonnen 2 and Griffin vs Ortiz 3

Finally after all of the smack talk it’s going to happen at UFC 148 – Anderson “The Spider” Silva vs Chael Sonnen 2! The event takes place Saturday July 7th at 7pm/10pm PT/ET from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. BetDSI have the odds on this one at: Anderson Silva -285 Chael [...]

Silva vs. Sonnen II

On Saturday we will be seeing Anderson Silva enter the octagon to defend his title for the 10th consecutive time against the man who nearly dethroned him in 2010. Anderson will come into this fight with a lot to prove. Firstly he needs to prove that the first fight was a fluke, and also prove that he can come through with all of the threats he's made about seriously hurting Chael...

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen had a Boxing Like Presser

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen "nearly come to blows" (according to the UFC) at the pre-fight press conference for UFC® 148. Why not click the Google +1 & the retweet buttons? **Follow us on... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Chael Sonnen: Boxing is a ‘phony sport’

Chael Sonnen may be a big talker who runs his mouth for attention, but he also cuts through the b.s. sometimes and gets straight to the truth. During an interview with the LA Times, Sonnen was asked how he can have so many losses and still be a title contender. His answer outlined a stark contrast between boxing and MMA. “If I was a bully or a coward, I could’ve been undefeated...

Chael Sonnen Endorses Fan-Made UFC 148 Event Poster

After swapping out UFC 148‘s co-featured attraction in favor of the trilogy between Tito Ortiz and Forrest Griffin, the Ultimate Fighting Championship hasn’t had the opportunity to officially release the new event poster for this Saturday’s extravaganza. No worries, because The People’s Cecil has conjured up a new billboard on the UFC’s behalf, and Chael P. Sonnen has wholeheartedly...

Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen: Inside the Numbers

As the old adage goes, “Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it.” Or better yet, as George W. Bush once brilliantly said, “There’s an old saying in Tennessee — I know it’s in Texas, probably in Tennessee — that says, fool me once, shame on — [pause] — shame on you. Fool me — [pause] — You can’t get fooled again.” Can Chael Sonnen...
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