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Chris Weidman knows he’s leaving Las Vegas with Anderson Silva’s (pictured) UFC middleweight belt wrapped around his waist, and it appears the Gambling Gods are starting to believe him more and more. Silva opened as nearly a 3-to-1 odds-on favorite to retain his title this Saturday at UFC 162, but “The Spider’s” line is quickly dipping. Silva is now at -240, the lowest he’s been rated against an opponent since his -140 status against Dan Henderson at UFC 82. Weidman went from a +210 underdog to +190 in just a matter of days. It will be interesting to see how the odds continue to fluctuate as showtime approaches. MGM Grand in Nevada hosts the festivities. Here are the updated lives for Silva vs. Weidman: Favorite (-) Underdog (+) Chris Weidman +190 Anderson Silva -240 Gambling 101: Bet $100 on Weidman and he’s victorious, you win $190 Bet $240 on Silva and he’s victorious you win $100

Anderson Silva: by the numbers

Anderson Silva is regarded by most UFC fans as the greatest MMA fighter to ever live. While picking a "greatest of all-time" generally comes down to personal preference, Silva's spot at the top of the mountain is backed up by cold, hard facts. Quite simply, the stats that "The Spider" has managed to put up in his UFC career are absolutely staggering. For those...

Chris Weidman: “I’m a nightmare matchup for Anderson.”

And Anderson Silva is a nightmare matchup for you, Mr. Weidman. I understand the need to ‘sell the fight,’ but what happens if Anderson comes out and destroys Chris Weidman? What then? Is Anderson that good or will the entire fandom of the UFC start to feel like the UFC marketing is constantly lying to them. Therein lies the rub of combat sports: selling the dude who is supposed...

Anderson Silva: I Don’t Think I Can Beat Jon Jones

And there you have it. Today at a luncheon in Burbank, California, reigning UFC middleweight king Anderson Silva (pictured) admitted what many in the MMA community have been thinking ever since this whole superfight subject came to light – a 38-year-old Silva would likely lose to 25-year-old UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones if they met inside the Octagon. “Jon Jones, in...

Steven Seagal / Anderson Silva split after Mrs. Silva Comes on to Seagal...

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UFC From All Angles: Anderson Silva

The UFC has released a FUEL TV special detailing the life and career of middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva. Considered arguably the greatest mixed martial artist to ever compete, Silva is set to make his eleventh title defense when he faces undefeated All-American Chris Weidman at UFC 162 in Las Vegas.  In this 20+ minute clip, Silva talks to Karyn Bryant about his upcoming fight...

Overrating The Underdog

There is a phenomenon in sports that happens time and time again - an athlete is mentioned so often as being underrated that the opposite occurs - he starts to become overrated.  This has happened with UFC 162's main event between the G.O.A.T. Anderson Silva and challenger Chris Weidman.  So many people - including UFC fighters - are picking the underdog Weidman to win that...

UFC 162 Prelim Breakout Star: Seth Baczynski

  (Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports)   The Prelim Breakout Star is a once per event article that helps fans get to know those who will be entertaining them from the undercard. The intention of the article is not to bring attention the most talented guy on the preliminary card, but rather one that the common fan may have overlooked or underestimated.   It’s...

UFC on Fox Sports Confirmed for Brazil Sept. 4th

UFC on Fox Sports 1 #3 will take place on Sept. 4 in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. UFC officials this week confirmed the event, as well as several previously rumored bouts. The UFC on Fox Sports 1 #3 main event pits Brazilian light heavyweight standout Glover Teixeira against The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner Ryan Bader. Teixeira will be fighting in his home state of Minas Gerais, while the...
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