With six months rest under his belt, veteran MMA fighter and UFC legend Anderson Silva is back in the octagon and ready to defend his middleweight title. Bet on UFC 162, as the 38-year-old veteran lines up across from Chris Weidman on Wednesday.
With 16 straight victories dating as far back as 2006, it’s no real surprise that the MMA odds lean heavily in Silva’s favor. Weidman, though impressive throughout the first three years of his own UFC career, is younger and considerably less decorated than his opponent.
Considering that Silva has spent the past decade establishing and re-establishing himself as the pound-for-pound best fighter in the world, that really comes as no surprise.
Still, with an undefeated record of his own through nine UFC fights, Weidman is likely to be more than a simple walk in the park for the veteran Silva — and that’s what makes the looming matchup a must-watch event. It’s also why, while Silva has the moneyline advantage, it’s only with -260 odds. That make...