Outside of Brazil, “UFC 147: Silva vs. Franklin II” is being met with little to no fanfare. Thankfully, the Gambling Gods know exactly how to make things a tad more interesting.
A 190-pound catchweight contest between Wanderlei Silva (Pictured) and Rich Franklin headlines tonight’s pay-per-view broadcast.
Franklin is nearly a 2-to-1 odds-on favorite to score his second win over “The Axe Murderer.” Silva, meanwhile, checks in just behind as a +145 underdog.
The former middleweight champion hung a close unanimous decision win over Silva at UFC 99 in June 2009.
Mineirinho Arena in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil hosts Saturday’s fiesta.
Here are the available investment options for UFC 147 (Courtesy of BetUS):
Favorites (-) Underdogs (+)
Hacran Dias +210
Yuri Alcantara -280
Fabricio Werdum -500
Mike Russow +350
Godofredo de Oliveira +250
Rony Mariano Bezerra -350
Sergio Moraes +220
Cezar Ferreira -300
Rich Franklin -175
Wanderlei Silva +145