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“UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” Gambling Lines

Written by Tom Ngo
August 6th, 2010
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UFC Promo for 117

After witnessing Takanori Gomi upset 3-to-1 favorite Tyson Griffin at “UFC on Versus 2” this past Sunday, gambleholics across the globe have been counting down to tomorrow night’s “UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen” event in order to catch their next underdog fix.

Although middleweight champ Anderson Silva has been fairly quiet leading up to his highly anticipated title fight, it doesn’t mean he hasn’t heard or will forget the diversified disses Sonnen has fired his way.

To his credit, this is the most the media has ever discussed a challenger of Silva’s. MMA’s most efficient striker – except when he’s “running around and punching the air” as Sonnen likes to say – has rattled off 12 consecutive victories, including three straight title defenses that were nothing to write to Brazil about.

Ngo-stradamus remains intrigued with the welterweight top contender scrap between Thiago Alves and Jon Fitch. Although the all-mighty one likes the chances of Alves avenging his loss to the American Kickboxing Academy trained fighter, let’s see how the Brazilian looks at today’s weigh-ins before we pull the trigger.

UFC 117 will be jumping off inside Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. The live pay-per-view broadcast starts at 10PM ET/7PM PT.

Here are the most recent betting odds for UFC 117 (Courtesy of BetUS.com):

Preliminary Bouts:

Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown (Off Board)

Phil Davis -700
Rodney Wallace +450

Johny Hendricks -450
Charlie Brenneman +325

Ben Saunders -220
Dennis Hallman +175

Stefan Struve -200
Christian Morecraft +160

Dustin Hazelett -115
Rick Story -115

Main Bouts:

Junior Dos Santos -350
Roy Nelson +250

Ricardo Almeida -175
Matt Hughes +145

Clay Guida -120
Rafael Dos Anjos -110

Thiago Alves -130
Jon Fitch Even

Anderson Silva -400
Chael Sonnen +300

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