Vitor Belfort Falling Further Behind Anderson Silva

Written by Tom Ngo
January 24th, 2011

UFC Middleweight Vitor Belfort

Now that we know the Green Bay Packers are an early 2.5 point favorite against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Super Bowl XLV, let’s take a look at the betting odds for the game’s opening act. “UFC 126: Silva vs. Belfort” takes place February 5th and features a middleweight title scrap between champion Anderson Silva and Vitor Belfort.

The Gambling Gods initially pegged Silva a -240 favorite to retain his title when the line first opened a couple months back. With game time steadily approaching, it appears the chips are starting to stack behind “The Spider’s” side of the sand.

Silva is now listed at -270, while his challenger comes in at +210.

However, as sure as the Pack won’t remain 2.5 point favorites, it will be interesting to see how the money moves in the battle of Brazil.

The star-studded card takes place at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Here are the available wagering odds for UFC 126 (Courtesy of Bodog.com):

Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto -155
Demetrious Johnson +125

Miguel Torres -500
Antonio Banuelos +300

Ryan Bader +250
Jon Jones -325

Jake Ellenberger -325
Carlos Eduardo Rocha +250

Forrest Griffin +140
Rich Franklin -170

Vitor Belfort +210
Anderson Silva -270

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