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Vitor Belfort Falling Further Behind Anderson Silva

Written by Tom Ngo
January 24th, 2011
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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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