UFC 117 Odds

UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen takes place Saturday, August 7 from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California and features a middleweight championship bout.

Saturday’s main card, which will air on Pay Per-View live at 10PM ET features five fights. Here is a look at the main event bouts.
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Silva vs. Sonnen

The main event of Saturday’s card is for the UFC Middleweight Championship when champion Anderson Silva (26-4) takes on top contender Chael Sonnen (26-10-1). Silva enters the fight as the established favorite with a betting line of -450 while Sonnen has a line of +325. Silva has been dominant in the UFC, winning all 11 fights he has had with all but two coming by KO or submission. In his last fight against Demian Maia at UFC 112, Silva was heavily criticized as he seemed to stop fighting in the late rounds. In this fight, Sonnen won’t allow him to run, as he likes to apply pressure in all his fights. Sonnen has won his last three fights by decision, but beaten tough opponents in Dan Miller, Yushin Okami, and Nate Marquardt. Sonnen is an experienced wrestler but has struggled against submission specialists.

Fitch vs. Alves II

The co-main event of Saturday’s event is a welterweight contest between top contenders Jon Fitch (25-3) and Thiago Alves (22-5). This bout is a rematch from a 2006 contest where Fitch defeated Alves by TKO from an upkick that he followed up with punches. In the rematch, Alves is the favorite with a line of -130 while Fitch has an even line of +100. Fitch has won four-straight fights since losing a title match with Georges St. Pierre in 2008 while Alves hasn’t fought since losing to St. Pierre back at UFC 100. Alves has explosive power with his strikes while Fitch is a solid wrestler that likes to control the fight on the ground. Fitch has failed to win a fight by stoppage since 2007, so he needs a decisive win over Alves to earn another title shot.
UFC 117 takes place live from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. starting at 10PM ET. Below are the currently listed odds for the event. Odds are provided by online sports book SPORTSBETTING.com.
UFC Middleweight Championship

Chael Sonnen +325

Anderson Silva -450

Welterweight Bout

Jon Fitch +100

Thiago Alves -130

Lightweight Bout

Rafael Dos Anjos -110

Clay Guida -120

Welterweight Bout

Matt Hughes +145

Ricardo Almeida -175

Heavyweight Bout

Roy Nelson +260

Junior Dos Santos -360

Light Heavyweight Bout

Tim Boetsch N/A

Todd Brown N/A

Welterweight Bout

Dennis Hallman +160

Ben Saunders -210

Lightweight Bout

Rick Story -115

Dustin Hazelett -115

Welterweight Bout

Charlie Brenneman +300

Johny Hendricks -400

Heavyweight Bout

Christian Morecraft +160

Stefan Struve -200

Light Heavyweight Bout

Rodney Davis +450

Phil Davis -700

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Posted: 8/3/10 10:12AM ET

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