Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen Fight Odds: This Saturday at UFC 148 Anderson “Spiderman” Silva will face Chael Sonnen in a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light-heavyweight title. UFC 148 picks experts have been split on their choices for the winner in the rematch. The 37-year old Silva, 31-4, is undefeated in 14 UFC bouts but in the first fight with Sonnen, 27-11-1, the “Spiderman” was getting whipped before Silva submitted Chael with a fight ending arm bar in the final round. Below is a closer look at this megabout from our UFC 148 picks experts.
The Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen Fight Odds have Silva at -300 on the UFC betting moneyline at BOVADA CASINO
UFC 148 Picks Analysis: Anderson Silva has been king of the UFC pound-4-pound charts for the better part of the last decade but his weaknesses as a wrestler were exposed by Sonnen. The 35-year old from Oregon is also not intimidated by the vicious striking Silva who was perceived as invincible before getting manhandled by Sonnen 23 months ago. Silva has been battling knee and shoulder injuries which could play a major role in his use of movement and angles against Sonnen. The southpaw Sonnen’s awkwardly effective stand up game is underrated and his power in this fight could be telling against an ailing Silva. Anderson Silva vs Chael Sonnen Fight Odds have Sonnen as a +230 ($1000 to win $2300) underdog at BOVADA CASINO
Chael Sonnen has great value at 5-2 UFC betting odds against the high profile Silva. The “Spiderman” has been on top of the game for some time but the feeling here is that Sonnen is a little bigger, stronger and tougher. For all that was made of Silva being “bored” in his lame performances against Demian Maia and Thales Leites, it is more likely that he lacked the wrestling acumen to dominate. Sonnen’s lone flaw is his submission defense. If Sonnen can stay focused and stick to the blueprint of the first bout he should win handily.
UFC 148 Picks Play: Chael Sonnen +230 for 1 UNIT ($1000 to win $2300) at BOVADA CASINO