Preliminary odds and betting lines have been released for the upcoming UFC 117 main event from the Oracle Arena on August 7 in Oakland, California, featuring a put-up-or-shut-up middleweight title fight between division champion Anderson Silva and number one contender Chael Sonnen.
After enjoying a bloated -700 line against Demian Maia at UFC 112, "The Spider" has lost some of his webbing, coming in at a more realistic -450 as the favorite against the mouthy ex-politician, Chael Sonnen, who currently stands as a +275 underdog.
That's Silva's closest line in the past few years, matching his -450 against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.
Maybe it was his antics last April, or maybe Fedor Emelianenko's loss to Fabricio Werdum back on June 26 proved that no fighter is invincible -- including Silva. Keep that in mind if you want to try and make some money on Sonnen as the UFC heads to "The O."
Get 'em in early, and also check out the spread on some other combatants throwing hands at UFC 117, like Junior dos Santos (-350) vs. Roy Nelson (+250), by clicking here.
It might surprise you who the underdog is in a classic rivalry -- and what's the spread on Thiago Alves vs. Jon Fitch? I couldn't believe it either. Click here to see why.