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UFC 162 odds: Anderson Silva opens as -215 favorite against Chris Weidman (+165) in Las Vegas

Too high? Too low? The opening line on Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman at UFC 162 is bound to spark some debate ... but in which direction?

Jeff Bottari

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (33-4) will defend his 185-pound title against Chris Weidman (9-0) at the promotion's annual Fourth of July weekend extravaganza from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

And he'll do it as the -215 favorite, according to our fiscal friends at

That leaves the "All American" as the +165 underdog, which could bring boku bucks for Weidman fans willing to bet the undefeated wrestler is the one to end the Brazilian's reign of terror, which started with a crushing defeat of Chris Leben nearly seven years ago.

He hasn't lost since.

By the time he steps foot back inside the Octagon, it will be a full year since "The Spider" defended his title, a second-round technical knockout win over Chael Sonnen last July. Silva took time out of his vacation to beat the brakes off Stephan Bonnar at UFC 153 and will now focus his fury on "the kid."

Kid or not, he certainly fights like a man.

Just ask Mark Munoz, who was obliterated by Weidman last July on FUEL TV. While he was riding high after stopping "The Filipino Wrecking Machine" in San Jose, he may have lost some of that momentum when he took a year off to have a bum shoulder surgically repaired.

We'll see if the time away matters on July 6 in "Sin City."

The big question heading into this fight is how Silva will be able to deal with Weidman's wrestling. The Brazilian was put on his back by Dan Henderson and Chael Sonnen with relative ease, but still found a way to come out on top. Will he be able to triumph once again?

Let's hear your take on these odds, fight fans, in this battle of youth versus experience.

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