UFC 162 is taking place on July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas Nevada. The Main Event will be a battle for the UFC Middleweight title that features Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. We’ve put together the outright win betting odds for the matches care of Pinnacle Sports as well as a preview of the main fights.
UFC 162 has one of the most exciting title matches that we’ve seen lined up in quite some time. Anderson Silva, who is arguably the best MMA fighter to have ever competed, will be defending his UFC Middleweight title against relative newcomer Chris Weidman. Pinnacle Sports (as well as all of the top sportsbooks that offer UFC betting in Canada) will be taking bets on this fight and you can be sure that it’s going to get a lot of action. Here is a breakdown for each fighter and their odds in the title match.
It’s unlikely that anyone looking to bet on the main event of UFC 162 is unaware of Anderson Silva’s long and dominant record. But for the sake of argument, let’s go over some of the highlights that point out why Pinnacle Sports has pegged him as the clear favourite. Anderson Silva is the current UFC Middleweight Champion and hasn’t lost a match since 2006. For those of you keeping track, that adds up to 17 victories in a row. And although one cannot win in such a prolific manner without being a well-rounded fighter, Anderson is strongest with Muay Thai. It’s this particular skill that has allowed him to rack up 20 knockouts in his 33 wins. As for betting on Silva to win the fight, if odds of just 1.379 aren’t a deterrent for you, making a wager on Anderson Silva to win the main event of UFC 162 would never be a mistake.
Betting on Chris Weidman to win the UFC Middleweight Title - Chris Weidman might have just 9 fights under his belt, but there is already a lot of talk about just how much trouble this new fighter is going to give Anderson Silva next week. Weidman has won all 9 of his UFC MMA fights and he is also a two-time All American Division 1 wrestler. His past success in wrestling is what most experts are citing as his possible advantage in the fight. Silva is typically a standing and striking fighter and Weidman has a good chance of containing him should the fight find its way to the mat. Usually Silva’s opponents garner slightly higher odds in this type of fight, but Pinnacle Sports is still offering pretty significant value for betting on Chris Weidman. He is currently at odds of 3.340 to win the fight and the title. It’s never fully advisable to do is, but if there were ever a time to bet against Anderson Silva, this would be it.
Anderson Silva to Win (1.379) Chris Weidman to Win (3.34)
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There’s always more than just one important fight going on in each UFC tournament and this one is especially important for two fighters trying to get to the top of their respective weight class. For one of them it’s about proving himself for the very first time, and for the other it’s about returning there for one last time before the sun sets on his MMA career.
Frankie Edgar is coming off of three straight losses, but the former UFC Lightweight champion is still a huge favourite in this match up. He has an overall record of 14-4-1 and at 31 years of age, this is probably his last shot at once again climbing the ladder to the top.
His opponent, Charles Oliveira, hasn’t managed to take a belt yet, but he does have an impressive 16-3 record along with two wins in his last three fights. He also has an 8 year age advantage on Edgar as well as four inches in height. If you’re looking to bet on a long shot from the main card of UFC 162, pick up Charles Oliveira. Pinnacle Sports is offering him up at odds of 5.020 this week.
Frankie Edgar to Win (1.212) Charles Oliveira (5.02)
(More Odds and Props to Come)