To nobody’s surprise, middleweight champion Anderson Silva is heavily favored to retain his strap against Demian Maia at “UFC 112: Invincible.”
The planet’s deadliest 185-pounder enters the contest a 6-to-1 favorite to make his seventh consecutive title defense. Maia, on the other hand, steps into the biggest fight of his career as a 4-to-1 underdog.
Maia took a unanimous decision over Dan Miller at UFC 109 in February. The Brazilian jiu jitsu wizard owns an impressive 12-1 professional record and has finished in 10 of those W’s, eight by way of submission.
Silva was last seen jabbing Forrest Griffin into unconsciousness at UFC 101 last August. “The Spider” is currently riding an 11-fight win streak, disposing all but one of those foes before the final horn.