While most gamblers can’t get over Fabricio Werdum’s shocking upset of Fedor Emeianenko, others can’t wait to see the world’s best middleweight take the cage and justify his standing atop the MMA totem pole.
The sports books had “The Spider” pegged as an 8-to-1 favorite in his last outing against Demian Maia at UFC 112. Clearly, the GG’s believe Chael Sonnen’s superior wrestling warrants him a better chance than the one Maia was dealt.
Silva has promised a triumphant return to greatness, while Sonnen says he better otherwise it will be a terrible night for the champion.
UFC 117 is scheduled to take place August 7th inside the Oracle Arena Oakland, California.
Here are the current betting odds for the card from SportsBetting.com.
Anderson Silva -450
Chael Sonnen +300