|Written by Michael|
Bet on the UFCIt is UFC 153 on Saturday night and we return to Brazil, a favorite location for these activities. The specific venue is HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro and you will only be able to watch all six main card bouts if you purchase them via Pay for View.
Lets take a look at each of these matches individually leading up to Silva vs. Bonnar, the featured affair.
Bout one in the welterweight division should be interesting to say the least. There will be a story to be told, but will it be American Rick Story (14-5)? Many believed at one time he may have been a welterweight super star. He faces a former highly regarded middleweight contender, Demian Maia (16-4) of Brazil. Maia is favored at a -$137, while Story is a +$107.
Next up is a light heavyweight rematch between Brazil native Wagner Prado (8-0-1) and Phil Davis (9-1-1). Their last attempt at meeting ended early with an inadvertent eye poke. It's been over a year and a half since Davis claimed victory, but he is favored at a -$325 over Prado (+$270).
It will be another America vs. Brazil welterweight matchup when the U.S. Jon Fitch (23-4) does battle with Erick Silva (14-2). Silva is an up and comer who should be 3-0 in UFC competition but was disqualified for strikes to the back of the head in his second UFC sanctioned contest. Fitch is winless over the past 24 months. This is expected to be a good one with Silva favored -$125 to Fitch -$105.
Two Brazilian light heavyweights face each other with Glover Teixeira (18-2) a solid -$330 favorite over Fabio Maldonado (18-5) listed at +$350.
Two heavyweights appear just prior to the main event with scary and hairy Dave "Pee Wee" Herman (21-4) at a +$227 having his hands full with Minotauro Nogueria (33-7) at -$255.
We then come to the alleged featured light heavyweight fight of the night, or as some are calling it, the "Bloodbath in Brazil". Blood may not be present however if it mercifully ends quickly. This "contest" is scheduled for only 3 rounds between Brazil's Anderson Silva (30-4) and America's Stephan Bonnar (14-7). I'll let the odds do the talking. Silva is a -$1025, while Bonnar is a +$800. Enough said?
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