Betting Velasquez vs Silva 2
Finding value in the betting lines for heavyweight-laden card
If you're not buying the rematch between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva as a compelling fight, you're not alone; neither are bettors. After a completely dominant performance by Velasquez in their first bout, bettors are anticipating a similar outcome in the sequel, as Velasquez is a giant minus-800 favorite in UFC 160's main event.
However, despite the underwhelming title fight, the rest of the card promises to deliver much more excitement, as former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will be taking on heavy-handed veteran Mark Hunt, and rising light heavyweight star Glover Teixeira will be taking on fellow up-and-comer James Te-Huna. We break down the odds and statistics behind the fights Saturday night to see where the value lies for UFC 160.
Cain Velasquez (minus-800) vs. Antonio Silva (plus-550)
Saying that Velasquez annihilated Silva in their first fight still wouldn't do it justice. If there is one statistic that represents exactly how one-sided that fight was, look no further than Silva's lone significant strike -- that's one (1) -- landed in the massacre. With Velasquez barely touched in his initial conquest of Silva, the real question is whether we should be expecting anything different in the rematch.
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