This is the one you've been waiting for. UFC 148: Silva versus Sonnen II is one of the more anticipated MMA events of the year, and with six bouts on the main card, it looks like the event will not disappoint.
So who do you think will win?
Anderson Silva versus Chael Sonnen
This UFC Middleweight Championship bout is rescheduled from UFC 147 and a rematch from UFC 117. In that fight, Sonnen dominated by landing 320 strikes against Silva, but was ultimately forced to submit with less than two minutes in the fight. Now, Silva will defend his belt again against Sonnen, who has been unrelenting in his verbal attacks on Silva.
Sonnen has been training against submission attacks, but that may not be enough. The Bovada Sportsbook has given the edge in this bout to the champion, placing him as the -285 favorite. Sonnen's odds are set at +225.
Forrest Griffin versus Tito Ortiz
The third meeting of these two will decide who's truly better. With one victory each, both via split decisions, Ortiz and Griffin are trying to finally settle the score. The 37-year-old Ortiz plans to retire after this bout, and after going 1-6-1 in his last eight, this may not end well for him. Bovada likes Griffin to come out on top, assigning him -325 odds of winning against Ortiz's +250.
Patrick Cote versus Cung Le
Cote thinks he has Le figured out, saying that he does the same thing every time he gets into the octagon. Cote himself is on a bit of a roll, having won four matches in a row after going on a hiatus from fighting. However, he hasn't faced someone like Le since returning, and Le's ability to kick from any angle makes him dangerous. Still, Bovada likes Cote here, making him the -235 favorite against Le's +185.
Dong Hyun Kim vs. Demian Maia
This may be the toughest bout on the card to predict. Maia is making his welterweight debut after moving from the middleweight class. Kim rebounded in his most recent fight after his one and only loss came against Carlos Condit. The judo specialist will look to wear down Maia, who many will be watching to see how he adjusts to the new weight class. Give Kim the edge in this one, but not by much, at -155 odds. Maia's odds are set at +125.
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