Cain Velasquez vs Antonio Silva Betting Odds

Published on May 24th, 2013 5:29 pm EST

UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will be defending his title against Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva in the main event of UFC 160 this Saturday night in Las Vegas.

Cain Velasquez is looking to make his first successful title defense since beating Junior dos Santos for the belt. Antonio Silva, on the other hand, is looking to avenge an earlier defeat to Velasquez that left him a battered and bruised mess.

Given the fact that Velasquez has already beaten Silva (and easily, at that), and given the fact that Velasquez seems to be a stylistic nightmare for Silva, the Heavyweight champion is a big favorite to retain his title on Saturday night.

Let's take a peek at the current betting odds for this one:

Cain Velasquez, -800
Antonio "Bigfoot" Silva, +500

So, according to these odds, you would need to bet $800 on Velasquez in order to have a chance of winning $100 in profit back.

A successful $100 wager on "Bigfoot", on the other hand, would yield a total profit of $500 if he managed to win the fight.

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What are the keys to victory for each fighter? Let's take a look:

Cain Velasquez

In order to win this fight, Velasquez will need to take Silva to the ground and pound "Bigfoot" out, just as he did in their first fight. In my opinion, Silva's only chance of winning this fight is to land a big punch to stun Velasquez. Silva will not beat Velasquez on the ground, and Silva will definitely not outwork Velasquez in this fight.

Antonio Silva

In order to win this fight, Silva will need to keep the fight standing. Can he succeed in doing this against the relentless Cain Velasquez, who possesses some of the best wrestling in the UFC?

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There is a reason why Velasquez is such a big favorite in this fight, as he is a stylistic nightmare for "Bigfoot".

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