When it comes to stars in the UFC 117 betting action there isn’t any bigger than the one headlining the UFC 117 betting Main Event. Anderson Silva will take on challenger Chael Sonnen in the Main Event and of course his middleweight UFC title will be on the line. But everyone knows that Silva will tear Sonnen shreds and in all honesty, it’s one of the worst matchups we’ve seen in UFC odds Main Event in quite some time.
Silva has been the best fighter in the UFC odds for several years now and since claiming the middleweight division as his own personal MMA betting kingdom has yet to lose a UFC odds matchup. That’s a reign spanning 12 matches an nearly five years. In fact, you would have to all the way back January of 2006 to find a blemish on this phenomenal fighter’s MMA betting résumé and for the record, he has never lost a UFC odds fight.
Clearly there is no one else like Silva in the sport right now, and that could be a good thing or a bad thing depending on how look at it, but what every MMA betting fan wants to know is: Who will be the next big MMA betting star in the UFC odds action?
There’s two up and coming fighters in the UFC 117 betting action that are still a long way off from becoming the next Anderson Silva and perhaps even a long way off from getting a UFC title shot, but have all the potential in the world.
The first fighter is heavyweight Junior do Santos (18-0) who coincidentally trains with Silva. He’s a huge man who at 6’4” fights in the heavyweight class at a relatively light 265 lbs. But the lack of bulk adds to his quickness and fitness and in contrast to the top heavyweights at the moment (Lesnar, Mir, and Carwin) dos Santos is a skilled martial artist, not a brawler. With a win over Roy Nelson in the UFC 117 betting action he could be right around the corner from a shot at the UFC odds champ Lesnar for the heavyweight title.
The second fighter is relatively unknown welterweight named Johny Hendricks but with a perfect professional MMA record of 8-0 and wrestling champion pedigree this guy could be one of the main players in the welterweight odds for years to come.