UFC on Fuel TV 2 Vegas Odds: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Thiago Silva
Wednesday, April 11, 2012
by Bovada Sportsbook
Alexander Gustafsson will be looking to record his fifth straight win in the UFC when he steps into the Octagon against former contender Thiago Silva at UFC on Fuel TV this weekend. Gustafsson will get that chance in front of a hometown crowd in the first UFC event ever held in his native Sweden. Get your UFC betting odds for the event at Bovada Sportsbook.
The Light Heavyweight up-and-comer will look to utilize his boxing skills and reach advantage to wear down Silva for the victory; oddsmakers at Bovada Sportsbook currently have Gustafsson listed as a -230 favorite. (Check out the UFC odds now).
A win will put the Swede in a good position in the UFC Light Heavyweight title contention picture. If Jon Jones beats Rashad Evans, and Gustafsson gets past Silva in spectacular fashion, he could find himself next in line for a title shot.
Silva is returning to action following a year-long suspension for submitting tainted urine samples following his fight against Brandon Vera. That year off has also given Silva the opportunity to heal an injured neck that has been nagging him since 2009.
If Silva is able to regain the form he had three years ago before the neck injury Gustafsson could be in for a battle. Silva comes with heavy hands and pure aggression, and if he can get inside his opponent’s range he has the ability to stop any fighter at 205 pounds.
The upset line on Silva is currently worth +180 at Bovada Sportsbook. That payout has dropped slightly from the initial +190 odds as more of the action thus far has opted for the upset chances in this fight.
What we do know is that Silva will not be affected by the hostile crowd or the hype surrounding his highly-touted opponent. The Brazilian will step into the Octagon throwing caution to the wind in pursuit of a KO victory.
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