UFC Betting – Rashad Evans vs. Thiago Silva

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC betting will heat up the New Year on Saturday, January 2nd with UFC 108 as Rashad Evans faces Thiago Silva.

This bet on UFC 108 bout is one of 11 on the card for that night. UFC betting favors Evans by about a 2-1 margin in this bout. It is a huge fight for Evans since if he wins he gets a shot at former UFC betting light heavyweight champion Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in his next bout. Jackson backed out of a fight against Evans to play B.A. Baracus in a movie version of "The A-Team." Now if Evans can defeat Silva that UFC betting fight will be on again. "I want to make that fight happen," UFC president Dana White said. "[Jackson] is still with us," White said. "He’ll be fighting in the next few months."

Evans is likely to be a popular bet on UFC 108 choice. There are rumors that Silva is not at full strength so that makes Evans an even better UFC betting wager. It also helps that Evans is in line for a big fight against Jackson so the intangibles work in his favor in UFC betting. It also helps that Evans has more experience and a better all around game than Silva.

Those that bet on UFC 108 will see an 11-fight card from Las Vegas, Nevada on January 2nd. There are fight fights on the main pay-per-view portion of the card led by the one between Evans and Silva. Junior dos Santos is a big favorite in his fight on the main card as he faces Gilbert Yvel. A competitive UFC betting bout is expected when Paul Daley takes on Dustin Hazelett. This fight is a pick for anyone planning to bet on UFC 108. Also on the main card it will be Sean Sherk against Jim Miller and Sam Stout vs. Joe Lauzon. Both Lauzon and Sherk are solid UFC betting favorites in their bouts.

There are six fights on the preliminary UFC betting card and Spike TV is expected to show two of them. It will be Martin Kampmann vs. Jacob Volkmann in UFC betting, Mark Munoz vs. Ryan Jensen, Mike Pyle vs. Jake Ellenberger, Cole Miller vs. Dan Lauzon, John Gunderson vs. Rafaello Oliveira and Vladimir Matyushenko vs. Steve Cantwell in UFC betting.