Injury Replacements Affect UFC 117 Odds

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 117 odds are on the board for this weekend and there have been a couple of injury replacements that affected the odds.

The headliner is still the battle between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen but a couple of the other bouts have changed in UFC betting.

UFC 117 odds favor Silva over Sonnen in the feature bout at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California on Saturday night.  One of the changes to the card has Todd Brown stepping in for the injured Thiago Silva for the bout against Tim Boetsch.  The odds have changed dramatically on this fight as Silva would have been more than a 3-1 favorite against Boetsch but now it will be Boetsch favored against Brown.

Another replacement that has affected the odds is Phil Davis filling in for the injured Stanislav Nedkov.  Davis will go up against Rodney Wallace.   Davis is a huge favorite in UFC 117 betting against Wallace. Davis is 6-0 in his career. He has not been in action since winning against Alexander Gustafsson in UFC 112. Wallace has lost his only two previous appearances in the UFC.

Speaking of injuries, there has already been a change to UFC 118 as Gerald Harris replaces Jorge Rivera for a bout against Alessio Sakara.  UFC 118 takes place on August 28th at the TD Garden in Boston.  Harris has won 10 straight bouts overall and could be favored over Sakara.

UFC 117 this weekend features 11 bouts on the card.  The feature bout is Silva against Sonnen. Silva has won 12 in a row, many of which came in spectacular fashion. He is 11-0 in the UFC and he is 7-0 in title fights. On the other side, Sonnen has won his recent fights by decision.  14 of his 24 wins have come by decision.

Other main event fights in UFC 117 have Jon Fitch against Thiago Alves, Clay Guida vs. Rafael dos Anjos, Roy Nelson vs. Junior dos Santos and Matt Hughes vs. Ricardo Almeida. The preliminary card on Saturday night for UFC 117 has Dustin Hazelett vs. Rick Story, Ben Saunders vs. Dennis Hallman, Stefan Struve vs. Christian Morecraft, Johny Hendricks vs. Charlie Brenneman, Tim Boetsch vs. Todd Brown and it will be Phil Davis vs. Rodney Wallace.