UFC 117 Betting: Nelson vs. Do Santos Is Fight of the Night

December 2, 2010 UFC

Anyone tuning into the UFC 117 betting action has certainly seen the fight card.

The UFC 117 odds event is full of interesting matchups and talented fighters but it obvious which of the matchups will be the UFC 117 betting event of the night.  And it’s not the Main Event that’s betting touted as the best bout of the evening.

When the Octagon opens up for the UFC 117 betting action at the Oracle Arena on August 7th,  the place will be packed as always but in a bit of unusual twist of events the Main Event will take a back seat to one of the of the other Main Card events.  Sure everyone wants to see world champion Anderson Silva back in action and his bout against Chael Sonnen is being touted as the headline act in the UFC 117 odds action but it’s really not.

Everyone knows Silva will destroy Sonnen in some long and drawn out decision that will leave everyone yawning and little doubt that Silva is the greatest fighter alive in the MMA betting action.

But for a real fight the knowledgeable UFC 117 betting fans are dying to catch the heavyweight matchup between American Roy Nelson and up and coming Brazilian fighter junior dos Santos.

Both of these fighters are on the rise and might just be the two best heavyweights in the UFC odds right now.  Nelson has a career MMA betting record of 15-4 and will be fighting in his first UFC Main Event on August seventh.  But he’s a complete package with a black belt in Braziliain Jiu-Jitsu and a skilled grappler.  In his past two fights he KO’s top UFC betting contenders Brendan Schaub and Stefan Struve.

Dos Santos is even more impressive and could be the next UFC betting star in the making.  Heading into the UFC 117 betting action he an 11-1 record and has not lost since the year 2007 in MMA betting action.  He has won his last six UFC betting matchups, all Main Event bouts.  He is the most skilled heavyweight in the UFC odds at the moment, and despite being about 30 lbs lighter than his opponents might just bet the best heavyweight in the league and the second best fighter in the UFC 117 betting action after training partner Silva.