UFC 117 Betting Recap

December 2, 2010 UFC

UFC 117 betting was very exciting on Saturday night led by a great middleweight championship bout between Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen.

It was looking like a huge upset in UFC 117 odds as Sonnen pretty much dominated the first four rounds but it was Silva coming through with a triangle choke in the fifth round that forced Sonnen to tap.

UFC 117 betting heavily favored Silva and although it was not easy, he did come through with the win over Sonnen.  The fight was full of action as Sonnen pounded away on Silva but could not finish him off.  Silva did get some elbows in during the fourth round and in the fifth round he survived a big attack from Sonnen before catching him in a triangle choke hold.

The other main event bout in UFC 117 betting had Jon Fitch going against Thiago Alves and it was Fitch winning a unanimous decision. Fitch is now the top contender in the welterweight division but that doesn’t mean he is automatically going to get another shot at Georges St. Pierre. He lost to St. Pierre back in UFC 87 but has won five straight fights since.

The main card also saw Junior dos Santos take a unanimous decision over Roy Nelson.  The win by dos Santos will get him a title shot in the heavyweight division against the winner of the bout between Brock Lesnar and Cain Velasquez in UFC 123.  The main card also included Clay Guida winning against Rafael dos Anjos when he broke Anjos’ jaw in the third round.  The only upset on the main card occurred when Matt Hughes got a choke hold to defeat Ricardo Almeida in the first round.

The results of the preliminary card in UFC 117 odds had Rick Story winning against Dustin Hazelett by TKO in the second round.  It was Phil Davis winning a unanimous decision against Rodney Wallace.  Johny Hendricks beat Charlie Brenneman by TKO in the second round.  Tim Boetsch won a close but unanimous decision against Todd Brown. It was Stefan Struve winning by TKO against Christian Morecraft in the second round and it was Dennis Hallman beating Ben Saunders by unanimous decision.  The win by Hallman was the only upset on the preliminary card.