UFC 117 Odds Preview: Roy Nelson Should Be Very Afraid

December 2, 2010 UFC

Everyone knows that the UFC 117 betting action will be dominated by crazy Anderson Silva.

He might just be the craziest fighter in the UFC odds but he’s also the best pound for pound fighter in the world and every time he steps into the ring it’s exciting.  In the upcoming UFC 117 odds competition he’ll be squaring off a Chael Sonne, a fight that should end in an easy Silva victory as he never loses.

A more interesting fight in the UFC 117 betting odds might just be the heavyweight bout featuring Brazilian Junior dos Santos and American Roy Nelson.  Nelson will enter the Octagon with a respectable 15-4 career record in the MMA betting.  He’s a bit new to the UFC betting action and is just 2-0 (both KOs) in UFC betting events.

Dos Santos is also a bit of a new comer to the UFC betting action and the UFC 117 odds competition will be jus his 7th UFC betting event.  But what a career he’s had so far at this level.  Through five matches in the UFC betting action he’s a perfect 6-0 by way of stoppage.  Five of those wins came via KO and the other via submission.  He’s obviously a great striker but the funny thing is that’s not even his preferred style of fighting.  Dos Santos trains with Anderson Silva and is a terrific jiu jistu fighter and very good at Brazilian style submission moves.

The KOs proved that he’s a very adaptive fighter and adept at taking advantage of whatever opportunity his opponents give him.  He’s beaten UFC betting notables such as a Mirko Filipovic and Gabriel Gonzaga.  If he keeps winning he’ll soon be in line to challenge for the UFC heavyweight betting title.

In fact, if Dos Santos can put away Nelson in convincing fashion its very likely that his next bout will against the champ Brock Lesnar for the all the marbles.  There’s really no one else for dos Santos to fight and his opponent in the UFC 117 odds action, Roy Nelson, should prove little more than a nice warm up for Lesnar and the a title shot. 

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