Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall Preview
Tonight, for what will be the final time ever, Anderson Silva will make the long walk down to the octagon to headline an event. This time around, it’ll be UFC fight night in Las Vegas.
One of the greatest fighters of all time, Silva has looked like a shell of his former self in recent fights. His opponent, Uriah Hall, was once hyped as the next big in the sport of mixed martial arts, but has struggled to find his stride in the UFC.
With the GOAT set to step into the octagon for the last time ever, what are the sportsbook and betting public expecting?
Anderson Silva was, for many years, the benchmark for greatness in the UFC. From April 22, 2006 to October 13, 2012, Silva didn’t lose a single fight. To this day, Silva still holds the UFC record for longest title reign, owning the UFC middleweight title for 2,457 days.
Unfortunately for Silva, a loss to Chris Weidman in 2013, followed by a gruesome leg injury in the rematch, started the downfall of the now 45-year old’s career.
Silva has won just one of his last eight fights, and plans to retire following Saturday’s fight against Hall.
Hall entered the UFC via The Ultimate Fighter, making it to championship fight of his season before falling via split decision to current UFC fighter Kelvin Gastelum.
There was tons of fight around Hall’s UFC career, but he fell short of expectations. Hall lost his first UFC fight outside of TUF, which set the tone for an up-and-down careern with the company. As of today, he owns a 24-9 professional record.
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Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall Betting Breakdown
Just hours before the fight, the GOAT is a pretty sizeable underdog. As of Saturday, Anderson’s odds to win the fight currently sit at +210, implying a 32.3% chance he wins his final fight.
Meanwhile, Hall’s odds to beat Silva are anywhere from -230 to -270. His best odds of -230 are indicative of a 69.7% shot of coming out on top.
Bettors are also siding with Hall. 54.1% of the betting public is backing Uriah Hall, while 45.9% of bettors are behind the Spider.
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