Anderson Silva opens up as a 13-1 favorite over Stephan BonnarPosted on September 14, 2012, 07:56 AM by Anton Gurevich
Number one pound-for-pound MMA fighter on the planet, Anderson "The Spider" Silva, will step-in to replace to fill the void created by Jose Aldo's withdrawal from the long-anticipated encounter with Frankie "The Answer" Edgar, and Rampage Jackson's injury that cancelled the fight with Glover Teixeira.
Stephan Bonnar is currently on a three-fight win streak inside the Octagon, with victories over Krzysztof Soszynski, Igor Pokrajac, and Kyle Kingsbury. Still, Silva opened up as a huge favorite over his UFC 153 opponent, with an incredible 13 1/2 (-1350) to 1 odds from the bookmakers, similar Jon Jones' 13-1 chances to defend his title against Vitor Belfort at UFC 152.
Both of Silva's fights at 205 ended via TKO in favor of the Brazilian. The Spider made his first trip up to Light Heavyweight back in 2008, at UFC Fight Night 14, for the fight with James Irvin, and then one year later in 2009 to deliver a legendary performance against Forrest Griffin at UFC 101.