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As you would imagine Anderson Silva is the favorite in the second fight and the reasons are the same. Anderson will find a way to win and Chael will find a way to choke...or be choked as it were.
At -300 Silva is a better value than he was in their last meeting at UFC 117. I will place a straight bet on him and add him to at least one parlay.
As for the rest of the fights, I think Cung Lee and Demian Maia are the best underdog values. Lee's opponent, Patrick Cote hasn't fought in the UFC since 2010 and hasn't had a win there since 2008. Maia's opponent on the other hand is very solid but he's facing and a great submission specialist with newly found boxing and Maia has stepped down in weight.
Speaking of stepping down in weight Cody McKenzie has dropped to featherweight to give Chad Mendes a very different fight than he was initially looking toward. This is actually an interesting long-shot underdog play for those with a little cash to risk. 5 Dimes has McKenzie a nearly 5 to 1 dog (+485). Now everyone know what Cody does, guillotine, but he's still 13-2, taller by a foot, and now in a reasonable weight class. He will take many on the chin for a shot at the sub and it likely won't happen, but with $50 bucks on it you'll find yourself cheering for the scrappy bag of bones!
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