Israel Adesanya Vs Anderson Silva Odds and Betting Preview
February 06, 2019
The Nigerian-New Zealander Israel Adesanya gets a co-main event slot against his idol Anderson Silva at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia this weekend (Saturday 9th February), in what is being touted as ‘The Old vs The New’ in regard to their respective fighting styles.
Israel Adesanya is the bookmakers -550 favourite over at Betway Sports, but his odds to win are as short as -700 and even -800 in some places, such is the rise he has enjoyed in the UFC. Adesanya is clearly a very skilled cage fighter and seems to have the X-Factor about him, but should he be quite as short in the UFC betting lines to beat Anderson Silva who after all is one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time?
Israel Adesanya Vs Anderson Silva Prediction
If you can envisage Anderson Silva rolling back the years at the grand age of 41, you can get best odds of +450 with the bet365 Sportsbook* just for him to win by any means. As much as it seems unlikely, he does seem to be looking pretty sharp in training camp and although very vulnerable now, the craziest things seem to happen in MMA just when you least expect them.
‘Spider’ Anderson Silva very much has a point to prove against his much younger opponent being compared to him. If he can stay in this fight, who knows what could happen and at odds of +450 with bet365*, it’s very tempting to side with Silva in the hope we could have a fairytale ending for the Brazilian superstar.