UFC Fight Night 84 Silva vs Bisping Odds Report
This Saturday, Anderson Silva and Michael Bisping square off at UFC Fight Night from London. The current line is Anderson Silva (-310) and Michael Bisping (+255), with an over/under at 2.5. Check out the updated UFC fight night betting spread here.
UFC Fight Night 84 Anderson Silva vs Michael Bisping Odds Report
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016, 4:00 PM ET
Where: The O2 Arena, London
TV: UFC Fight Pass
Live Stream: UFC TV Live
UFC Odds: TBA
Why should you bet on Michael Bisping?
Michael Bisping has a 28-7 record and has won 61 percent of his victories with the knockout. In his last eight fights, he has won five, and his last result was a win in July over Thales Leites. He averages 4.41 significant strikes per minute, with 39.1 percent accuracy. He averages 1.29 takedowns per match, attaining an accuracy rating of 44 percent. He will be 37 years old the next day, making him one of the older pugilists in the ring. This makes him savvy in the psychological game, and he has predicted that he will win by knocking Silva out with a kick to his chin. However, many older fighters like to use the ground game, and that wouldn’t be a surprise here either. If this becomes a punch-trading fight, Bisping could suffer.
Why should you put your money on Anderson Silva?
Anderson Silva has a 34-6 record, and almost two-thirds of his wins have come via knockout. Even though Silva has a two-fight losing streak and had a no-contest with Nick Diaz, he is still a salty fighter, averaging 3.21 significant strikes a minute and maintaining an accuracy rating of 64.6 percent. He averages 0.64 takedowns per match, scoring 77.7 percent in takedown accuracy. His 77-inch reach makes a difficult target for opponents. His one-year suspension for PED testing has taken him away from the sport for a while, so it will be intriguing to see how well he fights.
Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction
Before Silva fell off the table, I would have picked him to win this easily. However, he has been out for a while, and now he’s 40 years old — and we don’t know what his condition is in. I’m taking Bisping along with that plus money.