Silva opens as favorite in potential rematch with Weidman

Thursday, July 11, 2013

Although Anderson Silva was adamant in post-fight interview that he was uninterested in a rematch with Chris Weidman, that didn’t stop odds makers in setting a line for a potential rematch:

Two separate lines saw it that way. Sportsbook.com made Silva a -175 favorite (he’s already been bet up to -185), while 5Dimes.eu listed the Brazilian at -140.

Weidman is a +155 and +100 underdog on the sites, respectively.

Those numbers are among the closest odds in Silva’s UFC career; when he fought Dan Henderson in 2008, he closed at -140.

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Despite Silva’s initial comments about not wanting a rematch, a report is already surfacing from Brazil that he has changed his mind and is hoping to fight Weidman in February, 2014.