Anderson Silva may be considered one of the best fighters in UFC history, but oddsmakers know he is stepping into a difficult spot on Saturday night.
Silva agreed to replace Jon Jones on the UFC 200 card at T-Mobile in a fight against Daniel Cormier on just two days before the bout is scheduled to take place.
Cormier opened as a minus-400 favorite at CG Technology sports books when the fight was made official late Thursday.
Early action on Silva pushed the price down to minus-340. Underdog bettors can catch a price of plus-280 on the 41-year-old longtime middleweight champion, who hasn’t officially won a fight since 2012.
The new main event features women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate as a minus-250 favorite over Amanda Nunes. Former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar is a plus-150 underdog to Mark Hunt.
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