Anderson Silva, the greatest mixed martial artist residing on planet Earth, will put his middleweight title on the line for a record 11th time when he takes on current No. 1 contender Chris Weidman at UFC 162.
While the fight, scheduled over the Fourth of July weekend, is sure to pack some fireworks, the smart money still has to be on "The Spider" walking away with the belt.
According to MMAOddsBreakers.com, Silva is sitting as a -260 favorite. That is far from a "sure thing," but Silva's aura of invincibility makes it difficult to bet against him.
However, in an interview with Mark Johnston of SportsNet, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre almost guarantees that Weidman will handily defeat Silva.
I believe it's a bad matchup for Anderson Silva. It's very bad. Not only is [Weidman] going to beat, I believe he is going to finish Anderson Silva. I believe it's not going to be too long, that fight. People will be shocked.
GSP's endorsement aside, Weidman is still a long shot, though there are three factors that could lead to "the All-American" pulling off one of the biggest upsets in UFC history.