The countdown is on to the UFC 160: Velasquez vs. Bigfoot 2 is on, and the MMA online sports betting experts that have evaluated this card have projected it to be among the best of the year to date. UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will defend his title against Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva for the second time, with former champion Junior Dos Santos clashing with Mark Hunt and Glover Teixeira battling James Te-Huna in a light heavyweight contest. That is a lot of power in the final three fights of the night, and the UFC statistics support the idea that there will be a ton of big blows exchanged between the six fighters that are involved.
Teixeira will be looking to extend a ridiculous 18-fight win streak and of his 20-career wins, 12 have come via knockout. Teixeira could be next in line for a shot at the UFC Light Heavyweight title with another win or two, but he will face tough competition up against another powerful striker in Te-Huna. Te-Huna has won four-straight fights including two via knockout, and has earned 10 of his 16-career wins via knockout. Teixeira’s aggressive approach has made him a fan favorite, and they will love every minute of this battle. Neither of these fighters likes to mess around, and that should work in favor of a live betting knockout pick.
Dos Santos and Hunt will open things up for the heavyweight division, but it should be more of the same following Teixeira and Te-Huna’s battle. Hunt has the best career-takedown percentage in the UFC light heavyweight division at 85, and seventh-best in the UFC regardless of weight class. Dos Santos has just five takedown attempts in his UFC fights, and also has a strong takedown defense that will suggest these two will also stand and throw blows. Dos Santos has never attempted a submission in his career, and it’s unlikely Hunt will waste any time looking for the online sportsbook opportunity.
That leaves the main event for UFC 160, as Velasquez and Silva clash for the second time. Velasquez dominated the first sports betting online meeting between these fighters with a first-round knockout win, and these two competitors have combined for 22-career knockouts including that championship fight. There wasn’t a single submission attempt in that contest, and it is even less likely there will be one this time around. Silva earned another shot at the title with his knockout win over Alistair Overeem, and while he isn’t as accurate as Velasquez, his heavy hands are extremely dangerous. Velasquez is the best fighter in the division in terms of strikes landed per minute and his strike differential rate is the best in the promotion, and he will look to end this championship title defense as quickly as possible. For all of the latest UFC news and betting odds for the UFC 160 event and others, be sure to check out the best online betting sites.