UFC betting will return on April 14 with UFC on Fuel TV 2. The card consists of twelve fights, with four making the free broadcast.
The main event on the card will feature two Light Heavyweight fighters looking to get into the Top 10 of the division rankings.
Thiago Silva will return to action following a year-long suspension for testing positive for banned substances.
His injured neck has had a year to heal, but the question remains to be answered as to whether he’s 100% again. If he is back to the form he was in a couple of years ago his opponent could be in for a rough night.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes don’t think that Silva’s return will be a successful one and currently have him handicapped as a +190 underdog. His opponent, Alexander Gustafsson, is currently on a four-fight win streak that has seen him finish all his opponents within two rounds.
Gustafsson is currently listed as a -230 favorite at Bovada.
Middleweight contender Brian Stann will look to get back into the win column at UFC on Fuel TV 2 with a victory over Alessio Sakara following a second-round submission loss to Chael Sonnen in his last fight.
The Marine is heavily favored as the -375 favorite at Bovada and is expected to have his way with Sakara – who is 5-5 in his last ten fights. If Sakara can find a way to score the upset he will pay +320 at 5Dimes. That’s unlikely, but if he can find a way to get the fight to the ground he will have a chance to submit Stann.
UFC on Fuel TV 2 odds - Gustafsson vs Silva
Paulo Thiago -170
Siyar Bahadurzada +130
Dennis Siver +135
Diego Nunes -165
Alessio Sakara +315
Brian Stann -380
Alexander Gustafsson -230
Thiago Silva +190
Early action is also available on the Dennis Siver vs. Diego Nunes fight. Siver will be making his debut at Featherweight and should become a contender at 145 pounds.
Oddsmakers at 5Dimes initially handicapped Siver as the +145 underdog but that number subsequently shrunk to +125.
Nunes continues to be the -165 favorite and will need to utilize his footwork to keep a proper distance from Siver’s strikes.