The main event between Jan Blachowicz and Magomed Ankalaev headlines our three-leg UFC 282 parlay on Saturday.
We also include Pimblett vs Gordon and Till vs Du Plessis in the parlay, which are all featuring excellent MMA odds for bettors to enjoy.
Blachowicz vs Ankalaev
There is plenty of hype around the main event of the evening and it’s mostly around Ankalaev, who has been dominating the light heavyweight division.
The vacant title is up for grabs for the Russian fighter, who improved to 18-1 with a knockout win over Anthony Smith, which bodes well.
The 30-year-old won’t get everything his own way, especially against a former champion in Blachowicz. However, he is one of the best fighters in the UFC and the sportsbook odds suggest that he’ll be tough to beat.
Ankalaev believes the title is coming his way sooner rather than later.
“The day has finally arrived – the day we have waited for, for so long – we will show what we’re worth this Saturday, we will come and take what’s rightfully ours,” Ankalaev told MMA Junkie.
“I basically did step-by-step. I pretty much knew at some point they would not have a choice to give me a title fight.”
Include the -270 in UFC parlays as it’s a value price.
- Pick: Magomed Ankalaev -300
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Pimblett vs Gordon
We love a bit of Paddy Pimblett, and his antics aside, he’s an exciting and quality fighter.
The 19-3 British fighter is unbeaten since arriving in the UFC, including wins over Jordan Leavitt and Rodrigo Vargas.
Both of those wins came by submission, so he’s well-rounded and the 27-year-old is the firm favorite to beat Jared Gordon for that reason.
He can leave himself open to being knocked out because of his carefree style, but Gordon isn’t the type to jump on that opportunity. We don’t think Gordon is explosive enough to put Pimblett away before the final bell, which could be his only chance of success.
Betting online markets have Pimblett at -265 and he’s worth including in UFC parlays. He is on a path toward a title fight and we can’t see his winning run coming to an end.
- Pick: Paddy Pimblett -265
Till vs Du Plessis
Darren Till has had his chances to make an impression in the UFC, but we haven’t been impressed.
The 29-year-old talks a big game but, after suffering consecutive losses to Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson, we don’t have much confidence in him beating Dricus Du Plessis.
Du Plessis is 17-2 and comes off a decision win over Brad Tavares. Although he hasn’t been fighting names such as Whittaker and Brunson, he’s a South African on the rise and we think he gets the better of Till.
He has more power in his hands and Till, who is the current +150 underdog, is always a candidate to be knocked out.
Therefore, include Du Plessis in parlay selections. He’s a good UFC bet at -180 and he could get the parlay off to a winning start.
- Pick: Dricus Du Plessis -180