Plenty of Enticing Props
We’re set for a huge UFC card on Saturday and there are many excellent prop bets for bettors to enjoy.
Headlining our selections is Chris Gutierrez vs Danaa Batgerel on the undercard, which is an ideal fight for bettors to strike early.
UFC betting odds are available and prop markets have us salivating.
Chris Gutierrez vs Danaa Batgerel
We are keen on Danaa Batgerel remaining unbeaten in the UFC, but we want more than the -135 head-to-head price.
The Mongolian star has scored two quick knockouts since arriving in the organization and we think he can add another.
We’re not worried about his lack of time in the Octagon, because it’s not his fault for scoring first-round knockouts. He has a devastating right hand and he could put Gutierrez to sleep in the early stages.
Gutierrez is a solid fighter in his own right, but Batgerel is explosive and we’re loving the +140 for Batgerel to win via KO, TKO, DQ, or Submission.
Pick: Danaa Batgerel by KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +140
Sara McMann vs Karol Rosa
Karol Rosa is 15-3, so we expect her to beat Sara McMann, but her preferred method of victory is via decision.
She defeated Bethe Correia, Joselyne Edwards, Vanessa Melo and Lara Procopio, so all four UFC wins have come via decision.
We can’t see this fight not going the distance as McMann and Rosa lack the knockout power needed, so there’s a value UFC prop bet to wager on.
Take Rosa to win by decision at +125. It’s a much better price than the -220 quote for Rosa to win, so it’s a fair price for the added risk.
McMann shouldn’t worry Rosa, who will avoid getting hit by any strong punches. It might end up being a boring stalemate, but we won’t mind when Rosa cashes.
Pick: Karol Rosa by decision +125
Ilir Latifi vs Aleksei Oleinik
You have to respect Aleksei Oleinik for still putting on the gloves, but we fear he might suffer a bad knockout at the hands of Ilir Latifi.
Oleinik is a 59-time winner in MMA, which is an outstanding record, but the 44-year-old was knocked out in the first round against Chris Daukaus before losing to Sergey Spivak.
It’s not the best form coming into a fight against Latifi, who isn’t called “The Sledgehammer” for no reason. He owns some serious knockout power and Oleinik could be about to find out.
Latifi is showing Oleinik plenty of respect.
“Oleinik is probably the most experienced guy on the UFC roster – almost 100 fights (and) wins over very big, notable fighters,” Latifi told MMAJunkie. “He’s a guy that comes to fight (and) puts the pressure (on), and he’s a very tough opponent.
“We trained at American Top Team – not very much. Still, we spent some time there – (he’s) a very respectful, great guy. (He’s) very well-rounded and not afraid to challenge and take the game where he needs.”
UFC odds have Latifi at -210 to win the fight, but we’re interested in the +160 to win via stoppage. He has an excellent overall game and Oleinik could be a tired fighter come the third round.
That’s when we expect Latifi to strike with the late blow.