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Let’s Cash In! The Perfect Prop Bets for UFC Vegas 93

Another weekend is upon us, and that means one thing: more octagon violence to look forward to as the UFC arrives in Vegas for another talent-stacked fight night!

It’s that time of the week when I deliver to you my most favorable MMA prop bets; this time, we’ll be focussing on two bidding prospects looking to make a statement in the cage on Saturday afternoon.

Let’s Cash In! The Perfect Prop Bets for UFC Vegas 93
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UFC Vegas 93 Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday, June. 15, 2024 – 07:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • How to Watch: UFC Fight Pass
  • Main Event Bout: Tatsuro Taira vs Alex Perez
  • Co-Main Event Bout: Miles Johns vs D. Silva de Andrade
  • Scheduled Fights: 12

 

Is Tatsuro Taira Ready for the Big Leagues?

Japan is short on prospects, but with the flyweight division’s latest rising contender, Tatsuro Taira, East Asia’s future is in good hands. Aged just 24, he’s already 5-0 with four stoppage wins, and much like The Land of the Rising Sun, I can only see him going in one direction… Up!

Alex Perez will be the fiercest and most experienced opponent of Taira’s career, but how can critics knock such factors? Taira has been built to an elite level the correct way, and as he’s dominated the majority of the lower-level competition, Perez is the perfect test to see if the Japanese prospect is ready for the boss stage battles.

 

 

Let’s not underestimate Perez; he’s a skilled wrestler, his calf kicks are devastating, and his experience, particularly against some of the division’s former champions and title contenders, is unparalleled to what Taira has faced. However, his vulnerability in 3 of his 4 UFC losses was evident, and he’s now up against a young up-and-comer who relentlessly pursues stoppage wins when the cage door closes.

Taira is not just a grappler; he’s a well-rounded fighter. His striking game is solid, with a strong jab, fluid movement on the feet, and an impressive ability to close the distance, whether it’s for striking or grappling.

I previously predicted the over 2 ½ rounds in my main event breakdown, and this still stands, but in a 25-minute, five-round fight, eventually, I believe Perez will fade, and Taira will pounce, either with a club and sub, a TKO-worthy flurry of punches on the ground, or a back-take and rear-naked choke.

Perez surprised us all last time out versus Matheus Nicolau, but he isn’t the prospect killer many believe he can be. He’s an experienced vet, and you can’t take anything from his successes thus far, but he doesn’t deliver enough output for me. A bidding prospect like Taira, a well-skilled grappler and a fighter whose striking is severely underrated, will remind people why he’s remained undefeated during his pro career and prove he deserves to be here.

 

  • Perez has never fought beyond three rounds.
  • Taira has won 4 of his 5 UFC bouts inside the distance.
  • Taira is undefeated as a professional mixed martial artist (15-0-0).
  • Taira has won 11 of his 15 pro career bouts by KO/TKO or submission.
  • 3 of Perez’s 4 UFC bouts by KO/TKO or submission.

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Wrestling Defense Wins: Garrett Armfield vs Brady Heistand:

I’ll put my hands up; I was one of the unfortunate bettors who bet Brad Katona to defeat Garrett Armfield earlier this year, but the latter, as a +185 underdog at the sportsbook, left me regretting that decision. It was a fade on the wrestling defense, an attribute Katona has used to find success throughout his career, that swayed me, but Armfield’s ability to avoid this was stronger than I thought.

Now look, we have another fighter in Brady Hiestand. For most of his career, he’s required a wrestling offense to assist him in victory, and he’ll undoubtedly be shooting for the takedowns once again come Saturday.

However, Hiestand’s expected game plan is a huge problem because he isn’t as strong a grappler as Katona. So, what’s his path to victory as there’s no chance he out-strikes Armfield?

 

 

I’m surprised MMA betting odds on Armfield are lower than I expected, especially considering Hiestand’s level of wrestling didn’t go beyond high school. Just look at Hiestand’s previous striking numbers, and you’ll know he’s in trouble this weekend when the takedowns fail.

With no expectations of a grapple-fest, we can also boost the Armfield odds by backing him to win this one via KO/TKO or decision, which are the only two losing results his opponent has ever suffered.

 

  • 8 of Armfield’s 10 pro career wins came by KO/TKO or decision
  • Armfield has won 2 consecutive UFC bouts by KO/TKO or decision
  • Hiestand’s lone career losses were by knockout or decision

 

Our Favorite UFC Vegas 93 Prop Bets

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

 

Questions Of The Day

What’s the main event for the UFC Vegas 93 this weekend?


Undefeated Japanese prospect Tatsuro Taira (15-0) takes a step up in competition when he faces an MMA veteran Alex Perez (25-8-0) at UFC Vegas 93 on Saturday, June 15.

 

 

 

Odds and information are accurate at the time of writing. Please check with official sources for the latest updates before placing any bets.

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