We have scoured the UFC betting markets to find four of the best picks to add to your parlay on Saturday.
UFC 277 has the potential to be a next-level Pay-Per-View event and the main event between Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes is featured.
The sportsbook has value UFC odds available and we’re snapping them up.
Pena vs Nunes
We were all shocked when Nunes lost her UFC Women’s Bantamweight title to Pena at UFC 269, but we’re hoping she’s not pulling a Ronda Rousey.
Rousey looked invincible at one time but following her first loss, she crumbled and was never the same. Nunes has come back from losses before, but she looked particularly poor and perhaps she wasn’t fully focused on the fight.
However, we like Nunes, who is one of the best to do it, and we’re picking her to bounce back and reclaim her title.
Bettors get -265 for Nunes to win, which is short for the challenger and Pena wasn’t mincing her words at the press conference.
“I am going to punch, kick, pull her hair – I’m going to bite her, I’m going to gouge her eyeballs out if I have to,” Pena told MMA Fighting. “I’m literally going to do everything in there. Trust me when I say I am ready and willing to die. Whatever it takes, I’m going to do whatever it takes.”
We love the passion but we love Nune’s ability better, so include her in your UFC parlay.
Pick: Nunes -265
Moreno vs Kara-France
There has been plenty of hype around Brandon Moreno winning this fight and getting another chance at the title, but we’re not so sure he’ll get through Kai Kara-France.
The Kiwi hails from the celebrated City Kickboxing in Auckland, New Zealand, and the gym has a stack of momentum. It already houses Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski, so Kara-France could be the next champion in the ranks.
He’s a tough fighter and betting online markets have him at +175, which is awfully tough to turn down. Kara-France dominated Askar Askarov to win by decision and we think it could be tough for Moreno to bounce back.
Coming off a title fight loss is never easy and Kara-France has more upside.
Pick: Kai Kara-France +175
Dober vs Alves
There has been plenty of hype around Drew Dober and we’re happy to follow him.
The American is 24-11 following a first-round knockout victory over Terrance McKinney and that win is tough to ignore.
It could see Dober have a resurgence in the lightweight division, and although he’s not near the top of the rankings, we think he’s much better than Rafael Alves, who doesn’t have much experience in the UFC.
Dober has the reach advantage, which is crucial against Alves, and the sportsbook offers -170. That’s a fair price and it could boost up parlays.
Pick: Drew Dober -170
Mayes vs Abdelwahab
Don’Tale Mayes is the warm -190 favorite but we think bookmakers might have the odds around the wrong way.
We understand why Hamdy Abdelwahab hasn’t been favored because he hasn’t been seen by many, but from what we have seen, he’s a dangerous heavyweight.
He has finished all five MMA fights to establish a 5-0 record. Four of his wins came by first round knockout and it’s not like Mayes is a rising star of the division.
There is excellent value with Abdelwahab at +160 and he could kick-start our UFC 277 parlay in fine style with the upset.
Pick: Hamdy Andelwahab +160