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Namajunas vs Ribas Anchors This Week’s Parlay With a Punch

On March 23, the octagon festivities resume as the UFC returns to the Apex in Las Vegas with an entertaining line-up of talented martial artists.

Women’s flyweight standouts Rose Namajunas and Amanda Ribas will headline UFC Vegas 89, but more importantly, 13 fights are scheduled, giving us the perfect opportunity to deliver our best UFC bets tonight in the shape of a fight-night parlay.

Namajunas vs Ribas Anchors This Week's Parlay With a Punch
Namajunas vs Ribas Anchors This Week's Parlay With a Punch

Continue reading to find the latest edition of the ‘Weekly Parlay with a Punch,’ alongside the most noteworthy Las Vegas odds involving this weekend’s UFC Vegas 89 fight card in Nevada.

UFC Vegas 89 Information

  • Date/Time: Saturday, March. 23, 2024 – 07:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
  • UFC Vegas 89 Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass / ESPN+
  • Scheduled Fights: 13
  • Main Event Bout: Sean Rose Namajunas vs Amanda Ribas
  • Co-Main Event Bout: Justin Wiliams vs Justin Tafa


Steven Nguyen vs Jarno Errens Parlay Betting Preview

Jarno Errens (13-5-1) entered the UFC in 2022 while on a 5-1-1 streak; he fought against William Gomis, a local favorite, on short notice but lost by unanimous decision. Eleven months down the road, he faced Seung Woo Choi, a grizzled veteran who had been knocked down in the second round but managed to grind out a unanimous decision victory.

After losing via a brutal flying knee to Aalon Cruz in his first Contender Series attempt, Steven Nguyen (9-1) went on to beat Theo Rlayang in his second attempt. However, he was unable to get a contract. Two years later, he made a triumphant comeback to the program, defeating A.J. Cunningham to secure his seat in the Octagon.


UFC Vegas 89 Parlay Pick Leg 1: Nguyen Moneyline (-185)

Errens has a respectable background in Muay Thai and undoubtedly has a level of power that should caution his opponents. However, a lack of activity inside the cage continues to plague him, and the glaring red flag has cost him his first two UFC bouts to date.

Sure, the UFC odds tonight on a Dana White Contender Series prospect at -185 aren’t exactly the price we want for a debutant. However, I genuinely believe Errens will be outmatched in all facets of mixed martial arts this weekend, especially in terms of striking numbers!

Watching Errens land 30 significant strikes last time out presents horrendous numbers, and this has been a consistent trend. Fading the Dutchman now comes easy, particularly when a guy like Nguyen can land over 100 without gassing in the slightest.



  • Errens is 0-2 in the UFC
  • Nguyen is 9-1 as a professional
  • Errens landed just 30 significant strikes in his most recent 15-minute bout
  • Nguyen has landed 100 significant strikes in multiple bouts


Mohammed Usman vs Mich Parkin Parlay Betting Preview

Don’t be fooled by the surname; MohammedUsman is leveled behind his brother, Usman. Family ties aside, Mo owns a 10-2-0 pro record, which seems legitimate, right? Wrong! He’s fought several cans and has sailed by thus far. He’s fade material at its finest with less-than-desirable cardio and a horrific significant strike count that saw him land just seven punches against Junior Tafa.

Usman is ripe for the fraud check, and while his Vegas 89 opponent, Mick Parkin, isn’t a world-beater by any means, he unquestionably presents a handful of positives that can prove the Ultimate Fighter 30 winner isn’t UFC-ready.


UFC Vegas 89 Parlay Pick Leg 2: Parkin Moneyline (-145)

With our sportsbook presenting closely lined moneyline odds, we must continue the Mohammad Usman fade. I don’t want to underplay his record too much; he needs opponents with significantly noticeable weaknesses, and Parkin hasn’t shown many.

Training with the current UFC interim champ, Tom Aspinall, must be a huge advantage for Parkin. He’s the greater striker this weekend and shouldn’t have to worry about takedowns due to his agile and speedy reaction time.

It’s going to be an ugly 15 minutes. Don’t expect a stoppage, but how can we not favor Parking as the aggressor in this contest? Who’ll have a significant edge on the striking counter versus a slow and plodding Usman?




UFC Vegas 89 2-Leg Parlay Roundup


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