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UFC St. Louis: Where to Watch and Our Favorite Parlay Picks

St Louis is sometimes referred to as “Mound City.” Still, this week, we’re rewriting that nickname to “Mount City” because the UFC is in town, and we can expect a slew of high-level grappling, emphatic striking masterclasses, and octagon violence!

On that note, it’s time to evaluate the sportsbook’s betting odds and find our favorite UFC St Louis betting picks as I prepare to cook up another weekly parlay with a punch… Let’s get into it!

UFC St. Louis Where to Watch and Our Favorite Parlay Picks
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UFC St Louis Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday, May. 11, 2024 – 04:00 p.m. ET
  • Location: Enterprise Center, St Louis, MO
  • UFC St Louis Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
  • Scheduled Fights: 13
  • Main Event Bout: Derrick Lewis vs Rodrigo Nascimento
  • Co-Main Event Bout: Nursulton Ruziboev vs Joaquim Buckley

 

Robelis Despaigne’s Explosive Start Meets Test vs Waldo Cortes-Acosta

Cuban prospect Robelis Despaigne has been a wrecking ball in his MMA career’s first five professional bouts. In his previous four bouts, including a UFC debut versus Josh Parisian, he’s spent 37 seconds in the octagon combined, displaying a highlight reel that includes consecutive knockouts he achieved almost instantly after the first-round bell.

Fraud check or legitimate killer? The storyline heading into UFC St Louis for Despaigne, and now, he’ll face a legitimate boxer in Waldo Cortes-Acosta who implements an opposite game plan in the cage.

Waldo has five bouts as a UFC competitor with a 4-1 promotional record. He’s also proven himself beyond the first round, as cardio hasn’t been an issue for the Dominican Republic representative, who’s won 75% of his bouts via decision.

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Parlay Pick Leg 1: Under 1½ Rounds [-210]

At 6’7”, with an 87” reach, Despaigne outmatches the entire heavyweight division in terms of size. He’s a taekwondo legend, but due to the nature of his pro-MMA bouts, there are many questions to answer regarding his skill set. Can he wrestle? Does he have cardio beyond the first round? And most importantly, how does he fare when faced with adversity?

That said, as he faces a man in Waldo who enjoys boxing, a 10-inch reach advantage could be damaging. We could very well be looking at the next coming of Francis Ngannou, or we could have a complete fraud. Either way, it doesn’t matter; we’re taking the total to go under for our first parlay piece.

Sure, UFC betting odds are slightly juiced to the under 1½, which isn’t pretty, but this is perfect parlay cannon fodder. Whether Despaigne wrecks another opponent with sheer brutality, athleticism, and significant size advantages, or if Waldo capitalizes on a fraudulent prospect, I don’t see this fight reaching the third round.

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  • Despaigne has never seen a second round in his pro career.
  • Despaigne hasn’t fought beyond 18 seconds in four consecutive bouts.
  • Despaigne has won all five of his pro bouts via round-one knockouts.

 

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Odds Favor Ulberg’s Path of Destruction

With a five-fight unbeaten streak in tow and twelve fights for the UFC in total, Alonzo Menifield has certainly proved himself to be better than average in a light heavyweight competition. However, can he survive the shark-infested waters as he reaches the top 15 rankings?

Fighting out of the City Kickboxing gym, which was made famous by Israel Adesanya, New Zealand’s Carlos Ulberg, much like “Stylebender,” has displayed emphatic striking prowess during his UFC tenure thus far after collecting five consecutive wins since losing his promotional debut.

 

Parlay Pick Leg 2: Ulberg ML (-270)

Ulberg hones the skills we see in champions and title challengers. Of course, other factors like cardio and a champion mindset remain in question. Still, we can appreciate his slow rise through the 205-pound rankings as he continues gaining experience while putting on absolute clinics versus the opposition.

Wrestling is undoubtedly Ulberg’s kryptonite, and Menifield holds the advantage in this area. However, across three rounds, the stocky frame of the American hasn’t assisted his cardio, so it’s not like he’s going to Khabib himself to victory this weekend.

Menifield isn’t horrible on the feet, but he’s completely outmatched against the technical offensives Ulberg will throw. Behind patience, precise striking, elusive movement, and power, the lateral movement and footwork of the betting favorite will dictate the scoring and potentially give him another KO/TKO stoppage.

 

 

  • Ulberg is riding a 5-fight win streak.
  • Ulberg has won four consecutive bouts via KO/TKO or submission.
  • Menifield has ugly losses versus William Knight, OSP, and Devin Clark.

 

 

UFC St Louis 2-Leg Parlay [+103]

 

 

Questions of the Day

Who’s the biggest betting favorite at UFC St Louis?


Aligned with a -500 moneyline price, Poland’s Mateusz Rebecki enters UFC St Louis as the biggest betting favorite as he prepares to go to war with Diego Ferreira.

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