UFC 272 is packed with top-level fights and we’re putting four of the best in our parlay.
The main event between Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal enters into our calculations, as does the likes of Sergey Spivak vs Greg Hardy and Nicolae Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu.
UFC betting odds are available for every fight at T-Mobile Arena on Saturday, which promises to go off with a bang.
Devonte Smith vs L’udovit Klein
Most of the early money has come for Devonte Smith and it looks well-placed.
The American was knocked out by Jamie Mullarkey last year, but he showed his knockout power when beating Justin Jaynes in his UFC debut.
He has much better credentials than L’udovit Klein, who has had two fights in the organization for two losses. He suffered a three-round decision loss to Mike Trizano last May before being submitted by Nate Landwehr five months later.
The sportsbook has Smith at -170 to bounce back and we like his chances. He’s the more explosive fighter and we haven’t been impressed by Klein, so it should be a comfortable play to open our UFC parlay.
Strong money should come for Smith late in the piece, so take the -170 before it potentially drops to around -200.
Pick: Devonte Smith -170
Nicolae Negumereanu vs Kennedy Nzechukwu
Kennedy Nzechukwu has a significant size advantage over Nicolae Negumereanu and that could make all the difference.
The light heavyweights pack power and Nzechukwu showed that when knocking out Danilo Marques in 2021. However, he needs to keep his guard up after getting rocked by Jung Da Un last November.
It was a shock to the system of the Nigerian, but he gets another chance in the UFC to stake his claim to rise up the rankings.
Negumereanu is the smaller fighter, but he’s 11-1 and he is 2-0 since arriving in the UFC. He knocked out Ike Villanueva in the opening round last October, which showcased his dangerous power.
However, we’re going with the betting online favorite in Nzechukwu at -140. It should be a close fight, but his size advantage could be too much for his opponent to overcome.
Pick: Kennedy Nzechukwu -140
Sergey Spivak vs Greg Hardy
We’re not sure how Greg Hardy keeps getting on the Pay-Per-view Card because the controversial fighter is average at best.
The former NFL player might have power in his hands, but his talent at this level is marginal.
The 7-4 fighter is must-see TV, which is why he’s on the card against a tough fighter in Sergey Spivak, who is the -215 favorite with good reason.
Spivak is 13-3 following a loss to Tom Aspinall, but he looked much better when putting away Aleksei Oleinik and Jared Vanderaa.
He is the more technical fighter and with Hardy looking to land the big punches, he’ll likely get punch-drunk and Spivak will take advantage in the second and third round.
Take Spivak at the short odds and include him in UFC 272 parlays. He’s one of our UFC best bets for the card.
Pick: Sergey Spivak -215
Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal
Bettors don’t know what to expect from Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal, but class should prevail.
Covington is the -350 favorite and we expect the classy welterweight to enjoy the slightly easier opponent in Masvidal, who is dangerous at his best.
Masvidal has recorded some of the most insane knockouts, but he was knocked out by Kamaru Usman last year and his last three wins came against an aging Nate Diaz, Ben Askren and an overrated Darren Till.
However, it hasn’t stopped him from talking trash throughout the week.
“You’ve been talking a lot of smack,” Masvidal told UFC.com. “You’ve been saying this about my children. You’ve been saying that about people’s wives and stuff, not even mine. You’re talking about my teammates’ wives for no reason.
“I’m the vessel that the universe has picked to wreck your face, man, in a bad way. So I’m so pumped for this one.”
Covington pushed Usman to a five-round decision and it followed a knockout win over Tyron Woodley, so he has been facing better fighters than Masvidal.
There is a stack of confidence in betting markets, and although he’s not a well-liked fighter, he should get the job done to end the parlay on a high.