UFC 276 Props
Fight fans will not be impressed on Saturday. It is the 10th anniversary of International Fight Week and the UFC knows what it’s doing with UFC 276 — an event filled with competitive bouts that are sure to produce plenty of action. We picked five of these bouts, via the lucrative UFC odds’ prop market, that merit close attention.
- Date: Saturday, 6 p.m. ET
- Venue: T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, NV
- UFC 276 Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
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Muniz Showcases BJJ Skills vs Hall
There are Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belts. And there is Andre Muniz. This phenom could be the best grappler in the UFC since Demian Maia and he’ll rag-doll Uriah Hall, the striker. A sub prop on Muniz (22-4-0) is a pick’em. That’s not a bad bet online. But instead, we give Hall (17-10-0) credit as he’ll “survive” Muniz given how tough he is to submit.
Pick: Muniz To Win By Decision or Tec. Decision +510
Cerrone Edges Miller In ‘Fight of the Night’
Many have written off Donald Cerrone. While the “Cowboy” is a shot fighter, fighting at 170 pounds will benefit him. Jim Miller, despite looking good lately, is not a welterweight. His power is also overstated as he’s beating up fighters who are not UFC-caliber. Cerrone (36-16-0) has already beaten Miller (34-16-0) before. He’ll survive Miller’s early onslaught and win the decision.
Pick: Cerrone To Win By Decision or Tec. Decision +500
O’Malley Hands Munhoz First KO Loss
Love him or hate him, “Sugar” Sean O’Malley is a force at bantamweight. He gets a tailor-made matchup against Pedro Munhoz. While Munhoz (19-7-0) can crack, he is much smaller and is more of a grappler. O’Malley (15-1-0) will piece up Munhoz and finish him eventually. Munhoz has a cast-iron chin. So an O’Malley third-round KO prop priced at 11-1 sounds like the best UFC bet here.
Pick: O’Malley In Round 3 By KO, TKO or DQ +1100
Pereira Lights Up Strickland for 15
Speaking of a fighter lighting someone up, that is exactly what Alex Pereira will do to Sean Strickland. There is interest from the online gambling community to back Strickland (25-3-0) because of his wrestling. But Strickland will have a hard time keeping Pereira (5-1-0) down. And when the fight is standing, Pereira outmatches Strickland. He should be able to beat Strickland up enough to earn the judges’ nod.
Pick: Pereira To Win By Decision or Tec. Decision +400
Volkanovski Permanently Ends Rivalry With Holloway
Many fans will not accept the fact that UFC Featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski is 2-0 against Max Holloway. Volkanovski (24-1-0) edged the former champion twice with many scoring the second for Holloway (23-6-0). The close nature of the fights combined with Holloway’s impressive wins has led to this third UFC fight night.
But we’re on the champ’s side here. Volkanovski is not only the better striker, but he’s got a reach and wrestling advantage. The Australian has also absorbed less damage over his career and is seventh in the UFC all-time in striking differential at 3.31.
Holloway may have the best chin in the division, but they break at some point. He’s absorbed 860 significant strikes in his last six fights alone. Volkanovski’s power is understated. It may not be a one-punch KO, but it will be akin to the Chan Sung Jun fight where the ref steps in out of mercy. And still!
Pick: Volkanovski By KO, TKO or DQ +350