UFC 283 Props Centered on Fights to End Early
The UFC knows how to kick-start the year as it has stacked UFC 283 with bangers. This term gets thrown around a lot, but this event features at least 10 fights that are favored to be finished, including the main event. We looked at the UFC betting lines and fished for seven of the best props pertaining to these finishes.
Nunes Smashes Fairn
Much like the champion who shares her surname, Josiane Nunes (9-1-0) is as powerful a puncher as you can get at women’s featherweight. She starched Bea Malecki and will do the same to Zarah Fairn (6-4-0), who is 0-2 in the UFC and has not fought in nearly three years. Nunes by KO in Round 1 is a solid bet online.
- Pick: Nunes By KO/TKO/DQ and Round 1 +185
McKinney Starts, Finishes Fast
Speaking of first-round KOs, Terrance McKinney (13-4-0) owns 12 of them. This man only knows one speed: fast. He’ll come out of the gates guns blazing and look to end his opponent. While Ismael Bonfim (18-3-0) is a tricky opponent for a newcomer, McKinney should catch him. The round 1 sub prop pays over 5-1 and is a generous offer from the sportsbook.
- Pick: McKinney By Submission and Round 1 +550
Almeida Steamrolls Abdurakhimov
Jailton Almeida (17-2-0) is an escaped Brazilian mutant who is the biggest favorite for a reason. He’s ragdolled his opponents across two divisions and is 3-0 in the UFC with all three wins coming in round 1. Shamil Abdurakhimov (20-7-0) is slow and will be a lamb led to slaughter. Almeida winning quickly is the best UFC bet here.
- Pick: Almeida in Round 1 (-165)
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‘Robocop’ Outslugs Ferreira
This is a crazy matchup just going by the stats: Gregory “Robocop” Rodrigues (13-4-0) and Brunno Ferreira (9-0-0) combine to land 16.3 significant strikes per minute. It may be a small sample size, but it’s the only one we need. While Ferreira can throw heat, the sauced-up Rodrigues will power through it and knock him out.
- Pick: Rodrigues By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission -165
UFC 283 Fight Night Props Fight Information
- Date: Saturday, Jan. 21st, 6 p.m. ET
- Venue: Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
- UFC 283 Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
Potieria Slays A Legend
Once upon a time, Mauricio Rua (27-13-1) was the most feared striker in MMA. Going toe-to-toe with “Shogun” was a death wish for anyone. But that was then. Now, he’s in his last fight and is nothing close to that monster that delivered vicious knockouts. Ihor Potieria (18-3-0) is nothing special, but he’s still in his prime and will send Rua off with his fifth career KO loss.
- Pick: Potieria By KO/TKO/DQ and Round 1 +225
Walker Blitzes Craig
Both Johnny Walker (19-7-0) and Paul Craig (16-5-1) are “boom or bust” type of fighters. They’ve combined for 19 fights ending in a finish: 13 by victory and six by defeat. Both Walker and Craig are not durable and have poor defense. But between the two, we like Walker to finish Craig as he’s just a bit more polished with his striking.
- Pick: Walker in Round 1 +200
Andrade Continues to Flay Contenders
Jessica Andrade (23-9-0) has a strong case as the best women’s fighter not currently with a title. Nine of her 14 UFC wins have come via finish and she’s done it across three divisions. Lauren Murphy (16-5-0) is a tough customer, but she’ll suffer what Andrade’s last five non-champion opponents have: a brutal loss.
- Pick: Andrade By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +120