Striker-Versus-Striker Matchups Feature Best Props
This Saturday’s UFC Fight Night is a striker’s delight. More than half of the 12 bouts feature a striker-versus-striker matchup, which means a recipe for plenty of knockouts – or at least some back-and-forth brawls. Looking at the UFC betting odds, fans can also find plenty of lucrative props to add a bit more spice to what should be a fun fight card.
Silva Styles on Bleda
At the risk of jinxing her, we’re dubbing Natalia Silva (13-5-1) as the next hot prospect in the women’s 125-pound division. The Brazilian is only 25 and is into her 20th pro fight. She looked like a martial arts phenom in schooling Jasmine Jasudavicius as a 2-1 underdog. Now, she should also style on the much less experienced Tereza Bleda (6-0-0).
Pick: Silva By Points +150
Johnson Hits Buzzer Beater on Zhumagulov
Charles Johnson (11-3-0) faces another grappler in Zhalgas Zhumagulov (14-7-0) and he should be better prepared here. The striker is another prospect out of Tiger Muay Thai and is trained by lightweight contender Rafael Fiziev. Zhumagulov is notorious for gassing out so while he will have early success grappling Johnson, he will fade. It’s worth a small bet online for Johnson to knock a tired Zhumagulov out in the final minutes of the fight.
Pick: Johnson By KO/TKO/DQ and Round 3 +1400
Roberts Stuns Della Maddalena
It’s crazy how quickly the online gambling lines have widened with Jack Della Maddalena (12-2-0) and Danny Roberts (18-6-0). The aggressive Della Maddalena is expected to finish the “glass-jawed” Roberts. But half of Roberts wins have come via knockout and he has three in the UFC. It’s not that crazy for “Hot Chocolate” to catch an overly aggressive Della Maddalena and put him away.
Pick: Roberts By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +850
Salikhov and Fialho Light Up The Octagon
Muslim Salikhov (18-3-0) is the “King of Kung Fu” and Andre Fialho (16-5-0) has a “kill or be killed” mentality. This is a recipe for a Fight of the Night type of match that will end in a finish. We lean on Fialho to finish Salikhov, but the best UFC bet here is for the fight to not go to a decision at plus money.
Pick: Fight To Go The Distance – No -140
Sherman Chops Down Cortes Acosta
Chase Sherman (16-10-0) may be notorious for being on the wrong end of highlight-reel knockouts. But he’s got a solid case for an upset here against Waldo Cortes Acosta (8-0-0). The Dominican is making too quick of a turnaround and his beat-up leg is ripe for exploitation. Sherman may have a suspect chin, but Cortes Acosta is not a power puncher so the “Vanilla Gorilla” should tee off on his leg and get a TKO.
Pick: Sherman By KO, TKO, DQ or Submission +350
The Black Beast Gobbles Up Spivak
The heavyweight upsets continue as Derrick Lewis (26-10-0) will improve on his 7-5 UFC record as an underdog. He may be a fading contender, but he’s still got one-punch knockout power and tends to win against grapplers (5-2). Sergey Spivak (15-3-0) will look to quickly take Lewis to the ground. But if he can’t, he’s food for the “Black Beast.”
Pick: Lewis By KO/TKO/DQ and Round 1 +450
Pick: Will Specified Round Start? Round 2 – NO +115
UFC Fight Night Information
- Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 1 p.m. ET
- Venue: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
- UFC Fight Night Props Live stream: UFC Fight Pass