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UFC Fight Night Props: Four Finishes That Progressively Get Crazier

With UFC 296 next week, this UFC Fight Night is flying under the radar. But that’s a shame as the card should overdeliver despite the lack of recognizable names on it. The matchmakers have ensured a handful of fights will lead to some memorable finishes. Looking at the props, our best UFC odds predictions this Dec. 9 get crazier. Take your pick from the bets below.

Taira Outgrapples Hernandez Handily

Buried in the undercard is Tatsuro Taira, potentially the next contender from Japan. Don’t let his boyish looks fool you. Taira is a grappling wizard and is unbeaten at 14-0, with 10 wins coming via a finish. He’s quietly built a 4-0 record in the UFC. And look at his UFC line. He should make quick work of Carlos Hernandez, who is an inferior grappler. A submission from Taira pays at +120 and is worth a bet online.

UFC Fight Night Props: Four Finishes That Progressively Get Crazier
UFC Fight Night Props: Four Finishes That Progressively Get Crazier

UFC Pick: Tatsuro Taira By Submission (+120)

Smith Surprises Rountree Early

Anthony Smith and Khalil Rountree Jr. will not need judges. The question is when will their fight end? At +120, it’s worth a bet that this ends in round 1. But for better UFC odds, let’s take Smith to be the one ending the fight. The veteran is 35, with 10 of his 12 UFC wins coming via a finish. He can exploit Rountree’s weakness on the mat.

Rountree is a potent kickboxer who has six knockouts all coming within the 1½-round mark. But five of his six losses have come via grappling. He got finished four times in the first round if we count his exhibition bout in The Ultimate Fighter. So at the current line, Smith is worth backing to make it five times.

UFC Pick: Anthony Smith in Round 1 (+600)

Santos Goes for the Leg

Fighters who specialize in leg submissions are dangerous, especially early in the fight. Luana Santos is one of these fighters as she’s seemingly mastered the art of the leg americana. That’s an unusual type of submission, but she may just tap Stephanie Egger with something similar.

Egger is a veteran who is 3-3 in the UFC, but both of her submission losses have come via a first-round sub. One came via a kneebar earlier this year. At 7-1, it’s worth a shot on our UFC betting lines that Santos can surprise her.

UFC Pick: Luana Santos By Submission and Round 1 (+700)

Park Outlasts Muniz

Our longshot UFC pick is Jun Yong Park to not only submit the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu specialist but to do it late in the fight. We’re getting shades of the Brendan Allen fight here with Andre Muniz. While he is deadly in this department, the “Iron Turtle” did not get his moniker just for his looks. He is a tough customer and is versed in BJJ too.

Park is underrated. He is 7-2 in the UFC with three straight submission wins. His only submission loss came against Anthony Hernandez, who also submitted Rodolfo Vieira, a multi-time BJJ world champion. So we’ll take our chances that Park can fend off Muniz’s early attempts at grappling, wear him down, and then find his submission in Round 3.

UFC Pick: Jun Yong Park By Submission and Round 3 (+3000)



UFC Fight Night Information

  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. ET
  • Venue: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
  • Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: UFC Fight Pass


Questions Of The Day

What are the best value bets for UFC Fight Night this week?

Bet the underdogs to finish their counterparts. These could yield some lucrative payouts.

What is the best UFC Fight Night Parlay bet for this week?

The best UFC Fight Night parlay bet could involve a few underdog bets. It’s sometimes better to parlay underdogs than wide favorites.

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