It’s hard to stick around in the UFC given its ultra-competitive environment. But a few fighters have made the UFC their “home” for a decade or so. Some of them are in action this Saturday and have UFC lines that are more than bettable. To get an extra bang for your buck, find their UFC props as they prove to everyone they “still got it.”
Frey Edges Reed
It’s easy to fade a fighter like Jinh Yu Frey (11-8-0). She’s 38 and coming from a knockout loss just seven months ago. But Elise Reed (6-3-0) is not exactly a world-beater. In fact, the UFC’s brass likes Frey and set her up to get back in the win column. Bet online on Frey to find a way to beat Reed, maybe via a close 29-28 decision.
Arlovski, Mayes Grind It Out
Andrei Arlovski (34-21-0) debuted in the UFC when all the current champions were 13 years old or younger. The “Pitbull,” now in his second UFC stint, has compiled a long list of UFC news and records, including the most decision bouts (17) in the division. Don’Tale Mayes (9-5-0) loves to not throw strikes in the octagon, so guess where this one is going…
Elliott Makes a Statement Against Altamirano
Tim Elliott (18-12-1) is one of the OGs of the UFC’s flyweight division. His losses have come against top-10-caliber opponents. Victor Altamirano (12-2-0) isn’t that. The Mexican is tough but will make a mistake here. Elliott, fired by his ugly divorce, will take out his anger on Altamirano and then express himself in a memorable post-fight interview.
UFC Fight Night Information
- Date: Saturday, June 3, 6:00 p.m. ET
- Venue: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
- Live stream: UFC Fight Pass
Caceres Plays Matador Against Pineda
It’s a bit crazy that Alex Caceres (20-13-0) has fought in the UFC 27 times but is just 34 years old. “Bruce Leroy” is also still improving as a fighter, so he should be able to handle Daniel Pineda (20-13-0) here. Pineda, an aggressive striker, will try to go for the kill early. But Caceres will employ his 3.5-inch reach advantage masterfully and turn the tables on Pineda.
Kara-France, Albazi Go Back-and-Forth
With a potential title shot at stake, Kai Kara-France (24-10-0) and Amir Albazi (16-1-0) could leave it all in the octagon. In this striker versus grappler match, Albazi has a bit of an edge. While Kara-France has improved against wrestlers, Albazi could control this fight as the aggressor, winning the decision in a close fight.
But regardless of who wins, this fight is going the distance. Bettors have hammered the total to go over 3½ rounds, and it’s worth betting online. But the UFC best bets could be the prop for this fight to go all 25 minutes at underdog money.