Bettors are able to find value on UFC Fight Night props. We have found three of the best for Saturday’s card.
Expect a lot of even contests, so judges could be needed more often than not on the Rodriguez vs Lemos card.
Las Vegas lines have been released, and we dive straight into the main event here.
Rodriguez to Outlast Lemos
There is a lot of unknown in Marina Rodriguez against Amanda Lemos when it comes to fighting five rounds.
It may result in some tired fighters, especially at the rate Rodriguez goes. However, it also plays into the hands of bettors who take the fight to go over 4½ rounds.
It’s the current -105 underdog. We can’t see either Rodriguez or Lemos ending the fight with a knockout or submission. This has a judges’ decision written all over it, and Rodriguez should get the nod.
Rodriguez is eyeing a title shot in the UFC. She won’t want to expose her guard too often. That may lead to a boring fight in the later rounds. Bettors won’t be worried, however.
“I know she’s very tough and she has good victories and has good victories in the UFC,” Rodriguez told Yahoo.com. “But we are both aggressive strikers, so I’m 100 percent confident our fight has everything needed to be the Fight of the Night. I’m very confident that I’ll defeat Amanda no matter how.
“I’m going to be the next [title] challenger. If everything goes perfectly, I’m going to be there after this fight.”
- Pick: Over 4½ (-105)
Maness Ends Fight Early
Nathan Maness is the outsider to beat Tagir Ulanbekov, but we think he could land an early punch and end it early.
The 14-2 fighter was beaten by Umar Nurmagomedov last June, but he should find this fight much easier. He’s under the radar at the sportsbook.
The beauty of betting total rounds markets is that it doesn’t matter who finishes things. Maness or Ulanbekov could end the fight before round three. Either way, our bet will cash.
So, under 2½ rounds at +165 is an excellent value price in a fight where either foe can win by knockout or submission.
Include it in your UFC prop bets during the Saturday action.
- Pick: Under 2½ (+165)
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Undercard Event to Go Distance
The undercard fight between Darrick Minner and Sha Yilan isn’t expected to go the distance.
Over 2½ rounds is currently the +105 betting online underdog, but we think it goes to the judges’ scorecards. We can’t see a decided advantage to either fighter.
Yilan is the current favorite to win, and the 38-10 fighter has experience on his side. Minner is 26-13, and they could cancel each other out.
They’re veteran fighters who do not want to get knocked out, so take the over at a better price in the featured prelim fight.
- Pick: Over 2½ (+105)