Sterling Headlines UFC Parlay
Saturday’s UFC Fight Card is headlined by Aljamain Sterling vs Henry Cejudo, which features in our parlay.
UFC 288 odds are available for the entire card, and we have found three of the best fights to include in our UFC parlay.
Sterling Defends Title
UFC 288 betting has Sterling at -110 to beat Cejudo, which is an excellent line for who we consider the better fighter.
The 22-3 champion has a significant reach advantage over Cejudo, which negates much of what Cejudo brings to the Octagon.
Cejudo is used to fighting much smaller opponents, so we expect him to struggle against an extremely confident Sterling, who made T.J. Dillashaw look second-rate when scoring a second-round knockout at UFC 280.
However, it was Cejudo doing much of the talking at the press conference, living up to his “King of Cringe” nickname.
“I never lost the belt,” Cejudo said. “So the way I see it, I’m the champ, he’s the challenger, and you guys hired the right hitman. I’m here to do my job. Weight is good, and I feel good. I’m doing my weight cut in the morning, I’m super light. I’m excited to put this clown six feet under.”
Unfortunately for Cejudo, we think Sterling is being underrated again. The sportsbook has him as the underdog, but we’re ending our parlay confidently with the champion.
Nzechukwu Seeking Another KO
We always advise waiting for UFC 288 live betting markets after the first round in the UFC, but not with Kennedy Nzechukwu.
The Nigerian knockout artist always looks for an early KO, so we fancy his chances of doing the job against Devin Clark on Saturday.
He comes off two impressive knockout wins over Ion Cutelaba and Karl Roberson. We were mightily impressed with his win against Cutelaba, who is a tough man to send to the canvas.
It’s why sport betting markets have the favorite at -190, and although there is no denying the talent of Clark, he will need to avoid a massive right-hand punch from Nzechukwu.
“He’s one of those guys who can be really dangerous and be at the top of the division,” Clark said. “Another tough guy, I really don’t get too many easy fights or guys on their way up to begin contenders.
“Kennedy is just a pawn, my real opponent is the coach Sayif, that is the real opponent.”
It’s an interesting thing for Clark to say, and it wreaks of a confidence crisis. Therefore, take Nzechukwu to win.
Aliskerov Makes UFC Debut
There is always plenty of hype around the Russian fighters and it’s often well-placed.
Ikran Aliskerov makes his UFC debut at 13-1, and although he faces the dangerous Phil Hawes, we’re including him in our online gambling parlay.
The 30-year-old scored a win on Dana White’s Contender Series when beating Mario de Sousa with a first-round submission, and that’s his biggest asset. He’s a great grappler, who owns five submission wins.
He has twice used a Kimura, but he also has good knockout power. That was on show when knocking out Geraldo Neto and Joey Berkenbosch in consecutive fights in 2018.
His only loss came to the incredible Khamzat Chimaev, so that’s quite the record to boast.
Hawes can’t be completely overlooked at +155, but he has lost two of his last three fights to Chris Curtis and Roman Dolidze respectively.
He needs to turn his form around before we consider entering him in our UFC selections.
Aliskerov is a -190 chance, and although the odds are short, that’s the beauty of a parlay.