Sterling Headlines UFC Parlay
Saturday’s UFC Fight Card is headlined by Rozenstruik vs. Almeida, which features in our parlay.
UFC odds are available for the entire card, and we have found three of the best fights to bet on, including some on the preliminary card.
Rozenstruik Upset Bound
#UFCCharlotte weigh-in results: Jairzinho Rozenstruik (@JairRozenstruik) 265 pic.twitter.com/9NdvT9NxYt
— Amy Kaplan (@PhotoAmy33) May 12, 2023
UFC betting has Jairzinho Rozenstruik at +375 to beat Jailton Almeida, and we’re confident enough to include him in our parlay.
The 13-4 heavyweight has one-punch power, which can’t be overlooked. He might be facing a quality grappling artist in Almeida, but if the fight stays standing long enough, that could be all the time he needs.
“He doesn’t bring anything different to the table than my other opponents, everyone wants to take me down. I have been working on my defense as well, so we will see what he brings. It’s the same thing all the time,” Rozenstruik said.
“Any mistake he makes, I’ll fire on him, and I can drop him. He will go for the takedown, he will shoot and do his thing, and I will be there to stop him, and I’ll hit him.”
He comes off a win over Chris Daukaus, who isn’t an easy guy to beat. The 23-second knockout was devastating, so we’re predicting something similar on Saturday against Almeida, who wants the fight on the ground as quickly as possible.
We don’t see much value with Almeida at -550, so we’re not including him in our picks. There is much better value with the sport betting underdog.
Walker Shooting for Three
Johnny Walker’s on weight! 💪@JohnnyWalker in at 205.5lbs for tomorrow’s #UFCCharlotte co-main! pic.twitter.com/AkXdVxvN3L
— UFC (@ufc) May 12, 2023
There is good value in Johnny Walker with online gambling markets. He is an equal favorite at -115 against Anthony Smith, which is good shopping.
We’re not discounting what Smith has achieved in the UFC, but we think he’s well past his best, and Walker is riding a two-fight winning streak.
Walker comes off a knockout of Paul Craig at UFC 283 in January, which improved his record to 20-7. That’s tough to overlook, as was his submission win against the always-tough Ion Cutebaba.
We don’t see any reason not to include Walker in selections. He should get off to a fast start, and UFC live betting markets could see his odds firm considerably after the opening round.
Five years ago, we would have entertained Smith’s chances, but he’s just not the same fighter anymore.
Williams Could Be Anchor
Karl Williams giving Lukasz some extra sky miles. #UFCLasVegas pic.twitter.com/cJtaLKJX72
— MMANews (@mmanews_com) March 11, 2023
Karl Williams is 8-1 following a decision win in his UFC debut in March, and he looks like a good bet to win again.
He wasn’t facing overly tough opposition, and Chase Sherman shouldn’t be underestimated, but Williams looks to have a bright future.
Sherman has been a good bet at times, but with 11 losses on his record, bettors are running out of patience.
There have also been big moves at the sportsbook for Williams, who could anchor the parlay at -420 odds. He doesn’t look beaten, so the odds are worth including to get the parlay off to a winning start.
He loved his UFC debut in front of a big crowd.
“(It was) everything, and more. I’m sitting in front of all these cameras. People aren’t going to see what I’m seeing, but this is amazing. The crowd, the people backstage, everything in the UFC leading up to this was just wonderful,” Williams said.