On February 10, the octagon festivities resume as the UFC returns to the Apex in Las Vegas with an entertaining line-up of MMA goodness.
A rising prospect in Joe Pyfer will headline UFC Vegas 86 versus an overlooked veteran in Jack Hermansson. But more importantly, a total of 14 fights are scheduled, thus giving us the perfect opportunity to deliver multiple UFC expert picks for a fight night parlay.
Continue reading to find the latest edition of the ‘Weekly Parlay with a Punch,’ alongside the most noteworthy odds available for my MMA bets online involving this weekend’s UFC Vegas 86 fight card in The Silver State.
UFC Vegas 86 Information
- Date & Time: Saturday, February. 10, 2024 – 04:00 p.m. ET
- Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, NV
- UFC Vegas 86 Live Stream: UFC Fight Pass
- Scheduled Fights: 14
- Main Event Bout: Jack Hermansson vs Joe Pyfer
- Co-Main Event Bout: Dan Ige vs. Andre Fili
UFC Vegas 86 Betting Odds
Timothy Cuamba vs Bolaji Oki Parlay Betting Preview
Timothy Cuamba (8-1-0) steps up on short notice to make his UFC debut on Saturday afternoon, but is the American prepared to handle the vicious nature of Bolaji Oki, who has collected 63% of his pro career wins via knockout?
Cuamba’s short-notice booking is coupled with a rise from featherweight to lightweight, a factor that doesn’t bode well for his first octagon war as an official UFC roster member.
Oki (8-1-0), another debutant, is accustomed to 155 lbs and has displayed ruthless stopping power during his pro tenure thus far. He loves to strike, extends his jabs nicely, and can dictate a fight at range or inside the pocket.
UFC Vegas 86 Parlay Pick Leg 1: Oki Moneyline (-165)
There will be a significant size discrepancy favoring Oki this weekend. While Cuamba can scrap with the best of them, it’s apparent that he’s met his match when reviewing the tape of both competitors.
Opening Las Vegas odds of -198 on Oki have since plummeted, and that’s perfect for value hunters backing the Belgian favorite. Precise combinations with excellent counterstriking, patience, speed, and athleticism are four components we can expect to be vital, and that should gift Oki a storybook UFC debut.
Oki Moneyline Supporting Trends:
- Oki was initially preparing for much stiffer competition in Dami Hadzovic
- Cuamba moves up a weight class to make his UFC debut on short notice
- Cuamba fought last week
— UFC Africa (@HoussamNasr2) February 6, 2024
Daniel Marcos vs. Aoriqileng Parlay Betting Preview
Daniel Marcos (15-0-0) has managed to maintain his unblemished pro-MMA record since joining the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series. Although it could be argued that he was gifted a split-decision win versus Davey Grant last time out, there isn’t much argument around the fact that he’ll face a significantly lower level of opposition this weekend.
Aoriqileng (25-11-0) is a gritty and entertaining Chinese journeyman who won’t ever reach the top ranks of the bantamweight division. He’s well versed in all areas of the fight but equally fails to be elite in any one area.
UFC Vegas 86 Parlay Pick Leg 2: Marcos Moneyline (-265)
We can probably expect a striking battle for most of this contest. Unfortunately for Aoriqileng, his lack of output has clouded multiple UFC bouts to date; he loves to pressure fighters but is often hesitant, and such a patient approach at 135 lbs will continue to be his downfall.
Marcos owned a small hype before the Grant bout. Following the fight, fans screamed robbery, and while I won’t argue that stance, the Peruvian didn’t react in the octagon very well and became stagnant throughout 15 minutes.
At range, behind a string of combinations, Marcos is an excellent fighter worth backing in MMA picks for tonight and is unquestionably more talented than Aoriqileng in all aspects of the fight game. I expect we’ll see a huge mismatch this weekend, especially when Grant’s talents cannot be compared to Aoriqileng’s.
Marcos ML Supporting Trends:
- Marcos is undefeated (15-0) and is taking a drop in competition level since his last bout
- Aoriqileng is 3-3 in the UFC
— UFC Español (@UFCEspanol) February 8, 2024
UFC Vegas 86 2-Leg Parlay