Since there are only a handful of fights that I feel pretty good about for UFC Vegas 65, I decided to mix things up a bit this week with a couple cross-promotion and multi-sport parlays along with my bets for tomorrow’s card.
Below the betting card for this weekend, I’ll give a quick breakdown of the UFC Vegas 65 plays, followed by the two mixed bets that begin later today. I wasn’t able to add the multi-sport parlay to our official card on BetMMA, so you will find it near the bottom of this post.
I decided to run two moneyline straight bets this weekend: Andre Fialho (-115) and Chase Sherman (+185).
You can find more detailed thoughts on both of those fights by checking out the OddSmokerMMA UFC Vegas 65 Picks & Predictions, but I really both sides to pick up wins.
Fialho will be the younger fighter in his matchup against Muslim Salikhov by ten years and I think he has the power in his striking to end this one inside the distance.
I never thought I would be betting on Chase Sherman, but I couldn’t pass up a small shot in this situation. I think his volume and kicks will be more the WCA can handle on a quick turnaround.
I decided to take a shot a Jennifer Maia by Decision at +225 as the only straight prop bet that I’m currently running.
She’s definitely the more experienced fighter here and despite her recent struggles against the top of the division, I’ll take my chances on the dog in this fight.
The other play that is strictly involving UFC Vegas 65 is a three-leg prop parlay at +439 with Jack Della Maddalena and Kennedy Nzechukwu both winning by KO/TKO and Sergei Spivac winning inside the distance.
I expect all three of these fighters to pick up stoppage victories this weekend, and while I was comfortable limiting two of them to KO/TKO only for the methods, I think Spivac will also be live for a submission in his fight against Derrick Lewis.
The cross-promotion parlay that I’m running for this weekend begins tonight with Bellator 288 and consists of two legs for +102 on BetMGM: Usman Nurmagomedov to win inside the distance and Jack Della Maddalena by KO/TKO.
Nurmagomedov is 15-0 in his career and will be looking to become the first Dagestani champion in promotion history if he can defeat Patricky Pitbull for the Bellator MMA Lightweight Championship tonight in Chicago, Illinois.
I think he’ll achieve his goal and will be able to do so inside the distance sometime in the first three rounds.
I also really like Corey Anderson to walk away with the Bellator MMA Light Heavyweight Championship in his fight against Vadim Nemkov at -250 on BetMGM.
Although I ultimately passed on running it as part of this parlay, I might attach Anderson to something else last minute.
The final bet that I have out is a four-leg parlay that starts tonight with the Memphis Grizzlies at home against the Oklahoma City Thunder before hopefully finishing up tomorrow.
The four legs of the play: Memphis Grizzlies ML, Jack Della Maddalena by KO/TKO, Chase Sherman ML, and Sergei Spivac to win inside the distance at +977 on BetMGM for a half unit.
Despite Desmond Bane being out with an injury, I like the Grizzlies to bounce back from a two-game skid in a favorable matchup at home behind another MVP-level performance from Ja Morant.
The other legs of the play have already been covered in various parts of this post, so no need to go back over those.
In the future, I’ll try to start running more mixed plays and open up some more variety on the weekends featuring UFC cards that I’m not particularly fond of overall.
If you decide to tail any of these plays or already had some of them running, best of luck and let’s make some money this weekend!
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