Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC 251 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks.
1) Petr Yan wins in Round Five (+1600)
Jose Aldo held his own with Petr Yan for the first few rounds, but Yan began to take over in round four, then he put Aldo away with punching combinations and a torrent of ground and pound in the fifth round. Yan wins in round five was the prop of the night at +1600.
2) Davey Grant by TKO (+1500)
Davey Grant not only hadn’t knocked anyone out in the UFC, he had only one prior knockout victory in his entire career, over eight years ago in March 2012, but that all ended when he connected with a perfect right hook to knock Martin Day out cold. Grant’s knockout was good for a sweet +1500.
3) Jiri Prochazka wins in Round Two (+850)
Jiri Prochazka had a tall task for his UFC debut, facing former title challenger Volkan Oezdemir, but he passed his test with flying colors, hurting Oezdemir with a kick early in the second round before knocking him out cold with a combination along the fence. Prochazka wins in round two closed at a cool +850.
4) Makwan Amirkhani wins in Round One (+350)
If Makwan Amirkhani was going to defeat Danny Henry, he likely was going to submit him in the first round, and that’s exactly what he did, choking Henry out cold with an anaconda choke. Amirkhani in round one paid +350.
5) Amanda Ribas by Submission (+225)
Amanda Ribas was one of the heaviest favorites on the card, but she wasn’t expected to put away a game Paige VanZant as easily as she did, scoring a quick armbar finish in round one. Ribas by submission closed at +225.
A $100 parlay on these five props would have made you a millionaire with $3,779,000.