Five Prop Bets that Cashed Big at UFC 204

Mirsad-BekticFive Props is a column featured on after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five UFC 204 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. 1) Bektic by Submission (+400) Mirsad Bektic returned from an extended injury layoff to defeat short notice opponent Russell Doane. The undefeated featherweight made short work of the Hawaiian, defeating him via rear naked choke in the opening stanza. Props to those who wagered on him to win this fight submission, as it cashed out at a sweet +400 while Bektic was up to -800 straight up at one point. Extra props if you tailed me, as I recommended the play at +429 in my props article for the fight card. 2) Alcantara by Submission (+606) Iuri Alcantara returned to the win column with a first round triangle choke submission of fellow veteran Brad Pickett in front of the Brit’s fellow English fans, ultimately silencing the crowd in victory. Alcantara hurt Pickett on the feet before finishing him on the mat with a submission in what ended up being another highlight added to his extensive reel. Those who bet on the Brazilian to end this fight by submission cashed out at a crazy +606, so congrats are in order. 3) Stasiak by Submission (+558) Stasiak looked to be en route to a unanimous decision defeat when he turned tides in the third with a takedown leading to an armbar and securing the tap from Brit Davey Grant for a submission victory in front of the silence Manchester crowd. It was an incredible victory for Stasiak, who now enjoys a two fight winning streak in the UFC’s 135-pound division. If you wagered on the Pole to win this fight by submission, then congratulations are in order, as you cashed out at a very solid +558! 4) Edwards by Submission (+1183) Leon Edwards defeated Albert Tumenov via third round rear naked choke submission when he appeared to be on his way towards a loss on the scorecards. It was an impressive victory for Edwards, who now rides a two fight winning streak inside the Octagon. The prop on him to win by submission cashed out at a whopping +1183, so congrats to you if you were on that one! 5) Santos by Decision (+435) Leonardo Santos picked up a split decision victory over Adriano Martins in undoubtedly the most lacklusted bout of the evening. The Brazilian is now undefeated in six fights inside the Octagon and looks to take on ranked opposition his next time out. If you wagered on Santos winning this bout on the judges’ scorecards, then congratulations for cashing out at a solid +435. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $1,594,240.

Written by Gabe Killian

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