Five Props that Cashed BIG at UFC 205 in NYC

Yoel RomeroFive 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 are five UFC 205 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers1) Woodley/Thompson is a Draw (+6500) Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Woodley fought to a majority draw in the co-main event of the evening, with Woodley ultimately getting to go back home with his UFC welterweight title in hand. Word is that an immediate rematch is in the works. It was an incredible fight, earning the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus, and if anybody wagered on it being a scored a Draw, props are due because you cashed out at a massive +6500. 2) Romero by T/KO (+328) Yoel Romero scored yet another third-round T/KO, this time coming against former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. It was a big upset that silenced the crowd in New York City, as Weidman was the only New Yorker competing on the card. It was the biggest victory of Romero’s professional mixed martial arts career and undoubtedly earned him the next crack at Michael Bisping and his 185-pound strap. Those who wagered on “Soldier of God” to end this fight by T/KO cashed out at a solid +328, so congrats are in order. 3) Nurmagomedov by Submission (+348) Khabib Nurmagomedov earned a third-round submission win over Michael Johnson and solidified his satus as the number one contender to now-Champion Conor McGregor’s lightweight title. He survived some trouble in the early going of the first round, as Johson was getting the better of him on the feet. As soon as Nurmagomedov closed the distance, it was the beginning of the end for the Blackzilian product. A third-round kimura ultimately sealed his fate, and those who bet on “The Eagle” to win this one via submission cashed out at a nice +348. 4) Boetsch by T/KO (+295) Tim Boetsch defeated Rafael Natal via first-round TKO to make it two in a row for himself in the UFC’s middleweight division, with two knockout finishes; the first coming against the late Josh Samman. Boetsch was in control of the bout from the opening bell, and it was only a matter of time until he found the fight ending touches to put on Natal. Congrats to those who played “The Barbarian” to win this one by T/KO, as you made out with a respectable +295. 5) Luque by T/KO (+530) Vicente Luque took this fight on two weeks notice and scored a big first-round knockout of Belal Muhammad, who had been known for his toughness and durability. The Brazilian dropped Muhammad with a counter hook and followed with a few shots on the mat until the referree pulled him off, halting the action and rewarding Luque the knockout victory. Those who bet on him to defeat Muhammad via T/KO cashed out at a super sweet +530. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $3,128,034.

Written by Gabe Killian

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