Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big at UFC 206

Kelvin GastelumFive 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 206 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers1) Holloway by T/KO (+305) Max Holloway defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via third-round TKO to become the UFC’s interim featherweight champion. It was a career-best performance by the Hawaiian, who became the first fighter to finish Pettis in his career. Holloway will now challenge Jose Aldo in an effort to become the UFC’s undisputed 145-pound King. Congratulations are certainly due to those who wagered on Holloway to win this fight by T/KO, as the prop paid out at a solid +305 for the five-round battle. 2) Swanson by Decision (+390) Cub Swanson defeated South Korea’s Dooho Choi via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards following an incredible fight many are dubbing ‘Fight of the Year’ already. It was an intense back-and-forth battle that saw both featherweights have their moments, but it was Swanson who got the better of Choi for the majority of 15 minutes of action en route to the unanimous nod from the judges’ at Octagon-side. This was truly an epic battle. If you sat through this one and saw your Swanson by Decision ticket cash when all was said and done, then congrats to you, as you made out with a cool +390. 3) Gastelum by T/KO (+1040) Kelvin Gastelum defeated Tim Kennedy via TKO in the third and final round of action. Gastelum looked great back in the middleweight division, but he still says he believes his future is at welterweight. Gastelum by T/KO at +1040 was the biggest prop to hit on the night. 4) Meek by Decision (+725) Emil Weber Meek defeated veteran Jordan Mein via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards to pick up his first UFC victory. He looked impressive and displayed great heart in this contest against Canada’s Mein. After arguably losing the first round, Meek employed his superior wrestling and outgrappled Mein for rounds two and three to earn a unanimous nod from the judges’ at Octagon-side. The decison win for Meek allowed those who backed him to win this fight on the cards to make out with a great +725. 5) Aubin-Mercier by Submission (+325) Olivier Aubin-Mercier displayed improved striking against Drew Dober, getting the better of the Colorado-based fighter on the feet and forcing him to take the fight to the mat. That’s where Aubin-Mercier eventually gained superior position and ended up taking Dober’s back, ultimately securing a rear-naked choke for the tapout finish in the second round of action. It was a great win for the French-Canadian, who now enjoys two straight wins inside the Octagon. Congrats are in order to those who wagered on him to win this fight via submission, as it cashed out at a solid +325. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $793,129.

Written by Gabe Killian

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