Prop Plays for UFC 219

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 06: (R-L) Edson Barboza kicks Rafaello Oliveira in their lightweight fight during the UFC 162 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on July 6, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm
Date: December 30
Arena: T-Mobile Arena
City: Las Vegas, NV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be back in Las Vegas, NV for the final card of the year with UFC 219: Cyborg vs. Holm. The 10-fight card is scheduled to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. Prelims will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card getting going on Pay Per View at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at Several Bookmakers.

Here are my prop plays…

Cris “Cyborg” Justino (-345) vs. Holly Holm (+315)

Justino Inside the Distance (-150)

I think Cyborg is capable of finishing this fight both on the feet and on the mat. My money says she gets it done, likely in impressive fashion.

Khabib Nurmagomedov (-365) vs. Edson Barboza (+245)

Barboza by T/KO (+466)

Barboza is the best striker Nurmagomedov has ever faced. He is the definition of a knockout artist. Getting him by T/KO at +466 against an opponent I feel he can knock out is a bit of a gift. Now, I think Nurmagomedov is more likely to win this fight, I just have a hard time passing up this value, as I believe it is a very realistic outcome to this contest. Barboza is +245 straight up and I think the Barboza by T/KO prop itself should be +250. The +466 is hard to pass on, I’ll have to take it and see what happens. It’s surely a gamble, but I’m willing to take the hit here.

Cynthia Calvillo (-220) vs. Carla Esparza (+200)

Esparza by Decision (+258)

I keep leaning back and forth, as far as my official pick is concerned. I think Esparza is capable of spending enough time in top position and avoiding submission attempts to edge out a decision in this matchup. I think Esparza by Decision at +258 is the best value to be had for this contest, as far as proposition plays are concerned.

Carlos Condit (-155) vs. Neil Magny (+145)

Condit by T/KO (+266)

I think that Condit winning via T/KO is the most likely outcome to this welterweight contest, and at +266, I like it for a play. I could see him scoring the finish in every round of this match up. I can see him catching Magny early in the first, I can see him catching him in the second once he finds his groove, and I can see him putting him away in the third, which is a round he usually shines in.

Written by Gabe Killian

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