UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi
Date: January 14
Arena: Scottrade Center
City: St. Louis, MO
The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed to St. Louis, MO for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 124: Stephens vs. Choi. The 13 fight card is scheduled to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 6 p.m. ET, with televised prelims getting going on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. and the main card following on the same channel at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook.
My Fights to AVOID betting Here are my prop plays…
Doo Ho Choi (-155) vs. Jeremy Stephens (+135)
Choi in Round One (+450) .5u to win 2.25u
Choi by Decision (+435) .45u to win 1.95u
I think Choi winning by early finish is the most likely outcome to this main event contest scheduled for five rounds, but I could also see him winning at least three out of five rounds to take a decision on the judges’ scorecards, as well.
Matt Frevola (-245) vs. Marco Polo Reyes (+205)
Frevola by Submission (+500) 1u to win 5u
Frevola -3.5 (-165) 4.95u to win 3u
I like Frevola’s chances of defeating Reyes by submission here. I think it is the most likely outcome to this contest, so I think that line holds tremendous value at +500, considering Frevola is -245 on the moneyline. I also really like the -3.5 prop at -165, in case Reyes’ submission defense holds up for three rounds.
Irene Aldana (-155) vs. Talita Bernardo (+135)
Aldana by T/KO (+444) .5u to win 2.22u
Aldana -3.5 (+150) 1u to win 1.5u
Contrary to the line movement, I think this is Aldana’s fight to lose and I favor her to win it by T/KO or 30-27 unanimous decision.
JJ Aldrich (-110) vs. Danielle Taylor (-110)
Aldrich -3.5 (+205) .1u to win 2.05u
In short, I think Aldrich will outstrike Taylor in every round and win a 30-27 unanimous decision based on volume.
Jessica Eye (-115) vs. Kalindra Faria (-105)
Eye by Submission (+865) .55u to win 4.75u
Eye Inside the Distance (+394) .5u to win 1.97u
Simply put, I think there is a decent chance that Eye finishes this fight by T/KO or submission, so I see value.