Five Props that Cashed Big at UFC 221

Five 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 221 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. 

1) Jussier Formiga by Submission (+400)

In the first televised bout of the night, Jussier Formiga took on Ben Nguyen in a top ten clash. Formiga got the best of Nguyen dropping him with a spinning backfist and then securing a rear naked choke to get the victory. Formiga by submission backers received the biggest payout on the card at +400.

2) Alex Volkanovski by Knockout (+350)

Taking on undefeated Jeremy Kennedy, Alex Volkanovski showed no hesitation as he used his strength to control Kennedy on the mat. Volkanovski delivered heavy ground and pound to earn a TKO win right before the end of the second round. Volkanovski’s stoppage victory paid out at +350.   

3) Tyson Pedro by Submission (+205)

Tyson Pedro got the PPV started well for his native Australia as he made quick work of his Dagestani opponent. Pedro swept his opponent to setup a beautiful kimura submission victory. Pedro by submission closed at +205.

4) Jake Matthews by Decision (+205)

In the fight of the night, Jake Matthews dropped Li Jingliang multiple times, but to the joy of decision backers was unable to finish. With that said, the result was clear at the final bell as Matthews won an entertaining 15 minute bout over the Chinese welterweight. Matthews by decision paid +205.  

5) Luke Jumeau by Decision (+201)

In the opening fight of the night, Luke Jumeau came back from nearly being finished in the first round to out work a fatigued Daichi Abe to win by unanimous decision. Jumeau by decision rewarded bettors with an early win on the fight card at +201.

A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $62,901.

Written by Jay Primetown

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