Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC on ESPN+ 1 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks.
1) Henry Cejudo by Knockout (+750)
In a stunning opening sequence, Henry Cejudo dropped TJ Dillashaw with a punch behind the ear and followed up on the ground with strikes to defeat the bantamweight champion and retain his own flyweight title. The knockout victory was the highest prop winner of the night at +750.
2) Cory Sandhagen by Submission (+650)
In the first ever UFC bout on ESPN, Cory Sandhagen put on a display on the feet and on the mat as he was able to submit Mario Bautista in the opening round to payout submission prop bettors at +650.
3) Paige VanZant by Submission (+600)
While Paige VanZant struggled to defend the takedown attempts of her opponent, Rachael Ostovich, she did well in the scramble situations taking Ostovich’s back and ultimately getting the armbar win in the second round. VanZant submission backers received a +600 payday.
4) Donald Cerrone by Knockout (+579)
In the showecase bout on the ESPN portion of the fight card, Donald Cerrone took on talented up and comer Alexander Hernandez. Cerrone put on a striking showcase as he dropped Hernandez with a head kick and followed up with punches on the mat to earn a well-deserved TKO finish. Cerrone believers were rewarded with a +579 payday.
5) Chance Rencountre by Submission (+500)
In the opening fight of the night, Chance Rencountre dominated the grappling exchanges as he forced Kyle Nelson to submit in the opening fight of the evening. Rencountre by submission paid +500.
A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $1,817,923.