UFC 166 ‘Knockout of the Night’ Betting Props

Daniel Cormier vs. Roy Nelson – Fury’s UFC 166 Free Betting Picks VideoUFC 166 ‘Knockout of the Night’ Betting Props UFC 166 is live from the Toyota Center in Houston, T.X. tonight! The 13-fight card will feature a great number of fun fights, and almost certainly, plenty of finishes. Ultimate Fighting Champinships will be handing out a $50,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night — the option to bet on which fighter will win said bonus is only available at Several Bookmakerss. I believe the top condenders for this prize are: Junior Dos Santos +650 — If you want to bet Junior Dos Santos in his fight, then this is the best value to get him at, as a knockout is his best route to victory, and should he score it, will also (almost certainly) guarantee him the bonus. Dos Santos already owns three Knockout of the Night awards. Daniel Cormier +1000 — Roy Nelson has arguably the best chin in heavyweight division history, but if anybody can touch it, it’s Cormier, and at +1000, it’s worth a small squeeze. If Nelson is stopped by strikes, that could be a big enough accomplishment for Cormier to take home the reward even if the knockout itself wasn’t as impressive as others. Shawn Jordan +625 — I predict Jordan to finish Gonzaga with strikes, and in doing so, he should put himself in contention for this bonus. He already owns one Knockout of the Night bonus, which he earned with a first round finish of Pat Barry at UFC 161. John Dodson +1200 — Dodson has very serious power for a flyweight. The has the kind of power that could put out 155ers, and is always a legitimate threat to ending the fight by finish. While I don’t have a persnal play on the Dodson/Montague fight, Montague could very well be in for a rude awakening in his promotional debut against the fast and heavy-handed Jackson-Winklejohn MMA product. Dodson already owns one Knockout of the Night award with his knockout over TJ Dillashaw at The Ultimate Fighter season 14 finale, where he fought one weight-class above at 135 lbs. He also owns a Knockout of the Season bonus for his time on TUF, where he scored a brutal knockout over Johnny Bedford in the semifinals. Tim Boetsch +1800 — I see great value in this line. Boetsch can hit very hard and his opponent does not have a good chin, whatsoever. He looked good at the weigh-ins, so if he fights smart and looks for that chin, this could be a big night for “The Barbarian”. Gabe’s #1 KOTN Play: There are several plays on the undercard I see ending by knockout, such as Ferguson over Rio for +1100 and Lombard over Marquardt for +600, but I think the five aforementioned fights have a better chance of cashing for us. That said, I would not be surprised if Lombard takes home the award. However, I will be surprised if Ferguson does, because he’s on the Facebook prelims and this card is very, very stacked with heavy hitters. I am going to recommend bets on three of the plays; 1u on each Cormier +1000, Jordan +625, and Boetsch +1800. If Cormier wins the award, we will be +8u. If Jordan wins the award, we will be up +4.25u. If Boetsch wins the award, we will be up +16u. Basically, risking 3u to win 8u/4.25u/16u.

Written by Gabe Killian

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