Your Best Bets for UFC 169’s ‘Knockout of the Night’

Alistair OvereemYour Best Bets for UFC 169’s ‘Knockout of the Night’ UFC 169 from the Prudential Center in Newark, NJ., will be live with 12 scheduled bouts, including a five card Pay-Per-View main card that is sure to produce fireworks. After the fights conclude, the UFC will be awarding a $50,000 ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonus for the best knockout of the evening. To place a wager on this prop, or any others for UFC 169, you may do so at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. I believe the top contenders for this prize are: Jose Aldo +225 — Everybody is well aware that the most likely outcome to this fight is Aldo scoring a knockout over Lamas, who has previously been knocked out by superior strikers, and it does not not get any more superior than Jose Aldo. If you’re backing Aldo to win this fight by stoppage, then you should probably take your eyes off Aldo by T/KO prop which is at -160 and look at this +225 line, since if Aldo scores the expected finish, this bet is likely to cash, given there is not some crazy highlight reel KO that is not on the card. While Aldo owns no ‘Knockout of the Night’ bonuses in his time with the UFC, he did score three in the Zuffa-owned WEC promotion. If you are confident Aldo is going to stop Lamas, then I don’t see how you could pass this one up. Alistair Overeem +325 — It’s going to be KNEE CITY!!! Like against Browne, Overeem is likely to get Mir against the cage and go to town with his knees, which Frank Mir himself admits to be the best in all of mixed martial arts. MMA fans are expecting Overeem to deliver a brutal finish, and at +325, I think it is worth a bet. Should he get the finish and earn the award, it will be his first. John Lineker +1300 — If you are backing Bagautinov, as I am, then this may be a wise hedge to make, as a knockout finish is Lineker’s best chance at a victory. I would not be surprised if he took a decision, but I think if he wins, it’s more often than not going to be because he caught Bagautinov. If he is able to do just that, it will definitely put him in the running for the award. At +1300, there is great value in this prop, even if you are backing his opponent, like I am. Lineker has not won a bonus for his three previous TKO finishes, so this would be his first. Top to bottom, I think those are the three best bets. While there are other fighters I could see getting the award, such as John Makdessi, I think there is enough value in only these three that would warrant a wager.

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