Gabe Killian’s Two-Way Parlay for UFC 179

UFC-on-FOXUFC 179 Date: October 25, 2014 Arena: Maracanazinho Gymnasium City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live for the first time in the promotions history from an outdoor soccer stadium with UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The action-packed fight card comes to us with 11 scheduled bouts, including a five fight main card that will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with preliminary action getting going at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and two fights preceding that on UFC Fight Pass at 7pm ET. If interested in making this parlay, or any other wagers for this UFC fight card, you will be able to do so at Several Bookmakerss. Here’s my two-way parlay for UFC 179: Light Heavyweight bout: Glover Teixeira (-315) vs Phil Davis (+258) Gabe’s Thoughts: I believe that Teixeira is, simply put, the superior mixed martial artist heading into this match-up. He is worlds better than Davis on the feet, where he will look to keep the fight, as he will have a tremendous advantage there. I see him having a field day outboxing Davis, but he may be limited on volume, because he will be conscious of Davis’ takedown attempts. Davis is the superior wrestler in this match-up; wrestling and cardio are the two areas he holds advantages over the Brazilian in, though Teixeira has solid wrestling and cardio of his own, whereas Davis lacks in the striking department. Davis has never been stopped in his professional mixed martial arts career, though Anthony Johnson came close in his last outing. I would not be surprised to see the Brazilian put “Mr. Wonderful” away, but I favor him to get his hand raised via decision much more often than I do him earning a finish. I see Teixeira fighting a smart fight here, successfully keeping the action on the feet and getting the better of Davis to a trip back into the win column. Gabe’s Call: Teixeira by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Lightweight bout: Naoyuki Kotani (+415) vs Yan Cabral (-580) Gabe’s Thoughts: Cabral will be making his debut in the 155-pound division in this match-up, coming off the first loss of his professional mixed martial arts career, a unanimous decision to former middleweight Zak Cummings. After going 0-2 with the promotion in 2007 with losses to Denis Siver and Thiago Tavares, respectively, Kotani was released and since his release put together a record of 16-2-2 with 14 wins in a row that earned him another shot inside the Octagon. He came up short again in his return to the UFC, suffering a second round TKO against TUF: Smashes winner Norman Parke. Kotani is a tough veteran, but I expect Cabral to make quick work of him in this match-up. Cabral’s cardio will be something to keep an eye on, especially at 155-pounds, as he had issues with it at welterweight. That said, I expect him to get an early finish here, but should it hit the judges’ scorecards, I think he will have convincingly won at least two out of three rounds for a unanimous decision victory on the scorecards. Worst case scenario, I see him dominating the first two rounds and surviving the third for a unanimous 29-28 nod. More often than not, I think he secures a finish within the first stanza. Gabe’s Call: Cabral by Submission (arm triangle choke, 3:23 round 1) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Teixeira (-315) parlayed with Cabral (-580) for -184 4.6u to win 2.5u

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