MMA Odds and Ends for Friday: Five UFC FN 57 Props To Look Out For

benavidez There are a number of prop bets available at Several Bookmakers for Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 57 card, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ve looked through the list of props and picked out five which I think have a shot of coming through — all at plus money. Joseph Benavidez wins by submission (+500) Top flyweight Joseph Benavidez returns to the Octagon hoping to pick up some momentum en route towards another title shot at 125 when he takes on Dustin Ortiz in a main card bout. This should be a competitive fight between two well-rounded flyweights, but I do lean towards Benavidez to win. However, his line is over -400. Instead of betting the Benavidez moneyline, I favor taking a shot at a prop — Benavidez by submission, which is +500. I think his best way to win the fight is to grab hold of Ortiz’ neck and choke him out, so I think it’s worth taking a shot at this prop at those odds. Jared Rosholt wins by decision (+140) Jared Rosholt has won three-straight fights in the UFC by decision, and I don’t see that changing this weekend when he takes on Oleksiy Oliynyk. I think Rosholt beats the veteran heavyweight up for three rounds and takes home a clear-cut decision, just like his MO has been so far every time he’s been in the Octagon. At +140, Rosholt by decision has some value for sure. Luke Barnatt wins by T/KO (+120) Luke Barnatt will look to get back on track when he takes on Texas’ Roger Narvaez in a middleweight matchup. Narvaez isn’t very good and he showed against Pat Cummins in his debut that he can’t really take a punch too well. Barnatt hits hard and is much bigger, and I see him winning the fight by knockout. The prop on Barnatt by T/KO is +120, which could be worth putting into a prop round robin as it’s a very likely winner. Josh Copeland wins by T/KO (+345) One underdog I really like at UFC Fight Night 57 is Josh Copeland. I see Copeland knocking out Ruslan Magomedov in impressive fashion, and I was surprised when I saw the prop on him to do so was at +345, which I think is incredible value for what is his main path to victory. Doo Ho Choi wins in round 1 (+200) The very first fight on the UFC Fight Night 57 card is a featherweight bout between UFC newcomer Doo Ho Choi and Juan Manuel Puig, and it’s a fight I don’t see going very long. I feel like there is an excellent chance that the highly-touted Choi wins the fight in the first round by knockout, and at +200 I think the prop on him to do so has some value for a small play.

Written by Adam Martin.

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