Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for UFC Fight Night 77

Alex-Cowboy-Oliveira“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 77 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers.   1) Nicolau wins by submission (+525) This was the opening bout on the preliminary card on Fight Pass and it was mildly entertaining considering it was a pair of fighters making their UFC debuts after appearing on The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil season four. After a few rounds of decent action with a couple flash knockdowns mixed in, Nicolau locked up a surprising Japanese necktie. Niolau’s opponent, Bruno Rodrigues, held out as long as he could, but the deal was sealed and he ended up getting choked out.   2) Alex Oliveira wins in round three (+1125) One of the most endearing things about Alex Oliveira in his first year with the UFC is that “Cowboy” always goes for the finish, and this case was no different. Oliveira battered Piotr Hallmann on the feet for the first two rounds. Hallman had his moments with a couple takedowns, but he couldn’t keep the Brazilian down. Ultimately, Oliveira landed a devastating right hand that put Hallman out cold just 54 seconds into the third round. This was Cowboy’s third straight UFC win in 2015.   3) Gleison Tibau wins by submission (+400) Gleison Taibau came into this matchup as a typical grinder. However, he wasted little time in taking Trujuillo down a locking in a read-naked choke, which nearly left Trujillo unconscious. There was some controversy in this bout as Trujillo hadn’t tapped and he wasn’t out when the ref stopped the fight, but he likely would have been put to sleep if he remained in the position much longer. This win broke Matt Hughes’ all-time record for wins in the Octagon, and Tibau is still only 32 years old. I don’t think he can hang with the elite anymore, but he can definitely get the job done on most occasions.   4) Viscardi Andrade by decision (+350) In a boring fight, a returning Andrade earned a decision victory over Gasan Umalotov, who has not exactly been impressive. Neither fighter engaged much, but at least Andrade put forth some effort. This was a much-needed victory for Andrade, though I don’t see his ceiling being very high.   5) Thiago Tavares wins in round one (+600) Clay Guida came into this contest with a lot of confidence, perhaps too much. He bobbed and weaved for a few seconds, then immediately shot for a dougle-leg. Tavares was fully expecting that to happen and he was ready for it. He locked in arm-in guillotine only thirty seconds into the match that forced Guida to either nap or tap. This was the best submission of the night and earned him a post-fight bonus.

Written by Mike James

Leave a Reply

MMAOddsBreaker Premium – UFC 193

MMA Odds and Ends for Wednesday: Nijem Speaks About UFC Cut