Five Props that Cashed Big for UFC Fight Night 80

Rose Namajunas“5 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 80 prop bets that cashed based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers   1) Rose Namajunas wins in round 5 (+2525) Namajunas completely derailed the Paige VanZant hype train. She won just about every second of the fight from the first round until the fifth round. Namajunas landed big shots on the feet and completely dominated VanZant on the mat. “Thug” used her superior wrestling, top, control, and ground pound to annihilate VanZant from top position. She constantly passed and attempted submission attempts, but VanZant was very flexible and managed to escape. Ultimately, the accumulated damage and Namajunas’ superior technique proved to be too much for VanZant, as she tapped midway through the fifth round via rear-naked choke.   2) Sergio Moraes wins by knockout (+1350) It was certainly not pretty, but Moraes ultimately knocked out Amari Akhmedov in the third round. This was a special moment for Moraes, as he was down two rounds to zero. Moraes swung heavy left and right hands wildly, but they eventually connected and laid out Akhmedov in the final round. It was not a pretty win for the Brazilian, but it is nevertheless his fourth straight win inside the Octagon.   3) Daniel Roberts wins by submission (+1075) This fight did not last long. Roberts faced American Top Team’s Nathan Coy on short notice, who he ultimately submitted early in the first round. Coy went for an early takedown but did not respect Coy’s guard game. That left an opening for Roberts to secure a triangle, which he then switched to an armbar that forced Coy to tap.   4) Kailin Curran wins by submission (+561) Curran and her opponent Emily Peters-Kagan, did not put on a very exciting fight for the majority of two rounds. Peters-Kagan came out instantly throwing hard punches and initiating clinches. She held Curran against the fence for the majority of the first round. Kagan tried to take Curran down in the second round, but Curran reversed the position and locked in a rear-naked choke that caused her to tap.   5) Michael Chiesa wins by submission (+525) In the event’s fight of the night, Chiesa and Miller put on one hell of a performance for two rounds. They routinely reversed each other on the ground but it was a mistake by Miller that ended up being his undoing. Miller went for a kneebar, which left his head exposed to get bombed on by Chiesa. Those hard hots rocked Miller and Chiesa was able to take his back and lock in a rear-naked choke for the win.

Written by Mike James

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