Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for the TUF 22 Finale

GONZAGA-CRO-COP1“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 Ultimate Fighter Finale 22 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers.   1) Gabriel Gonzaga wins by decision +800 If you bet the Gabriel Gonzaga by decision prop, you are braver than me. Most people, including myself, thought this one would be over quickly. Instead, Gonzaga and Konstantin Erokhin just stood there and did nothing for the majority of the fight. Gonzaga did slightly more, but it was still a dreadful fight. I would not recommend watching this one if you haven’t seen it yet.   2) Ryan Hall wins by decision +750 Hall found himself in a unique situation. When Saul Rogers lied on his Visa application, Hall was selected as his replacement and Hall got another shot to win The Ultimate Fighter. Hall used his superior grappling to earn top position, take Artem Lobov’s back a few times, and even threatened with a heel hook on multiple occasions. This was not the most exciting fight either, but Hall displayed great and unique jiu-jitsu.   3) Geane Herrera wins by technical knockout +725 The young Herrera was thrown to the wolves in his fight UFC appearance, as he was tasked with fighting upcoming star Ray Borg. While Borg won the fight, he learned a lot for the loss. Herrera’s opponent Joby Sanchez, won the first round, but Herrera asserted himself in the second round. Herrera started to bust Sanchez up in the second round and he ultimately floored Sanchez with a big left hand that dropped him to the canvas. A few follow-up punches was all that was needed for the referee to step in.   4) Tony Ferguson wins by submission +263 Ferguson and his opponent, Edson Barboza, put on an exciting striking clinic for the majority of three rounds. Barboza was getting the better of the exchanges, as he enjoyed a considerable speed advantage. The tide started to turn in the second round, especially when Barboza made a huge error and shot for a double-leg takedown against a far superior grappler. Ferguson ultimately wrapped up his neck with a D’Arce choke and forced the Brazilian to top.   5) Julian Erosa wins by decision +191 Fresh off The Ultimate Fighter season 22, American Julian Erosa faced European Marcin Wrzosek on the preliminary card. The contest was very close, as you could make a case for each fighter. Personally, I awarded the fight to Erosa, as I felt he won rounds 1 and 3. The judges agreed and Erosa was awarded the win via split decision.

Written by Mike James

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