Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for UFC Fight Night 82

UFC-159“Five Crazy Props” is a column featured 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 82 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Roy Nelson by Decision +964 “Big Country” picked up his first official decision victory in the UFC with a unanimous decision over Jared Rosholt. In a lackluster affair, Nelson managed to outpoint Rosholt on the feet, while successfully defending takedowns en route to the unanimous decision nod. Nelson was on a three fight skid heading into this co-headliner and had his back against the wall, so this was a victory he desperately needed. The prop for Nelson winning a decision cashed at a whopping +964, and this was in fact a big play I recommended in my props article for the event, so big congrats are in order for those who tailed. 2) Ovince St Preux by Decision +579 After suffering an ankle injury in the beginning of the first frame, St Preux composed himself, fought throught the pain and managed to still dominate the fight. He would continue to hurt Feijao both on the feet and on the mat for the three rounds of action en route to a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. Feijao looked the best he has looked in a long time, but that was still not good enough to stop the freight train known as Ovince St Preux. For those who figured this one would hit the cards, congrats on the +579 hit. 3) Mike Pyle by T/KO +584 In the opening bout on the evening’s main card, “Quicksand” returned to action after a near year-long layoff to snap a two-fight losing streak with a third round TKO of Sean Spencer. Spencer got the better of the veteran in the first frame, but Pyle found is groove in the second to even things up, and then came out strong in the third, eventually ending the show with vicious knees and elbows against the cage. Arguably having his back against the wall heading into this main card match-up, Pyle saved his spot on the UFC’s 170-pound roster with the impressive T/KO, and those who bet the prop are certainly thanking him for him. Bigups to you if you hit that one. 4) Diego Rivas by T/KO +1175 In the opening bout for the FOX Sports 1 prelims, Rivas scored a huge come from behind flying-knee knockout of American Kickboxing Academy (AKA) product Noad Lahat. After being dominated by the Israeli fighter in the opening frame, the undefeated Kings MMA product landed a perfectly timed flying knee that put Lahat out cold. Lahat was unconscious inside the Octagon for 10-minutes, but was able to get up and walk out on his own. This marked the second time Lahat has been knocked out cold in the UFC via flying knee, which makes for an interesting tidbit. Most figured Rivas only chance to win this fight was to catch Lahat and T/KO him. If you had the guts to pull the trigger on it, props are in order to you for hitting that, um, prop. 5) Alex White by Decision +427 In the opening bout for the UFC Fight Pass prelims of the evening, an improved White outstruck and outwrestled SBG fighter Artem Lobov for the better of three rounds to pick up a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. White looked better than ever coming off the extended layoff and displayed an improved all-around game. Those who backed him to take the fight on the scorecards or just simply faded Lobov saw their tickets cash at +427, so congrats are in order there. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $3,330,700.

Written by Gabe Killian

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