Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for UFC on FOX 19

Elizeu ZaleskiFive 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 on FOX 19 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Michael Chiesa by Submission (+705) Michael Chiesa scored a fantastic, come from behind rear naked choke victory over Beneil Dariush in the second round of their contest. After getting dominated on the feet in the first round, “Maverick” was able to take the Iranian fighters back during an exchange. Chiesa was unable to get his under the chin of Dariush, but he did not need to, as his squeeze was tight enough to force a tap, handing the decorated Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt his first submission defeat. Those who took a shot on Chiesa to come through with his famous choke saw your tickets cash at a very cool +705, so congratulations to you. 2) Santiago Ponzinibbio by T/KO (+335) Santiago Ponzinibbio became the first fighter to defeat Court McGee via T/KO, putting him away late in the opening frame of action. It was a very impresive outing by the Argentinian, who now rides a two-fight winning streak inside the Octagon, with both victories coming by way first round TKO. Those who wagered on Ponzinibbio to get he job done via T/KO saw their tickets cash at a nice +335, so way to go! 3) Michael Graves by Submission (+375) Michael Graves proved to be the superior mixed martial artist against then-fellow undefeated Randy Brown, with his grappling advantage being the real difference maker, as he was able to control Brown in the mat throughout the contest while successfully defending submission attempts. Graves was too much for the green Brown, eventually taking his back in the second round of action, flatteningh him out and sinking in the rear naked choke to earn the tap and his second victory inside the Octagon. Those who bet on Graves to submit Brown cashed a +375 ticket, so congratulations! 4) Elizeu Zaleski by T/KO (+275) In what eventually took home the evening’s ‘Fight of the Night’ honors, Elizeu Zaleski went to war against Omari Akhmedov in a back and forth battle, ultimately stopping him with strikes in the third and final round of action. It was a very impressive outing by the Brazilian, who picked up his first UFC victory in highlight-reel fashion. Following that performance, fight fans are certainly looking forward to his next outing inside the Octagon. Those who wagered on him to put Akhmedov away via T/KO cashed a +275 ticket, so congrats are in order, especially if you tailed my props article for the card, as it was one of the plays I recommended. 5) Cezar Ferreira by Decision (+800) After being hurt and nearly finished early on in the very first round of action, Cezar Ferreira recovered and outwrestled Oluwale Bamgbose for to close out the round. His wrestling proved to be the difference in the second and third rounds, as well, ultimately earning “Mutante” a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards and saving his spot on the UFC’s roster following a pair of vicious knockout defeats. Big congratulations are in order to those who had the guts to pull the trigger on the prop for Ferreira to win by decision, as they saw their tickets cash at a whopping +800. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $561,274.

Written by Gabe Killian

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