Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big for UFC 197

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 197 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Jon Jones by Decision (+569) Jon Jones returned to action following to defeat Ovince St Preux via unanimous decision to become to new UFC interim-light heavyweight champion and will be looking to take on Daniel Cormier in a rematch for all the gold. Jones looked rusty but managed to get the better of OSP for all five rounds of action for a unanimous decision win on the judges’ scorecards. Jones by Unanimous Decision was my official prediction for the fight but I ultimately passed on betting this fight altogether. For those who pulled the trigger, congratulations are in order, as the ticket cashed in at a really nice +569. 2) Demetrious Johnson by T/KO (+450) Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made quick work of Olympic gold medalist freestyle wrestler Henry Cejudo, putting him away with strikes inside of the opening round of action. It was yet another tremendously impressive outing for Johnson, who continues to make his case for the best pound-for-pound fighter on the planet; and those who wagered on him to record the T/KO finish saw their tickets cash in at a cool +450, so congrats. 3) Yair Rodriguez by T/KO (+1200) Yair Rodriguez continued to impress inside the Octagon with his second round knockout of Team Alpha Male product Andre Fii. It was a beautiful highlight-reel finish for the Mexican fighter, who will likely challenge ranked opposition his next time out. Big congratulations are in order to those who wagered on him to record the T/KO stoppage, as the prop cashed in at an incredible +1200. 4) Danny Roberts by Decision (+314) Daniel Roberts edged out a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards against Dominique Steele and is now 2-0 inside the Octagon. Generally a finisher, Roberts fought a hard-fought battle and went the distance for the big win. Those who wagered on him to get the job done on the judges’ scorecards saw their tickets cash in at a solid +314, so props are in order there. 5) Marcos Rogerio de Lima by Submission (+795) Marcos Rogerio de Lima submitted Clint Heasted with a head-and-arm choke in the tail end of the very first round of action, and with the solid performance, the Brazilian returns to the win column in the UFC’s 205-pound division. There was a ton of value in the De Lima by Submission prop at +795, so congratulations to those who were wise on it. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $1,772,274.

Written by Gabe Killian

Leave a Reply

The Parting Shot #153: Duane Finley, James Terry, ONE FC’s Angela Lee

Mid-Week Boxing Odds From Japan, Australia