Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big at UFC Fight Night 87

Reza Madadi 2Five 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 87 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Gunnar Nelson by Submission (+330) Gunnar Nelson derailed the Albert Tumenov hype train with his superior grappling, ultimately submitting the Russian with a tight rear naked choke over the chin in the second round of action. Back in the win column, “Gunny” will see a rise in the rankings at 170-pounds and fight fans certainly look forward to his next Octagon outing. Many predicted Nelson would finish Tumenov on the mat, and to those who had their money where their mouths were, big congratulations are in order! 2) Nikita Krylov by Submission (+331) Nikita Krylov continued to impress with a second round rear naked choke submission of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt Francimar Barroso, making it four in a row four himself inside the Octagon with all four victories coming way of finish. Krylov showed improved cardio, going into the second round for only the second time in his professional mixed martial arts career. Those who wagered on the Ukrainian to earn his third straight submission victory inside the Octagon on Sunday saw their tickets cash at a cool +331, so congrats! 3) Magnus Cedenblad by T/KO (+488) Magnus Cedenblad made it four in a row for himself inside the Octagon yesterday with a second round knockout of South Africa’s Garreth McLellan. The Swede continues to improve and impress inside the Octagon, now owning 50% of his professional mixed martial arts career victories by way of T/KO, though it was the first one he recorded in the UFC. Those who figured Cedenblad would be able to stop the undersized South African with strikes saw their tickets cash at a very nice +488, so way to go! 4) Josh Emmett by Decision (+240) Josh Emmett made his promotional debut on short notice taking on Guam native Jon Tuck and defeating him via split decision on the judges’ scorecards following three rounds of action. Emmett broke his index finger in the third round but survived till the final bell, showing great heart. He certainly impressed in his UFC debut so fight fans are interested in seeing more of him inside the Octagon. Bettors who took him to win this fight on the scorecards took home a nice payback of +240, so props to them! 5) Reza Madadi by T/KO (+750) Reza Madadi impressed with a third round TKO of Yan Cabral, only the second T/KO finish of his professional mixed martial arts career. “Mad Dog” makes his return to the win column in good fashion and is eager to string together two in a row. Those who wagered on him to put the Brazilian away with strikes saw their tickets cash at a whopping +750, so- cool story, bro. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $314,834

Written by Gabe Killian

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