Five Crazy Props that Cashed Big at UFC 198

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Ellenberger vs BarberenaFive 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 198 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Jacare Souza by T/KO (+375) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza earned got the better of Vitor Belfort with his superior grappling, ultimately finding himself in the pound position and raining down a barrage of strikes that forced the referee to step in and halt the action. It was a very impresive performany by the former Strikeforce middleweight champion, who sets himself up to potentially challenge the winner of next month’s Rockhold vs Weidman. Those who opted to play Souza by T/KO rather than submission saw their tickets cash a a nice +375, so congrats! 2) Shogun Rua by Decision (+436) Mauricio “Shogun” Rua took The Ultimate Fighter 18 winner Cory Anderson to the distance, defeating him via unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. Rua dropped and hurt Anderson a number of times in the contest but failed to put him away. Anderson, after having previously suffered a knockout defeat, refused to go down again, and he survived to see the final bell. Those who gambled on “Shogun” taking this one on the cards saw their tickets cash at a very cool +436, so congratulations are in order. 3) Bryan Barberena by Decision (+825) Bryan Barberena defeated Brazil’s own Warlley Alves in what was the biggest upset of the night, and arguably the year. He got the better of the The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil 2 winner over the course of three rounds to pick up a unanimous nod from the judges’ at Octagon-side, making it two in a row for himself in the UFC’s welterweight division, following a second round submission win over then-previously undefeated opponent Sage Northcutt. Those who wagered on Barberena to also give Alves his first taste of professional mixed martial arts defeat saw their tickets cash at a whopping +820, so big congrats to you! 4) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by T/KO (+530) Antonio Rogerio Nogueira defeated Patrick Cummins via TKO in the tail end of the first round in front of a roaring Brazilian crowd. Lil’ Nog made his return to the win column at 205-pounds in impressive fashion by using his superior boxing to put Cummins away. Those who wagered on the outcome saw their tickets cash at a beautiful +530, so congrats if you were one of the lucky ones to be on that. 5) Moraes/Chagas is a Draw (+22500) Sergio Moraes and Luan Chagas fought to a split draw after three competitive rounds of action. If anybody was wild enough to take a crazy longshot stab at this one cashed in huge at +22500, so if you were one of them; or hell, if you were the ONLY person on the planet to play that, big respect to you. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $22,656,117

Written by Gabe Killian

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