Two-Way Parlay for UFC 201

Justin-ScogginsUFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley Date: July 30, 2016 Arena: Philips Arena City: Atlanta, GA The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Atlanta, GA for the third time in promotional histor with UFC 201: Lawler vs Woodley. The action packed 12 fight card is set to kick off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30pm ET with preliminary action, which will continue on FOX Sprots 2 at 8pm ET. Main card action will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET. If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines are currently made available at Several Bookmakerss. Here is my parlay: Flyweight bout: Ian McCall (+205) vs Justin Scoggins (-245) Gabe’s Thoughts: McCall is coming off an extended layoff following a unanimous decision loss to John Lineker, while Scoggins is coming off a unanimous decision win over Ray Borg, which was the most impressive victory of his professional mixed martial arts career. I think that this is a cross-roads fight, with McCall on his way down and Scoggins on his way up, and the betting odds certainly indicate that. This match-up and the odds remind me of the Barboza vs Melendez fight last weekend and I think the outcome here will be similar. I think the betting favorite who is on his way up in the division will get the better of the veteran coming off a long layoff over the course of three rounds to pick up a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. Gabe’s Call: Scoggins by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Welterweight bout: Jorge Masvidal (-230) vs Ross Pearson (+190) Gabe’s Thoughts: Pearson is making an immediate return to action following a unanimous decision loss to former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks at the TUF 23 Finale earlier this month. Masvidal is coming off a pair of split decision losses to former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and most recently former Bellator middleweight champion Lorenz Larkin. I see “Gamebred” snapping his two fight skid and bouncing back into the win column with this match-up, as I believe he is both the superior striker and grappler heading in. He may not dominate Pearson on the feet but I think he can at the very least edge him, and on top of that, I think he is capable of mixing in takedowns to win rounds. I also think there is a chance he could opt to outwrestle the Brit for the majority of the three rounds. On the mat, I think he has a decent chance of submitting Pearson, and on the feet, I think he stands a good chance of knocking him out. I think it is 50/50 as to whether Masvidal finishes this fight or takes it on the judges’ scorecards. Gabe’s Call: Masvidal by T/KO (punches, 2:28 round 3) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Scoggins (-245) and Masvidal (-230) at +102 for 5u to win 5.1u

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