Five Props that Cashed Big at UFC 201

Michael GravesFive 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 UFC 201 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) Tyron Woodley by T/KO (+280) Tyron Woodley returned to action following an extended layoff and knocked out Robbie Lawler to become the new UFC welterweight champion of the world. There was hardly any action in the bout until Woodley connected with the fight ending blow just over two minutes into the opening frame. “The Chosen One” sent “Ruthless” flying onto the canvas, and then followed up with some quick punches that gave the referee no choice but to immediately step in and halt the contest. Those who wagered on Woodley to pull this upset off via T/KO cashed in at a solid +280, so congrats to ya. 2) Jake Ellenberger by T/KO (+615) Jake Ellenberger shut doubters up by completely shutting down heavy betting favorite Matt Brown in the opening stanza and ultimately finishing him via TKO within the frame. Ellenberger hurt Brown with punches but was unable to secure the finish, however a kick to the body sealed the deal, rendering “The Immortal” unable to continue. Those who backed “The Juggernaut” to end this fight via T/KO cashed out at a very cool +615, so congratulations are in order. 3) Ryan Benoit by Decisin (+320) Ryan Benoit defeated Fredy Serrano via controversial split decision, ultimately snapping a two-fight skid and saving his spot on the UFC’s 125-pound roster. It was a closely contested bout, as the betting lines suggested, and those who thought Benoit would take it on the scorecards and had to guts to back it up with their wallets cashed out at a nice +320, so congrats to them! 4) Graves/Velickovic is a Draw (+16000) Michael Graves and Bojan Velickovic fought to a majority draw following three rounds of action. Graves dominated the second round, but the first and third rounds were very close and could have gone either way. While one judge felt Graves won, two felt it was a draw. If anybody had the gut feeling to take a shot on this, then congrats to you sir, because you cashed out at a whopping +16000!! 5) Damien Brown by T/KO (+487) Damien Brown defeated Cesar Arzamendia via knockout in the very first round of action, ultimately picking up his first win inside the Octagon. Those who wagered on the Australian to put the Paraguayan away via strikes cashed out at a very cool +487, so congratulations are in order. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $10,784,471.

Written by Gabe Killian

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