Pair of Parlays for UFC 202

Raquel-PenningtonUFC 202 Date: August 20, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in the fight capital of the world, Las Vegas, NV on August 20, 2016 with UFC 202: Diaz vs McGregor II. Main card action will be kicking off on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with preliminary bouts preceding it on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET and on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30pm 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: Women’s Bantamweight bout: Raquel Pennington (-245) vs Elizabeth Phillips (+205) Gabe’s Thoughts: I believe Pennington is the superior mixed martial artist of the two heading into this women’s 135-pound contest and I see her advantages in boxing and cardio being her keys to victory. I see her outboxing Phillips in this contest and mixing in takedowns en route to a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. Phillips does not have good cardio to start with, so considering that she is coming off an extended layoff, I have a hard time seeing her winning rounds two and three in this bout, should she manage to edge Pennington in the opening stanza. Gabe’s Call: Pennington by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Featherweight bout: Randa Markos (-135) vs Cortney Casey (+115) Gabe’s Thoughts: Casey is making an immediate turnaround following her first round TKO of Cristina Stanciu just a few weeks back and will be looking to make it two in a row for herself inside the Octagon against Markos, who I believe is a big step up in competition from her previous opponent. I can see Markos outboxing Casey but I think her wrestling is what will make the difference in this women’s 115-pound match-up. I see Markos touching Casey up on the feet here and there, but more importantly, scoring takedowns and spending time in top position on the mat, doing damage with her ground and pound. I believe Markos is the superior fighter of the two, and coming off her unanimous decision win over Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger, she plans to make it two in a row for herself by defeating Casey. Gabe’s Call: Markos by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) Gabe’s Recommended Parlays: 1) Pennington (-245) and Markos (-135) at +145 for 2u to win 2.9u and 2) Pennington/Phillips Over 2.5 rounds (-250) and Markos/Casey Over 2.5 rounds (-210) at +106 for 2.25u to win 2.4u

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