Five Props that Cashed Big at UFC 202

Cortney-CaseyFive 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 202 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. 1) McGregor by Decision (+550) Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz via Majority Decision after five entertaining, back and forth rounds of main event action. Many agreed that McGregor won the first and fourth rounds, while Diaz won the third and fifth. The second round is what everybody was conflicted on, as McGregor clearly won the first half of the round and Diaz the second. Congrats to you if you took McGregor by Decision, as it cashed in at a nice +550. Also congrats if you opted to just take ‘Fight Goes to Decision’ at +350, like I recommended in my props article for the fight card. I felt it would be a close five round battle and my guess was it would be a split decision; more or less, I was on point. 2) Cerrone by T/KO (+500) Donald Cerrone scored arguably the biggest victory of his professional mixed martial arts career by taking out welterweight veteran Rick Story via TKO inside of the very first round of action, becoming the first person to ever put Story away with strikes. It was an incredible performance by “Cowboy” and he now hopes to go back down to lightweight for a shot at Eddie Alvarez and his 155-pound gold. If you took Cerrone to win this fight by T/KO, then props to you, as you took home a solid +500 payout. 3) Lobov by Decision (+385) Artem Lobov outstruck promotional newcomer Chris Avila for three rounds of action to pick up a unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. He snapped his two-fight losing skid against arguably the worst fighter on the UFC’s roster. Neither fighter would be in the UFC if not for who they are friends with. If you took Lobov by Decision in this contest, then congrats on your +385 payday. 4) Casey by Submission (+755) Cortney Casey scored the biggest win of her professional mixed martial arts career by submitting Randa Markos via armbar in the very first round of action. It was an incredible performance by Casey, who now enjoys a two fight winning streak inside the Octagon, with two finishes. Those who took her to defeat Markos via submission cashed out at a massive +755, so congrats are definitely in order! 5) Larkin by T/KO (+350) Lorenz Larkin defeated Neil Magny via first round TKO to make it two straight for himself inside the Octagon. It was a very impressive win for Larkin, who used leg kicks to dismantle and stop Magny, who was a betting favorite to win heading into the contest. Those who wagered on Larkin to win this fight via T/KO cashed out at a cool +350, so congrats if you were on that boat; especially if you tailed me on it, as it was one of the plays I recommended in my article for the fight card, along with Larkin in Round One at +675. A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $727,654.

Written by Gabe Killian

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