Preliminary Card Parlay for UFC 203

Brad Tavares 2UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem Date: September 10, 2016 Arena: Quicken Loans Arena City: Cleveland, OH The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed to Cleveland, OH for the first time in promotional history with UFC 203: Miocic vs Overeem. The stacked 12-fight card, which includes the debut of WWE superstar Phil “CM Punk” Brooks is set to kick off with preliminary action at 6:15pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, which will follow at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1, culminating with the main card at 10pm ET only on Pay Per View. 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: Middleweight bout: Brad Tavares (-170) vs Caio Magalhaes (+150) Gabe’s Thoughts: Both 185-pounders are returning to action following an extended absence from the Octagon. Another thing they have in common is they were both finished inisde of the first round of their last bouts, so they will be looking to redeem themselves with an impressive victory in this contest. Perhaps for Tavares, a W in any way, shape or form is all that matters, as he is 1-3 in his last four bouts and could be facing contract termination with another defeat here. His back is against the wall and I think he pulls this one out. If he takes chances, I think this is a match-up in which he can score a rare finish, but if he fights careful, I think he takes this on the judges’ scorecards. Bottom line is as long as he avoids getting caught with a bomb (and Magalhaes does throw some serious heavy leather, though he lackes technique), I think this is his fight to lose and he should find a way to return to the win column. Gabe’s Call: Tavares by T/KO (knee and punches, 4:33 round 1) Lightweight bout: Drew Dober (-160) vs Jason Gonzalez (+140) Gabe’s Thoughts: i think this 155-pound contest hits the judges’ scorecards for a decision more often than not, and at -160, I think it’s worth a play. I slightly lean towards Dober getting his hand raised in this match-up, but I think should he win, it will be on the judges’ scorecards nearly every time, so with him and the Total of Over 2.5 rounds both being at -160, I’ll happily take the total and play it safe, in case Gonzalez pulls it out. The 26 year old is a solid lightweight prospect making his UFC debut and I would not be surprised to see him pull off the upset. He is a finisher but Dober is generally tough to put away, so I think Gonzalez wins on the scorecards more often than not, as well. Gabe’s Call: Dober by Split Decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Tavares (-170) and Dober/Gonzalez Over 2.5 rounds (-160) at +158 for 1.9u to win 3u

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