Five Props that Cashed Big at UFC 219
Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC 219 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.
1) Michal Oleksiejczuk by Decision (+1055)
In a fight he was heavily favored to be knocked out in, Poland’s Michal Oleksiejcuk survived the early onslaught from Khalil Rountree. He was then able to grind out a decision win over the American and cash prop bettors a juicy +1055 on the decision victory.
2) Dan Hooker by Submission (+605)
As a short underdog, Dan Hooker was tasked with fighting the dangerous Marc Diakiese. Hooker employed a smart game plan of distance plus some grappling. In a close fight heading into the third round, Hooker latched in a guillotine and put away Diakiese to him just his second submission victory in the last four years. For those brave enough to bet on Hooker by decision, we’re rewarded with a +605 winner.
3) Tim Elliott by Submission (+555)
Tim Elliott was the favorite to win his bout over debutant Mark De La Rosa, but it was his ability to dominate and secure a submission which was the more lucrative result for his backers. Elliott by submission paid out nicely at +555.
4) Cris Cyborg by Decision (+320)
Considering she won her last fourteen bouts by stoppage, it came as a surprise to many bettors that Holly Holm was able to survive 25 minutes with the featherweight champion. Cyborg retained her title and got decision prop bettors paid with a +320 selection.
5) Carla Esparza by Decision (+254)
After a difficult opening round, Carla Esparza’s experience showed through as her uptick in volume and timely takedowns were enough to earn a decision victory over previously undefeated Cynthia Calvillo. The decision victory paid out at +254.
A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $815,286.