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 on ESPN 1 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks.
1) Emily Whitmire by Submission (+800)
In the night’s first bout, the biggest prop winner was cashed as underdog Emily Whitmire quickly took Aleksandra Albu to the mat and secured a rear naked choke. Whitmire by submission paid out at eight to one odds.
2) Paul Felder by Decision (+400)
In the night’s co-main event, Felder closed the distance and battered James Vick over three rounds. If not for a punctured lung in the final round which slowed Felder down, it’s plausible the knockout prop would have cashed. Instead, Felder and Vick went to the distance much to the delight of Felder’s decision backers at +400.
3) Luke Sanders by Knockout (+335)
After dropping three of his last four fights, Luke Sanders was desperate to have his hand raised against Renan Barao. After a tough opening round, Sanders opened up in the second round dropping the former bantamweight champion and finishing on the ground with strikes. Sanders knockout bettors rejoiced with a +335 cash.
4) Vicente Luque by Knockout (+265)
In an early contender for UFC Fight of the Year, Vicente Luque was down 20-18 on two scorecards. He turned up the volume late in round three landing a devastating knee in the final twenty seconds and followed up with strikes to be the first fighter to ever knockout Bryan Barbarena. Luque backers really had to sweat this one out given just how many power shots he landed, but it cashed in the final seconds at +265.
5) Nik Lentz by Decision (+250)
Nik Lentz employed a grappling heavy game plan as he was able to slow down Scott Holtzman and win a decision on all three scorecards. Lentz by decision closed at +250.
A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $249,971