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 5 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks.
1) Antonina Shevchenko by Submission (+1200)
The talented sister of flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko earned her first submission victory over her career with a rear naked choke of Lucie Pudilova. Shevchenko provided bettors the biggest prop cash opportunity on the card with a submission victory closing at a whopping +1200
2) Lauren Murphy by Knockout (+1150)
Veteran Lauren Murphy landed a flush knee to the head of her opponent, Mara Romero Borella, in the third round and finished with strikes on the ground to earn her first knockout victory in over three years. Murphy by knockout paid out at +1150
3) Mickey Gall by Decision (+660)
Mickey Gall had earned all of his previous victories by submission until UFC on ESPN 5. His decision victory over Salim Touahri was the first of his career. Decision backers rejoiced cashing in on Gall at +660
4) Matt Schnell by Submission (+550)
Flyweight Matt Schnell continued his impressive form submitting Jordan Espinosa in the opening round. Schnell by submission closed at +550
5) Gerald Meerschaert by Submission (+350)
In a gritty, grappling heavy fight, Gerald Meerschaert’s veteran savvy game was the difference as he was able to convert a failed takedown attempt into a submission of his own and earn a third round submission. Meerschaert by submission paid out at +350
A $100 parlay on these five props would have netted $3,612,275
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