Fight Pass Parlay for UFC 216


UFC 216
Date: October 7th
Arena: T-Mobile Arena
City: Las Vegas, NV

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC 216: Ferguson vs. Lee. The 13-fight card is scheduled to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET. Prelims will continue on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m., with the main card getting going on on Pay Per View at 10 p.m. If interested in wagering on any bouts for these fight cards, all betting lines are made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook.

Here is my parlay:

Heavyweight bout: Walt Harris (-310) vs. Mark Godbeer (+255)

Gabe's Thoughts: Godbeer is coming off a unanimous decision win over Daniel Spitz, handing the promotional newcomer the first official loss of his professional mixed martial arts career, and he will be looking to make it two straight for himself heading into this bout against American Top Team’s Harris. “The Big Ticket” is on an impressive two fight winning streak inside the Octagon, with TKO finishes of Chase Sherman and Cyril Asker. I agree with the betting odds in that Harris should be heavily favored in this contest and think he is worth playing at -310, as I think he should be a 4-to-1 favorite here. Godbeer is solid on the feet and it won’t surprise me to see him find Harris’ chin and end up stopping him, but I think the odds of that happening are slim and see this as being Harris’ fight to lose.

Gabe's Call: Harris by T/KO (strikes, 3:47 round 1)

Flyweight bout: Magomed Bibulatov (-525) vs. John Moraga (+415)

Gabe's Thoughts: Bibulatov earned a dominant unanimous decision victory over Jenel Lausa in his Octagon debut and will be looking to make it two straight for himself in the UFC by taking out the veteran Moraga, who is coming off a dominant unanimous decision of his own against promotional newcomer Ashkan Mokhtarian. Moraga is a solid wrestler but I believe Bibulatov will have the grappling advantage in this contest and I see him employing it for the majority of three rounds to pick up a fairly one sided unanimous decision victory on the judges’ scorecards. He is heavily juiced at -525, but I think he is still worth playing, as I think he should be a -1250 betting favorite in this contest.

Gabe's Call: Bibulatov by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Gabe's Recommended Parlay: Harris (-310) and Bibulatov (-525) at -175

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Gabe Killian

Gabe Killian

Gabe Killian is a mixed martial arts journalist and handicapper, as well as a stand-up comedian and writer.
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