Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC 172 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jon Jones wins by decision (+309)/Jones wins by unanimous decision (+370) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones proved once again he is the No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world with a clear-cut, five-round unanimous decision victory over Glover Teixeira. Jones looked tremendous in the clinch and really beat the Brazilian up good for 25 minutes straight to extend his win streak to 11-straight fights. A big favorite heading into the bout, most expected Jones to win the fight inside the distance, and thus the props on him winning by decision went undervalued. The prop on Jones winning a decision scored at +309, and the prop on Jones by unanimous decision closed at +370. Anthony Johnson wins by decision (+510) In a light heavyweight bout that served as the co-main event of the evening, Anthony Johnson defeated Phil Davis via dominant decision. “Rumble” controlled all three rounds over “Mr. Wonderful” with his wrestling and striking and looks great at 205lbs. The prop on Johnson by decision scored at +510, so nice job if you nailed that one. Max Holloway wins by submission (+1570)/Holloway wins in round three (+2575) In the opening main card bout, Andre Fili and Max Holloway fought a competitive 13-and-a-half minutes before Holloway was able to lock in a fight-ending guillotine choke with just over a minute left in the fight. It was Holloway’s best performance to date and at only 22 years of age he could be a future featherweight title contender. The prop on Holloway via submission scored at +1570 and the prop on Holloway wins in round three was +2575. Congrats if you played either. Joseph Benavidez wins by submission (+500)/Benavidez wins in round one (+450) In a flyweight bout, Joseph Benavidez reaffirmed his status as one of the top 125ers in the world with a first-round guillotine choke submission of Tim Elliott. Although Elliott was able to use his wrestling to shockingly dominate the fight in the early goings, Benavidez was able to lock in his signature guillotine choke and scored a $50,000 bonus for “Performance of the Night.” The prop on Benavidez to win by sub cashed at +500, and Benavidez wins in round one was +450. Isaac Vallie-Flagg vs. Takanori Gomi Wins “Fight of the Night” (+800) And in a preliminary card lightweight bout, Isaac Vallie-Flagg was defeated by Takanori Gomi via unanimous decision in a wild, back-and-forth slugfest that earned “Fight of the Night” honors. Both fighters left everything they had in the cage and deserved their $50,000 bonuses for leaving it all out on the line for the fans’ delight. The prop on this match winning FOTN cashed at +800, so congrats if you had a bet on that.
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