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 174 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Andrei Arlovski wins by decision (+451) In a main card heavyweight attraction, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski had a successful return to the UFC as he picked up a decision victory over Brendan Schaub. Though quite controversial, at the end of the day Arlovski got the victory on his record and he’ll move up the heavyweight ladder. The prop on Arlovski wins by decision cashed at +451, so if you were counting on him to go the entire three rounds with Schaub and be competitive congrats on your winning ticket. Ovince St-Preux wins by submission (+585)/St-Preux wins in round 2 (+650) In a light heavyweight bout that kicked off the main card, Ovince St-Preux increased his win streak to five-straight fights with a second-round verbal submission victory over Ryan Jimmo. This was St-Preux’s second-straight victory by submission, and yet for some reason the prop on him winning by that method was undervalud at +585. As well, the prop on St-Preux wins in round 2 cashed at +650. Congrats if you bet either one. Kiichi Kunimoto wins by submission (+725)/Kunimoto wins in round 1 (+1025)/Kunimoto has Fastest Submission of the Night (+1700) In a welterweight upset, Kiichi Kunimoto submitted Daniel Sarafian with a first-round rear-naked choke. Though he entered the fight as the underdog, this turned out to be a very easy fight for Kunimoto, who is now 2-0 in the UFC and who has won six fights in a row. The prop on Kunimoto wins by submission hit at +725, the prop on him winning in round 1 hit at +1025, and the prop on Kunimoto has the Fastest Submission of the Night cashed at +1700. Congrats if you bet any of those! Tae Hyun Bang wins by T/KO (+415)/Bang wins in round 3 (+1350)/Bang vs. Johnson wins Fight of the Night (+1300) In the best fight of the entire card, Tae Hyun Bang had a superb performance as he knocked out Kajan Johnson in the third round with a punch in a back-and-forth brawl. The props on Bang wins by T/KO at +415 and Bang wins in round 3 at +1350 both hit, so nice job if you scored on those. But it was overall just a terrific fight, and both Bang and Johnson earned the evening’s Fight of the Night bonus for $50,000 a piece. The prop on the bout winning FOTN cashed at +1300, so nice job if you nailed that one. Jason Saggo wins by T/KO (+1150)/Saggo has Fastest Knockout of the Night (+3500) And in the first fight of the card, Jason Saggo defeated Josh Shockley via first-round T/KO in an awesome performance. Saggo looked tremendous, and he could be a prospect to watch out for in the future. The prop on Saggo wins by T/KO scored at +1150, and the prop on Saggo wins Fastest Knockout of the Night cashed at +3500. Congratulations if you bet either one!
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