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 178 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Yoel Romero wins in round 3 (+1300) In a middleweight match that won “Fight of the Night,” Yoel Romero came back from being rocked by Tim Kennedy late in the second round to finish Kennedy in the third with some vicious punches. Controversial or not, I’ve never seen a fight like this one before, and I don’t know if we’ll see one again. Romero proved with the win that he’s a top guy at 185lbs, and I can’t wait to see him fight again. The prop on Romero wins in round 3 cashed at +1300, so fair play to anyone who bet that. Cat Zingano wins in round 3 (+925) In a women’s bantamweight bout, Cat Zingano was able to withstand some huge bombs on the ground from Amanda Nunes in the first round to come back and win in the third with some vicious ground and pound of her own. I have no idea how Zingano survived those shots in round one, but she did, and she proved the ref was right in letting her continue by winning in the third. I can’t wait to see Zingano fight again, and I think she makes for a credible challenger to UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. The prop on Zingano wins in round 3 scored at +925. Congrats to anyone who bet it. Dominick Cruz wins by T/KO (+420)/Cruz wins in round 1 (+575)/Cruz has fastest knockout of the night (+3000) After a three-year layoff, Dominick Cruz returned to the cage with a hunger never seen from him before and he was able to use his anger to smash Takeya Mizugaki and win via brutal first-round TKO. It was a tremendous performance by Cruz, and he looked like one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world once again. The prop on Cruz wins by T/KO cashed at +420, while the prop on him winning in round one hit at +575. But the biggest prop of them all, a prop on Cruz has the fastest knockout of the night, hit at +3000, so congrats to anyone who took a stab at that. Brian Ebersole wins by decision (+314) In a welterweight bout, Brian Ebersole was able to narrowly outpoint John Howard on the judges’ scorecards and win a close, if not controversial decision. It was a tight fight and Ebersole definitely did better than I expected him to do, but to be honest I thought Howard won the second and third rounds and deserved the nod. Either way, he didn’t get it, and the prop on Ebersole wins by decision cashed at a fancy +314. Gamburyan by submission (+680)/Gamburyan wins in round 2 (+1075) In the opening bout of the night, Manny Gamburyan was able to come back after being rocked and dropped (not to mention kicked in the groin) to defeat Cody Gibson via second-round submission. Gamburyan looked to be the wrong side, but out of nowhere locked in a tight choke in the second to complete one of the best comebacks of the year so far. The prop on Gamburyan wins by submission cashed at a nice +680, and the prop on Gamburyan wins in the second round hit at +1075.
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