AndreFili_vice_670“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 78 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Neil Magny wins by decision +579 In a great, back and forth fight, Magny edged Kelvin Gastelum by split decision. The duo fought five hard rounds in a competitive battle that saw wild swings of momentum. Magny won the first three rounds with his superior grappling, reach and transitions. However, Gastelum came out swinging in the fourth round and ultimately dropped Magny twice. Gastelum was not able to get the finish, but he won the round in dominant fashion and won the fifth round as well. In the end, Magny held on to win by a (48-47, 47-48, 48-47) split decision. Congrats to those who cashed the biggest prop of the card.   2) Erick Montano wins by decision +472 Montano got a split decision nod to become the welterweight winner of season two of The Ultimate Fighter Latin America. The scoring of the fight was controversial, as many thought Montano’s opponent, Enrique Marin, won the fight. Regardless, betting Montano to win by decision turned out to be a solid bet.   3) Polo Reyes wins by TKO +451 There was a lot of back-and-forth action early in this one. Cezar Arzamendia landed several hard leg kicks and three takedowns, but he kept losing position by going for a guillotine choke. Reyes broke free from Arzamendia’s final guillotine attempt and landed a massive left hook that put Arzamendia out immediately. The knockout came with about a minute left in the first round.   4a) Alejandro Perez wins by TKO +450 This fight was pretty even for the majority of the first five minutes, but Perez landed a big leg kick at the end of the round that wobbled and injured Scott Jorgensen. The 33-year old veteran was wobbling all over the place in round two, as he could not regain his footing at any point. Perez walked him down cautiously and landed some solid leg kicks and punches. Finally, Jorgensen’s leg gave out for good, as he dropped to the mat in agony and the referee stopped the fight. This was not the way you would expect to win a “TKO” prop, but it still counts as a win.   4b)  Andre Fili wins by TKO +450 Fili and Benitez went to work immediately, but it was Fili who was the aggressor. The Team Alpha Male product moved forward and threw some nice kicks and jabs. Benitez landed some decent counters, but it was Fili who stunned the Mexican with a big head kick and finished him with follow-up punches. It was a much needed win for Fili, who was finished in his last fight this past March.

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