Vitor-Miranda-TUF-Brasil-3-590x393UFC 196 Date: March 5, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised prelims to follow on Fox Sports 1 at 8pm ET. Main card action will be underway at 10pm ET on Pay Per View.If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines are currently made available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here is my parlay: Welterweight bout: Erick Silva (-230) vs Nordine Taleb (+190) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think Silva has a big advantage in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu heading into this 170-pound contest and sooner or later, I expect this fight to hit the mat, where I believe Silva will put his black belt credentials to use by securing yet another submission victory inside the Octagon, and likely another one in the very first round of action. The fight can be close on the feet, but I give the Brazilian fighter the edge there, as well. Training at Kings MMA in Huntington Beach, CA for this bout under the the tutelage of Master Rafael Cordeiro, Silva is eager and ready to make a return to the win column in impressive fashion when he squares off against TriStar MMA’s Taleb. Contrary to popular opinion, if this fight hits the judges’ scorecards for a decision, I favor Silva to do enough over the course of the three rounds of action to pick up the nod there, as well. At his current offering price of -230, I see value in Silva and like him for a leg in this two way parlay for UFC 196. Gabe’s Call: Silva by Submission (guillotine choke, 3:01 round 1) Middleweight bout: Marcelo Guimaraes (+260) vs Vitor Miranda (-320) Gabe’s Thoughts: I don’t believe Guimaraes is a UFC-caliber mixed martial artist, and while I am not really big on Miranda, I think he has enough to get past Guimaraes. I think Miranda can win this fight on the judges’ scorecards, as well as by T/KO finish. The only way I see him losing this fight is if he shows up out of shape and unprepared, and I don’t expect that to happen. He does not have too many fights left in him, so the ones he does have, I expect him to take very seriously. As long as he avoids getting caught in a submission or a wild punch, I think this is his fight to lose, and even at his juicy asking price of -320, I see enough value to include him in this two teamer for Saturday night. Gabe’s Call: Miranda by T/KO (strikes, 4:13 round 2) Gabe’s Recommended Parlay: Silva (-230) and Miranda (-320) at -114 for 3.4u to win 7.8u


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