It was another decent day of MMA betting for The Fight Predictor. UFC Fight Night 46: McGregor vs Brandao saw us go 3-2 on our bets for a profit of 2.74 units. As always we’ll never complain about a profit and this brings us closer to being even on the month of July. We’ll still need a big performance at UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs Brown to be break even, but we’re much closer at this point. Remember to stay tuned to our Twitter and Facebook for all the latest!
Our final bet of the night was on the main event where we had Conor McGregor and Diego Brandao to fight for less than 1.5 rounds. Special mention to the crowd in this one as the Dublin natives were going absolutely wacko to see their star, Conor McGregor put on a show. The bet was 1.5 units at 2.30 (+130). As we anticipated, the first round saw fireworks and McGregor eventually got the TKO with a minute or so to spare. We profit 1.95 units.
Our fourth bet of the night was Brad “One Punch” Pickett to defeat Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall in the always exciting UFC flyweight division. The first two rounds saw Pickett chasing McCall, unable to land anything very significant. We had it 20-18 McCall after 2 so Pickett needed a finish in the third to win. The third round was pretty similar except the last minute or so which saw McCall on top reigning down ground and pound. The judges got it right scoring it in favour of Ian McCall and we lose our 2 unit bet.
Ilir Latifi was the first leg of our second parlay and was taking on late notice, bloated middleweight Chris Dempsey. Latifi looked dominant as expected, eventually knocking Dempsey out on his feet. The second leg of this parlay was Normin Parke to defeat Naoyuki Kotani. Parke basically dominated from start to finish. Kotani did manage to land a couple strikes,but they had very little powr and didn’t seem to affect Parke’s constant forward movement. In the second half of the second round, Kotani stopped defending intelligently and the referee stopped the fight. Parke’s win means our parlay is good and we profit 2.73 units.
Our second bet of the night was Trevor Smith to defeat Tor Troeng. By fight time the odds were pretty similar to where they were when we bet at 2.53 (+153). Round 1 was very close. Troeng appeared to have the advantage on the feet while Smith had the advantage on the ground. Round 2 and 3 were pretty similar with Smith taking top position and landing ground and pound and attempting submissions. We had it 29-28 for Smith in the decision. All 3 judges scored it the same way as us and we profit 3.06 units.
The first leg of our first parlay was Josh Sampo to defeat Patrick Holohan in the flyweight division. It didn’t take long for that parlay to be ruined as Patrick Holohan landed a solid upper cut which knocked Sampo down. After a brief stint on the ground, Holohan was able to lock up a rear naked choke and finish the fight. We lost our 3 unit bet.
That’s it for our betting recap, we’ll be back with our early betting tips for UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs Brown likely early next week!
Under 1.5 Rounds – McGregor/Brandao. 1.5 units at 2.30 (+130). (+1.95 units)
Latifi/Parke Parlay. 3 units at 1.91 (-109). (+2.73 units)
Smith over Troeng. 2 units at 2.53 (+153). (+3.06 units)
Pickett over McCall. 2 units at 2.48 (+148). (-2.00 units)
Pendred/Sampo Parlay. 3 units at 2.32 (+132). (-3.00 units)
Event Record: 3-2
Event Profit: +2.74 units