UFC 210: Cormier vs Johnson II is just a week away and we’re pumped! Coming off a 3 week break always makes a card feel extra special. Even more so when it’s a pay-per view featuring a great title defense in the main event! In terms of our bets, we’re coming off a profit of more than 10 units in a clean sweep at the UFC London card and we’ll be looking to add to that on Saturday night. You can tail all our bets for just $9.95 by signing up on our Cappertek profile.
Cormier/Johnson – Under 1.5 Rounds
In their first meeting, Rumble managed to rock Cormier early. As one of the most powerful men in the UFC, Johnson tends to do this to a lot of his opponents. What Johnson is not known for is good cardio. If he is going to win, it is almost certainly a TKO and it is almost certainly early. You could bet Johnson to win by TKO which pays 2.33 (+133), but I’d prefer the protection offered by the under 1.5 rounds which sits at a similar line of 2.30 (+130). Basically betting the under 1.5 rounds instead of the Johnson by TKO prop comes down to the fact that for basically the same line we get protection against a Cormier finish early and we only give up a late TKO by Johnson which we see as pretty unlikely anyway given his past cardio issues.
Thiago Alves inside the distance
Thiago Alves takes on Patrick Cote in a welterweight bout which will be second on the main card. With 14 of his 21 wins coming inside the distance, he tends to be a good guy to bet to get a finish. Cote is coming off a TKO loss to Donald Cerrone and at 37 years old, his chin isn’t going to be getting any better. We expect Cote will wilt under Alves’s early pressure. At 4.85 (+385) the inside the distance prop on Alves offers massive value!
Brooks/Oliveira goes to decision
Will Brooks and Charles Oliveira will open the pay per view portion of the card and we expect the fight to go to decision. Brooks utilizes his superior grappling and wrestling against most of his opponents to control the action of a fight. Against Oliveira it will be no different and the prop bet on a decision offers better value than betting Brooks straight. Currently betting on the fight to go to decision will get you 1.87 (-115).
That’s it for our best prop bets at UFC 210: Cormier vs Johnson II. Stay tuned as we will likely have a free betting tip later in the week and we’ll be posting all our bets on our Cappertek profile!