The 5 best betting props for UFC 255

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November 20th, 2020

A sibling dynasty, old rivals, and new blood take to the cage on Saturday, Nov. 21 for UFC 255. Here are the five best betting props to help you bring home the green.

Cynthia Calvillo to win by KO/TKO/DQ/Submission (+300)

Katlyn Chookagian just came off of an ugly loss to Jessica Andrade a little over a month ago. She was rag dolled by Andrade and taken to the mat almost at will, and Calvillo can definitely replicate that success. The quick turnaround time for Chookagian may compromise her tank, so Calvillo winning inside the distance is a good pick here.

2. Ariane Lipski to win in Round 2 (+1000)

The elder Shevchenko sister is in over her head here against Lipski. While picking Lipski at +130 is practically a lock, Shevchenko should have enough fight in her to survive the first round. Lipski should be able to close out the show in the second, perhaps earning bettors their biggest score of the night.

3. Paul Craig to win by points (+215)

It baffles me that Craig got saddled with a draw against Shogun in their first fight. He clearly won, and Rua hasn’t shown anything to suggest that a rematch will be any different. Craig should be able to impose his will on Rua, earning a rightful decision this time around.

Valentina Shevchenko to win by KO/TKO/Disqualification (-120)

Shevchenko is such an overwhelming favorite here at -1900 that the only interesting line that can make bettors some money is her taking care of business early. Because Shevchenko is one of the best finishers in the game, she possesses the touch of death going into this and is sure to capitalize on any openings Jennifer Maia gives her. This pick is practically a lead pipe lock.

Figueiredo vs. Perez Over 1.5 rounds (-181)

The second main event may not be as lopsided, but Figueiredo winning by any method won’t bring much of a haul. Because Perez will do what he can early, then start backpedaling once he starts getting touched up, this fight should go beyond two rounds. Perez should be cagey enough to survive at least until the halfway point, making this the best line for the main event.