The best betting props for UFC 249
Saturday's UFC 249 is stacked with prop bets in every contest. Let's highlights the most attractive picks for what should be an incredible night of action.
While much has been made about Cerrone’s awful performance against Conor McGregor, Anthony Pettis has been on the skids for a long time.
Cerrone is going to want to erase the McGregor loss in a big way, and Pettis is nowhere near as durable as he used to be. This fight will get physical quick, and betting Cerrone to win by knockout, against a faded Pettis, is a good wager at +500.
Mitchell is a lock to defeat Charles Rosa, and it will be a dull, tepid affair that will go the distance. A moneyline bet on Mitchell is -170, but picking Mitchell to go the distance and pick up the win on points is +150.
Neither man has the power to stop the other, Rosa hasn’t won consecutive fights in more than six years, and Rosa has lost to fighters less skilled than Mitchell.
There is no way Yorgan De Castro will survive long enough for Hardy to punch himself out, but De Castro should have enough in the tank to survive a barbaric first round.
Though Hardy is green, he is far more developed than De Castro, and those wrinkles will show before De Castro succumbs to Hardy's athleticism and power.
The most intriguing match on the card is Cruz's return from a three-year layoff to challenge bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo.
Cruz has had enough time to recover from multiple injuries and was still an elite fighter when he stepped away, and Cejudo is coming off of an injury-related layoff too.
Cejudo might get outhustled by the veteran, so taking Cruz by points at +275 is the best way to bet on him for this fight.
Parlay: Francis Ngannou vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik Under 0.5 rounds, Tony Ferguson to win by KO/TKO/disqualification (+1411)
This is my pick of the night.
The two heavyweights are not going to engage in a tactical affair, and Ngannou’s explosive speed and power will overwhelm Rozenstruik.
Ferguson is going to tee off on Gaethje all night, especially if Gaethje charges and makes it easy.
Bettors looking to win big should definitely consider this parlay at +1411.