UFC 277: Predictions, Odds, & Best Bets

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Last week was a fun one as we saw a 100% finish rate across the entire 10-fight card. The UFC travels to sunny San Diego for this week’s Fight Night which will feature a future Hall of Famer in Dominick Cruz and a hopeful contender in Marlon Vera. We have a good one on paper for this Saturday, let’s dive into my favorite spots.

Ariane Lipsky/Yazmin Jauregui Moneyline Parlay (+125, Draftkings)

Lipsky/Cachoeira got moved back a week and they’ll be fighting at a catchweight of 135 this week. From last week’s breakdown:

With a record of 14-7, it hasn’t come easy for Ariane Lipski. “The Queen of Violence” came into the UFC on a nine-fight win streak, but she left something behind in her debut. The jiu-jitsu to finish things on the ground and a violent stand-up, she didn’t show any of it in her first two UFC fights. She then went on a rotating door of two wins and two losses before getting back on track in her last fight.  A win here would keep the trend going.

She takes on Priscila Cachoeira who comes in winning three of her last four. After losing her first three UFC fights, she saved her spot on the roster with this current run but she’s not beating anyone she shouldn’t. Absorbing 7.91 strikes per minute, Cachoeira is essentially taking two for every one strike that she dishes. She packs some power but overall, there is a significant gap here that the UFC recognizes. A very hittable opponent is a perfect setup for Lipski as she’ll be able to let her hands go and not worry about things hitting the ground. 

For our second leg, we introduce newcomer Yazmin Jauregui. This fight is high on the main card for a reason, and I think it’s to show the skill that Yazmin possesses. With a record of 8-0 with six knockouts, she brings beautiful boxing into the cage. Very good footwork, understanding angles and keeps everything flowing. She has no problem letting her hands go and I am just very impressed by her. 

After starting her MMA career 6-4, Iasmin Lucindo has ripped off seven straight wins to earn this debut spot. A decent fighter in her own right but with a very weak resume as she’s only beaten two fighters with a winning record. There are levels to striking and what I’ve seen from Yazmin so early in her career puts her on an entirely different level than her opponent here. Nerves are always a factor for debutants, but they are both debuting and as the sharper and faster fighter, Yazmin should have no problems here. 


Manuel Ramos

Born and raised in Northern New Jersey, Manuel is a fan of all sports. Handicapping MMA for over four years, his experience understanding the mind and body through bodybuilding and anatomy research offers a unique perspective to combat sports betting.

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