Just off the back of International Fight Week and one of the most memorable recent events, the global premier fight promotion is back with UFC Vegas 77, hot on the heels of UFC 290. The main event is a bantamweight bout featuring former champion Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva. Despite lacking star-studded bouts, this event promises some excitement, particularly for bettors looking to spice things up.
As usual, the betting odds are provided courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook.
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Terrance McKinney, +120
McKinney’s approach to fighting can be described as “go big or go home,” leading to some apprehension. However, he has a reasonable chance of succeeding against Nazim Sadykhov, a talented and nimble striker whose relaxed style leaves him vulnerable to McKinney’s aggressive attacks. Sadykhov is tough, but McKinney’s ferocity from the start may surprise “Black Wolf.”
Tyson Nam, +350
Nam offers some value for bettors looking for an underdog. Despite a less than stellar career, Nam brings experience to the table. His opponent, Azat Maksum, boasts an impressive 16-0 record, but most of his wins lack quality. While Maksum is a well-rounded fighter, the real test comes when up against formidable opposition under the spotlight. Nam, a capable dark horse, could be the one to expose Maksum’s flaws.
Tucker Lutz, +130
A less logical but more entertaining wager involves Tucker Lutz. If we’re playing the nickname game, Lutz’s “Top Gun” certainly ranks above Melsik Baghdasaryan’s “The Gun,” doesn’t it?
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Holly Holm by Decision, +100
Drawing parallels from Bueno Silva’s fight with Manon Fiorot, Holm’s chances of winning are solid. Holm’s versatility and physical prowess will play key roles in this fight. Considering Bueno Silva has never been defeated via stoppage and Holm hasn’t finished an opponent in six years, a decision win for Holm seems a plausible outcome.
Jack Della Maddalena by KO/TKO/DQ in Round 2, +450
This is a speculative bet. JDM has consistently proven himself as a fierce competitor with eight first-round finishes in his 14 career victories. However, Bassil Hafez’s resilience may push the fight beyond the first round, despite the disruptive changes in JDM’s recent schedule.
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Parlay of the Week
Holly Holm/Mayra Bueno Silva Over 1.5 Rounds, -750
Given Holm’s record of not finishing fights early and Bueno Silva’s endurance in most of her UFC fights, it’s likely this fight will go beyond 1.5 rounds.
Jack Della Maddalena/Bassil Hafez Under 2.5 Rounds, -550
Despite Hafez’s durability, JDM’s reputation as a quick finisher might shorten the fight duration.
Norma Dumont/Chelsea Chandler Over 1.5 Rounds, -525
Given their records of frequently going to decision, expect this fight to last beyond 1.5 rounds.
Terrance McKinney vs. Nazim Sadykhov Under 2.5 Rounds, -500
Considering McKinney’s and Sadykhov’s distaste for going the distance, this fight is unlikely to extend beyond 2.5 rounds.
Group these four bets together for a parlay at -110 odds.
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Longshot of the Week
Jack Della Maddalena by Submission in Round 2, +2800
Returning to JDM, his past performances combined with Hafez’s toughness could result in a second-round submission. Given his last surprise submission win after a knockdown, these high odds might be worth considering.
Following a successful betting week, the upcoming lighter event schedule is another chance to secure more wins. Enjoy the fights, bet wisely, and always gamble responsibly!
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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about UFC Vegas 77 Betting Preview
Who are some fighters mentioned in the UFC Vegas 77 betting preview?
The article mentions several fighters such as Holly Holm, Mayra Bueno Silva, Terrance McKinney, Nazim Sadykhov, Tyson Nam, Azat Maksum, Tucker Lutz, Melsik Baghdasaryan, Jack Della Maddalena, and Bassil Hafez.
Who is considered an underdog in the betting guide for UFC Vegas 77?
Tyson Nam, facing Azat Maksum, is considered an underdog in this guide. Despite his extensive experience, Nam’s career hasn’t been highly acclaimed, which makes him a value bet at odds of +350.
What is the ‘longshot of the week’ bet for UFC Vegas 77?
The ‘longshot of the week’ bet suggests Jack Della Maddalena winning by submission in round 2. Despite being a high risk, this outcome is certainly plausible and offers high returns at odds of +2800.
What is the proposed parlay of the week for UFC Vegas 77?
The proposed parlay includes four fights: Holm/Bueno Silva over 1.5 rounds, Della Maddalena/Hafez under 2.5 rounds, Dumont/Chandler over 1.5 rounds, and McKinney/Sadykhov under 2.5 rounds, combined at odds of -110.
What is the main event for UFC Vegas 77?
The main event for UFC Vegas 77 is a bantamweight fight between former champion Holly Holm and Mayra Bueno Silva.