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UFC Vegas 78 Betting Overview: Can Rafael dos Anjos Prevent a Third Consecutive Defeat for Vicente Luque?

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As the UFC’s summer schedule marches into its tenth week, the excitement isn’t dying down, with UFC Vegas 78 happening this weekend. Center stage is a welterweight bout featuring Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque, while the rest of the card seems less thrilling as anticipation grows for UFC 292 next weekend. Even so, there are bouts worth betting on.

Courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook, here are the latest odds.

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Direct Wagers

Rafael dos Anjos, -115

The bet on dos Anjos doesn’t come without concern, especially after Luque’s brain hemorrhage in his defeat to Geoff Neal. Now cleared for action, the hope is that he will fully recover from that incident.


Concerns over Vicente Luque’s MMA career arose after a brain bleed during UFC loss to Geoff Neal

From a tactical perspective, this fight seems to favor “RDA.” Despite Luque’s powerful offense, RDA’s strong defense and tough, relentless style can potentially neutralize some of Luque’s game. RDA’s continual pressure and ground control may tire Luque and help secure rounds. Usually, I would prefer dos Anjos by Decision at +215, but given the circumstances, I’m going with a straight bet.

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Special Wagers

Hakeem Dawodu by Decision, +200

This is more of a value bet. In the co-main event, Dawodu takes on Cub Swanson, and Dawodu appears to have the upper hand. His youth and physicality may outpace Swanson. Though Swanson’s previous record shows resilience, the value on Dawodu by Decision at +200 is attractive.

Khalil Rountree by KO/TKO/DQ, -135

No hidden insights here. Rountree, known for his knockout ability, is facing a competitor with three successive knockout losses. Unless Chris Daukaus shows new vitality in his light heavyweight debut, this bet seems logical.

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Weekly Parlay

Vicente Luque/Rafael dos Anjos Over 1.5 Rounds, -400

Betting on overs in a bout between seasoned fighters can be uncertain, but this one seems plausible. Luque and dos Anjos have hit this mark multiple times in their UFC careers.

Cub Swanson/Hakeen Dawodu Over 1.5 Rounds, -245

Banking on Dawodu’s history of longer fights, this bet holds value. Swanson’s mixed record is likely why the odds are set as they are.

Terrance McKinney/Mike Breeden Under 2.5 Rounds, -700

With McKinney’s track record of avoiding the judges’ scorecards, this bet seems solid.

Combine these three for +101 odds.

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Outlier of the Week

Polyana Viana to Win by Submission in Round 1, +750

Viana may not be an elite fighter, but she’s a formidable finisher. Facing Iasmin Lucindo, who lacks in athleticism and grappling, Viana could achieve another first-round win, offering tempting odds.


Last week was a close call, with Jake Paul’s unexpected Decision outcome evening the score. My reads were far from perfect. This week, I hope to fare better but will proceed with caution as the card isn’t stellar and UFC 292 looms.

Until then, enjoy the bouts, best of luck, and always gamble responsibly!

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What is the main event of UFC Vegas 78?

The main event of UFC Vegas 78 is a welterweight matchup between Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque.

Who are some of the fighters featured in the UFC Vegas 78 betting preview?

The fighters featured include Rafael dos Anjos, Vicente Luque, Hakeem Dawodu, Cub Swanson, Khalil Rountree, and Polyana Viana.

What are some of the recommended bets for UFC Vegas 78?

Some recommended bets include Rafael dos Anjos at -115 for a straight bet, Hakeem Dawodu by Decision at +200 for a prop bet, and a parlay including the fights Vicente Luque/Rafael dos Anjos, Cub Swanson/Hakeen Dawodu, and Terrance McKinney/Mike Breeden.

Is there any concern regarding Vicente Luque’s health for his fight against Rafael dos Anjos?

Yes, there is concern as Luque suffered a brain hemorrhage in his loss to Geoff Neal. However, he has been cleared to return to action, and the hope is that he has fully recovered.

What’s the longshot bet of the week for UFC Vegas 78?

The longshot bet of the week is Polyana Viana to Win by Submission in Round 1, with odds at +750.

Is there information on how to gamble responsibly within the text?

Yes, the text concludes with a reminder to enjoy the fights, wish good luck, and to always gamble responsibly, also noting that readers must follow online gambling laws in their area.

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BettinBilly August 12, 2023 - 1:48 am

Some solid insights here, but the last week’s predictions weren’t that great. Hope to get better tips this time. you never know with MMA.

WarriorWayne August 12, 2023 - 10:40 am

i love the straight and prop bets. Always adds excitement to the fights. And the longshot, Polyana by submission? Count me in!

JennyMMA_Girl August 12, 2023 - 6:55 pm

Is Luque really fit to fight after that brain hemorrhage? sounds scary to me. Hope he’s alright.

FightNightFred August 12, 2023 - 9:33 pm

Khalil by KO seems like a no brainer. no pun intended. cant wait for this weekend! UFC never disappoints.

Mike_Fanatic83 August 12, 2023 - 9:44 pm

Really excited for the dos Anjos vs Luque fight. those odds look tempting, might place a bet on RDA


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