We are back for another exciting weekend of combat sports for UFC Vegas 34 in Las Vegas. This card is extremely fun for a non-PPV fight night. We have a few prospects facing each other and get to cap the night off with a strong main event in Kelvin Gastelum versus Jared Cannonier. There are a couple spots that I feel good about in the props market but be sure to check out the rest of the FTN crew’s bets FTN Bets Tracker in case we add anything prior to fight night.
As always, I will give the bets that I have placed below based on where I see the most value in the betting odds and how I see each fight matchup playing out. Feel free to hit me up on Twitter or in the MMA betting Discord with any questions that you have leading up until fight night Saturday. Here is a look at my favorite betting props for this weekend’s UFC Vegas 34 betting card.
Brahimaj is a purple belt in BJJ and all eight of his professional victories have come by submission. Despite having an odd UFC debut where he did not shoot a single takedown, I still think there is some value in this submission prop. Sasha Palatnikov struggles in his defensive grappling and was submitted in his last fight by a non-grappler with a choke that should have been easily defended. If Brahimaj chooses to grapple in this fight then this line looks like a good value in hindsight.
Nunes is making her UFC debut and facing off against Bea Malecki. Malecki is a liability defensively as she blocks punches with her face and has no idea how to manage distance. Nunes hits hard for this division and six of her seven career wins have come by knockout including her last five fights. Malecki is going to be much bigger, but I expect Nunes to close distance and land some big shots which could be enough to get the stoppage victory.
I already bet Roberts moneyline early last week at -120, but I added to my Roberts exposure with his submission prop as well. He is going to have a massive grappling edge over Bahamondes and this number is off market quite a bit. This is potential the biggest value on the entire card if you missed on Roberts moneyline before the line movement.
Jon Kelly is a savvy daily fantasy sports player with years of experience across all major sports. He has over a dozen GPP wins across multiple sports and is ranked in the top 100 in MMA on RG rankings. He is an MMA contributor to FadeTheNoise and owner of FightNumbers.com where he provides free resources for MMA DFS players and sports bettors.