UFC Vegas 93 Punching Parlay: The Only Moneyline and Total MMA Bettors Need This Weekend

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UFC Vegas 93 Punching Parlay

  • Miles Johns ML (-140)
  • Aliskerov vs. Trocoli Under 1½ (-190)

UFC Pick: Two-Team Parlay (+162) at BetAnySports (visit our BetAnySports Review)

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Vegas for a talent-stacked night of octagon wars with Tatsuro Taira topping the bill and I’m here to cater to your UFC parlay betting needs.

Below, you’ll find two of my favorite picks from the UFC Vegas 93 fight card, and I’ve concluded that these betting lines are worth coupling together for this weekend’s event – continue reading to find the best MMA parlay value on Saturday night.

And if you’re looking for more betting advice, take a look at our YouTube channel. Our expert has another parlay for you featuring Tagir Ulanbekov vs. Joshua Van and Brady Hiestand vs. Garrett Armfield.

UFC Vegas 93 Information

  • Date & Time: Saturday, June 15, 2024 – 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: UFC Apex, Las Vegas
  • Scheduled Fights: 13
  • Main Event: Tatsuro Taira vs. Alex Perez (UFC Flyweight Bout)

Miles Johns vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade

UFC Vegas 93 Bantamweight Bout

Johns: The Story So Far

Aged 30, is Kansas state native Miles Johns finally finding his groove on the bantamweight roster? We’ve watched spouts of inconsistency since punching his ticket into the UFC via Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019. Still, over the past two years and three fights back, he’s avoided defeat and dominated two opponents to collect unanimous decisions.

  • Johns Pro MMA Record: 10-0-0
  • Johns Knockout Wins: 5
  • Johns Submission Wins: 5

De Andrade: The Story So Far

Brazil’s Douglas Silva de Andrade has one too many names, but despite signing with the UFC in 2014, he has only competed in 12 contests. Activity has certainly been the issue, but his experience will be unmatchable this weekend as he’s fought top-ranked guys and former champions like Said Nurmagomedov, Lerone Murphy, Renan Barao, Petr Yan, and Rob Font—albeit failing to win a single one of those past fights.

  • De Andrade Pro MMA Record: 29-5-0
  • De Andrade Knockout Wins: 20
  • De Andrade Submission Wins: 2

Johns vs. Silva de Andrade Breakdown

At 38 years old with only three fights in the last two and a half years, what more does Andrade have to offer the 135-pound weight class? They say power is the last attribute to fade in fighters, and this has undoubtedly been the primary asset within his skill set that’s assisted him in victory. Unfortunately, with a slew of young blood competitors rising through the rankings, could we witness another passing of the guard, which we’ve seen from him whenever the competition level hasn’t been of a similar age or time spent in the octagon?

Johns’s wrestling pedigree has been his most common route to success, but red flags begin waving in the cardio and striking department. He also lacks output and can sometimes sail through fights without giving the judges a good enough reason to back him. However, more recently, it would seem he’s fixed the pacing issue, as he could finally be putting the missing pieces of continuous success together.

Miles Johns Moneyline Reasoning

Johns is notable in his ability to put pressure on and move forward; he knows how to outwork the opposition. While he’s no future title challenger, almost every variable outside of punching power will favor him this weekend.

Fading the aging fighter isn’t always successful, but when the younger combatant has credible skills, it’s hard not to. I envision this contest being a battle of volume, and we’re presented with two low-output fighters. Therefore, putting faith in the significantly younger Miles Johns, who has the wrestling upside, feels like a sharp move.

Parlay Leg 1: Johns ML (-140) at BetAnySports

Ikram Aliskerov vs. Antonio Trocoli

UFC Vegas 93 Middleweight Bout

Editor’s Note: This bout is canceled, Ikram Aliskerov replaced Khamzat Chimaev in the UFC Saudi Arabia main event.

Aliskerov: The Story So Far

As one of the latest Dagestani prospects to represent Mother Russia in the UFC cage, the pressure to impress has been on Ikram Aliskerov. Thus far, he’s lived up to the hype. Neither of his first two UFC opponents could survive beyond the first round. He enters Vegas 93 with a 15-1 record – 11 by KO or submission—and his only career loss came on the regional scene many moons ago versus the formidable Khamzat Chimaev.

  • Aliskerov Pro MMA Record: 15-1-0
  • Aliskerov Knockout Wins: 6
  • Aliskerov Submission Wins: 5

Trocoli: The Story So Far

Antonio Trocolli… Who? You might ask. Well, those were my exact thoughts when I saw this name in a co-main event position, and unless your memory is sharp enough to remember the no-contest bout he fought on DWCS in 2019, I guess you’re as puzzled as I was.

Simply put, Trocoli is a short-notice replacement and is seemingly nothing more than another fighter who will make the name of Aliskerov look even more fearful. Hailing from Brazil, the only reason he’s taking such a dangerous fight, I assume, is for a payday or because he wants a foot in the door because he cannot legitimately believe this fight is winnable.

  • Trocoli Pro MMA Record: 12-3-0
  • Trocoli Knockout Wins: 3
  • Trocoli Submission Wins: 5

Aliskerov vs. Trocoli Breakdown

Trocoli is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu fiend who hasn’t really displayed much offensive striking ability during his career, and these two factors are a concern. He’s going up against an absolute savage in Aliskerov, who owns knockout power but also a sambo wrestling background that will see him dictate whether or not this fight goes to the ground.

We have Aliskerov holding the highest moneyline price at the UFC odds boards, and for good reason. This isn’t an advisable betting approach, so now we have to consider whether the Russian’s submission or KO/TKO game will be the deciding factor. Or, hit the total.

Under 1½ Rounds Reasoning

The KO/TKO and submission props also hold more juice than your average, so the under 1½ rounds at -190 feel credible. Aliskerov arguably faced stiffer competition in his first two UFC bouts, and those fights ended in the first round.

Don’t worry that Trocoli has never suffered defeat inside the distance because he’s also never faced a man with the well-rounded, ultra-dangerous finishing abilities of Aliskerov on short notice.

Parlay Leg 2: Under 1½ (-190) at BetAnySports

The Parlay

  • Miles Johns ML (-140)
  • Aliskerov vs. Trocoli Under 1½ (-190)

UFC Pick: Two-Team Parlay (+162) at BetAnySports (visit our BetAnySports Review)

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