UFC 273 Prop Betting Picks: The Perfect Proposition

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Jacksonville, Florida, for a highly stacked UFC pay-per-view event.

The UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some perfect prop betting picks for UFC 273 – headlined by a featherweight championship bout between Alexander Volkanovski and The Korean Zombie.

Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres

Women’s Strawweight Bout

Saturday, April 09, 2022- 07:00 PM EDT at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

32-year-old Tecia "Tiny Tornado" Torres (13-5-0) has made an emphatic career resurgence following a 4-fight losing streak in 2018/19.

Since losing those four fights – which were all against champions/former champions, we should add – Tecia has swept through the opposition to prove her worth within the women’s strawweight division.

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Mackenzie Dern (11-2-1) has garnered a 6-2 record since joining the UFC in 2018, and in the meantime, she’s casually had a baby.

If you aren’t convinced she’s one of the toughest in this division, then I don’t know what to say.

Known for her jiu-jitsu background, Dern has been highly touted because of her countless world championship BJJ successes.

The critics weren’t wrong, as she’s already locked up 7 submission wins during her professional MMA career.

Fight Breakdown

It worries me that Dern has fallen in love with her hands, and whilst she has found some success in this department of late, she needs to make the most of her bread and butter.

When leaving her elite level of grappling on the table, she becomes a semi-experienced striker, which isn’t going to fare well versus her Muay Thai experience of Tecia.

Tecia isn’t known for her jiu-jitsu per se, but she sure does know how to wrestle and make use of her taekwondo experience that dates back to her early childhood years.

This leads me to believe she can keep this fight standing whilst throwing double the number of significant strikes to her opponent this Saturday.

UFC 273 Prediction and UFC Odds Analysis

The available UFC odds with Bookmaker Review present an even line, and I believe the value is with the experience and striking prowess of Tecia Torres.

Don’t get me wrong, if this fight hits the ground, any fighter in this division would be in trouble when faced with Dern’s elite jiu-jitsu background.

However, I expect Tecia’s grappling knowledge to give her the advantage in keeping this contest standing.

UFC Pick: Torres on points (+135) [1u returns 1.35u profit] with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Aleksei Oleinik vs. Jared Vanderaa

UFC Heavyweight Preliminary Bout

Saturday, April 09, 2022- 07:00 PM EDT at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena

Jared Vanderaa (12-7-0) hasn’t enjoyed a fruitful experience since joining the UFC roster in 2021. With only 1 win from his previous 4 bouts, the American native needs to find success before he inevitably loses his position within the company.

Aleksei Oleinik (59-16-1) is a walking, talking, historical MMA artifact. With over 70 professional fights on his record, it’s a shock to the system every time we witness the 44-year-old Russian make another walk to the octagon.

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With that said, a 2-6 negative record could signify that it’s time to hang up the gloves.

Fight Breakdown

Vanderaa has failed to impress during his UFC tenure, and he’s taking a fight on short notice with one of the most experienced fighters on the roster.

The American should easily own a speed advantage, but he’ll need solid hips and reflexes to avoid hitting the ground with the Russian submission expert.

I don’t want to attempt and make bold predictions on the fight; it’s a coin-toss, honestly. However, I feel it will not reach the later rounds, and the under/over proposition market is where the value is.

Oleinik could get flattened by the speed and power disadvantage of Vanderaa in 5 minutes, and vice-versa, Vanderaa could find himself in an unpreventable chokehold inside the first round.

UFC 273 Prediction and UFC Odds Analysis

The available BMR's odds with Bookmaker Review have split the prices down the middle, but the moneyline isn’t where are sights our set.

For my UFC picks, I’ll give the contest 7 and a ½ minutes before one of these brutes puts the other to sleep.

UFC Pick: Under 1 ½ rounds (-125) [1.25u returns 1u profit] with BetOnline

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UFC 273 Main Card

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Chan Sung Jung [UFC Featherweight Championship Bout]

Aljamain Sterling vs. Petr Yan [UFC Bantamweight Championship Bout]

Gilbert Burns vs. Khamzat Chimaev [UFC Welterweight Bout]

Mackenzie Dern vs. Tecia Torres [UFC Strawweight Bout]

Vinc Pichel vs. Mark Madsen [UFC Lightweight Bout]