UFC Vegas 49 Prop Betting Picks: The Perfect Proposition

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Las Vegas for a highly stacked Fight Night event. The UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some perfect prop UFC picks for UFC Vegas 49.

Ramona Pascual vs. Josiane Nunes

UFC Women’s Featherweight Preliminary Bout

Saturday, February 26, 2022 – 6:15 PM EST at UFC Apex

33-year-old Ramona Pascual (6-2-0) will make her UFC debut on Saturday following a 4-fight consecutive win streak on the regional MMA scene, a winning streak that saw the Hong Kong native finish three of her opponents inside the distance.

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Josiane Nunes (8-1-0) returns to the octagon after an awe-inspiring promotional debut, where her knockout record continued. Nunes, 28, is riding a 5-fight win streak in where she's finished all of her opponents via knockout or TKO.

Pascual vs. Nunes Fight Breakdown

Fighting amongst the female bantamweights of the MMA world can't be easy for Nunes, who stands in at 5 foot 2 inches tall, or so you would think. Despite the size discrepancy, she's often faced with, the brute force behind her striking offense is phenomenal; as many expected Bea Malecki to overpower the Brazilian upon her arrival to the UFC, they were left flabbergasted when the short and powerful Nunes resumed her consecutive knockout streak.

Pascual is no joke, having trained out of the reputable Syndicate MMA gym. She's also confident in her finishing ability, having stopped the opposition inside the distance in 5 of her 6 professional victories.

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With that said, Pascual hasn't faced an elite level of opposition. In fact, the combined winning record of her last four opponents is a mere 6-0. This is a cause for concern when faced with the unruly strength of Nunes, as I anticipate the Brazilian native can deliver the UFC newcomer a disappointing arrival to the big stage.

UFC Vegas 49 Odds Analysis

The available UFC odds with Bookmakers Review favor Nunes by a heavy margin, and we shouldn't be surprised when considering the lack of elite-level MMA experience Pascual has.

Relying on the Nunes moneyline price tag of -205 isn't necessary when her knockout rate has been so impressive - take Nunes to win inside the distance.

UFC Pick: Nunes (-110) [1.10u returns 1u profit] with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Ramiz Brahimaj vs. Micheal Gillmore

UFC Welterweight Preliminary Card Bout

Saturday, February 26, 2022 -4:35 PM EST at UFC Apex

Ramiz Brahimaj (9-4-0) is wasting no time in his attempts to avenge his previous loss, returning to the cage just over 1 month after losing to Court McGee by unanimous decision.

The Fortis MMA team member hasn't owned the brightest beginning to his UFC tenure (1-2), but he holds nine years of experience and a dangerous jiu-jitsu skillset that should favor him this weekend.

Micheal Gillmore (6-4-0) is fortunate to receive a UFC contract; with a less than desirable professional record and consecutive stoppage losses, he could well be fighting for his job on Saturday.

Brahimaj vs. Gillmore Fight Breakdown

As both fighters have presented such a high finishing rate in both the winning and losing columns of their respective careers, I was surprised when the oddsmakers released a reasonable price on the expectations of the fight ending inside the distance.

I expect Brahimaj will out-grapple his opponent and eventually find his back, lock up a rear-naked choke and finish the fight within the first two rounds.

UFC Vegas 49 Odds Analysis

The available betting odds with Bookmakers Review provide a respectable set of odds on the under 2.5 rounds. The track record of these fighters reaching the judge's scorecard doesn't align with the available price, and I believe we've stumbled on some significant value here.

UFC Pick: Under 2.5 rounds (-145) [1.45u returns 1u profit] with Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)

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UFC Vegas 49 Main Card

Islam Makhachev vs. Bobby Green [UFC Catchweight Main Event Bout]
Misha Cirkunov vs. Wellington Turman [UFC Middleweight Co-Main Event Bout]
Priscila Cachoeira vs. Ji Yeon Kim [UFC Flyweight Bout]
Arman Tsarukyan vs. Joel Alvarez [UFC Lightweight Bout]
Gregory Rodrigues vs. Armen Petrosyan [UFC Middleweight Bout]