UFC Vegas 46: The Weekly Punching Parlay

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the UFC Apex in Las Vegas for the first fight card of 2022. The event is headlined by featherweight contenders Calvin Kattar and Giga Chikadze.

Let’s waste no time because the UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some parlay UFC picks for UFC Vegas 46. Join us as we deliver the most carefully selected UFC parlay betting predictions.  

Joanderson Brito vs. Bill Algeo 

UFC Featherweight Main Card Bout 

Saturday, January 15, 2022 – 7:00 EST at UFC Apex

Brito vs. Algeo Betting Pick Analysis  

Joanderson Brito (12-2-1) makes his UFC debut on Saturday, and the Brazilian-born fighter undoubtedly possesses the talents to excel in the featherweight division. 

Often delivering a grappling-style game plan, the opposition overlooks Brito's fight-ending power despite having four knockout victories on his record. An all-around skillset under the tutelage of Chute Box Academy's finest is offering up an exciting 26-year-old prospect, and I personally cannot wait to watch his career unravel under the UFC spotlight.     

Bill Algeo (14-6-0) isn't a "walk in the park" welcoming party for Brito; a robust chin and relentless pressure will be a true test for the Brazilian. Algeo owns a 1-2 record in the UFC, but a lengthy professional MMA tenure has built a knowledge of wealth inside the cage.   

UFC Parlay Prediction: Joanderson Brito to win (-132) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

UFC Vegas 46 Parlay Prediction 

Although UFC debutants present a level of risk to wager on, Brito's skillset has been tried and tested against multiple fighters with a vast amount of experience.  

The available UFC odds present great value on Brito, simply because he's untested in a UFC octagon. For this reason, I believe we can catch a future top-20-ranked fighter at a great price before the oddsmakers become confident in his abilities.   

Katlyn Chookagian vs. Jennifer Maia 

UFC Women's Flyweight Co-Main Event Bout 

Saturday, January 15, 2022 - 7:00 EST at UFC Apex

Chookagian vs. Maia Betting Pick Analysis  

The women's flyweight division rematch we haven't been waiting for. But I suppose the ladies at 125lbs need to earn a living whilst in the shadow of Valentina Shevchenko.  

Katlyn Chookagian (16-4-0) seeks another shot at gold when she attempts to defend her #3 ranking in a rematch that doesn't make complete sense, given the unanimous decision outcome that "Blonde Fighter" walked away with the first time around.  

Since losing to Chookagian in 2019, Jennifer Maia (19-7-1) has made her attempt at dethroning the legendary Shevchenko to no prevail. With that said, seeking redemption versus Chookagian is a much simpler task than rematching the champion.   

UFC Vegas 46 Parlay Prediction 

Unless Maia can implement a grappling strategy this weekend, it's difficult to envision an alternative outcome to what we witnessed during her first encounter with Chookagian. And, given her lackluster grappling attempts the first time, I can't put my trust in the Brazilians attempt at revenge.  

The available UFC odds at the top-rated sportsbooks opened with Chookagian as the betting favorite, but the over/under market withholds the most trustworthy approach to wagering on this contest. Both women possess the durability to exceed the 2 and a ½ round limit. And although the value is juiced, it makes the perfect addition for our weekend parlay.  

The UFC Vegas 46 Punching Parlay 

  • Joanderson Brito to win [-132]  
  • Chookagian vs. Maia Over 2 ½ rounds [-350]   

Parlay Odds: (+127) [2.27] with BetOnline 1u stake returns 1.27u profit

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