The UFC returns to the Apex in Las Vegas for a highly anticipated fight night event on Saturday, October 15, 2022.
This weekend’s UFC Vegas 62 main event is headlined by women’s flyweight contenders Alexa Grasso and Viviane Araujo; join us as we deliver the most carefully selected UFC parlay betting predictions.
Tatsuro Taira vs. C.J. Vergara
Flyweight Preliminary Card Bout
Saturday, October 15, 2022 – 04:00 PM EDT at UFC Apex
Taira vs. Vergara Analysis
Undefeated prospect Tatsuro Taira (11-0) is one of the rare Japanese fighters on the UFC roster, and you can guarantee the company wants him to win this fight more than those who’re placing wagers.
Outside of his well-rounded skillset and impressive attributes at the young age of 22, we should be conscious that the UFC will want to push the Japanese MMA market, and the matchmakers could favor the Asian fighter until he reaches a top-level ranking.
C.J. Vergara (10-3-0) is as tough as nails, but his two-fight tenure for the UFC doesn’t present a severe threat to his Saturday afternoon opponent.
With unique bodywork and power behind his punches, he’s no slouch, but the available odds are correctly priced as he’s a +205 underdog.
Taira vs. Vergara: Betting Picks and Odds
The speed, youthful hunger, and grappling offense of this contest should assist Taira in extending his unbeaten streak to 12-0.
Vergara’s path to victory would undoubtedly be a striking game plan, but even then, his Japanese opponent is often underrated in this department.
The available UFC odds with top-rated sportsbooks for a Taira win are currently -245. Given his Brazilian jiu-jitsu expertise, he’s stylistically superior to Vergara and could easily stop this fight via submission in the first five minutes.
UFC Parlay Prediction 1: Taira to Win (-245) at Heritage Sports (visit our Heritage Sports Review)
Askar Askarov vs. Brandon Royval
Flyweight Main Card Bout
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 07:00 PM EDT at UFC Apex
Askarov vs. Royval Analysis
Askar Askarov (14-1-1) has been impressive inside the octagon since his UFC debut in 2019. The Russian standout has kept pace with former champion Brandon Moreno and former title challengers Alexandre Pantoja and Joseph Benavidez.
With his only professional MMA defeat coming against the current No.1 contender in Kai Kara-France, he boasts a shameless tenure thus far. He is arguably on the horizon of reaching the prime of his career.
Brandon Royval (14-6-0) owns a 4-2 record since joining the UFC and rarely leaves the octagon without giving the fans sheer entertainment. His constant pressure and willingness to fight often deliver a fight-of-the-night-worthy performance.
Although he’s lost against top contenders Brandon Moreno and Alexandre Pantoja, he’s riding a two-fight win streak and is one win away from positioning himself in the title picture.
Askarov vs. Royval: Betting Picks and Odds
Royval has found a lot of career success from his scrambling and BJJ ability, but now he’s matched with a top-heavy grappler who’s never been stopped via submission in his life.
Askarov should own a striking and grappling advantage, in my opinion. Unless Royval can catch him with a sneaky submission, the Russian should dominate all three rounds, whether the fight is standing or grounded.
The available UFC odds with Bookmakers Review reflect each competitor's skill levels, with Askarov coming in as a -250 favorite. I agree with the pricing and believe there’s value in these odds.
UFC Parlay Prediction 2: Askarov to Win (-250) at Heritage Sports
The UFC Vegas 62 Punching Parlay
- Tatsuro Taira (-245)
- Askar Askarov to Win (-250)
UFC Pick: Two-Legged Parlay (-103) [1.03u stake returns 1u profit] at Heritage Sports
UFC Vegas 62 Main Card and Odds
- Alexa Grasso vs. Viviane Araujo [UFC women’s flyweight main event bout]
- Jonathan Martinez vs. Cub Swanson [UFC bantamweight co-main event bout]
- Dusko Todorovic vs. Jordan Wright [UFC middleweight bout]
- Misha Cirkunov vs. Alonzo Menifield [UFC light heavyweight bout]
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