UFC Vegas 63 Perfect Prop Bets: Heavier Weight Classes Will Provide Knockouts Galore

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The UFC returns to the Apex in Vegas for a highly-stacked fight night event on Saturday evening.

Flyweight and bantamweight weight classes are the minority this weekend as the heavier weight classes are in abundance.

This is the perfect recipe for a plethora of knockout and stoppage victories, so let’s delve into some valuable proposition predictions.

The UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some perfect prop betting picks. The event is headlined by a featherweight clash between Calvin Kattar and Arnold Allen.

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Dustin Jacoby vs. Khalil Rountree

UFC Vegas 63 Light Heavyweight Bout

Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 07:00 PM EDT at UFC Apex

Dustin Jacoby (18-5-1) is flying under the radar as a UFC light heavyweight who hasn’t yet received the respect he deserves. Since joining the promotion in 2020, Jacoby has won six of his seven appearances with one draw.

Remaining undefeated in such a fearsome weight class hasn’t garnered the attention it deserves. Still, as the Colorado-born competitor seeks his seventh UFC victory on Saturday, a top-15 ranking position awaits.

Khalil Rountree (14-6-0) has been difficult to read during his UFC tenure, alternating wins and losses have been the story thus far, but his most recent two-fight win streak has provided two brutal TKO stoppages.

Rountree is currently ranked at #24, but another dominant performance would see his ranking propel as he’ll be facing the No.16 in the division.

Rountree vs. Jacoby: Fight Breakdown

The expected game plan for Rountree shouldn’t deter from where he’s found recent success, aggression, and power!

However, Jacoby has been known to slow down the pace and transform his contests into a more technical and engaging war.

The most notable aspect of this fight is Rountree’s kill-or-be-killed mentality, he’s won 80% of his UFC victories inside the distance, and when losing, three out of four were lost via submission or KO/TKO.

Rountree vs. Jacoby: Analysis and Prediction

The UFC odds at top-rated sportsbooks show value on the under 2.5 rounds at -160.

I was surprised to see this price when considering Rountree’s history, and we shouldn’t neglect the fact that Jacoby has recent KO/TKO stoppages over Darren Stewart and Da Un Jung.

UFC Pick: Under 2.5 Rounds (-160) [1.60u returns 1u profit] at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)

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Waldo Cortes-Acosta vs. Jared Vanderaa

UFC Vegas 63 Heavyweight Bout

Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 07:00 PM EDT at UFC Apex

Waldo Cortes-Acosta (7-0-0) makes his highly anticipated UFC debut after dominating the opposition on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in August.

The undefeated heavyweight will arrive at the UFC Apex with three consecutive knockout victories, as he presents an impressive background in boxing which becomes evident when evaluating his fight style.

Jared Vanderaa (12-9-0) owns a professional MMA record that speaks for itself, and surprisingly, the UFC hasn’t already parted ways with the 30-year-old.

However, at 6 foot 4, 263lbs, you can never underestimate the stopping power of a heavyweight competitor.

Cortes-Acosta vs. Vanderaa: Fight Breakdown

Why is the UFC placing Jared Vanderaa and his 4-fight losing streak on this weekend's main card? Well, they’re expecting him to lose, which is the likely outcome.

Vanderaa has shown a low fight IQ and a level of recklessness inside the octagon, and this is why he’s lost five of his six UFC bouts, with five of those contests seeing him lose via submission or KO/TKO.

Cortes-Acosta is making his UFC debut and hasn’t proven himself against the company’s upper echelon; however, Vanderaa doesn’t fall into this category.

Cortes-Acosta vs. Vanderaa: Analysis and Prediction

The UFC odds with Bookmaker Review have placed the newcomer as a -190 favorite, but we should expect this fight to end inside the distance even if Vanderaa can cause the upset.

It’ll be an early knockout for Cortes-Acosta, or Vanderaa will implement a grappling game plan that could drain his opponent until a submission or ground-and-pound opportunity becomes available.

UFC Pick: Under 2 ½ Rounds (-181) [1.81u returns 1u profit] at BetOnline

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