UFC Vegas 68 Punching Parlay: Putting Japanese MMA on the Map

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  • Tatsuro Taira Wins Inside Distance [-260] 
  • Nakamura/Kazama – Fight Goes the Distance/No [-260] 

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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns with another highly anticipated fight card on Saturday, February 4th.

Join us as we provide the most carefully selected UFC parlay betting predictions.  

Tatsuro Taira, Rinya Nakamura, and Toshiomi Kazama are three exceptional up-and-coming Japanese MMA talents on the rise.

A perfect trio of Asian fighters to assist our Punching Parlay this Saturday evening.   

Let’s waste no time because the UFC fight odds are now available for us to delve into some parlay UFC betting picks for UFC Vegas 68.  

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Jesus Aguilar vs. Tatsuro Taira 

UFC Vegas 68 Flyweight Bout  

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at UFC APEX

Aguilar vs. Taira: Betting Pick Analysis  

Jesus Aguilar (8-1-0) returns to the octagon fresh off an impressive round three guillotine-choke success on Dana White's Contender Series.  

The Mexican-born debutant is a submission specialist who’s won 6 of his 8 career wins by utilizing his BJJ skillset and forcing the opposition to tap.

However, his striking offense has much to be desired, and he could struggle versus well-rounded opponents.  

23-year-old Tatsuro Taira (12-0-0) will make his third UFC appearance following an incredible 2022 - where the Japanese native won back-to-back fights to extend his undefeated MMA record to 12 consecutive wins.     

UFC Vegas 68: Parlay Prediction & Odds 

Aguilar has been incredibly reliant on his ability to get his opponents to the ground.

Unfortunately, his offensive wrestling and standing grappling skills aren’t enough to hang with the upper echelon of UFC competitors.  

Taira is a well-rounded fighter who can finish his fights standing or on the ground. He shouldn’t find it challenging to put the hurt on Aguilar, as we’re about to witness a battle displaying a significant discrepancy in skill level.  

The available UFC odds with Bookmakers Review have a (-1200) Moneyline on Taira, an extremely high price tag that we rarely witness.  

There’s a reason why Taira is heavily favored. Aguilar’s fight IQ hasn’t been the greatest, and he pushes a high pace.

His grappling attempts and energy-draining hooks will cost him this weekend, as the cardio and patience of Taira will maul him until he eventually finds a TKO or submission stoppage.   

UFC Pick: Taira Wins Inside Distance ( -260)

Rinya Nakamura vs. Toshiomi Kazama 

UFC Vegas 68 Bantamweight Bout  

Saturday, February 4, 2023 – 10:00 PM EST at UFC APEX

Nakamura vs. Kazama: Betting Pick Analysis  

Rinya Nakamura (6-0-0) is an incredible talent and another undefeated Japanese prospect that will join Taira as an Asian fighter to watch this weekend.  

Having wrestled since the age of 5, Rinya enjoyed a long career in freestyle wrestling – claiming multiple World Championships – before transitioning to full-time MMA competition.

He owns the best base for MMA but notably has developed a vicious striking offense that’s seen him stop 4 of his 6 career opponents in round one and 5 of 6 inside 5 minutes, 20 seconds overall.  

We have Japanese prospects galore this weekend, as Toshiomi Kazama (10-2-0) will join his fellow countryman in hopes of putting their country on the map.   

Kazama is primarily a grappler, and he’s utilized a lot of Judo throws and jiu-jitsu to obtain success in the past. However, expecting to out-grappler Nakamura is a big ask.  

UFC Vegas 68: Parlay Prediction & Odds 

With an exceptional level of offensive wrestling and a viciousness inside the octagon that cannot be ignored, Rinya Nakamura to win this fight via TKO/KO or submission owns great potential.  

However, if he utilized his wrestling background, I wouldn’t put it past Kazama's ability to lock up a sneaky submission.  

I cannot visualize this contest reaching the judges’ scorecards. Rinya is the division's future and one of the most talented up-and-coming bantamweights on the roster.

Kazama could present a stumbling block via submission, but the most likely outcome is a brutal TKO/KO win from the favorite.    

The available UFC odds with top-rated sportsbooks at BMR aren’t giving us much value on Rinya’s Moneyline.

However, priced at (-260), betting on this fight to end before the 15-minute time limit feels like an excellent betting position.  

UFC Pick: Fight Goes the Distance/No (-260)  

UFC Vegas 68 Main Card & Odds 

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