UFC is back in Las Vegas on Saturday night with another epic showdown in the main event. Former friends and roommates turned bitter rivals will meet up once the cage door is locked behind them when welterweights Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal battle it out at UFC 272 from the T-Mobile Arena.
In the co-main event, an odd journey for Rafael dos Anjos comes to an end as the former lightweight champion faces off with late replacement Renato Moicano. Moicano steps in for Rafael Fiziev, whose bout with dos Anjos was delayed from its spot as a February Fight Night headliner to UFC 272, only for Fiziev to test positive for COVID-19 and be forced out of the bout.
But even beyond this much-anticipated main event, there's plenty of interesting fights and opportunities for bettors to get in on the action. Whether it's the straight moneyline play or that 13-pick parlay, fans find just about every way to get maximum enjoyment out of these UFC cards.
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Caesars Sportsbook has you covered with every angle of UFC 272 to get in on the action. We're going to give you a few options to consider with this card from our favorite moneyline play, prop play and parlay play. Let's take a closer look at those picks now.
Best moneyline pick
Serghei Spivac (-195) vs. Greg Hardy
While it's undeniable that heavyweight can be a chaotic division -- look no further than Tai Tuivasa's upset of Derrick Lewis at UFC 271 for recent proof -- Hardy appears to have hit his ceiling, and that ceiling is fairly low. Hardy is 7-4 as a professional and 4-4 in the UFC. The four men Hardy has defeated in the Octagon have a combined UFC record of 6-13, with Maurice Green's 4-4 mark as the high point. By contrast, the men who have beaten Hardy are a combined 26-14 in the UFC. Spivac is 4-3 for the promotion, not a sparkling record but then you notice that he's beaten men like Tai Tuivasa and Aleksei Oleinik while suffering losses to Walt Harris, Tom Aspinall and Marcin Tybura. All of those men real and serious players in the division and all far above Hardy in terms of skills. While Spivac isn't a great striker and Hardy carries plenty of power, Spivac is a fighter who wears on opponents with his takedown attack. Hardy's greatest weaknesses are his cardio and his ground game. Spivac is the right fighter to exploit that, should he be able to survive some tense moments in the opening round.
Moneyline record to date (2022): 0-2
Best prop pick
Dustin Jacoby vs. Michał Oleksiejczuk - Fight to go the Distance: No (-150)
Slightly more than 50% of UFC fights in the light heavyweight division did not go the distance in 2021. Even at that rate, which is lower than you may expect, it seems -150 is a bit of a steal to get Jacoby and Oleksiejczuk ending before the final bell. Of Oleksiejczuk's six official UFC bouts, only one has gone the distance. Jacoby has had two of five UFC bouts on his second run with the promotion finished inside 15 minutes. Not only can both men finish fights, but both men have suffered multiple stoppage losses in their careers.
Prop pick record to date (2022): 0-2
Best parlay pick
Tagir Ulanbekov (-230) vs. Tim Elliott
Umar Nurmagomedov (-650) vs. Brian Kelleher
Greg Hardy vs. Serghei Spivac - Fight to go the Distance: No (-250)
Parlay total (+132)
While we like Spivac to beat Hardy, playing the fight to not go the distance makes sense. Hardy has a decent chance of bombing Spivac out early and Spivac has a good chance of finishing Hardy after wearing him down and getting the fight to the ground. Nurmagomedov is a very heavy favorite for good reason. With legit skills on the feet along with high-level wrestling and ground skills, he's a dominant force at bantamweight. Kelleher is a fine fighter but more of a gatekeeper than an elite talent and Nurmagomedov is the kind of fighter who crashes gates. Ulanbekov vs. Elliott is a similar fight in that Elliott's limitations are known, but Ulanbekov has higher upside. Ulanbekov isn't quite the elite prospect that Nurmagomedov is, but he is in a similar place of just being the better fighter against someone outside the top end of the division.
Parlay record to date (2022): 0-2
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