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UFC Fight Night 154 on Saturday in Greenville, South Carolina, saw a number of upsets and several successful prop bets for savvy bettors. The five biggest props to cash at Bon Secours Wellness Arena supply the material for this edition of Insane Prop Bets.
Chan Sung Jung Wins in Round 1 (+600)
The main event featured Jung’s spectacular return, as he needed less than a minute to finish Renato Carneiro with punches. “The Korean Zombie” knocked down Carneiro with a devastating right hook, followed him to the mat and continued to punish the Brazilian until referee Blake Grice jumped in to save him 58 seconds into Round 1. The prop on Jung winning by TKO cashed at +290, and the prop on his winning in the first round cashed at +600.
Randy Brown Wins in Round 3 (+1900)
The co-main event served as something of a gold mine, as Brown put away Bryan Barberena with punches in the third round. Late stoppages almost always result in massive props to cash, especially when an underdog like Brown emerges victorious. The prop on Brown winning inside the distance hit at +502, the prop on his winning by TKO cashed at +900 and the prop on his winning in the third round cashed at massive +1900 odds.
Luis Pena Wins in Round 3 (+1000)
Pena put on an absolute clinic, as he brutally beat down veteran Matt Wiman on his way to a third-round technical knockout in an undercard scrap at 155 pounds. “Violent Bob Ross” dominated Wiman with ground-and-pound in the first and second rounds, continued his assault in Round 3 and forced the referee to act. The prop on Pena winning by TKO hit at +315, but even better was the prop on his winning in the third round, which cashed at +1000.
Molly McCann Wins by Decision (+317)
A high-paced women’s flyweight prelim saw McCann win a unanimous decision over former KSW champion Ariane Lipski. McCann got the best of the striking exchanges over her highly touted opponent and also mixed in key takedowns to win a clear decision on the judges’ scorecards. The prop on McCann taking home the decision cashed at +317.
Deron Winn wins by decision (+334)
Winn and Eric Spicely opened the event in the “Fight of the Night,” as the middleweights put on a tremendous show for the fans across a three-round slugfest. Although Spicely managed to stay in the fight and land some solid shots of his own, Winn generally outstruck him and took home a unanimous decision. Despite being a significant favorite, most figured Winn would be able to finish Spicely, who had been stopped four times in his career. As a result, the Winn by decision prop went undervalued, cashing at +334 odds.
Adam Martin is a mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the sport since 2011. He is currently the lead odds analyst for Sherdog.com, as well as the lead staff writer for MMAOddsbreaker.com. Adam is also the co-host of “The Parting Shot Podcast” on iTunes. His favorite fight of all-time is Dan Henderson-Mauricio Rua, and he wishes Pride Fighting Championships never died. Adam is based out of Toronto, and he is a graduate of the University of Toronto and Centennial College. Get in touch with him on Twitter at @MMAdamMartin.
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