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Anytime a card features as many upsets as UFC Fight Night 155 on Saturday in Sacramento, California, seeing profitable prob bets cash becomes a virtual certainty. Seven underdogs were victorious, and many of them took routes few foresaw. The five most profitable props to cash provide the material for this installment of Insane Props.
Urijah Faber Wins Via TKO (+1242)
“The California Kid” made a dramatic return to the cage, as he earned a stunning first-round technical knockout win over Ricky Simon in a fight he was expected to lose. Faber, 40, had not fought since 2016, so it was understandable why so many people counted him out. However, he showed that he still has plenty left in the tank, as he finished Simon in the first round with an overhand right and follow-up ground-and-pound to set the partisan crowd on fire. The prop on Faber winning by TKO cashed at a robust +1242 clip. Meanwhile, the prop on his winning in the first round hit at +1125, and the prop on his winning inside the distance cashed at +550.
Germaine de Randamie Wins in Round 1 (+700)
The main event saw de Randamie perhaps emerge as the No. 1 contender in the women’s bantamweight division, as she needed just 16 seconds to finish Aspen Ladd with punches. It was a controversial stoppage -- it appeared referee Herb Dean intervened far too early -- but de Randamie nevertheless got her hand raised. The prop on de Randamie winning in the first round hit at +700. In addition, the prop on de Randamie winning by TKO hit at +242 and the prop on her winning inside the distance hit at +220.
John Allan Arte Wins Via Decision (+650)
In making a successful Ultimate Fighting Championship debut, Arte managed to grind out a unanimous decision over fellow light heavyweight Mike Rodriguez. Arte started slow, but he grew stronger the longer the fight went and ended up taking home a unanimous decision on the judges’ scorecards. The prop on Arte winning by decision cashed at +650.
Andre Fili Wins in Round 1 (+775)
In another standout performance on a card full of them, Fili earned a brutal first-round knockout against Sheymon Moraes. Fili’s striking continues to evolve, and he continues to show improvement with each appearance inside the Octagon. An argument can be made that the win over Moraes was the most significant of his career thus far. The prop on Fili winning in the first round hit at +775. Meanwhile, his winning by TKO cashed at +650 and his winning inside the distance hit at +410.
Jonathan Martinez Wins in Round 3 (+1825)
The biggest mathematical prop on the entire card to cash came courtesy of Martinez, who delivered a highlight-reel win with a third-round knockout against Pingyuan Liu. His fight-ending knee strike came out of nowhere. It is rare for a bantamweight bout to end in via third-round stoppage, so it was not surprising to see the prop on Martinez doing so cash at giant +1825 odds. In addition, Martinez winning by TKO hit at +825 and his winning inside the distance hit at +495.
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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