Sterling VS Cejudo Prop Bets
This weekend the UFC Bantamweight World Championship is on the line as Aljamain “Funk Master” Sterling takes on the returning former-two division champ, Henry “The Messenger” Cejudo. Both combatants know what it takes to hold the gold and this could result in an absolute barn burner of a main event.
A big year at bantamweight only gets BIGGER this Saturday!@FunkMasterMMA vs @HenryCejudo for the strap at #UFC288!! 🏆— UFC (@ufc) May 5, 2023
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Not only is UFC 288 headlined by a massive clash at 135lbs, but there’s also plenty of other exciting bouts on tap this evening and at Canadian Sports Betting, we are here to bring your the best prop bets available on Saturday night’s action. Below you will find our top moneymaking picks & predictions on UFC 288 so you can score yourself a juicy win on each of the main card bouts scheduled to take place.
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Charles Jourdain to Win by KO/TKO/DQ (+130)
Set to kick off the evening’s festivities in an intriguing clash of styles, a returning Kron Gracie will be welcomed back to the octagon by Canadian, Charles “Air” Jourdain. While Kron comes from the prolific Gracie family, look for Montreal’s own, Jourdain to score the knockout victory to begin the main card.
A gifted striker with a knack for theatrics, look for Jourdain to overwhelm Gracie on the feet, utilizing his superb speed and versatile standup game to land huge blows in order to secure the win. Gracie has not fought in MMA since 2019 and this long layoff could prove detrimental as the always ready Jourdain swarms the rusty BJJ specialist, lighting the Prudential Centre on fire with a thrilling finish to open the main card.
Back Jourdain to pick up the win by KO/TKO/DQ and secure yourself a solid +130 victory and start the main card off with a boost to your bankroll.
Movsar Evloev VS Diego Lopes Over 2.5 Rounds (-115)
In a matchup that was put together at the last minute after Bryce Mitchell was forced to withdraw from competing, #10 Movsar Evloev will take on Diego Lopes in the second bout of the main card. In a duel between two well-trained, skillful fighters, look for the matchup to last Over 2.5 rounds.
While Evloev is the massive favourite entering into tonight’s main card facing a debuting Lopes on a few days notice, don’t expect to see either combatant take any unnecessary risks throughout the duel.
Lopes may be known for his finishing ability on the regional scene, the polished and professional Evloev is simply too skilled to allow his opponent to close the distance. Instead, watch as Evloev leads the dance himself, landing clean blows and lulling Lopes to sleep before shooting for an easy takedown where he will control the fight from top position.
Bet the Over on Evloev VS Lopes and watch as your winnings trickle in as we reach the 2:30 mark in the third round of the fight.
Jessica Andrade VS Yan Xiaonan to Go the Distance (-135)
In a showdown between two of the top fighters in the women’s strawweight division, #4 Jessica “Bate Estaca” Andrade squares off against Yan “Nine” Xiaonan. Both combatants have showcased their spectacular all-around game throughout their UFC careers and are set to go the distance in this three-round clash.
While Andrade has had her fair share of bouts end in a finish, Xiaonan has only had one fight not go the distance in her nine-fight UFC career. Both women are clean and crisp on the feet, able to box effectively to land damaging blows against their opponents while keeping their distance in order to avoid taking any unnecessary strikes in return.
Look for Andrade and Xiaonan to put together a competitive matchup that will ultimately be settled on the judges scorecards. Bet on this matchup to go the distance and score yourself a safe win on this main card tilt.
Belal Muhammad VS Gilbert Burns Over 4.5 Total Rounds (-130)
One of many short notice scraps scheduled for UFC 288, a head-to-head collision course between two surging contenders in the welterweight division will be going down as #4 Belal “Remember the Name” Muhammad takes on #5 Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.
With an opportunity at a world title fight potentially on the line for the winner of this bout, look for Muhammad and Burns to play it safe, respecting the finishing ability of their opponent, pushing the fight Over 4.5 rounds.
Both men in this matchup possess world-class skillsets, able to work on the feet as well as in grappling scenarios. With neither side entering this clash with a full training camp behind them, look for each fighter to conserve their energy throughout the fight, making calculated decisions in order to swing the tide in their favour.
Look for this highly-anticipated battle between top welterweights to make it past the halfway mark of the fifth and final round as Muhammad VS Burns goes for Over 4.5 rounds in the co-main event of UFC 288.
Aljamain Sterling to Win by Decision (+275)
Entering into his third bantamweight title defence, look for Aljamain Sterling to emerge “And Still” after five rounds of action as he defeats Henry Cejudo by decision in the main event of UFC 288.
While this matchup is sure to be evenly matched, Sterling has a few definite advantages that will surely swing the bout in his direction. Sterling has been fairly active throughout his UFC career, having won wars over Petr Yan and most recently TJ Dillashaw (albeit with one arm).
Facing a Cejudo that hasn’t stepped foot in a UFC octagon in nearly three years, look for the long layoff to possible have major ramifications for the former Olympic wrestler.
Sterling is also an crafty fighter that holds a solid advantage over Cejudo in height and reach. Able to keep Cejudo at bay with his superior length, look for the reigning champ to have more success when it comes to landing flush on the feet.
Hate him or love him, you got to respect the champ. Back Sterling to defend his bantamweight title against a legend of the sports, earning his third title defence and knabbing you a sizeable payday with this +275 prop bet.
UFC 288 Prelim Parlay
With terrific matchups scheduled from start to finish on this Saturdays 12-fight event, why not get some skin in on the game with our UFC 288 prelim parlays. With amazing talent with jaw-dropping abilities set to face off during the UFC 288 prelims, why not place a bet on the action ahead of the main card.
Tail our picks with our pre-built UFC 288 prelim parlay and score yourself a big-time win before the main card even begins!
- Phil Hawes ML
- Braxton Smith ML
- Marina Rodriguez ML
Total Odds: (+992)
UFC 288 Odds
|Kron Gracie VS Charles Jourdain||+145/-170|
|Movsar Evloev VS Diego Lopes||-900/+625|
|Jessica Andrade VS Yan Xiaonan||-180/+155|
|Belal Muhammad VS Gilbert Burns||+105/-125|
|Aljamain Sterling VS Henry Cejudo||-105/-115|
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook as of Friday May 6th, 2023
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