UFC 297: Strickland VS Du Plessis Best Prop Bets
Tonight the UFC makes its long awaited return to Toronto, Ontario and it’s bringing along an action-packed card stacked with star power and Canadian talent. Headlined by a Middleweight World Title fight as Sean Strickland defends his belt against surging contender Dricus Du Plessis, we want you to get some skin in on the bouts scheduled this evening.
With not one but two world title fights taking place at UFC 297, we’ve got all the best prop bets on tonight’s can’t-miss main card so you can haul in a big win while watching the fights unfold.
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Arnold Allen VS Movsar Evloev to Go the Distance (-300)
Set to open the main card of UFC 297 with a battle between top-ranked featherweights, look for the bout between #4 Arnold “Almighty” Allen and #9 Movsar Evloev to go the distance.
In a matchup between two highly-skilled fighters with well-rounded abilities, look for an evenly-matched contest between Allen and Evloev. With Allen holding the edge in striking and Evloev the more dominant grappler, watch as both sides look to impose their strengths over their opponents in order to snag the win this evening.
Both fighters are no strangers to having their fights end in the hands of the judges as Allen has gone the distance in five of his last seven UFC bouts, while Evolev has gone to the scorecards in all seven of his UFC appearances.
Bet on this opening matchup to go the distance and kickstart your UFC 297 betting experience with an easy win, as Allen VS Evloev sets the tone for an exciting night of Mixed Martial Arts.
Chris Curtis VS Marc-Andre Barriault Under 2.5 Rounds (+120)
Pitting two dangerous finishers against one another, don’t expect to see this matchup make it through the third round as #14 Chris “The Action Man” Curtis VS Canadian, Marc-Andre “Powerbar” Barriault lasts Under 2.5 rounds.
With both combatants sporting resumes filled with finishes, this matchup is sure to be full of heavy-handed strikes at a high-tempo.
Curtis has had three of his seven UFC bouts come to a close in Under 2.5 rounds, with his last fight seemingly following this trend before an accidental collision of heads. Barriault is not one for long octagon sessions in his own right, having had four of his last five fights come to a close in Under 2.5 rounds.
Look for Curtis and Barriault to get after it early in tonight’s scrap, throwing haymaker straight out the gate as they hunt for a statement making win. Bet the Under on Curtis VS Barriault and hit paydirt this evening thanks to this plus-money prop bet.
Mike Malott to Win by Decision (+450)
Poised to remain undefeated in the UFC, bank on sweltering favourite and Canadian fighter, Mike “Proper” Malott to pick up his biggest win yet as he defeats #13 Neil “Haitian Sensation” Magny by decision.
While Malott has won all three of his UFC bouts inside the distance in dominant fashion, look for this matchup to serve as a true litmus test of his abilities as he takes on his first ranked opponent in the UFC.
Magny is as tough as they come, only having been finished by title contenders Gilbert Burns and Shavkat Rakhmonov in since 2020, and suffering seven losses inside the distance in 31 UFC appearances.
Watch as Malott takes a more calculated approach as he takes on his most dangerous opponent to date, opting to score safe blows to win rounds as he cruises to a dominant win on the judges scorecards, rather than chasing a finish.
Bet on Malott to pick up the decision victory on home soil as he vaults his way into the Top 15 of the UFC Welterweight division, earning you a sizeable +450 win along the way.
Mayra Bueno Silva to Win by Submission (+175)
Set to cement herself in UFC history as a World Champion, back #3 Mayra “Sheetara” Bueno Silva to snatch the Women’s Bantamweight title as she defeats #2 Raquel “Rocky” Pennington by submission in tonight’s co-main event.
Having secured four of her five UFC wins by way of submission (five if you include an overturned victory against Holly Holm), Bueno Silva has quickly established herself as the divisions most dangerous submission artist. Able to time her spots with ease and attack any limb that becomes available, Bueno Silva is dangerous inside the octagon.
Facing an opponent in Pennington that opts for a slower pace as she uses her boxing to her advantage, look for Bueno Silva to evade a firefight on the feet, instead taking the fight to the mat and scoring a decisive finish in the early-goings of the bout.
Back Bueno Silva to score the biggest win of her MMA career, securing the world title victory by way of submission, and netting you an easy win on your UFC 297 bet slip.
Dricus Du Plessis to Win by KO/TKO/DQ (+200)
Set to cap off UFC 297 with a bang, look for #2 Dricus Du Plessis to silence the loudmouth of (C) Sean Strickland as he claims the UFC Middleweight title by way of KO/TKO/DQ.
In a near pick ‘em matchup, look for the underdog challenger to continue silencing his haters as he leaves no doubt as to who is the most dangerous 185lber in the UFC. Coming off of a dominant knockout victory over Robert Whittaker his last time out, it’s hard to argue against the power of Du Plessis.
While Strickland possesses a terrific defensive skillset, look for his pressure to be rendered ineffective as Du Plessis takes the fight to the champ instead, landing punishing blows in order to secure an early win in the main event.
Holding the grappling advantage in this fight, don’t be surprised to see Du Plessis bring this fight to the canvas, inflicting punishing ground-and-pound against the reigning champ in order to take the strap for himself.
Back Du Plessis to put an end to Strickland’s brief title reign, claiming the win by way of KO/TKO/DQ as he hoists UFC gold in the climax of UFC 297.
UFC 297 All-Canadian Prelim Parlay
Not only is there no shortage of terrific UFC action set for the main card of UFC 297, but there is also tons of Canadian talent on display in the prelims of tonight’s action.
At UFC 289 in Vancouver, the Canadians competing went undefeated (6-0) on the night and will look to replicate their countrymen’s efforts in Toronto this evening. If you parlay together each Canadian fighter on the prelims of UFC 297 to win outright, you can earn a massive payout with this All-Canadian parlay.
Check out how you can score yourself a big win before the main card action commences at UFC 297 with our All-Canadian prelim parlay below.
- Malcom Gordon (-205)
- Jasmine Jasudavicius (-380)
- Yohan Lainesse (-148)
- Gillian Robertson (-305)
- Serhiy Sidey (-180)
- Charles Jourdain (-205)
- Brad Katona (-205)
Total Odds: (+1339)
UFC 297: Strickland VS Du Plesis Odds
|Arnold Allen VS Movsar Evloev
|Chris Curtis VS Marc-Andre Barriault
|Neil Magny VS Mike Malott
|Raquel Pennington VS Mayra Bueno Silva
|Sean Strickland VS Dricus Du Plessis
Odds courtesy of DraftKings Sportsbook Ontario as of January 20th, 2023
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