Volkanovski VS Rodriguez Best Prop Bets for UFC 290

Top Picks & Predictions on UFC 290

UFC 290 Best Prop Bets

Tonight is set to be an action-packed evening as UFC 290 goes down live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada featuring two world title bouts including the headlining matchup between Alexander “The Great” Volkanovski VS Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez.

With fantastic fights scheduled to take place from start-to-finish in tonight’s event, there’s never been a better time to place a bet on the UFC.

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Bo Nickal to Win by Submission (-250)

An undefeated phenom that has taken the MMA world by storm, look for Bo Nickal to kickoff the main card action by scoring a submission victory over Valentine “The Animal” Woodburn.

Facing a short notice opponent, Nickal is a sweltering favourite entering into tonight’s clash, currently projected to become the biggest favourite in UFC history.

A decorated collegiate wrestler, Nickal’s ground game is unmatched, able to use his sensational strength to bully his opponents, throwing them around like ragdolls before putting himself in position to score the finish.

While his last matchup finished in controversial fashion, look for Nickal to leave no doubt in fans minds this evening as he score the submission victory over Woodburn, starting your UFC 290 bets off with a win.

Jalin Turner to Win by Submission (+200)

While he wasn’t able to take home the win in his previous outing, watch as Jalin “The Tarantula” Turner gets back into the win column after submitting UFC veteran, Dan “The Hangman” Hooker.

One of the most dangerous finishers at 155lbs, Turner utilizes his massive frame to his advantage, out landing opponents on the feet as well as controlling the advantage while on the ground. Having scored all six of his UFC victories by finish, expect to see Turner push the pace against Hooker, taking the fight to the canvas and chasing the submission win.

Hooker has been susceptible to opposing ground games, having been submitted three times in his pro career. With Turner surging up the lightweight rankings, watch as he makes a statement against a respected force in the division, walking away with the submission win this evening.

Robert Whittaker VS Dricus Du Plessis Under 2.5 Rounds (-175)

In a potential #1 contenders tilt in the middleweight division, don’t expect to see this fight make it into the latter stages of the third round as Robert “The Reaper” Whittaker and Dricus “DDP” Du Plessis comes to a conclusion in Under 2.5 rounds.

Both combatants in this bout are dangerous at all areas of the fight game, able to pile on offence in a hurry in order to score the win.

While Whittaker is the massive betting favourite in this clash, both fighters have a shot to put an end to this matchup early on. Du Plessis has scored four of his five UFC victories by finish, showcasing his powerful striking and rock solid grappling skills.

Don’t expect to see this tilt last very long, with someone’s arm being raised in Under 2.5 rounds as Whittaker and Du Plessis pick up a statement win en route to a title opportunity.

Brandon Moreno to Win by KO/TKO/DQ (+250)

Having proven himself to be one of the most dangerous fighters that the flyweight division has ever seen, look for Brandon “The Assassin Baby” Moreno to earn redemption as he wins by KO/TKO/DQ against Alexandre “The Cannibal” Pantoja.

While Pantoja was able to best Moreno in their previous meetings, Moreno is not the same fighter he once was. After making good on his promise to one day become a UFC champion, Moreno has looked spectacular since donning the black and gold.

After finishing Deiveson Figueirdeo by doctor stoppage in order to reclaim his title, Moreno has cemented himself as a deadly striker at 125lbs. While Pantoja is a dangerous threat himself, look for Moreno to utilize his two inch reach advantage to land clean shots throughout the fight, piling on damage as the fight goes on, until eventually shutting the lights out of his opposition as he successfully retains his title.

Bank on Moreno to remain the flyweight champ in the co-main event, scoring the win by KO/TKO/DQ over Pantoja, and landing you a sizeable +250 win with this prop bet.

Alexander Volkanovski to Win by Decision (+140)

Looking to continue building on his legacy as an all-time great at featherweight, look for Alexander Volkanovski to emerge with the dominant win on the judges scorecards against interim champion, Yair Rodriguez.

With Volkanovski proving to the masses that he belongs among the top of the pound-for-pound best in the world, his beautiful skillset will give Rodriguez a plethora of troubles throughout this main event bout.

While Rodriguez has certainly established himself as one of the top talents at 145lbs, his high-octane style will only feed into Volkanovski’s strengths.

A fantastic counter-striker, Volkanovski excels at picking his shots carefully, landing with force whenever he connects. Also holding the advantage in grappling, if the fight ever goes to the ground, look for Volk to power his way into top position, laying down a vicious ground-and-pound in the process.

One of the most evident factors leaning in favour of Volkanovski is the results had when facing Max Holloway. With Volk dominating the former-champion throughout their five-round trilogy fight last summer, Holloway was able to easy defeat Rodriguez when the two met in 2021.

With all indications pointing towards Volkanovski’s ability to win the bout, back him to remain ANDSTILL by the climax of the matchup, taking the win by decision, and capping off your UFC 290 bets with a win.

UFC 290 Prelim Parlay

There’s no shortage of great action spread out amongst UFC 290, so why not increase your winning potential by placing a bet on the prelims of tonight’s event?

Below we’ve created a juicy parlay on the prelim action so you can score a big win before the main card even commences. Check out our featured picks on the UFC 290 prelims, and start your night off on the right foot with our winning picks & predictions.

  • Kamuela Kirk ML
  • Shannon Ross ML
  • Alonzo Menifield ML

Total Odds: (+1063)

UFC 290: Volkanovski VS Rodriguez Odds

MatchupMoneyline Odds
Bo Nickal VS Val Woodburn-2100/+1100
Jalin Turner VS Dan Hooker-285/+240
Robert Whittaker VS Dricus Du Plessis-375/+285
Brandon Moreno VS Alexandre Pantoja-205/+175
Alexander Volkanovksi VS Yair Rodriguez-375/+285

Odds courtesy of DraftKings Ontario Sportsbook as of July 7th, 2023

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Matt Eichhorn

Matt Eichhorn

Having worked in the Sports Gambling industry since 2020, Eichhorn has expertise in all things sports betting. With experience covering various major North American sports leagues he has a wide array of knowledge to draw from when crafting his work.