Can Angela Hill withstand Mackenzie Dern’s submission prowess and revive the hype at UFC Vegas 73?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) caps off its six-week routine of events on Saturday with UFC Vegas 73, featuring a strawweight main event between Mackenzie Dern and Angela Hill. It’s an event that lacks big names but boasts well-matched fighters across the 13 total fights, making it difficult to place wagers. This week, we keep it brief and delve straight into the matches with the notable odds provided by DraftKings Sportsbook.

Straight Bets

After a successful bet on Michael Johnson in UFC Orlando, where he exhibited lightning quick hands, he remains a mercurial talent, but Diego Ferreira’s 17-month hiatus may work to Johnson’s advantage. Ferreira, known for his flashes of brilliance in the octagon, falls short when it comes to fighting top competitors, making Johnson an attractive bet at +135.

Prop Bets

Mackenzie Dern, with her world-class grappling skills, faces Angela Hill, who’s shown inadequate prowess defending takedowns in the past and lacks adequate grappling skills to match up to Dern’s. While Hill is a plucky fighter, she’s out of her depth against Dern, who’s likely to win by submission at +175. Joaquin Buckley is pitted against Andre Fialho in a fight that promises a knockout; Buckley is faster and packs a harder punch.

Moreover, his move down to welterweight is expected to provide an advantage that he’ll capitalize on. Bet on Buckley winning by a KO/TKO/DQ at +100. Lastly, bet on Karolina Kowalkiewicz winning by Decision at +110 as she outstrikes her opponent, Vanessa Demopoulos, who falls short when it comes to wrestling, making Karolina’s fighting style more effective.

Parlay of the Week

Anthony Hernandez, with his grappling expertise, presents a threat to his opponent, Edmen Shahbazyan, whose weakness lies in defending takedowns. Additionally, bet on the Emily Ducote/Loopy Godinez Over 2.5 Rounds as both fighters have displayed a particularly defensive fighting style, making it unlikely that one will be able to finish the fight early. Combine these with a bet on Michael Johnson to win, and this is a parlay betting opportunity not to be missed. Odds on this parlay provide a favorable +102 return.


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