Saturday UFC Odds, Prop Bet Picks: 2 Fights to Finish Early, Including Albert Duraev and Khamzat Chimaev
Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC. Pictured: UFC fighter Khamzat Chimaev.
- UFC 267 kicks off early on Saturday and there are two fights in particular that could be over in a flash.
- Erich Richter has bets on two fights to end by finish: Albert Duraev vs. Roman Kopylov and Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev.
- Read below for the value props that he's betting on Saturday's card.
UFC 267 has a stellar 14-fight slate to bet this weekend.
Of the 14 bouts scheduled, eight are projected to end inside the distance, according to odds at DraftKings. Moreover, four of the six main card fights are projected to end inside the distance.
It would not be surprising to see all six of the main card fights end with a knockout or submission. UFC 267 is one of the best cards of the year and it is all free for ESPN+ subscribers. As Sean Zerillo noted in his full card breakdown, this is the first numbered card that is not Pay-Per-View since UFC 138.
The action kicks off at 10:30 a.m. ET. with the prelims with the main card expected to begin around 2 p.m. ET. Below are my best bets to end via finish at UFC 267.
UFC 267 Prop Bets
Albert Duraev vs. Roman Kopylov
Fight Goes the Distance Odds: Yes (+165) / No (-225)
Riding a nine-fight win-streak, Albert Duraev will face off against Roman Kopylov at UFC 267. Roman was 8-0 headed into the UFC, but was submitted by Karl Roberson in his first fight.
Duraev stormed his first UFC opponent on the Dana White Contenders Series with a quick takedown followed by a barrage of punches and eventually finishing it with a neck-crank submission.
Kopylov has not fought in two years and his opponents in the other promotions could be suspect competition. He did not look very powerful nor explosive on the feet. He will lose any grappling exchanges that come his way.
I would prefer to take Duraev inside the distance at BetMGM instead of his highly juiced submission prop. A ground-and-pound TKO is on the table and is +425 if you would like to take the plunge.
Prop bet: Albert Duraev Inside the Distance (-115)
Li Jingliang vs. Khamzat Chimaev
Fight Goes the Distance Odds: Yes (+215) / No (-300)
This fight is expected to end inside the distance at an incredible 75% of the time. Khamzat Chimaev is one of the scariest fighters in the UFC at this point.
He is 6-foot-2 with a 75-inch reach and somehow makes the 171-pound weight limit. Li Jingliang was badly out grappled by Neil Magny in 2020. Khamzat is going to take him down and “smash him” as he so calmly says pre-fight.
Submission is a possibility here, but Khamzat looks much more interested in going the ground and pound route than the submission game. FanDuel appears to have the best value for this prop. This is one of my favorite bets on the card.
Prop bet: Khamzat Chimaev by KO/TKO (+170)
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