UFC 275 PrizePicks Plays: 5 Picks, Including Glover Teixeira, Valentina Shevchenko, More
Yong Teck Lim/Getty Images. Pictured: UFC light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira.
- UFC 275 takes place on Saturday evening in Singapore with 11 fights and two belts on the line.
- Billy Ward has constructed a PrizePicks parlay for Saturday, including bets for Glover Teixeira and Valentina Shevchenko.
- Check out all of his picks for this PrizePicks parlay below.
The UFC is back with Pay-Per-View action on Saturday. UFC 275 features two title fights, and a rematch of the best fight of 2020 between Weili Zhang and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
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Below you’ll find my top picks for a UFC 275 parlay, as well as some other possible options if you’re looking to build a bigger parlay.
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UFC 275 PrizePicks Parlay
Glover Teixeira Under 1.5 Takedowns
Teixeira is fighting Jiri Prochazka is the main event of UFC 275. This will be the first title defense for Teixeira, who captured UFC gold at 42 years old. This is fairly binary fight between Teixeira, an outstanding grappler, and Prochazka, a massive power puncher.
Teixeira will certainly be looking for takedowns in this one, but could have some trouble landing them. He’s giving up 4 inches in reach to Prochazka, so getting into grappling range will be a challenge. Prochazka hasn’t had has takedown defense tested much in the UFC, but has wins over high-level wrestlers in his pre-UFC run.
Prochazka also has major stopping power, with two second-round knockout victories in the UFC. He could easily end this one before Teixeira has a chance to even attempt two takedowns, much less finish them.
Beyond that, Teixeira’s submission skills mean this might only hit the mat once. Teixeira’s first takedown resulting in a submission victory wouldn’t be surprising, and gives another path for this prop to go under.
Silvana Gomez Juarez Over 7.5 Minutes of Fight Time
This is a pretty shocking line, considering this fight is in the women’s 115-pound division. Stoppage rates are fairly low for smaller fighters and women in particular.
Neither Juarez or her opponent Na Liang have had their hand raised in the UFC yet. Betting markets are fairly even on the outcome of this one, with Juarez as a -135 favorite (about 57% implied odds to win). While all of their losses have been stoppages, neither woman has shown an ability to put away high-level competition.
While Juarez has some power — she knocked out both of her last two opponents before joining the UFC — neither of them were what we’d consider UFC caliber opponents. Similarly, Lang’s last pre-UFC bout was against a fighter making her professional debut, so she doesn’t get much credit for the submission victory there.
I struggle to see where the quick finish comes from in this one, so the over is an easy play.
- Jacob Malkoun Over 3.0 Takedowns: Malkoun is fighting dangerous submission fighter Brendan Allen in this one. Allen, by virtue of his solid submission skills, is fairly accepting of takedowns. Malkoun attempts them relentlessly, landing nearly seven per 15 minutes in his UFC career. So long as he can avoided being submitted, he should clear this one easily.
- Valentina Shevchenko Over 63.5 Significant Strikes: Shevchenko lands over three significant strikes per minute in her UFC career, so this line is set based on the fight ending early. Taila Santos is a tough out though, having never been finished in her professional career. I’m expecting a more competitive fight than the betting line suggests, which should give Shevchenko enough time to cruise past this line, as she’s done in every UFC fight that’s seen championship rounds.
- Danaa Batgerel Under 47.5 Significant Strikes: Batgerel has extreme power for the division, with all three of his UFC wins coming via knockout. In five total fights, he’s topped 30 significant strikes just once. If he’s landing strikes, it usually takes a lot less than 47.5 of them before the ref jumps in and puts a stop to it.
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