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The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to the Apex Centre in Las Vegas for another eventful night of mixed martial arts. Let's waste no time because the fight odds are now available for us to delve into some parlay betting picks for UFC in Vegas 40.

The event is headlined by two of the hottest UFC strawweight contenders Mackenzie Dern and Marina Rodriguez, competing live on ESPN this weekend.

Jim Miller vs. Erick Gonzalez

UFC Lightweight Main Event Bout

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 09:05 PM EDT at Apex Centre

The Fighters

The UFC's lightweight division will assist the return of a UFC legend this weekend, and he'll be matched against a newcomer who could be thrown into the deep end a little too soon.

On Saturday evening, Jim Miller (32-16-0) will enter the UFC octagon for his 49th professional MMA bout. The 38-year-old veteran of the sport has battled through Lymes disease and one of the most talent-stacked martial arts divisions on the planet, to still be stood swinging beyond his prime fighting years.

Erick Gonzalez (14-5-0) will make his promotional debut for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and the matchmakers aren't holding back on the level of opposition he'll face. Gonzalez's pro-record is seemingly impressive on paper, but the level of competition he's faced is evidently below that of Jim Miller.

UFC Parlay Pick: Jim Miller to win at -225

I must be sincere in assessing the UFC newcomer Gonzalez; I'm not entirely sold on his technical abilities. Of course, Jim Miller hasn't been riding the most remarkable run of his career in recent years, but the significant drop-down in the competition should favor the veteran's chances of success.

Gonzalez displays an easily readable offense, from his singles shots to his naked kicks that aren't thrown in combinations, it's difficult to envision these tendencies prevailing versus the invaluable experience of Jim Miller.

The available UFC odds with Sportsbook Review opened with Miller as the -185 favorite, and the lined movement continues to move in his favor. The oddsmakers aren't fooled; they completely understand that Miller's skillset is a notch above Gonzalez's.

Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva  

UFC Women's Flyweight Bout

Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 10:05 PM EDT at the Apex Centre in Las Vegas

The Fighters

Manon Fiorot (7-1-0) has made a significant impact on her arrival to the UFC; two fights and two stoppages couldn't have delivered a more perfect beginning to her position at the most prestigious company in MMA.

Despite being a late bloomer to the professional mixed martial arts world, Fiorot has lifelong experience in Muay Thai kickboxing and Karate, which soon becomes evident when that cage door closes.

Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1) has presented a decent start to her UFC career too. Still, for a martial artist who's excelled in her ground abilities, it raises concerns when she hasn't produced a single takedown. Two submissions victories for the UFC came through her opponents' mistakes, something I doubt Manon Fiorot will hand her.

UFC Parlay Pick: Manon Fiorot to win at -235

If there were a proposition betting market 'which attack will land first’, I'd happily bet the bank on Manon Fiorot landing her patented sidekick. The French fighter instantly hunts for a perfect gauge on the distance, as her striking offense is nothing short of elite.

Mayra Bueno Silva can find some success in the UFC, but Manon Fiorot is something special. From her sidekicks, a beautiful straight left, knees in the clinch, and a keen willingness to finish her opponents, It's hard not to support that killer instinct and put money behind her chances of victory this weekend.

The UFC in Vegas 40 Punching Parlay

Jim Miller to win[-225]Manon Fiorot[-235]

UFC Parlay Odds: +106 [2.06]

Do not forget to use our parlay calculator to determine your bets' return: 1u stake returns 1.06u profit.

UFC in vegas 40 MAIN CARD on ESPN & ESPN+

Norma Dumont vs. Aspen Ladd[UFC women's featherweight main event bout]Andrei Arlovski vs. Carlos Felipe[UFC heavyweight co-main event bout]Jim Miller vs. Erick Gonzalez[UFC lightweight bout]Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva[UFC women's flyweight bout]Julian Marquez vs. Jordan Wright[UFC middleweight bout]

*The pick reflects the line at the moment the writer made the play, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movement. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our live odds.