The Ultimate Fighting Championship visits Glendale, Arizona for a stacked PPV card full of mixed martial arts goodness. Let’s waste no time because the UFC odds are now available for us to delve into some parlay betting picks for UFC 263 – headlined by a middleweight championship fight between Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori.
Pannie Kianzad vs. Alexis Davis
UFC Women’s Bantamweight Bout
Saturday, June 12, 2021 – 09:35 PM EDT at Gila River Arena
On the preliminary card, two of the women's bantamweight competitors will throw down for our entertainment.
Pannie Kianzad began boxing at the tender age of 14 and later finished second place in the Swedish National Shootfighting competition aged just 18! The striking prowess of Kianzad is impressive, with the boxing background and half-decent ground game to match. She's a young prospect of the UFC's bantamweight division that has been causing problems for the likes of Bethe Correia and Sijara Eubanks in her most recent outings.
Alexis Davis is an OG of the UFC's women's divisions. Competing for the company since 2013, she's a veteran in the MMA world and certainly holds the high-level experience advantage.
The problem for Davis is her readability and age. Although she did look impressive versus Sabina Mazo, it's hard to favor her dictating any control in the stand-up area against Kianzad.
UFC Parlay Pick
I think we can anticipate that the lengthy striker Kianzad can control the range and outstrike Davis.
With Davis moving up in weight, age and showing a stalemate in her progression, it's hard to ignore the younger, more refined striker in Kianzad.
The available odds are juiced towards Kianzad, and I'm not surprised. I wouldn't fancy wagering on Kianzad straight up but she looks ideal for a sports betting parlay.
Jamahal Hill vs. Paul Craig
UFC Light Heavyweight Bout
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 11:35 PM EDT atGila River Arena
Paul "BearJew" Craig is most known for his dangerous submission finishes and has often been underrated in his fighting ability. Riding a 3-fight win streak for the first time during his UFC tenure should gift the British fighter with poised confidence. However, the up-and-coming and undefeated Jamahal Hill will be a tough cookie to crumble.
Jamahal Hill has put a striking clinic on all opponents that have faced him, most recently against former title challenger Ovince Saint Preux. We can see this weekend's matchup as a drop-down in competition for Hill, as the prospect will be headhunting for yet another stoppage due to his precise and potent striking offense.
UFC Fight Prediction
With complete honesty this is a simple one for my UFC predictions. I can't visualize Craig quickly taking Hill to the ground for a submission attempt; the large frame and dangerous power will be scary to attempt closing the distance. And with a fight that I predict will remain standing, Craig doesn't stand a chance.
The Dana White Contender Series alumni in Hill has an advanced striking output, from his conventional orthodox stance to a southpaw switch up. I anticipate the confusion for Craig to be too much and we will witness the "BearJew" ending up on the wrong end of Hill's power strikes.
The UFC 263 Punching Parlay
- Pannie Kianzad to win at -200 with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
- Jamahal Hill to win at -300 with BetOnline
- Parlay Odds: +100
*The pick reflects the lines at the moment the writer made the play, the odds at the beginning of this article show the live line movements. Since the lines might vary, don’t forget to refer back to our live odds.
UFC 263 MAIN CARD ON ESPN & ESPN+
- Israel Adesanya vs. Marvin Vettori (UFC middleweight main event championship bout)
- Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno (UFC flyweight co-main event championship)
- Leon Edwards vs. Nate Diaz (UFC welterweight bout)
- Demian Maia vs. Belal Muhammad (UFC women's flyweight bout)
- Paul Craig vs Jamahal Hill (UFC light heavyweight bout)