The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to 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 UFC betting picks for UFC in Vegas 25 – headlined by contenders Dominick Reyes and Jiri Prochazka competing for UFC light heavyweight rankings live on ESPN.
KB Bhullar vs. Andreas Michailidis
UFC Middleweight Bout
Saturday, May 01, 2021 – 10:35 PM EDT at UFC Apex
A rough debut for Andreas Michailidis could be overlooked by fight fans. But the fundamentals I like to see in a fighter were present. Not only that, he was taking a fight on short notice and moving up a weight class. Was the cage door the real victor in Michailidis UFC debut? A lot of critics seem to think so.
KB Bhullar once retired from MMA after watching his friend's jaw get broken, giving me the opposite feeling regarding what I like to see in a fighter. It's not easy to find much footage on Bhullar. Still, if we take his UFC welcoming party into account, Tom Breese completely outclassed Bhullar, giving the impression that he's not prepared for this level of competition.
UFC Parlay Pick
I expect Michaildis to outstrike Bhullar, avoid the takedown attempts that he has to offer, and there's a good chance he'll put Bhullar out inside the three rounds.
The available UFC odds favor Michailidis; this is no surprise. And although I'm afraid I have to disagree with betting -230 on the untested Greek, he makes up for the perfect 1st leg of our punching parlay.
Jonathan Pearce vs. Gabriel Benitez
UFC Featherweight Bout
Javier Mendez has highly praised Gabriel Benitez for being the most brutal kicker he's ever trained, and that's something coming from the coach who's trained Luke Rockhold, Daniel Cormier, and a plethora of talented strikers.
Benitez's previous five fights, he's received two performance bonuses, including a significant win over a former Combate champion.
Jonathan Pearce lost to an aging Joe Lauzon, which is a huge red flag. Training out of Fight Ready MMA and American Kickboxing Academy does prove that Pearce has the team capable of great things; I fear his ability to handle the striking pressure of Benitez.
UFC Fight Prediction
Pearce does have the wrestling skills required to eradicate a dangerous striker. Still, given the fact Benitez strikes at range, I'm not confident that Pearce can continuously attempt to close the distance while those lethal knees and kicks are being thrown.
The UFC in Vegas 25 Punching Parlay
- Andreas Michailidis to win (-230) at BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review)
- Gabriel Benitez to win (-200) at BetOnline
- Parlay Odds: +115
Do not forget to use our parlay calculator to determine your bets' return.
UFC IN VEGAS 25 MAIN CARD ON ESPN & ESPN+
- Dominick Reyes vs. Jiri Prochazka (UFC light heavyweight main event contest)
- Cub Swanson vs. Giga Chikadze (UFC featherweight co-main event)
- Ion Cutelaba vs. Dustin Jacoby (UFC light heavyweight bout)
- Sean Strickland vs. Krzysztof Jotko (UFC middleweight bout)
- Merab Dvalishvili vs. Cody Stamann (UFC featherweight bout)