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 betting picks for UFC in Vegas 28 – headlined by heavyweight contenders Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai.
Claudio Puelles vs. Jordan Leavitt
UFC Lightweight Bout
Saturday, June 05, 2021 – 10:05 PM EDT at Apex Centre
Are we going to witness Jordan Leavitt showboat with the splits during a post-fight victory this weekend? I believe so. The charismatic lightweight is slowly making a name for himself inside the UFC octagon, and it's a pleasure to see he's not being rushed into fierce competition.
As a 10-0 undefeated prospect who stems from a background in wrestling & jiu-jitsu, it becomes evident for the best sportsbooks that he owns this skillset once you see him perform in the cage. His willingness to remain calm, shoot his takedowns at the opportune moment and pace himself during the time spent in UFC contests gives me confidence.
Claudio Puelles could be another hot prospect. But I'm struggling to give him the advantage; sure, he's probably the more well-refined striker of the two; but he's going to need a high-level takedown defense and get-up game to stand a chance with Leavitt, which I don't believe he owns.
UFC Parlay Pick
I think we can anticipate a grapple fest from Leavitt, and whilst he does primarily focus on a grappling offense, a flashy stand-up striking game has proved well, especially when attempting to gain the distance for the eventual takedown.
The available UFC odds with sportsbooks are slowly moving in our favour as the days go by. Leavitt opened up as a heavy -300 favorite, and now we can collect a -196 price tag. I love the value as a single play, but more importantly, I predict Leavitt to close out the first leg of our parlay by denying the Brazilian of a striking battle.
Montana De La Rosa vs Ariane Lipski
UFC Flyweight Bout
Saturday, June 05, 2021 - 10:05 PM EDT at Apex Centre
Again, we will put the faith in a wrestling-based skill set for the second leg of our parlay. Montana De La Rosa is undoubtedly one of the top five wrestlers in the women's flyweight division. The Texan has utilized this style of gameplan throughout much of her professional MMA career.
Now, De La Rosa isn't the most desirable fighter on the card for betting sites, but she's undoubtedly improving her all-around weapons from fight to fight. Training out of Team Elevation is another positive, for when the takedown offense fails, she's been working hard towards her striking output, which we've seen against the likes of Mayra Bueno Silva.
UFC Fight Prediction
De La Rosa has found simplicity in taking Nadia Kassem, Andrea Lee, Mara Borella, Viviane Araujo, and Mayra Bueno Silva. And of course, she wasn't successful in all of those fights, but Lipski has proven to be like a fish out of water when put on her back. Wrestling wins wars, especially against certain fighters who become lost once the fight takes place on the ground.
UFC Parlay Pick: Montana De La Rosa to win at -275 with BetOnline
The UFC in Vegas 28 Punching Parlay
- Jordan Leavitt to win [-196]
- Montana De La Rosa to win [-270]
*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.
UFC in Vegas 28 Main Card on ESPN & ESPN+
- Jairzinho Rozenstruik vs. Augusto Sakai [UFC heavyweight main event contest]
- Walt Harris vs. Marcin Tybura [UFC heavyweight co-main event bout]
- Roman Dolidze vs. Laureano Staropoli [UFC welterweight event]
- Santiago Ponzinibbio vs. Miguel Baeza [UFC welterweight bout]
- Dusko Todorovic vs. Gregory Rodrigues [UFC middleweight bout]
- Tom Breese vs. Antonio Arroyo [UFC middleweight bout]