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 on top sportsbooks for us to delve into some parlay betting picks for UFC in Vegas 31 – headlined by lightweight contenders Islam Makhachev and Thiago Moises competing live on ESPN.
Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Rodolfo Viera
Saturday, July 17, 2021 – 11:35 PM EDT at Apex Centre
There is no doubting that Brazilian jiu-jitsu specialist Rodolfo Viera is one of the UFC's most elite level grapplers, and it's rare. Still, a vicious wrestling offence nicely accompanies his BJJ skillset. The problem we're presented with was exposed during Viera's previous outing, where Anthony Hernandez was able to out-cardio his opponent and, in reality – defeated Viera via conditioning.
Dustin Stoltzfus will have his work cut out for him during the early rounds, but can he match the cardio war of Hernandez and defeat Viera by simply surviving the early onslaught?
UFC Parlay Pick
I struggle to put faith in Viera after his previous performance, and given the available odds, picking a side is undoubtedly a pass. However, I anticipate one of two outcomes – either Viera locks up one of his notorious submissions, or Stoltzfus finishes Viera towards the later rounds.
UFC Parlay Prediction: Fight Doesn't Go the Distance (-240) with BetOnline (visit our BetOnline Review).
Daniel Rodriguez vs. Preston Parsons
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 09:35 PM EDT at Apex Centre
Preston Parson's is set to make a short-notice UFC debut versus one of the welterweight divisions most technically sound strikers; the pressure will be on for the Florida native, but with all nine professional wins via submission, we already know the gameplan he'll be opting for.
"D-Rod" Daniel Rodriguez has proven his worth since joining the UFC, and his current 14-2 professional record would be standing at 16-0 if incompetent judges didn't decide his two losses.
UFC Fight Prediction
Rodriguez owns some of the best boxing fundamentals and, honestly, is one of the most underrated guys in the division. His striking setups are elite, and you won't find D-Roz throwing random shots as he likes to set up his strikes with assistance from great distance awareness and the ability to read his opponents well.
The takedown threat will be present for D-Rod but facing a UFC debutant who's never fought longer than eight minutes during his professional career should favour the more experienced, well versed martial artist in Rodriguez.
UFC Parlay Prediction: Daniel Rodriguez (-335) with BetOnline.
The UFC in Vegas 31 Punching Parlay
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Parlay Odds: Parlay (-116) with BetOnline
*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 31 Main Card on ESPN & ESPN+
Islam Makhachev vs. Thiago Moises [UFC Lightweight Main Event Bout]
Marion Reneau vs. Miesha Tate [UFC Bantamweight Bout]
Mateusz Gamrot vs. Jeremy Stephens [UFC Featherweight Bout]
Rodolfo Vieira vs. Dustin Stoltzfus [UFC Middleweight Bout]
Billy Quarantillo vs. Gabriel Benitez [UFC Lightweight Bout]