• Thu
    May 20
  • 11:30 pm
    TOR
    MTL
    -222
    180
  • 2:30 am
    COL
    STL
    -233
    185
  • 2:00 am
    LAL
    GSW
    -303
    240
  • 1:00 am
    EDM
    WIN
    -147
    120
  • Wed
    May 19
  • 11:30 pm
    MEM
    SAS
    -149
    125
  • 1:00 am
    BOS
    WAS
    -135
    110
  • Tue
    May 18
  • 10:30 pm
    IND
    CHA
    -161
    135
  • 8:00 pm
    VAN
    CGY
    108
    -130
  • 12:00 am
    CAR
    NSH
    -196
    160
  • Mon
    May 17
  • 11:30 pm
    WSH
    BOS
    120
    -139
  • FINAL
    CHI
    MIL
    175
    -227
  • FINAL
    POR
    DEN
    -345
    260
  • FINAL
    SAC
    UTA
    450
    -667
  • FINAL
    NOP
    LAL
    375
    -500
  • FINAL
    OKC
    LAC
    475
    -714
  • FINAL
    MIN
    DAL
    340
    -455
  • FINAL
    DET
    MIA
    220
    -278
  • Sun
    May 16
  • FINAL
    FLA
    TBL
    -110
    -110
  • FINAL
    BKN
    CLE
    -500
    375

Molly McCann vs Lara Procopio Predictions

February 3, 2021

UFC

Molly McCann -160 vs Lara Procopio

Fight is at 125 lbs and is +240 to end inside the distance.

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Betting Play: Procopio ITD +490

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Betting Play: Procopio ITD +490

This is another fight at the UFC Vegas 18 offering us some underdog value. We know Molly McCann can box and she is the better striker in this matchup, but when McCann has lost fights it has not been due to her striking. McCann has shown a propensity for getting owned on the mat, and that was the case in her two UFC losses, and well, the mat is Lara Procopio’s world.

This will be Procopio’s first fight in the UFC at her natural flyweight weight class, and it is certainly an opportunity for her against an exploitable opponent. At just 25 years old, she is still young in her development and we could certainly see a vastly improved version over the one we saw in her debut 18 months ago while fighting up a weight class. For the sake of argument, let’s say there have been no improvements in any area and we will see the same version we saw in her debut.

For starters, she will not be fighting a larger fighter like she did against Rosa, and she will have more confidence in trying to initiate wrestling and attempts to force the fight to the floor. She did not have those opportunities in her debut and simply fighting at her weight class against a far less seasoned grappler will open that door. We also saw an incredibly durable fighter that will continue to fire back while taking a barrage of strikes, and in this matchup, that could certainly burn up the gas tank of McCann.

If the McCann cardio fails, Procopio will take her down and find a submission. The thing is, Procopio may not need that cardio failure to put this fight in her world on the mat and I can’t understate the levels above Procopio is on the mat.

I think the most likely outcome in this fight is a Procopio submission and with her ITD line sitting at +490, this is a long odds play I feel very good about.

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TJ Calkins
TJ Calkins was raised in a gambling loving household. He knew how to handicap horse races and follow line movements well before his tenth birthday. While sports betting remained a passion into adulthood, poker and Daily Fantasy Sports also became passions and remain as such today.