UFC betting in 2020 – Back Jones, Cormier, and Khabib in a three-way parlay
January 2, 2020
There are some massive UFC fights in the pipeline for 2020. You can get in on the action right now and put a three-way parlay on some of the biggest fights of the year. We all know about the return of Conor McGregor in January, but after the return of the Mac, there are some big-hitting bouts to take place in the Octagon.
Already confirmed for the main event of UFC 247 at the Toyota Center will be UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon ‘Bones’Jones taking on challenger Dominick Reyes. Defending champion Jones is a well-known controversial figure in the world of mixed martial arts. He has already served a suspension for a drug violation, while his name will constantly be linked to drug abuse whether he is clean or not. He returned to the cage on December 29, 2018, when he defeated Alexander Gustafsson to win the vacant UFC Light Heavyweight title.
Since that title win, he has had two title defenses. He was victorious on both occasions. He first defeated Anthony Smith with a unanimous decision at UFC 235. He then took a split decision in the victory over Thiago Santos at UFC 239. His third title defense will take place in Houston Texas when he battles 30-year-old challenger Dominick ‘The Destroyer’ Reyes in a five-round bout.
Reyes, who is from California, has a professional fighting record of 12 bouts, 12 wins, seven by knockout, two by submission and two by decision. He last entered the Octagon on October 18 when he won the UFC Performance of the Night when he knocked out Chris Weidman in the opening round. Other impressive performances have seen him claim victories over Volkan Ozedemir, Ovince Saint Preux, and Jared Cannonier.
Another huge fight in the pipeline for 2020 has not been officially announced but is expected to be very soon. This bout will see Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier lock horns for the third time. The first time these two met was at UFC 226 when Cormier knocked out Miocic to win the UFC Heavyweight title. The 6ft 4 inches American gained a measure of revenge at UFC 241 when he stopped Cormier in the fourth round to take back his title.
A third fight would bring this rivalry full circle with both fighters already winning a fight each. The belt will be on the line once again. The third and final huge fight in this little preview features ‘The Eagle’ Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson for the Russian’s UFC Lightweight Championship belt.
UFC 249 will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York on April 18, 2020.
Many people want Khabib to go up against McGregor again, but that doesn’t look too likely just yet. So Khabib is just ready to fight anyone Dana White puts in front of him. Khabib became Lightweight champion of the UFC back in April 2018 when he won a unanimous decision against Al Iaquinta in New York. Since then, he has had two title defenses. He got McGregor out of there in the fourth round when they did battle at UFC 229, while he choked out Dustin Poirier in his last bout at UFC 242.
Ferguson has only lost three of his 28 fights since he turned professional in 2008. His last defeat in the Octagon was back in March 2012 when he lost the decision to Michael Johnson. He has since won 12 fights on the bounce. His last victory was a stoppage from the doctor against Donald ‘The Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 238 in June 2019.
You have to admit, these are three massive fights taking place in 2020. If you were to put these on as single bets, the payout would not be that much.
We are backing Jones (-500), Cormier (+104) and Khabib (-205) all to win their fights. As you can see, betting on them as singles will not leave you with much of a return.
So, the best way to try and make some money is to spread these bets over a three-way parlay, which should give you a return of +264. You will have to wait until all fights are over, but it will be worth it.
Admir aka “The Admiral” has been around the sports industry for more than two decades as a professional athlete and sports agent.