The Weekly Punching Parlay Season Two (Episode 3)


Friday, May 31, 2019 7:31 AM UTC

Friday, May. 31, 2019 7:31 AM UTC

I have 3rd-degree burns on my outer thigh because with an empty TV screen this past weekend due to no UFC broadcast, I was left with units in my pocket burning away. It’s been a rocky start to season two of the ‘Punching Parlay’ but with a clear head, we’ll try hit back this week when UFC Fight Night 153 makes an appearance in Sweden.  

<div><h2><strong>Aleksander Rakic vs Jimi Manuwa </strong></h2><p>‘Out with old and in with the new’ could be a phrase springing to mind after this weekend’s Light Heavyweight bout between Rakic and Manuwa. It’s quite obvious the UFC doesn’t mind a purge towards some of their fighter’s who aren’t doing so well, and Jimi Manuwa may be on his way out if he were to lose this weekend against up and coming young buck Aleksander Rakic.</p><p>The Light Heavyweight division is not a weight class to be taken lightly, Jimi Manuwa has been quick to learn this as he has lost his previous three fights and has hinted at hanging up the gloves. With that type of mentality, I’m not confident that Jimi can come in against an up and comer who is hungry and on a 10-fight win streak.</p><p>Manuwa has taken some serious damage, he is an ageing fighter who is on a losing streak. Rakic is 26 years old, 6 foot 5 inches tall and has been on a path of destruction.</p><p>This is the fight game and anything can happen, especially with the power coming from these two fighters but I can’t ignore Rakic here.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;\"The tide has TURNED!\"&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Aleksandar Rakic defies adversity with a FIRST round finish! &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFC231&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC (@ufc) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;December 8, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="UFC Betting Odds"><strong><em>Aleksander Rakic at [1.44] [4/9] [-225] with Unibet</em>.</strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><img alt src="" style="width:750px;height:467px" /></strong><br /><i>(Sung Bin Jo signs with the UFC after going 9-0 in his professional career)</i></p><h2><strong>Sung Bin Jo vs Daniel Teymur </strong></h2><p>Usually, I’m not quick to jump towards a debuting fighter but here I will make an exception for the “Korean Falcon” Sung Bin Jo. The 5 foot 11-inch-tall Featherweight has all the athletically gifted tools to be a potential prospect and has some pretty decent skills to match.</p><p>Daniel Teymur hasn’t had the prettiest run in the UFC. 3 fights and 3 losses will see Daniel fighting for his job in his home country of Sweden. At this level of martial arts, I’m not sure Daniel has much chance in the Featherweight division, we are seeing much longer and freakish size fighter’s being able to cut at Featherweight and just by measurements alone they gift themselves an advantage.</p><p>Sung Bin Jo clearly being one of those fighters previously mentioned, the former Korean champion is taking his skills across the pond and from the footage I’ve managed to find on him he seems to be trained at a high level, notably he trains with UFC vet ‘The Korean Zombie’. Crisp striking from both fists and feet, Sung Bin Jo could for sure be one to look out for in the future. If he can continue his fight finishing streak in hostile territory versus a fighter on the brink of losing his job, we’ll know Sung is the real deal.</p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="UFC Betting Odds"><strong><em>Sung Bin Jo at [1.70] [7/10] [-143] with Unibet.</em></strong></a></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong><em><img alt src="" style="width:750px;height:444px" /></em></strong><br /><em>(Darko Stosic pictured above)</em></p><h2><strong>Darko Stosic vs Dein Clark </strong></h2><p>Coming in on a 9-fight win streak with only two of those fights going to decision, Darko Stosic has a great opportunity to impress the UFC brass this weekend versus England native, Devin Clark.</p><p>Darko has some great striking with immense power, Devin was stopped via TKO just five months ago and now has to go face to face with a power horse in Darko Stosic. Darko made his debut last July and finished Jeremy Kimball with ease, the size and power seem to be overwhelming for a lot of Darko’s opponents.</p><p>Debuting fighters can be risky, but in Darko’s debut, he was calm and very composed. Not only does the Serbian have great hands, but he has a background in Judo which we see from time to time. The leg kicks are something you can’t ignore in a Darko fight, he tears away at the thigh with brutal kicks against his opponents.</p><p>Devin is certainly no slouch and has lost fights to some tough competition. I just don’t think he’s going to give much threat to Darko in any area, The Judo experience should give Stosic the takedown defence he needs to keep this fight standing and can get the job done on. Ultimately this fight is a former Heavyweight coming up against a former Middleweight and that will be apparent in the fight this weekend.</p><p><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="UFC Betting Odds"><strong><em>Darko Stosic at [1.95] [19/20] [-105] with Unibet</em></strong></a></p><h2><strong><u>Punching Parlay Wrap Up</u></strong></h2><ul> <li align="center"> <p style="text-align:left"><em>Aleksander Rakic at <strong>[1.44] [4/9] [-225] with Unibet</strong></em></p> </li> <li align="center"> <p style="text-align:left"><em>Sung Bin Jo at <strong>[1.70] [7/10] [-143] with Unibet</strong></em></p> </li> <li align="center"> <p style="text-align:left"><em>Darko Stosic at <strong>[1.95] [19/20] [-105] with Unibet</strong></em><strong> </strong></p> </li></ul><p><strong><a href=";a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" target="_blank" title="UFC Betting Odds">Odds: [4.81] [381/100] [+381] with Unibet</a><br />Stake: £100 / 1u|<br />Returns: £497.25<br />Profit: £397.25<br />Current Parlay Bank: -£300 (-3 Units/-3.0u)<br />The Weekly Punching Parlay Season 2 Record: 0-2 </strong></p><p><strong>Season One Record: 10-0<br />End of Season 1 Profit: (£1154, 10.1 Units of Profit)<br />Starting Stake: £100 (1 unit)</strong></p><p style="margin-left:0.25in">The Weekly Punching Parlay is documented and trackable through our fighting section on the <a href="">Odds Market</a> website.</p><p style="margin-left:0.25in">Follow DaveBets on Twitter <a href="">HERE</a>.</p><p style="margin-left:0.25in"><em>DaveBets ‘Dogs and Their Odds’ article available</em> <a href="">HERE</a>.</p></div>
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