The Weekly Punching Parlay: UFC on ESPN 3 Tips


Thursday, June 27, 2019 6:47 PM UTC

Thursday, Jun. 27, 2019 6:47 PM UTC

UFC On ESPN 3 will hopefully be the turnaround we need for “The Punching Parlay” season two. With Junior Dos Santos and Francis Ngannou headlining the event and Light Heavyweights/Heavyweights making a couple of appearances, we should be almost guaranteed some devastating knockouts this weekend.

<div><h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Alonzo Menifield vs Paul Craig</strong></a></h2><p>It’s been a rough ride on season two of the ‘Punching Parlay’ and although the season two record stands at 1-4, we are only down -3 units. If anything, season two has been a valuable lesson in bankroll management. If you have been following since season one, you would still be in profit of +7 units which gives us the perfect example of how to take losses but maintain profit which is imperative whilst betting on the fight game.</p><p>Kicking off this week’s episode will be the Light Heavyweights. Newcomer Alonzo Menifield makes his 3rd appearance in a UFC octogen after impressing Dana White on the last season of ‘Dana White Contender Series’ with a first round KO. Alonzo then made his official card debut at UFC Fight Night 143 earlier this year when he starched Vinicius Moreira with a TKO victory.</p><p>Athletic build, 6 feet in height and an 8-0 professional MMA career with zero fights ending with the judge’s scorecard are enough to worry any opponent including the Scottish “BearJew” Paul Craig who has also never seen the judge’s scorecards… the difference being Paul Craig has had two losses via KO/TKO and one loss via submission.</p><p>I expect Paul Craig’s game plan to revolve around his grappling skill set, from takedowns to pulling guard…Menifield will need to be ready and expect several takedown attempts from Craig. After</p><p>reviewing Menifield’s previous takedown defences versus decent grapplers his size and power faired well for him which would lead me to believe Paul Craig might struggle to take this fight to the mat.</p><p>For a fighter with an 8-0 record, Menifield fights with a more experienced level of fight IQ. None of his previous fight’s show lack of octogen intelligence and he seems to adapt to his surroundings very quick. Menifield holds a heap of power behind his punches and Paul Craig doesn’t have the striking defence to avoid these power strikes. I think Menifield KO’s Paul Craig or if Paul manages to avoid an onslaught, I expect a clear unanimous decision victory for Menifield.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Heavy. Hands! 💥&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Just like that, Alonzo Menifield moves to 8-0!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Awesome performance 👌&lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#UFCBrooklyn&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— Watch UFC 239 live on BT Sport Box Office (@btsportufc) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;January 20, 2019&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><h2><a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank"><strong>Roosevelt Roberts vs Vinc Pichel</strong></a></h2><p>You’ll be happy to know we won’t be risking a 3 leg parlay this week, our second leg is the last one and another up and comer we put our money behind. The ultra-impressive undefeated ‘Roosevelt Roberts’ returns to the octogen for his third UFC fight, with hopes to stay undefeated in the Lightweight division.</p><p>With his toughest opposition to date, Roosevelt has the perfect opportunity to prove his excellence in this bout. As mentioned in the Menifield write up, you wouldn’t expect Roberts to hold such an experienced skill level with so little professional bouts under his record… but believe me when I say this, Roberts is the most gifted fighter we’ve saw that has minimal experience in comparison to others.</p><p>Vinc Pichel has had a rocky ride in the UFC and has only fought six times since being signed by the UFC in 2012. Vinc has faired well against average opponents, but we’ve seen in the past how someone dangerous like Gregor Gillespie or Rustam Khabilov will make quick work of Vinc. At age 36 and no appearance since his last loss in June 2018… I just don’t think Vinc has what it takes to slow down Roberts who has been on a tear in the professional MMA world for the past 5 years.</p><p>I don’t feel like Vinc will want to test out a striking battle with Roberts for too long which will lead him into a grappling strategy. This seems wise on paper, but Robert has a special gift of being able to lock up a choke from all types of angles and positions. If Vinc and his team have studied Roberts well, they might not be so confident in shooting for a takedown too often in this fight. I think Vinc is a raw, gritty fighter and won’t be easy to put away. If Roberts doesn’t lock up a submission, he should take a unanimous decision victory quite easily.</p><p>That wraps up this weeks ‘Punching Parlay’ episode and best of luck to the odds market gang this weekend.</p><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;blockquote class=\"twitter-tweet\" data-lang=\"en\"&gt;&lt;p lang=\"en\" dir=\"ltr\"&gt;Snatch!&lt;br /&gt;&lt;br /&gt;Roosevelt Roberts gets the neck and taps Horcher in round 1! 6-0! &lt;a href=\";amp;ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw\"&gt;#TUFFinale&lt;/a&gt; &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;;/a&gt;&lt;/p&gt;— UFC (@ufc) &lt;a href=\"\"&gt;December 1, 2018&lt;/a&gt;&lt;/blockquote&gt;\n&lt;script async src=\"\" charset=\"utf-8\"&gt;&lt;/script&gt;\n"}[/]</p><p> </p><h2 style="text-align:center"><strong>Punching Parlay Wrap Up</strong></h2><p style="text-align:center"><strong>· Alonzo Menifield at [1.33] [1/3] [-300]</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>· Roosevelt Roberts at [1.36] [4/11] [-275]</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Parlay/Accumulator Odds: [1.81] [4/5] [-125] with <a href=";a=a710bfac-73c1-4a57-b441-2caf1b9f397b&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">William Hill</a></strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Stake: £125 / 1.25u</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Returns: £225</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Profit: £100</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Current Parlay Bank: -3 Units/-3.0u</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>The Weekly Punching Parlay Season 2 Record: 1-4</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Season One</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Record: 10-0</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>End of Season 1 Profit: (£1154, 10.1 Units of Profit)</strong></p><p style="text-align:center"><strong>Starting Stake: £100 (1 Unit)</strong></p><p> </p><p>The Weekly Punching Parlay is documented and trackable through our fighting section on the Odds Market website. 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