UFC 297 comes our way Saturday from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto. There are multiple prop bet options at top UFC sportsbooks for the UFC middleweight title main event featuring Sean Strickland and Dricus Du Plessis.
The defending champion Strickland is the favorite to win that fight, with Du Plessis the slight underdog. There are many other ways to bet on the UFC 297 headliner, however, as well as on the other bouts scheduled for this UFC pay-per-view event.
Below, we’ll take a closer look at some of the best prop bet odds for UFC 297. You can also check out UFC 297 odds for the full fight card, including all prelim bouts.
UFC 297 main event prop bet odds
Sean Strickland vs. Dricus Du Plessis
Strickland (28-5) owes most of his wins to judges’ decisions, with five of his last six UFC victories coming by way of decision. When he does end fights inside the distance, it’s almost always via TKO/KO due to strikes. Strickland has only four career wins via submission, and the only one of those to take place in the UFC came nearly a decade ago.
Du Plessis (20-2) has proven himself far more likely to finish fights inside the distance. Of his 20 wins, 19 have come by way of stoppage. Overall, his victories are almost equally split between knockouts and submissions, but in the UFC he’s won most of his fights with strikes.
Method of victory props
When Strickland does finish fights, he typically doesn’t do it with one big blow. Instead, he excels at chipping away at opponents in the opening round and then pouring it on in the second. Of his TKO/KO wins, the last three have all come in the second round.
Similarly, Du Plessis is not typically a first-round finisher, despite being the more aggressive striker. Five of Du Plessis’ last seven TKO/KO wins have come in the second round, including three second-round finishes in his last five fights.
UFC 297 co-main event prop bet odds
Raquel Pennington vs. Mayra Bueno Silva
Pennington (15-8) comes into this fight for the vacant UFC women’s bantamweight title as the slight underdog at overall. She’s primarily known as a decision fighter, with eight of her last nine wins coming via judges’ decision. When she does finish fights, it’s almost always via submission. Pennington has only one victory via TKO/KO, and that came in her pro debut against a lower-level opponent.
Bueno Silva (10-2-1) is the favorite here at . She’s known as a submissions specialist, with seven of her 10 wins coming via submission. Her latest submission win — over former champ Holly Holm — was overturned due to a drug test violation that she attributed to prescription medication, but with that result included she would be riding a three-fight streak of finishing fights with submissions.
Method of victory props
Pennington has been in only one previous five-round fight, and that ended in the fifth and final round with a TKO loss to longtime champ Amanda Nunes. Still, 11 of her last 12 fights have ended either in decision or in the final round. Bueno Silva ended her last two fights in the second round, and overall seven of her 10 career wins were first-round finishes. She’s gone five full rounds once, earning a split-decision victory for a regional title early in her pro career.
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Other UFC 297 main card prop bet odds
Neal Magny vs. Mike Malott
Magny is an adept grappler who knows his way around the submissions game, but he owes 17 of his 28 professional wins to judges’ decisions. Malott has only been to decision once in his 12 pro fights, resulting in a draw. The bulk of his wins have come via submission.
Chris Curtis vs. Marc-Andre Barriault
Curtis has been to decision in three of his last five fights, but 17 of his 30 wins have come via TKO/KO. Barriault is mostly known for finishing opponents with strikes, and 10 of his 16 wins have come via TKO/KO, with just one career win via submission.
Arnold Allen vs. Movsar Evloev
Allen is primarily a striker, but he is known more for volume than power. He has an almost even split of wins by TKO/KO and wins by decision, and his only two career losses have both come on the judges’ scorecards. Evloev is undefeated as a pro, with all seven of his UFC victories coming by decision.
How to watch UFC 297
- Early prelims, ESPN+, 6:30 p.m. ET
- Prelims, ESPNews, 8 p.m. ET
- Main card, ESPN+ pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET