Betting on the UFC 208 Round Prop Totals

Betting tips and picks for the UFC 208 MMA event on Saturday.

What a week we had last week!!! We went 3-0, crushed all 3 of our plays and brought our year to date numbers to +13 Units, 8-1 record and on normal $100 Unit Plays, we are +$1465 on the year! UFC Houston was good to us and now we turn our focus to UFC 208 from Brooklyn, New York.

Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover

The first fight we like this week is the Rick Glenn vs. Phillipe Nover fight in the UFC’s Featherweight Division. Both of these guys are coming in off tough decision losses in their last fight.

Rick Glenn is 18-4 overall and 0-1 in the UFC. He made his UFC debut on very short notice back in September, losing to Evan Dunham in a unanimous decision. All though Glenn has got 15 out of 18 wins by stoppage, majority of those finishes come late in the 2nd and 3rd round. Looking over his resume, you won’t find many early stoppages and if you watch his fights, you notice he usually starts out slow.

Glenn will be facing Phillipe Nover, who is desperate for a win. Nover is coming off back to back losses in his last 2. Nover is 11-7 overall and has one of the lowest records in the UFC at 1-5! He is on his second stint in the UFC but after coming off back to back losses to Renan Barao and Zubaira Tukhugov, he must get a win or his time in the UFC is most likely going to come to an abrupt end.

Neither of these guys are really easy to finish and neither really are too scary for getting a finish. The path to beat Nover is to drag the fight out and win it on points. The path to beat Glenn is submit him or drag the fight into deep waters and win by decision. Either way, this fight goes deep into the late rounds. My play for this fight is a 4 Unit Play on Phillipe Nover vs. Rick Glenn Over 2.5 Rounds -190.

Wilson Reis vs. Yuta Sasaki

The next fight I’m looking at is Wilson Reis and Yuta Sasaki in the UFC Flyweight Division. This fight was originally scheduled to take place back on January 21, 2017 but with that event getting cancelled, the UFC brass simply pushed this event 2 weeks out and put it on this card.

Wilson Reis is 21-6 overall and 5-2 in the UFC. Reis was scheduled to fight Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson for the UFC Flyweight Title but Johnson was injured and Reis did not want to wait. Since that replacement fight, Reis has won against Hector Sandival and a win here, should put him back in line again for the title shot. Reis is a BJJ black belt and a world class grappler.

Yuta Sasaki is 19-3 overall and 2-2 in the UFC. Sasaki has 10 wins by submission and has finished 63% of his opponents before the 2.5 round mark of the fight. That being said, he has NEVER faced anyone with the grappling skills of Wilson Reis.

This fight is going to be decided on the feet. Both of these guys are high level grapplers and majority of the time, when two high level grapplers fight, the fight stays on the feet. Neither Reis or Sasaki have ever showed power in striking so this fight should go the distance. My play for this fight is a 3 Unit Play on Reis vs. Sasaki OVER 2.5 Rounds -170.

Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier

The final fight we’re handicapping this week is a battle in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division between Glover Teixeira and Jared Cannonier.

Glover Teixeira is a hard hitting powerhouse with a record of 25-5 overall and 8-3 in the UFC. He has went the distance with Jon Jones and fought the best of the best throughout the UFC’s Light Heavyweight Division including Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Rashad Evans, Phil Davis, Ovince Saint Preux, Ryan Bader and Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. 16 of his 25 victories come by way of KO or TKO. Many feel that Teixeira is past his prime at the rip age of 37 years old but he showed in 2 of his last 3 fights, against Rashad Evans and Patrick Cummins, that he still has that powerful KO power.

Teixeira will be taking on 3 fight veteran Jared Cannonier. Cannonier made his UFC debut 2 years ago as a heavyweight against Shawn Jordan. In that fight, Cannonier was KO’d in the very first round. Cannonier followed that up with another fight in the heavyweight division against Cyril Asker. That fight was much better for Cannonier as he had more time to prepare and ended the fight in the 1st round with a KO. Cannonier then took 8 months off and dropped to light heavyweight, where he went the distance in his last fight against Ion Cutelaba.

This is Cannonier’s second fight at Light Heavyweight and all though Cutelaba is a decent opponent, he has NOT shown that recent one punch KO power that Teixeira has. On the same hand, in his last fight, Teixeira was KO’d by Anthony Johnson so his chin may become suspect as time goes on. Either way, I do not see this fight getting out of the 1st round. Both of these guys are going to come out swinging for the fences in hopes of ending the fight early. This fight will be a 2 Unit Play that Teixeira vs. Cannonier will go UNDER 1.5 Rounds -130.