UFC 253 Best Bet Parlay

Odds.com’s UFC 253 Best Bet ParlayWe are on a 2-0 best bet parlay run for Odds articles! If it’s not broke, don’t fix it! We are going right back to the well with another 2 fighter parlay that I really like for Saturday’s UFC 253 pay per view card!

UFC 253 Parlay:

Vegas 253 Fight Pick Odds
Brad Riddell vs Alex da Silva Brad Riddell -334
Ketlen Vieira vs Sijara Eubanks Ketlen Vieira -175
Total Parlay: Riddell + Vieira +104

 

Parlay Leg 1: Brad Riddell (-334)

UFC Match Up Brad Riddell Alex Da Silva
Odds -334 +250
Age 28 years old 24 years old
Height 5’7 5’8
Reach 71’ 73’
Wins by Stoppage  5 Wins by T/KO 13 Wins by T/KO
Finish Rate 63% 75%
Win/Loss 8-1 21-2

Both Brad Riddell and Alex Da Silva are exciting prospects for the UFC’s star-studded 155-pound division. Brad Riddell comes to us from City Kickboxing, one of the hottest gyms in the game right now, and is joining his teammates to take over UFC 253 with a vengeance. Brad brings excellent fight IQ, defensively sound striking, and intelligent takedown defense and get up game to the cage. Riddell is everything you are looking for in a fighter who is on the rise and I feel he is poised to be the next big thing at 155. Riddell joined the UFC by putting on a clinic against Jamie Mullarkey but was arguably supposed to lose his next fight against Magomed Mustafaev and managed to pull off a decision. Taking on Alex Da Silva is likely a step down in competition from his last fight and I believe he has everything he needs to take out the wild striker. Da Silva is deadly on the ground with his elbows, but I am not convinced that he can get this fight there much less keep it there. On the feel even though Riddell has much less professional experience he has Da Silva outgunned and I expect him to grind out a 15-minute win, or possibly get a KO.

Parlay Leg 2: Ketlen Vieira (-164)

UFC Match Up Ketlen Vieira Sijara Eubanks
Odds -213 +175
Age 29 years old 35 years old
Height 5’8 5’84
Reach 68’ 67’
Wins by Stoppage 4 Wins by Sub. 5 Wins by T/KO
Finish Rate 60% 33%
Win/Loss 10-1 6-4

I know I know… women’s MMA. There are few things in 2020 that have been more volatile betting-wise than women’s MMA. Outside of Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko there just seem to be no women fighters you can really trust. Sijara Eubanks is coming off of a huge win in her previous fight just 2 weeks ago and is looking to capitalize on her momentum with a quick turn around. Sarj is a hard-nosed fighter who has struggled with weight issues and seems to have figured that part of her game out. I have a concern though that throwing a wrench in like a 1-week turn around will poke some holes in her newly found weight cutting ability. 

While Sarj will be battling the scale prior to the fight once she gets in the cage it will not be a cakewalk either. Ketlen Vieira is a monster who has some serious pop on her punches and high output. She is not afraid to stand in the pocket and trade with her opponents and Sarj is no knockout artist. Where Sijara Eubanks really seems to flourish is when she has a ground advantage over her opponent and that won’t be available to her here. Ketlen has an impressive 92% takedown defense rating and was able to handle the world-class grappler Sarah McMann on the mat and submit her and that was 3 years ago! I fully expect Vieira to dictate where this fight takes place and if that is the case I believe she will maul Sarj in this fight. Sarj has taken advantage of the holes in the grappling game of her opponents in her last few wins, but let’s see what happens when she is forced to stand for 15 minutes on a short turn around or worse yet finds herself on the bottom of a larger, younger, and meaner fighter.

UFC 253 Best Bet Parlay:

Brad Riddell (-333) + Ketlen Vieira (-164)
Parlay Odds: +104 (via Bet365)