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The Big Payback – UFC 257 Bets

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Ryan Frederick and I are staff writers at WrestlingObserver.com and regular contributors to this site. We also co-host the “In the Clinch” MMA Podcast on the Fight Game Media patreon. Thomas Matera is a former WWE superstar and current independent wrestler  and MMA enthusiast. He also hosts the “Left My Wallet” podcast on the F4W network. 

Ryan’s Guide to UFC 257 was posted earlier this week.


The rules are simple. Each of us makes five picks for each card and a $100 bet on each pick. We will keep track of the profits and losses, the most fights picked correctly and the number of events won per person. Obviously if you’re betting, the ONLY important thing is how much money you win and lose so keep that in mind.

For betting novices, the odds reflect the amount of money won or lost for a $100 bet. If the odds are negative, you must bet that amount to win $100. If they are positive, you win that amount if you bet $100.

In addition, we will give a “best bet” exclusively on our “In the Clinch” podcast show that drops on Tuesdays. This week we had two picks each with shows on Wednesday and Saturday. For last week, both our best bets paid off for a profit of $119.43 if you bet $100 on each one. On Wednesday’s show, both our picks lost, so the loss on the year is now $80.57.

UFC on ESPN 20 results

Ryan’s picks went 2-3 for a loss of $113.57.

My picks went 2-3 for a loss of $166.82.

Promise went 2-3 with a loss of $55 so he “won” the day.

Year to date results

Ryan’s picks are 5-5 for a loss of $59.14.

My picks are 4-6 for a loss of $161.21.

Promise’s picks are 4-6 for a loss of $55.

UFC on 257 bets

Odds are from bovada.com as of 1 PM eastern on January 22nd.

Ryan’s picks:

  • Conor McGregor at -325 to win $30.77
  • Michael Chandler at +105 to win $105
  • Makhmud Muradov at -145 to win $68.97
  • Juliana Pena at +105 to win $105
  • Khalil Rountree at -350 to win $28.57

Paul’s picks:

  • Michael Chandler at +105 to win $105
  • Khalil Rountree at -350 to win $28.57
  • Andrew Sanchez at +115 to win $115
  • Nik Lentz at +400 to win $400
  • Juliana Pena at +105 to win $105

Thomas’ picks:

  • Dustin Poirier at +250 to win $250
  • Juliana Pena at +105 to win $105
  • Dan Hooker at -135 to win $74.07
  • Marcin Prachnio at +265 to win $265
  • Nik Lentz at +400 to win $400

Follow Tommyself or Ryan on fight night to keep track of the results. Good luck and enjoy the fights!

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