UFC 277: Julianna Pena vs Amanda Nunes four-fight parlay (+477 odds) - Nunes reclaims her throne

Dec 11, 2021; Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; Amanda Nunes moves in with a hit against Julianna Pena during UFC 269 at T-Mobile Arena.
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UFC 277 takes place on Saturday at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. This card features a women’s bantamweight title fight between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes as the Main Event and an interim flyweight title fight between Brandon Moreno and Kai Kara-France as the Co-Main Event.

Here is our favorite 4-fight parlay for this event, with odds of +477 at DraftKings Sportsbook. Be sure to check out the rest of our UFC 277 predictions for the full 13-fight card.

Let’s get into our parlay for Saturday’s card.

UFC 277 parlay (+477 odds)

Amanda Nunes ML (-265) over Julianna Pena

Amanda Nunes comes into this fight with an MMA record of 21-5. She is 15-3 in the UFC, most recently losing to Pena by submission in her most recent title defense back in December of last year. Nunes is averaging 4.55 significant strikes per minute and has a striking accuracy of 51%. She is absorbing 2.81 strikes and has a striking defense of 55%. Her grappling is also solid, averaging 2.46 takedowns per every 15 minutes. Nunes has a takedown accuracy of 54% and a takedown defense of 82%.

The last time these ladies fought, Julianna Pena shocked the world by not only beating Nunes, but also by making her tap out. Not that Nunes was taking Pena lightly last time, but now she certainly has her attention and it is likely that she will be ready for what Pena brings to the table for this rematch. Despite her shocking loss, Nunes is still one of the greatest female UFC fighters, therefore backing Nunes to reclaim her title will be the play.

Brandon Moreno vs Kai Kara-France: Fight to go the Distance – Yes (-150)

This will be a rematch of a fight between these two guys from 2019 where Brandon Moreno won by unanimous decision. That particular fight was very evenly matched and Kai Kara-France was able to avoid being taken down, which is a strength of Moreno. Moreno has still never lost by finish in his career and Kara-France has not lost by finish since 2020. Because this fight is for the interim flyweight title, expect this one to be tense and back the fight to go the distance.

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Drew Dober vs Rafael Alves: Fight to go the Distance – No (-225)

Drew Dober is a decent-sized favorite in this fight, but Rafael Alves’ ability to win by submission keeps him as a live dog, especially knowing that Dober has lost 4 times by submission in his career. Alves has seen 24 of his 30 career fights end inside the distance, while Dober has seen 22 of his 35 fights do the same, which includes 6 of his last 7 fights overall. For that reason, backing this fight to end inside the distance will be the play.

Michael Morales win by KO/TKO (-135) over Adam Fugitt

Michael Morales comes into this fight with an MMA record of 13-0. He is 2-0 in the UFC, most recently beating Trevin Giles by KO/TKO back in January of this year. Morales is averaging 4.14 significant strikes per minute and has a striking accuracy of 48%. He is absorbing 3.14 strikes and has a striking defense of 36%. His grappling has looked elite thus far, averaging 3.14 takedowns per every 15 minutes. He has a takedown accuracy of 44% and his takedown defense is 85%.

Morales is a massive favorite in this fight and although he looks to be the clear play, his money line is much too high to back here. Morales has won 10 times by KO/TKO and just once by submission. He already has one win by KO/TKO in the UFC as well. There is also the fact that he has never lost, so for that reason, backing Morales to win by KO/TKO will be the play.

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