UFC Fight Night: The Korean Zombie vs. Ige Full Card Betting Guide

There’s no denying that UFC Vegas 29’s main event between The Korean Zombie and Dan Ige on Saturday, June 19, at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas is guaranteed entertainment. And while there are better bets on the card than the main event offers, it will be another thrilling week for UFC fans and gamblers.

The 12-fight card is scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2. For full analysis and predictions, check out the full card preview.

Best Bets

Josh Parisian (-136) — The fleet of foot heavyweight is going up against the more plodding Roque Martinez, who has looked less than stellar in his two-fight UFC career. Parisian didn’t look great against Parker Porter but this feels like a great spot for him to pick up his first UFC victory.

Virna Jandiroba (-135) — I will have Jandiroba beating Kanako Murata on a lot of different bets this weekend. Rarely is Carcara the bigger fighter — which she will be — and going against someone who will want to take her to the ground. Once on the canvas, Murata will be just trying to survive against the submission specialist in Jandiroba. I’ve also got the Jandiroba submission prop (+253) and I have her in the parlay too.

Seung Woo Choi (-150) — It’s somewhat shocking Choi is this short of odds against Julian Erosa. Juicy J’s third stint in the UFC has gone amazingly well, but I don’t really trust the results. Choi’s dynamic and well-rounded game should suit him well in this matchup.

Pop and Popcorn Fights

Lara Procopio (-158) vs. Casey O’Neill (+131) — There’s a lot to like about both these young flyweights. However, we’ve all learned our lesson — more than once — about betting on unranked women’s fights. There’s just too much uncertainty to reasonably handicap this one.

Dhiego Lima (-176) vs. Matt Brown (+146) — I have Lima winning this fight, but I don’t love the odds. I looked over the odds all over this one for awhile, and the best I could find us the under 2.5 at +106. It’s just one of those fights where the oddsmakers have set the lines spot on.

Chan Sung Jung (+104) vs. Dan Ige (-127) — You hate it, I hate it, everyone hates it when the main event is under this header. But this fight is going to be insane; it’s going to be exciting; and it’s impossible to predict. It’s the prototype for pop and popcorn fights. So as Saturday evening draws to a close, get that buttery, salty treat and a sugary beverage at your side and just enjoy.

Underdogs to Consider

Ricky Glenn (+109) — Both Glenn and lightweight foe Joaquim Silva are coming off long layoffs, making this one hard to predict. But you have to like the skillset Glenn showed us the last time he was in the Octagon and is good value at plus odds.

Matthew Semelsberger (+128) — If Semi the Jedi can just avoid that massive power from Khaos Williams, he will have a great chance to win this fight. There’s no value in the under 2.5 or a Williams KO, but I do see it in betting on the more well-rounded and skilled fighter as a dog.

Intriguing Props

Virna Jandiroba by submission (+253) — The best prop I’ve seen in a long while. Jandiroba is one of the best submission artists in MMA going up against the smaller Kanako Murata, who usually has success by wrestling. This is just a submission waiting to happen and with 15 minutes to lock something in, I believe Carcara will get it done.

Aleksa Camur by knockout (+263) — Nicolae Negumereanu has never been knocked out. But the former heavyweight and strong grappler is very hittable. That should mean Camur has plenty of opportunities to use his highly technical striking to find a knockout.

Bruno Silva by knockout (+185) — ‘Blindado’ has bricks for hands. Before his lengthy USADA suspension, Silva compiled 16 knockouts in 19 victories. Now making his UFC debut, you have to wonder a little about how his power will transfer after the layoff but this is great odds for a fighter as applauded for his power as Silva.

Aleksei Oleinik by submission (+311) — Do I think Oleinik wins against Sergey Spivac? Probably not. But this is an automatic bet at 3-1 odds for a man with 46 (!) submissions in his professional MMA career.

Parlay of the Night

Virna Jandiroba (-135), Seung Woo Choi (-150), Marlon Vera (-208)+329

If you’re feeling bold, add in Ricky Glenn to boost odds to +797.

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