Taking a look back at the last bets, we didn’t go to badly. We actually got both unlucky and lucky.
Rustam Khabilov vs. Yancy Medeiros
This fight was going to plan, it was a back and forth fight until Yancy Medeiros broke his thumb. this was unlucky because it happened in the first round and was counted as a TKO. Had it happened in the third it would have went to the score cards. This fight was the start of a night full of dodgy decisions.
Bet was on Rustam Khabilov to win UD @ 4.0 – 1 unit bet = Loss
Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes
As expected this fight was very one-sided. Phil Davis was never really in danger. What surprised me was that he chose to keep the fight standing and it looked to be the correct choice because Vinny Magalhaes didn’t offer anything in this fight.
I liked the over 2.5 @ 1.57. The fight went to points so we got the result we were after.
Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher
Again with this fight it went as expected. Alan Belcher offered nothing and Michael Bisping had a very easy night. He easily won every round of the fight. In the third he was unfortunate to poke Alan Belcher in the eye and the fight had to be stopped. When that happened I thought: not again, this is BS, it will be marked a TKO, but to my surprise because it happened in the third round it went to the score cards. Easy decision for Michael Bisping.
I liked the over 2.5 @ 1.44 in this and the fight ended in the third round with Bisping getting the ‘technical decision’ – a good result for us.
The parlay bets worked out well:
Parlay #1) Over 2.5 rounds
Phil Davis vs. Vinny Magalhaes @ 1.57
Michael Bisping vs. Alan Belcher @1.44
Bet 1 Unit to win 1.27 units = Win
Parlay #2) Method of Victory
Phil Davis wins on points @ 1.90
Michael Bisping wins on points @ 2.20
Bet 1 Unit to win 3.20 units = Win
Jon Jones vs. Chael Sonnen
I think I was very lucky with this fight. I had a number of bets riding on it – I took Jon Jones ITD and also “fight not to start round 5″ in a lot of my personal bets. Jon Jones actually broke his toe at some point in this fight. I am very lucky that he finished Chael Sonnen when he did because if the round had have ended and the ref seen his foot he would have stopped the fight. It would have been counted as a TKO for Sonnen. We dodged a bullet with this one! Jones never looked in any danger here so I hope you took this bet for a 20% boost to your betting accounts.
Some live plays I took during this were good and bad. In the Gian Villante vs. Ovince St. Preux, I took Gain Villante midway through the first round. OSP seemed to have shot his load in that first round and Villante was getting the better of him. I was fortunate to get bets in @ 5.0 and 4.5 but then the referee messed things up for me. Villante got poked in the eye, the ref asked “can you see”, Villante said no and the ref stopped the fight. He should have given him 5 minutes to recover but didn’t so it went to the score cards. OSP got the decision on 3 of the judge’s score cards. What they were looking at I do not know because he had about 2 good minutes in the fight and the rest of the time Gian Villante was getting the better of him. I think I was unlucky with this one.
Another I bet on was in the Jim Miller vs Pat Healy fight. Miller started well and was getting the better of Healy but Pat Healy did start to take control in the fight. I managed to get one bet in @ 5.0 and Healy went on to submit Miller for a nice win.
I lost some other bets with live betting in the Kongo fight and the Bisping one but all in all it went okay. Looking at my Bet365 account I risked around 170 and ended up with 228 so a pretty decent result in the end.
Looking back at the bets I posted and not including the Jones fight or the live betting, I made 3 bets for a unit each, two of those bets won for a total of:
#1) – 1u
#2) + 1.27u
#3) + 3.20u
= 3.47u Profit.
Next up will be UFC on FX 8 when Vitor Belfort fights the Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold on May 18th in Brazil. I should have another post for that.