UFC Prop Bets: Rakic Getting Heavy Action On Matchup

  • Sports bettors are taking Aleksander Rakic to beat Anthony Smith on Saturday at -265.
  • Rakic has +110 odds to win by TKO/KO.

LAS VEGAS – The UFC Fight Night 178 Heavyweight Bout between Anthony Smith and Aleksandar Rakic on Saturday has sports bettors taking action.

Rakic has the shortest odds to win, with sports bettors taking heavy action on the many prop bets of how Rakic will come out on top.

Rakic’s heavy striking fighting style is what has sportsbooks against a win by decision or submission.

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Those betting on the UFC will not struggle to find action on the main event this Saturday between Rakic and Smith. Rakic is coming in as the current favorite to take home the win at a pretty substantial margin.

UFC Fight Night 178 Anthony Smith Vs. Aleksandar Rakic

  • Anthony Smith +225
  • Aleksander Rakic -265

While sports bettors seem to be consistent on Rakic winning, there seems to be no cohesion on when in the fight Rakic will take the win.

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For starters, sports bettors are taking heavy action against Rakic winning by decision, with most sports bettors leaning towards “no” in this prop.

Aleksandar Rakic to Win by Decision

  • No -325
  • Yes +250

Since Rakic is a power puncher, it makes sense that if he wins it would be via knockout. So sports bettors betting against the fight making it to a decision is not out of the ordinary.

This trend continues with sports bettors betting heavily against Rakic winning by Submission, with even shorter odds for the no.

Aleksandar Rakic to Win by Submission

  • No -4000
  • Yes +1700

Rakic specializes in Kickboxing, Boxing, and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. While Brazilian jiu-jitsu is a grappling style of fighting, Rakic mainly focuses on heavy strikes in his matchups and uses his jiu-jitsu skills to break grabs instead of initiating them. It is unlikely Rakic would look for the submission.

The more balanced betting line still shows uncertainty amongst sports bettors at online sportsbooks. While the odds of Rakic winning by knockout are shorter than the others, “no” still has the shortest odds.

Aleksandar Rakic to Win by TKO/KO

  • No -140
  • Yes +110

For sports bettors confident in Rakic ending the bout in a knockout, this betting line could turn out to be a big win.