UFC Fight Night 53 comes from Stockholm, Sweden this weekend and will feature an important fight in the Welterweight division as well as a couple of interesting Featherweight matchups. Oddsmakers at 5Dimes already have moneyline and prop bet options available on both the main and undercard fights.
Undefeated Welterweight Gunnar Nelson will take a big step up in competition this weekend when he faces Rick Story. Currently a UFC Fight Night 53 odds -350 favorite at 5Dimes, the submission specialist should have little difficulty winning this fight as long as he can get the fight to the ground where he will hold a big edge.
Action on Story is currently coming with a +290 UFC odds payday and will most likely require a heavy shot to the chin of Nelson to pay off. With 29 MMA betting prop options to choose from we like the Nelson wins via submission at +130 or the Nelson inside the distance at -125.
UFC Fight Night 53 will also feature a couple of Featherweight matchups of note for MMA betting fans. Akira Corassani will face Max Holloway as both look to climb the ladder of one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. Holloway is currently listed as the -550 favorite while the upset payday on Corassani will pay +425.
Better MMA betting value on this fight can be found in the 5Dimes prop options. Holloway inside the distance is coming at an inexpensive price of -120 and fight goes to a decision is handicapped at -130.
Light Heavyweights Ilir Latifi and Jan Blachowicz are also slotted on the UFC Fight Night 53 card. Current UFC odds have Latifi handicapped as the -240 favorite while a Blachowicz upset is currently worth +200. We like the fight goes to a decision in this one at -135 and the Not Latifi inside the distance at -180.