“Anything can happen in a fight.” Blah, blah, blah … Apparently, the UFC 131 bouts this past Saturday were so easy to call that one gambler predicted all 12 contests correctly – which included two upset specials and the benefit of some questionable judging.
Bodog.eu, one of the Internet’s largest online sports books, took a pounding at the hands of two players to the tune of nearly $84,000 in losses.
According to Props PR, the public relations company working for Bodog, the bigger of the two parlays reportedly hit was a $200 twelve-team bet. The wager comprised of picking all 12 bouts correctly. While the favorite reigned supreme in 10 of the contests, the payoff of selecting every single UFC 131 scrap correctly garnered a $51,547 return.
The second winner capitalized on a $500 “ten-teamer” that included four heavy favorites and only one slight underdog. This ticket returned over $32,000.
Darren Elkins was a 2-to-1 long shot in his controversial unanimous decision win over Michihiro Omigawa, while Joey Beltran was a +135 underdog in his TKO victory over Aaron Rosa.
The Gambling Gods were clearly smiling down on these fortunate souls, as there was plenty of controversy surrounding the competency of the three judges sitting Octagon-side.
And they say the house always wins…