We are just days away from UFC 199 and I couldn’t be more excited. Even though the card took a couple of pretty good hits when former champion Chris Weidman and BJ Penn were removed from the card – Weidman for an injury, Penn for a USADA IV violation – this is still a spectacular card featuring two solid title tilts between bitter rivals.

For you bettors out there UFC 199 might not look too enticing on the surface, but if you look a little deeper there is money to be made on this card with prop bets and a smart parlay play.

Dustin Poirier, -220 vs. Bobby Green, +180

In the first bout of the main card, Dustin Poirier looks for his fourth straight win since moving up to lightweight as he is set to take on Bobby Green. Green is a dangerous matchup for just about anyone in the division, but coming off of an 18-month layoff due to various injuries you have to wonder if Green is really ready to jump back into the deep end of the pool against Poirier.

I like the wave of momentum Poirier is riding heading into this fight and I think his skill set will more than give Green problems.

The Play – At +145 take Poirier to win by decision

Dan Henderson, +300 vs. Hector Lombard, -360

In the second bout of the pay-per-view main card, Hector Lombard moves back up to middleweight to take on living legend Dan Henderson. Honestly, I’m not excited about this bout at all. If it were 2010 then it would be a different story, but in 2016, at this stage in their careers, this bout just doesn’t do anything for me.

On one side you have an aging legend who’s way past his prime. On the other side, you have an aging veteran who is two fights removed from a positive test for PEDs. There is an outside chance that this fight produces fireworks, but it’s more likely that everyone leaves disappointed.

Unless you really want to take a flyer on Hendo landing that “H” bomb of his one more time, pass on this bout.

The Play – Save your money

Max Holloway, -320 vs. Ricardo Lamas, +260

Title aside, the featherweight bout between Max Holloway and Ricardo Lamas might just be the best bout on the entire card. Lamas is a beast who’s only UFC losses came at the hands of Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes. Then you have Holloway, a dynamic young Hawaiian who has won eight in a row.

From a betting standpoint, there isn’t a great play. Holloway is a big favorite and given the matchup Lamas will be a tough fight but not a big upset threat. That’s not to say Lamas can’t win this fight because he has the tools, it’s more about just how good Holloway is right now.

The Play – Save your money, look to add Holloway to your parlay

Dominick Cruz, -550 vs. Urijah Faber, +425

In the co-main event of the evening, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will look to defend his newly regained title against his rival Urijah Faber. This will be the third meeting between these two men. With each having won one bout apiece, this rubber match means a lot to both men.

Even though Faber continues to be a force in the division, at 37 it’s pretty safe to say that his best days are behind him. Since coming back from a host of knee and groin injuries Cruz looks better than ever. He and Faber will put on another great fight but at the end of the day, Cruz should cruise to another victory.

The Play – At -160 take Cruz to win by decision

Luke Rockhold, -900 vs. Michael Bisping, +600

In the main event of the evening, Luke Rockhold will look to defend his title for the first time against late replacement Michael Bisping. Bisping has been at it for a long time in the UFC and I’m glad he is finally getting a shot at the title, even though the deck is greatly stacked against him.

About 18-months ago, Rockhold submitted Bisping for the first time in his career and Rockhold has only gotten better since then. Bisping has won three in a row since that loss and has looked good, but Rockhold is on another level right now; Rockhold wins convincingly.

The Play – At +113 take Rockhold to win by submission again

The BIG Play – At +155 parlay Poirier, Holloway, Cruz and Rockhold

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