- One UFC bettor is $25,000 richer after Jiri Prochazka’s improbable submission victory
- The bet also successfully predicted the fight ending in the fifth round
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The UFC world tuned in on Saturday night to watch light heavyweight champion Glover Teixeira defend his belt against Jiri Prochazka. Despite owning the light heavyweight crown, Teixeira actually entered the fight as an underdog.
While Prochazka was pegged by Las Vegas as the predicted winner, the method of that victory largely favored one side. The 29-year-old had won 25 of his 31 career fights by way of the knockout. That included both of his victories under the UFC flag.
Another knockout was expected, meaning this fight had little chance of going through the final bell. While that eventually did come true, Prochazka’s win came in the most improbable of ways.
And one lucky bettor cashed in big time on the result.
UFC bet pays $25K on Jiri Prochazka’s improbable submission
Rather than a knockout, Prochazka won the match with a late submission in the final round of action. The odds entering the fight sat anywhere between +1500 and +2500 for the Czech mixed martial artist.
That alone would’ve provided a nice little payout, but one UFC bet cashed in in a major way by also predicting the fight to end in the fifth round.
The odds of a Prochazka submission win in round five? An unbelievable +25000.
Last night, a bettor placed $100 bet on Jiri Prochazka to Win by Submission in Round 5 at +25000
The bet won $25,000 with the late-round submission 😳
— DraftKings Sportsbook (@DKSportsbook) June 12, 2022
This $100 wager paid out a massive $25,000 after the final result was posted. It was just Prochazka’s third submission win as a professional and his first since 2014.
The unlikely result landed a nice payday for this UFC bettor. What a win.