What a nostalgic night for MMA last night in Japan! Seeing Fedor and Rampage walk down the ramp to the Bellator cage within Saitama Super Arena (the most infamous venue in MMA history) was pure bliss, and a true throwback to the golden era of MMA when Pride FC was the biggest show in town. It gave me goosebumps listening to the Pride lady scream the intros, the old Pride music blaring through the speakers, and two of the most popular fighters in our sports history squaring off in the cage one last time. It truly gave me a serious MMA boner, and a fight that I won't soon forget due to the nostalgia that it garnered.
Bellator 237 was the last event that we were going to be handicapping in 2019, and we wanted to deliver for our members (and the general public) like we have been the past few months. We had 3 prop bets and 2 parlays on tap, and when it was all said and done, we had finished in the black once again, netting a slight profit of 1.53 units. This was our 6th profitable event in a row dating back to November 16th (UFC FN 164), and during those 6 events we have netted an amazing +39.62 units for our members! I'll say it again; over the last month and a half we have put almost 40 units of profit into our members (and the general public's) pockets! That is an incredible 39% ROI in a month and a half!
We love profit, but we were hoping for more than 1.5 units of profit last night, and we almost had another MONSTER night if it wasn't for how the Wantanabe/Joanne fight ended. We had a 3 unit bet on this fight going to a decision, and we also had this fight within one of our parlays. Wantanabe and Joanne were heading for a decision, but Wantanabe was able to get backmount and deliver some ground 'N pound to cause the ref to step in and stop the fight with a mere 21 seconds remaining! 21 damn seconds! If this fight goes 21 more seconds and sees the final bell, we would have profited a total of 11.87 units! Yes, 21 damn seconds is the difference between us turning a 1.53 profit and us posting an awesome 11.87 unit profit! Oh well, that's the way the cookie crumbles, but we did feel very confident in this bet, and we were pretty damn close on calling it right. I guess we should have settled with the >2.5 rounds and not taken the fight to go to a full decision.
We ended up profiting 1.85 units when Lorenz Larkin beat Nakamura by decision, and another 2.12 units when the Fedor/Rampage fight ended within the 1st round and a half. We also went 1-1 on our parlay plays. You know about the aforementioned Wantanabe/Joanne bet being in one of our parlays, killing that one, but we did profit 2.56 units on our 5 leg parlay.
We're happy we finished in the black, but man would we have loved to deliver another 10 units of profit on top of the 1.5 that we already had posted. That would have brought us to an astonishing 50 units of profit over the past 6 events and month and a half. Show me someone else that has posted this type of profit over the last 6 events and we'll give you a free month premium membership starting with UFC 246.
We will be posting a 2019 wrap-up article in the next few days, but we are already balls-deep in handicapping the big UFC 246 card that is taking place in 4 weeks. We WILL get off to a profitable start in 2020 and keep this heater rolling along! We are also in the process of making some enhancements to our website, making it easier to navigate with more insight, info, and handicapped fights that will grow your wallet! Keep an eye out.
In the meantime, please reach out to us with any ideas that you'd like to see implement when it comes to the website, insights, and our handicapping in general. We love to hear from our members on how to improve our product. We put in more time and effort handicapping fights than anyone else out there, and we'll put our money where our mouths are when it comes to this claim. You can see that our hard work is paying off based on our recent results, and we are truly grateful for all of our members, followers, and haters. You all contribute to our success in one way or another, and we want nothing more than to continue to put money in your pockets in 2020, so please don't hesitate to reach out to us with any suggestions on how we can make our product better. Here's a a great new year, and a profitable 2020!