There isn’t much money to be won on Cariaso based on the competitiveness of his clash with Iliarde Santos but profit is profit. Cariaso experienced some decent success at 135 pounds, hanging with opponents like Michael McDonald while beating others including Vaughan Lee and Takeya Mizugaki. While he’s lost both of his last fights, Cariaso’s grappling and technically sound striking should be enough to earn him a decision nod against Santos.
Mixed Martial Arts is as unpredictable as athletic endeavors come based on the nature of fighting. One perfectly-placed punch or a split-second error in judgment on the ground can lead to a loss, making the sport extremely difficult to bet on. For example, take a look at this week’s lineup for UFC Fight Night 29 where there are definitely a few underdogs who could end up exiting their efforts with a hand raised. (Photos by USA Today Sports Images)
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