UFC 240 took place Saturday, July 27, 2019 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The card was headlined by a featherweight title fight between champion Max Holloway and future Hall of Famer Frankie Edgar.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Max Holloway showed his patience in this fight as he was forced to go 25 minutes with Frankie Edgar. The New Jersey native had some success in this fight, but not nearly enough to take a decision. Holloway closed -333 in victory, while Edgar was a +271 underdog in defeat
Felicia Spencer put in a fine shift, but it wasn’t enough as Cris Cyborg out struck her in all three rounds to win a unanimous decision. Cyborg closed -385 while Spencer closed +319
In a wild fight, Geoff Neal was hurt multiple times by Nico Price, but was able to recover and do damage of his own to earn a second TKO victory with tremendous ground and pound strikes. Neal closed -345 with the return on Price +275
Arman Tsarukyan secured a key takedown in the third round and held Aubin-Mercier down for most of the round to win the third round and earn a decision. Tsarukyan closed -200 while Aubin-Mercier closed +165
Krzystof Jotko did his best work in the clinch to win a split decision over Marc Andre Barriault. Jotko closed -161 while Barriault closed +142
Viviane Araujo landed big punches throughout the fight to inflict far more damage than Alexis Davis to win by decision. Araujo closed -204 with the return on Davis +172
Hakeem Dawodu got better as the fight wore as he turned it on in round three to knockout Yoshinori Horie in round three. Dawodu closed -400. Horie closed +286
Gillian Robertson earned a takedown early in round two and did well to advance position before beating Sarah Frota up on the mat to earn a TKO victory. Robertson closed -133 with the return on Frota +113
Erik Koch turned this into a physical fight and was able to secure four takedowns to pull away and earn a decision victory over Kyle Stewart. Koch closed -130 while Stewart closed +111
Underdogs that Won
Gavin Tucker took Seung Woo Choi’s back in round three and was able to secure a rear naked choke and win the bout. Tucker closed +120. Choi closed -141
Deiveson Figueiredo showed he had more power in his hands and was able to inflict a lot of damage to Alexandre Pantoja to win a unanimous decision. Figueiredo closed +121 while Pantoja closed -145
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