UFC 238 took place Saturday, June 8, 2019 in Chicago, Illinois. The card was headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and Marlon Moraes.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Valentina Shevchenko continues her reign as flyweight champion with a head kick knockout over Jessica Eye in the second round. Shevchenko closed the biggest favorite on the card at -1429 with the return on Eye +830
Tony Ferguson battered Donald Cerrone to the point where the doctor had to step in and stop the bout heading into round three. Ferguson closed -192 while Cerrone closed +160
Petr Yan dropped Jimmie Rivera in rounds one and two to highlight his decision victory. Yan closed -370 with the return on Rivera +280
Tatiana Suarez was able to take Nina Ansaroff to the mat throughout the first two rounds in route to a decision victory. Suarez closed -714 while Ansaroff closed +504
Aljamain Sterling’s striking was on point in this bout as he turned up the volume and out boxed Pedro Munhoz in all three rounds to win a unanimous decision. Sterling closed -152 with the return on Munhoz +130
Alexa Grasso dominated the striking exchanges from start to finish as she won an easy decision over Karolina Kowalkiewicz. Grasso closed -132. Kowalkiewicz closed +108
Calvin Kattar was fantastic landing a combination of punches that sent Ricardo Lamas to the canvas in the opening round for the biggest win of his career. Kattar closed -208 while Lamas closed +173
Xiaonan Yan was the more active fighter landing with more variety to take a hard-fought decision over Angela Hill. Yan closed -250 with the return on Hill +200
Eddie Wineland came out fast in this fight landing some big shots on Grigory Popov. The Russian found his way back into the fight early in the second round, but Wineland turned it up further and was able to put Popov away in round two. Wineland closed -164. Popov closed +141
Underdogs that Won
Henry Cejudo became a two division champion as he beat up Marlon Moraes in the third round with ground and pounding forcing the referee to step in and stop the fight. Cejudo closed +110. Moraes closed -123
Blagoy Ivanov landed the cleaner punches in a stand-up battle with Tai Tuivasa. In this case, technique was the difference over pure power. Ivanov closed +123 while Tuivasa closed -145
In a fight where both fighters were tentative, Darren Stewart’s forward aggression was enough to get a decision victory over Bevon Lewis. Stewart closed +144 with the return on Lewis -164
Katyln Chookagian landed head strikes while her opponent, Joanne Calderwood, landed a bevy of leg kicks. The judges preferred the punches as they awarded Chookagian a decision victory. Chookagian closed -104 while Calderwood closed -116
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