UFC 241 took place Saturday, August 17, 2019 in Anaheim, California. The card was headlined by Stipe Miocic dethroning Daniel Cormier to reclaim the heavyweight title.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Sodiq Yusuff dismantled Gabriel Benitez with a beautiful counter knockout in the opening round as he won his third consecutive fight in the UFC. Yusuff closed -286 while Benitez closed +226
Cory Sandhagen landed more strikes in all three rounds to earn a unanimous decision over Raphael Assuncao and continue his surge up the bantamweight rankings. Sandhagen closed -278 while Assuncao closed +219
Locked in a close fight, Drakker Klose did just enough to win a decision over Christos Giagos. Klose closed -175. Giagos closed +143
Hannah Cifers out landed Jodie Esquibel at nearly a two to one clip to win their fight by decision. Cifers closed -278 with the return on Esquibel +216
Despite being out struck in two of the three rounds, Kyung Ho Kang picked up a split decision over Brandon Davis. Kang closed -189 while Davis closed +156
Sabina Mazo completely dominated the fight standing as well as on the mat to win a blowout decision Shana Dobson. Mazo closed -143 while Dobson closed +120
Underdogs that Won
Stipe Miocic came from behind to dethrone Daniel Cormier with a fourth-round knockout to become heavyweight champion. Miocic closed +139 while the former champion closed -161
Nate Diaz returned from a three-year absence and looked pretty good as he nearly doubled up on strikes to defeat Anthony Pettis by decision. Diaz closed +102 while Pettis closed -120
In of the best fights of 2019, Paulo Costa proved he’s one of the best fighters in the middleweight division as he edged out the legendary Yoel Romero by decision and continue his undefeated run. Costa closed +140. Romero closed -161
Derek Brunson significantly out landed Ian Heinisch in the final two rounds of their bout to win a decision in a battle of top fifteen middleweights. Brunson closed +143 while Heinisch closed -169
As the biggest underdog of the night, Khama Worthy sure didn’t look like it as he stunned the Anaheim crowd by knocking out Devonte Smith in round one. Worthy closed a whopping +662 while Smith closed at -1111
In a catchweight bout, Casey Kenney continued his run of form with a decision victory over previously undefeated Manny Bermudez. Kenney closed +144. Bermudez closed -164
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