UFC on ESPN 6 took place Friday, October 18, 2019 in Boston, Massachusetts. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight fight between former middleweight champion Chris Weidman and rising contender Dominick Reyes.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Dominick Reyes landed a beautiful counter straight left hand that put Chris Weidman on the canvas. Reyes followed up with strikes on the mat to put Weidman away for a huge win and move him into title contention. Reyes closed -190. Weidman closed +160
Yair Rodriguez nearly finished Jeremy Stephens with a body shot in round two. That was the biggest moment in an extremely entertaining fight in which he was able to win by decision. Rodriguez closed -135 with the return on Stephens +115
Maycee Barber continues to show why she is the best prospect in women’s MMA as she put away Gillian Robertson away with punches and elbows in the opening round. Barber closed -160 while Robertson closed +140
Buoyed by a big second round, Molly McCann was far superior in the grappling exchanges to win a unanimous decision over Diana Belbita. McCann closed -625. Belbita closed +485
Sean Woodson’s jab was excellent all night long as he peppered Kyle Bochniak with it for 15 minutes to win an easy decision for a very good win in his UFC debut. Woodson closed -114 while Bochniak closed -106
Sean Brady’s left hook was on point throughout the fight as he landed the bigger punches consistently on Court McGee to win a unanimous decision in his UFC debut. Brady closed -189 with the return on McGee +156
Tanner Boser combined punches well with landing lower leg kicks over 15 minutes to keep Daniel Spitz at bay to win a decision in his UFC debut. Boser closed -147 while Spitz closed +123
Underdogs that Won
Joe Lauzon hurt Jonathan Pearce multiple times on the feet early in this bout. He took Pearce to the mat and beat him up there until Herb Dean stepped in and stopped the bout. Lauzon closed +170. Pearce closed -200
Darren Stewart landed the bigger punches throughout the bout as he took over the fight in the second round to win a decision over Deron Winn. Stewart closed +100 while Winn closed -120
Charles Rosa stunned Manny Bermudez with an armbar submission after being on his back for nearly the entirety of the fight. Rosa closed +160 with the return on Bermudez -185
Randy Costa had no problem landing a straight right hand as he put away Boston Salmon in the opening round in a wild fire fight for as long as it lasted. Costa closed +142. Salmon closed -167
In a grappling heavy fight, Brendan Allen won a key scramble in the second round to take Kevin Holland’s back to secure a rear naked choke to get the win. Allen closed +131 while Holland closed -156
Fights that Ended in a No Contest
Greg Hardy was dominant in his bout against Ben Sosoli, but since he used an inhaler in between the second and third round, the fight was ruled a no contest instead of a decision victory for Hardy. The former NFL player closed -400 while Sosoli closed +310
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