UFC 209 took place Saturday night (March 4, 2017) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by Tyron Woodley defending his welterweight title against Stephen Wonderboy Thompson in a rematch from their UFC 205 bout. From a betting perspective, six favorites won while five underdogs came through based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each of the 11 fights… Underdogs That Won In the main event, Tyron Woodley earned a controversial majority decision win over Stephen Wonderboy Thompson in their rematch. Perhaps it was the flurry of punches that knocked down Thompson in the third round that swayed the judges in his favour. Woodley pulled it off as a +125 underdog while Thompson came up short as the -135 favorite. David Teymur halted the hype train of Lando Vanatta. This contest turned into a stand-up clinic, with Teymer getting the better of the exchanges on the feet. Tymer came through as a +315 underdog while Lando Vannata fell short as the -345 favorite. At 39 years of age, Dan Kelly improved his record in the UFC to 6-1 with a split-decision victory over Rashad Evans. The Aussie was getting the better of the exchanges and controlled the former light heavyweight champion over the three-round affair. Kelly came through as a +215 underdog while Evans fell short as the -235 favorite. In one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Darren Elkins earned one of the most impressive comeback victories we’ve ever seen in the UFC. After arguably losing the first two rounds, Elkins pulled off a come-from-behind TKO victory over Mirsad Bektic. Elkins came through as a +570 underdog while Bektic broke the hearts of bettors laying down heavy chalk, failing to cash as a massive -705 favorite, the biggest on the card. It looked like Luke Sanders was on his way to keeping his unblemished record intact against Iuri Alcantara. Instead, the +135 underdog Alcantara also pulled off an impressive comeback victory and submitted Sanders in the second round with a kneebar. The MMA Lab product failed to cash as the -145 favorite. Favorites That Won Cynthia Calvillo shined in her UFC debut, earning a first-round submission over Amanda Bobby Cooper. The Team Alpha Male product was dominant from the opening bell, getting Cooper to the mat and sinking in a rear-naked choke for the win. Calvillo pulled it off as a -120 favorite while Cooper suffered a setback as a +155 underdog. Opening up the Pay-Per-View, former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem handed Mark Hunt his third knockout loss in his last six fights. Despite being rocked a few times in the fight, Overeem kept his cool and secured a third-round TKO victory. ‘The Reem’ cashed as a slight -125 favorite, while Hunt fell short as a +115 underdog. Heavyweights Marcin Tybura and Luis Henrique clashed on the UFC 209 prelims. After earning a round a piece heading into the third, Tybura ended up securing a TKO victory over the Brazilian and cashed in as a -170 favorite. Henrique came up short as a +160 underdog. In another heavyweight affair, Mark Godbeer handed UFC newcomer Daniel Spitz his first loss in the Octagon. Godbeer won the fight by unanimous decision and came through as a -140 favorite. Spitz fell as a +130 underdog. Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro made short work of Paul Craig in earning a first-round TKO victory. Pedro cashed as the -135 favorite and pushed his record to 6-0. Craig fell short as the +125 underdog. Opening up the card, Albert Morales earned his first win the in the UFC with a split-decision victory over newcomer Andre Soukhamthath. After eating some heavy body shots in the third, Morales was able to get the fight to the mat and control the former CES bantamweight champion to secure the win. Morales cashed as a -145 favorite while Soukhamthath came up short as the +135 underdog.
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