UFC Fight Night 108 took place Saturday night (April 22, 2017) in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall from a betting perspective, two underdogs were able to play the role of spoiler while seven favorites were victorious based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting recap for each fight…
Favorites That Won
In the main event, Cub Swanson came away with a unanimous-decision victory over Artem Lobov as the biggest favorite on the card. Lobov’s toughness is what kept this featherweight fight interesting, as Swanson landed some solid shots that didn’t phase the SBG Ireland fighter. Swanson cashed as -570 chalk while Lobov suffered the setback as the +480 underdog.
In the co-main event, Al Iaquinta needed less than two minutes to hand Diego Sanchez his second knockout loss in his last three fights. After an initial right hand landed, Sanchez got back up, but it was only a matter of time before Iaquinta connected on a second one for the stoppage victory. “Ragin” cashed out as a -400 favorite while the TUF 1 winner fell short as a +355 underdog.
Ovince Saint Preux snapped a three-fight skid after taking out Marcos Rogerio de Lima in the second round. While de Lima took the opening round, “OSP” was able to get the fight to the canvas in the second where he sunk in a Von Flue Choke for the win. Saint Preux tasted victory as the -155 favorite while +145 underdog was unsuccessful.
Bantamweight John Dodson earned a unanimous-decision win (30-27 x 3) over Eddie Wineland. The Jackson/Winklejohn product’s striking was the difference, as he improved his UFC record to 8-3. Dodson shined as a -380 favorite while Wineland took a step back as the +340 underdog.
Stevie Ray earned his seventh win in his last eight fights as he edged out Joe Lauzon by majority decision. Lauzon dominated the first round and after a close second, Ray came alive in the third in nearly finishing the TUF 5 competitor. Ray made it two straight victories as the -160 favorite while Lauzon couldn’t pull the trigger as the +150 underdog.
Opening up the main card, “Platinum” Mike Perry earned his 11th career win by knockout as he handed Jake Ellenberger his fourth loss in his last five fights. Following a close first round, these two started throwing bombs in the second stanza, with Perry landing a thunderous shot which put Ellenberger out. Perry notched his fourth win in the UFC as a -120 favorite while Ellenberger lost as a +110 underdog.
Thales Leites got back on the winning track as he took home a decision victory over Sam Alvey. It what ended up being an uninspiring affair for both fighters, Alvey appeared to be at bay with his striking due to a foot injury. Leites got the win as a -120 favorite while Alvey had his four-fight win streak snapped as a +110 underdog.
Scott Holtzman got back in the win column after taking out Michael McBride by unanimous decision. “Hot Sauce” landed a number of power shots, but McBride proved to be too durable as he lasted to the judges scorecards. The -270 favorite Holtzman got the job done while McBride suffered a loss as a +248 underdog.
Alexis Davis spoiled the UFC debut of Cindy Dandois in earning a unanimous-decision victory. The former bantamweight title challenger earned her first win since April 2015 and got the job done as a -280 favorite. Dandois took the loss in her debut as a +255 underdog.
Before that, welterweight Bryan Barberena made short work of Joe Proctor. The MMA Lab standout was getting the better of the exchanges early and unleashed a right hand on Proctor followed by several knees for the TKO finish. Barberena lived up to his billing as a -315 favorite while Proctor couldn’t pull it off as a +285 underdog.
Underdogs That Won
In the flyweight division, Brandon Moreno handed local product Dustin Ortiz the eighth loss of his career. After a slow start in the first round, the 23-year-old Moreno was able to get the fight to the mat in the second and sink in a choke for the finish to earn his 11th consecutive win. Moreno earned the comeback victory as a +105 underdog while Ortiz suffered another setback as a -115 favorite.
In the opening bout of the evening, Hector Sandoval picked up his second straight win with an impressive finish of Matt Schnell. After a guillotine attempt by Schnell, Sandoval was able to lift and slam the former TUF 24 competitor before landing a number of shots for the TKO victory. Sandoval cashed as a +135 underdog while Schnell couldn’t get it done as a -145 favorite.
Also on the Card
Danielle Taylor improved to 2-1 in the Octagon as she took home a controversial unanimous-decision victory over Jessica Penne. “Dynamite” lived up to her nickname, as she controlled the fight with her striking over the three-round affair. Taylor came out on top at a Pick’em price of -105 while former title challenger Penne suffered a setback at -105.
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