Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights…
Favorites that Won
In the ACB 61 main event from St. Petersburg, Russia, undefeated Russian Marat Balaev won a close split decision over fellow undefeated featherweight Adlan Bataev. Balaev closed at -120 with Bataev at -110 in a contest which was just as close as the final lines indicate.
Former UFC welterweight Albert Tumenov was heavily favored in his bout against Ismael de Jesus and didn’t disappoint. It took the Russian just 46 seconds to finish off his opponent on the night. Tumenov closed as a huge -925 favorite while de Jesus was +550.
Glory 41 Holland
In the headlining bout of Glory 41 Holland, heavyweight Hesdy Gerges dominated Tomas Hron, winning all five rounds to win a clear decision on the scorecards. Gerges closed as a -225 favorite with Hron a +175 underdog.
Glory 41 Superfight Series
In the headlining bout of the Glory 41 Superfight Series event in Den Bosch, Holland, the top heavyweight kickboxer in the world, Rico Verhoeven, continued his winning ways, landing combinations and taking minimal damage in a clear decision win over Ismael Lazaar. Verhoeven closed as a massive favorite at -1700 with Lazaar at +950 in the loss.
In the co-main event of the evening, Robin van Roosmalen won the vacant Glory featherweight title with a majority decision victory over Thai kickboxer Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao. Van Roosmalen closed as a -375 favorite with Kiatmookao at +285 in a fight that was closer than the final lines indicate.
Murthel Groenhart eeked out a close decision win over Alan Scheinson in a welterweight bout. Groenhart proceeded to call out champion Cedric Doumbe in his post-fight speech. Groenhart closed as a -495 favorite while Scheinson was +360.
Mourad Bouzidi’s fight with Michael Duut ended earlier than fight fans would have liked. Duut was penalized three times in the bout, once for a headbutt and twice for continued clinching, which resulted in his disqualification. Bouzidi closed at -140 in the victory with Duut +110 in the loss.
Invicta FC 23
Agnieszka Niedzwiedz threatened on the ground in the first two rounds, and she had to sweat out a decision after a poor third round. Niedzwiedz won 29-28 on all three scorecards to earn a decision over Vanessa Porto and remain undefeated. Niedzwiedz closed as a -245 favorite with Porto a +175 underdog.
Herica Tiburico was able to secure takedowns in all three rounds of her fight against Tessa Simpson, and she needed all of them to win a close split decision. Tiburcio closed as a -210 favorite with Simpson at +160.
In a battle of former UFC bantamweights, Kelly Faszholz outworked Elizabeth Phillips to win a 30-27 decision on all three scorecards. Faszholz closed as a -245 favorite with Phillips a +175 underdog.
Andrea Lee won her third straight fight, but she required the judges to score it in her favor to get the win. Lee — closing as a giant -1050 favorite — was chosen the winner by two of the three judges. Her opponent, Liz Tracy, closed as a +550 underdog and was one judge’s scorecard short of pulling off the huge upset.
Underdogs that Won
Invicta FC 23
Roxanne Modafferi put in the best performance of her career in finishing Sarah D’Alelio in the third round to win in the co-main event of Invicta FC 23. Modafferi closed as a +145 underdog while D’Alelio was the -185 favorite.
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