UFC 212 took place Saturday (June 3, 2017) from the birthplace of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The card was headlined by a UFC featherweight title unification bout between Jose Aldo and Max Holloway. Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook.
Here’s a quick recap of each of the 12 fights…
Favorites that Won
Claudia Gadelha got the best of Karolina Kowalkiewicz in a battle between two of the top women’s strawweights in the world. Gadelha picked up a first-round submission win for her first stoppage victory in the UFC. Gadelha closed as a -280 favorite with Kowalkiewicz at +240.
Vitor Belfort fought a tactical fight in earning a unanimous decision over Nate Marquardt. Belfort closed at -180 with Marquardt at +158.
Paulo Borrachinha withstood the early blitz from Oluwale Bamgbose to earn a second-round TKO stoppage victory. Borrachinha closed as a -265 favorite with Bamgbose at +225.
Yancy Medeiros kicked off the Pay-Per-View card by scoring a second-round TKO win over Erick Silva. Medeiros closed as a -140 favorite with Silva at +120.
Antonio Carlos Jr. dominated Eric Spicely in a grappling-heavy fight and won by second-round rear-naked choke. Carlos Jr. closed as a -360 favorite with Spicely a +300 underdog.
Viviane Pereira earned her second UFC win by out-landing Jamie Moyle in a stand-up battle over 15 minutes. Pereira closed as a -180 favorite with the comeback on Moyle at +158.
Luan Chagas dominated the pace and striking exchanges leading up to a submission stoppage victory in the second round against Jim Wallhead. Chagas closed as a -260 favorite with Wallhead at +220.
In the opening fight of the night, Brazilian Deiveson Figueiredo gave the home crowd something to cheer about, earning a second-round stoppage win over Marco Beltran. Figueiredo closed as a -150 favorite with Beltran a +130 underdog.
Underdogs that Won
In the main event of the evening, Max Holloway became the new featherweight king when he finished Jose Aldo by third-round TKO to unify the title belts and become the undisputed champion. Holloway closed as a +125 underdog with Aldo at -145 in defeat.
Raphael Assuncao pulled off a very close fight with former WSOF bantamweight champion Marlon Moraes, getting a big win via split decision in the bantamweight division. Assuncao closed as a +220 underdog with Moraes at -260.
Brian Kelleher made his UFC debut and did so with a bang, submitting 13th-ranked bantamweight Iuri Alcantara in the first round. Kelleher closed as a +315 underdog with Alcantara the biggest favorite to lose at -385.
Matthew Lopez took Johnny Eduardo to the mat early in the first round. From there, he landed heavy ground-and-pound to win by first-round TKO. Both fighters closed at -110.
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