UFC 220 took place Saturday, January 20, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. The card was headlined by a heavyweight championship fight between Stipe Miocic and Francis Ngannou.
Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Daniel Cormier defended his light heavyweight championship as he finished challenger Volkan Oezdemir in the second round with ground and pound. Cormier closed -345 while Oezdemir closed +285.
In a bout that didn’t have any defining punches, Gian Villante was the aggressor and that was enough to take a split decision over Francimar Barroso. Villante closed -155. Barroso closed +135.
Abdul Razak earned himself knockout of the night when he floored Sabah Homasi in the opening round of their rematch of their December bout. Alhassan closed -195 with the return on Homasi +168.
In a very close fight, Dustin Ortiz outworked Alexandre Pantoja in the third round to win a 29-28 decision across the board. Ortiz closed -135 while Pantoja closed +115.
Julio Arce had his jab working early and often has he easily out landed Dan Ige on the feet to win a decision in his UFC debut. Arce closed -140. Ige closed +120.
On the back of five takedowns, Enrique Barzola got the best of Matt Bessette to win a decision. Barzola closed -290 with the return on Bessette +245.
Islam Makhachev earned the biggest win of his career as he was able to knock lightweight gatekeeper Gleison Tibau inside of one minute in the first round. Makhachev closed -290 while Tibau closed +245.
Underdogs that Won
Stipe Miocic put and an end to the Francis Ngannou hype train by beating him up over five rounds to win a blowout decision and retain his heavyweight title. Miocic closed +150 while Ngannou closed -170.
Calvin Kattar put an end to Shane Burgos undefeated run knocking him out in the third round. Kattar closed +190. Burgos closed -230.
In the opening fight of the PPV, Rob Font earned the biggest win of his career when he knocked out Thomas Almeida in the second round. Font closed +125 while Almeida closing at -145.
In a competitive stand up contest, hometown featherweight Kyle Bochniak edged Brandon Davis to a decision victory. Bochniak closed +120 with the return on Davis -140.