UFC 226 took place Saturday, July 7, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a blockbuster heavyweight title bout between heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
In an absolute barn burner, Paulo Costa went to toe to toe with Uriah Hall and came out on top earning a second round knockout victory. Costa closed -295 while Hall closed +240.
Raphael Assuncao dropped Rob Font in the first round highlighting his nearly flawless decision victory. Assuncao closed -145. Font closed +115.
Curtis Millender overcame a tough first round to out strike Max Griffin in rounds two and three to win a clear 29-28 decision. Millender closed -177 with the return on Griffin +147.
Dan Hooker earned the most impressive win of his career dropping Gilbert Burns multiple times before landing a left hand that finished the fight in the first round. Hooker closed -118 while Burns closed -112.
Underdogs that Won
Daniel Cormier stunned the combat sports world knocking out Stipe Miocic in the first round to become a two division UFC champion. Cormier closed +155 while Miocic closed -175.
In a fight that so one of the lowest strike tallies in UFC history, Derrick Lewis was a bit more active than Francis Ngannou to win a decision. Lewis closed +265 while Ngannou closed -335.
Mike Perry landed a heavy shot in the second round which busted Paul Felder wide open. That was the key moment in his split decision victory. Perry closed +115 while Felder closed -145.
Anthony Pettis dropped Michael Chiesa at the beginning of round two and after the fight went to the ground secured a triangle choke to earn the victory. Pettis closed +145. Chiesa closed -175.
Khalil Rountree knocked out legendary kickboxer Gokhan Saki in the first round for the biggest win of his career. Rountree closed +145 with Saki closing -175.
Drakkar Klose controlled this fight from start to finish out landing Lando Vannata on the feet to win all three rounds in a decision victory. Klose closed +160 while Vannata closed -200.
In an even fight heading into round three, Emily Whitmire scored a takedown and was able to control Jamie Moyle on the mat for the remainder of the round to win a decision. Whitmire closed +155 while Moyle closed -195.
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