Rory MacDonald UFC on FOX 8 took place tonight at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and it was a fight night from both an action perspective as well as a betting perspective. From the 10 fights that appeared on FOX or FX, all 10 betting favorites won, making this one of the most “chalk” cards of the entire calendar year. Here’s a betting recap of UFC on FOX 8 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook: UFC on FOX 8 Betting Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Demetrious Johnson submitted John Moraga with a fifth-round submission victory, one of the latest stoppages in UFC history. Johnson dominated the fight from bell to bell and absolutely proved without a shadow of a doubt that he is the No.1 flyweight fighter in the entire world. Johnson closed as a -420 favorite (bet $420 to win $100) while Moraga was a +375 underdog (bet $100 to win $375). In the co-main event of the evening Rory MacDonald defeated Jake Ellenberger via unanimous decision to move up the welterweight rankings. It wasn’t the best performance by MacDonald, but he did show a good jab and was able to stave off Ellenberger’s takedowns and power punches to win a clear decision. MacDonald closed at -230, while Ellenberger closed at +210. In a welterweight bout, Robbie Lawler defeated Bobby Voelker via second-round TKO to make a big statement that he is a darkhorse contender at 170 pounds. Lawler clearly won the first round and then in the second hit Voelker with a picture-perfect kick and got the big KO win. Lawler closed at -345, while Voelker closed at +215. In a women’s bantamweight bout, Liz Carmouche defeated Jessica Andrade via second-round TKO. The fight was competitive in the first but Carmouche took over in the second and dominated until the referee stopped the fight. Carmouche closed at -500, while Andrade closed at +435. In the featured FX bout of the evening, Jorge Masvidal defeated Michael Chiesa via second-round submission in one of the best performances of his career. The first round of the fight was very competitive but the second round was all Masvidal and he ended up getting the tapout with Chiesa with just seconds left in the second. Masvidal closed at -280, while Chiesa closed at +255. In a lightweight bout, Daron Cruickshank defeated Yves Edwards via split decision. It was a close fight but ultimately Cruickshank was the more effective striker and he deserved the win. Cruickshank closed at -190, while Edwards closed at +165. In a lightweight bout, Melvin Guillard knocked out Mac Danzig with brutal punches to save his job in the UFC. Guillard was tentative in the first but in the second he hit Danzig with some huge shots that forced the referee to step in. Guillard closed at -155, while Danzig closed at +145. In a lightweight bout, Danny Castillo defeated Tim Means via unanimous decision. Castillo used his wrestling to score the takedowns necessary to get the win, but it wasn’t a performance that will garner him a title shot anytime soon. Castillo closed at -265, while Means closed at +245. In a middleweight bout, Ed Herman defeated Trevor Smith via split decision in one of the best fights of 2013. Both fighters went toe-to-toe for all 15 minutes fight, but Herman was the one who did the most damage and he deserved to get the win. Herman closed as a -175 favorite, while Smith closed at +165. In the opening FX preliminary bout, Germaine de Randamie won a close split decision over Julie Kedzie. It was an evenly-matched bout throughout, but de Randamie’s superior striking was ultimately the reason why she pulled off the win over Kedzie, who landed a few takedowns throughout the bout to keep things interesting. De Randamie closed as a -185 favorite, while Kedzie closed as a +170 underdog. UFC on FOX 8 Betting Underdogs That Won None of the 10 FOX or FX fights ended with a betting underdog winning.


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