UFC on ESPN+ 1 took place Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Brookyln, New York. The card was headlined by flyweight champion Henry Cejudo defending his title against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Gregor Gillespie only absorbed one punch in a dismantling of Yancy Medeiros. Gillespie forced the referee to step in just before the end of the second round for the biggest win of his career thus far. Gillespie closed -510 with the return on Medeiros +360
In a grappling heavy contest, Joseph Benavidez had a strong third round controlling Dustin Ortiz on the mat to win a decision in a competitive contest. Benavidez closed -237. Ortiz closed +187
In a fight full of scrambles, Paige VanZant was able to reverse positions in the second round and force Rachael Ostovich to tap. VanZant closed -185 while Ostovich closed +145
Alonzo Menifield landed a big right hand to drop Vinicius Moreira then followed up with even more right hands on the ground to earn a first round TKO win in his UFC debut. Menifield closed -305 with the return on Moreira +245
Cory Sandhagen landed a flying knee to drop Mario Bautista in the first round and then put on a show on the mat to secure the armbar in the first every fight on ESPN. Sandhagen closed -560 while Bautista closed +410
Geoff Neal was the aggressor throughout the fight and landed the bigger shots to win a convincing decision over Belal Muhammad. Neal closed -205 with the return on Muhammad +165
Underdogs that Won
Henry Cejudo dropped TJ Dillashaw in the opening minute of the fight and continued to land punches until the referee stepped in as Cejudo stunned the Brooklyn crowd with his victory to remain the flyweight champion. Cejudo closed +200 with the return on Dillashaw -260
Greg Hardy landed an illegal knee to the head of Allen Crowder while he still had a knee on the mat in the second round. Crowder was unable to continue and referee Dan Mirgliota awarded the bout to Crowder via disqualification. Crowder closed +350 while Hardy closed -500
Donald Cerrone put on a masterful performance as he landed beautifully both on the attack and on the counter. He dropped Alexander Hernandez with a head kick in the second round and followed up with strikes forcing the referee was able to step in and stop the bout. Cerrone closed +172 while Hernandez closed -212
Joanne Calderwood was able to keep Ariane Lipski at distance and do more damage on the mat to win an impressive decision. Calderwood closed +205. Lipski closed -255
Dennis Bermudez recovered well from being dropped in the opening round to out work an exhausted Te Edwards to win a dominant decision. Bermudez closed -105. Edwards closed -125
Chance Rencountre was able to take Kyle Stewart to the mat early in round one and was able to sync in a rear naked choke to force him to submit. Rencountre closed +142 while Stewart closed -172
Pickem Fighters that Won
After being nearly finished with elbows via a vintage Travis Browne, Glover Teixeira was able to reverse positions and get Karl Roberson to the mat. From there, Teixeira advanced position and secured a head and arm choke to submit Roberson in the opening round. Both fighters closed -115
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