World Series of Fighting 9 went down tonight from Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event overall was a success as it featured a few really nice finishes in addition to a five-round co-main event that saw a new bantamweight champ crowned. Overall, six betting favorites won while one dog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on the closing MMA odds for WSOF 9: WSOF 9 Betting Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Rousimar Palhares defeated Steve Carl via first-round submission (heel hook) to claim the WSOF welterweight title. Palhares got the takedown early on and got the quick submission to score as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100), while Carl lost as a +200 dog (bet $100 to win $200). In the co-main event of the evening, Marlon Moraes defeated Josh Rettinghouse via unanimous decision (50-44 x 3) to win the WSOF bantamweight title. Moraes punished Rettinghouse for five full rounds and it’s a credit to Rettinghouse’s heart that he was able to survive. Moraes cashed at -620, while Rettinghouse fell at +515. In a middleweight bout, Yushin Okami defeated Svetlozar Savov via second-round submission (arm-triangle choke). Okami took Savov down and beat him up before finally getting the tapout late in the second. He scored at -925, while Savov lost at +725. In a welterweight bout, Josh Burkman defeated Tyler Stinson via first-round KO (punches). Burkman made this one look easy, knocking Stinson out cold very early on to cash as a -250 favorite, while Stinson lost as a +230 dog. In a featherweight bout, Mike Corey defeated Shane Kruchten via second-round submission (rear-naked choke). Corey made quick work of Kruchten, beating him up on the feet in the first before taking him down in the second and getting the tapout. He won at -300, while Kruchten lost at +250. In a featherweight bout, Chris Gruetzemacher defeated John Gunderson via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26). Gruetzemacher absolutely beat down Gunderson over the course of three rounds to cash as a -170 fav, while Gunderson lost as a +140 dog. WSOF 9 Betting Underdogs That Won In a lightweight bout, Johnny Nunez defeated Ozzy Dugulubgov via split decision (28-29, 30-27, 29-28). This was a very close fight and although most thought Dugulubgov won, the judges gave it to Nunez and he cashed at +285 while the Russian favorite lost at -315.
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