UFC Fight Night 40 took place tonight in Cincinnati, Ohio, and the card overall was a success as it featured a number of sweet finishes and massive upsets that stunned fans everywhere. Overall, eight underdogs won while five favorites cashed. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight Night 40 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook. UFC Fight Night 40 Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Matt Brown defeated Erick Silva via third-round TKO (punches) in a welterweight bout. Although Silva was nearly able to catch Brown in an ill-fated submission attempt in round one, he took a beating in the second and third until the referee mercifully stopped it due to strikes. Brown won as a +230 underdog (bet $100 to win $230) while Silva lost as a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100). In a middleweight bout, Costas Philippou defeated Lorenz Larkin via first-round KO (punches). Philippou was counted out by many but ht he was able to find Larkin’s chin and knock him out cold for the win. Philippou was +145 and Larkin was -155. In a lightweight bout, Daron Cruickshank defeated Erik Koch via first-round TKO (head kick and punches). Cruickshank landed a huge bomb on Koch’s chin and finished him quickly in the first round. Cruickshank was +265 and Koch was -295. In a welterweight bout, Neil Magny defeated Tim Means via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2). Magny was able to score takedowns at the right time and get the decision over Means. Magny was +275 and Means was -305. In a flyweight bout, Chris Cariaso defeated Louis Smolka via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Cariaso was the better striker throughout the course of 15 minutes and deserved to get the win. Cariaso was +135, Smolka -145. In a middleweight bout, Ed Herman defeated Rafael Natal via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28 x 2). It was a close fight but Herman landed the better strikes and stole the decision on the judges’ scorecards. Herman was +140, Natal -150. In a welterweight bout, Zak Cummings defeated Yan Cabral via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Cummings kept the fight standing and outstruck Cabral en route to a decision win. Cummings was +475, Cabral -560. In a bantamweight bout, Johnny Eduardo defeated Eddie Wineland via first-round KO (punches). Although Wineland was winning the fight early on, Eduardo was eventually able to find his chin and win via vicious knockout. Eduardo closed at +735, while Wineland lost as a massive -935 favorite. UFC Fight Night 40 Favorites That Won In a heavyweight bout, Soa Palelei defeated Ruan Potts via first-round KO (punches). Palelei took the fight down early and finished Potts with a quick ground-and-pound knockout for the win. Palelei was -310 and Potts was +280. In a flyweight bout, Kyogi Horiguichi defeated Darrell Montague via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28). Although Montague hung in close, Horiguchi landed more strikes and deserved the win. The Japanese product was -210, while Montague was +190. In a featherweight bout, Nik Lentz defeated Manny Gamburyan via unanimous decision (30-27 x 3). Lentz was able to take Gamburyan down at will for three rounds and outstrike him for the clear-cut decision win. Lentz was -540 while Gamburyan was +460. In a lightweight bout, Justin Salas defeated Ben Wall via first-round KO (punches). Salas nailed Wall with a right hand behind the ear and then followed it up with a straight left right down the pipe for the KO win. Salas closed at -290, Wall +260. In a welterweight bout, Albert Tumenov defeated Anthony Lapsley via first-round KO (punches). Tumenov stuffed the takedowns and was able to keep the fight standing and finish Lapsley with a brutal short right hook for the win. Tumenov was -265, Lapsley +245.
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