Saunders_600x347 UFC Fight Night 49 took place tonight at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the event was a grand success as it featured a number of exciting finishes from both the main card fighters and fighters on the prelims. Overall, six favorites came through while five underdogs scored. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight Night 49 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Rafael dos Anjos defeated Benson Henderson via first-round KO (punches). RDA was able to land a vicious punch near the fence that put Henderson down on the mat and the ref stopped the fight. Henderson lost as a -500 favorite (bet $500 to win $100), while dos Anjos was a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435) in one of the biggest upsets of the year thus far. In a middleweight bout, Thales Leites defeated Francis Carmont via second-round KO (punches). The first round was a fence clinchfest as expected, but in the second Leites unleashed a vicious flurry that put Carmont out cold. Leites was +190 and Carmont was -210. In a featherweight bout, Chas Skelly defeated Tom Niinimaki via first-round submission (rear-naked choke). Skelly was able to use his wrestling to get the fight to the mat and tap out Niinimaki for the biggest win of his career thus far. Skelly was +145 and Niinimaki was -155. In a welterweight bout, Neil Magny defeated Alex Garcia via unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 29-28). Magny used his wrestling to control Garcia in the first, but Garcia picked it up in the second and third rounds and made it close on the judges’ scorecards. Magny was +135 and Garcia was -145. In a lightweight bout, Beneil Dariush defeated Tony Martin via second-round submission (arm-triangle choke). Dariush struggled early as Martin attacked him from range, but as Martin gassed in the second Dariush found a way to get the fight to the floor and submit his foe down there to get the W. Dariush was +130 while Martin was -140. Favorites That Won In a welterweight bout, Jordan Mein defeated Mike Pyle via first-round KO (punches). Mein caught Pyle with a huge punch early in the fight and put him out cold for the win. Mein was -265, Pyle +245. In a catchweight (149lbs) bout, Max Holloway defeated Clay Collard via third-round TKO (punches). The two fighters put on a show for the crowd for nearly 15 minutes but with just a minute to go until the final bell Holloway got Collard down to the mat and pounded him out for the TKO win. Holloway was -860 and Collard was +675. In a lightweight bout, James Vick defeated Valmir Lazaro via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3, 30-27). Vick landed a higher volume of strikes throughout and also landed the cleaner shots and deserved to get the judges’ nod. Vick was -125 and Lazaro +115. In a bantamweight bout, Matt Hobar defeated Aaron Phillips via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Hobar took down Phillips seemingly at will throughout the three rounds en route to a lopsided decision victory, although for some reason the judges did end up making the fight seem closer than it actually was. Hobar was -155 while Phillips was +145. In a welterweight bout, Ben Saunders defeated Chris Heatherly via first-round submission (omoplata). Heatherly took Saunders down but “Killa B” locked in the rubber guard and eventually finished the fight with the first-ever omoplata recorded in UFC history. Saunders was -385 while Heatherly was +345. In a flyweight bout, Wilson Reis defeated Joby Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28 x 3). Despite being knocked down twice in the second round and seemingly out on his feet, Reis rallied to win the third round and take home the decision. Reis was -335 while Sanchez was +305.


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