Combate Americas recently held its 48th event in Garland, Texas on Friday. Here are the betting results of the fights, as explained by MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas.
Angelo Trevino opened -220 and closed -130
Gilbert Urbina opened +170 and closed +110
A line entry error caused bets to come in on Urbina, but by the time the fight closed, action came in on Urbina. The books took a bit of a beating on this fight when Urbina repeatedly scored takedowns and took Trevino’s back. Trevino had a few moments, but he couldn’t deal with Urbina’s length and grappling en route to losing a decision.
Paola Ramirez opened +165 and closed +175
Abril Anguiano opened -210 and closed -210
I thought this was a dog or pass situation against the debuting Anguiano, who edged out a close split decision. There was two-way action so this fight, the sportsbooks broke even.
Hector Fajardo opened -210 and closed -180
Aaron Vickers opened +165 and closed +150
Vickers had a few moments, but Fajardo did enough to win all three rounds. This was another fight with two-way action with the lines tightening up. The sportsbooks profited small here.
Angel Luis Cruz opened +140 and closed +145
Ariel Juarez opened -170 and closed -170
I was surprised in this one as Cruz scored a quick Americana submission inside the first minute. The sportsbooks won tiny again here with very slight action coming in on Juarez.
Kyle Driscoll opened -275 and closed -540
Rey Trujillo opened +205 and closed +395
Bettors pounded Driscoll’s line all the way up to -540. Trujillo is tough, but Driscoll made the bettors look smart as Driscoll soundly defeated him, winning multiple convincing rounds en route to a one-sided unanimous decision victory. The public won pretty decent in this fight as the sportsbooks took a hit with the one-sided action.
Victor Reyna opened -300 and closed -230
Nick Gay opened +220 and closed +195
Everyone was betting Gay, dropping his original line. Reyna outpaced Gay, outwrestled him and survived a scary sub attempt to win a clear decision. The sportsbooks made a profit here.
Melvin Lopez opened -475 and closed -540
Aldair Romero opened +325 and closed +395
Lopez was the superior wrestler and did what many expected him to do, taking this fight to the ground and dominating his way to a decision. The sportsbooks were prepared for all the Lopez action and moved their lines accordingly, winning decent on this fight.
175 lb. catchweight: Gilbert Urbina defeats Angelo Treviño via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
135 lbs.: Abril Anguiano defeats Paola Ramírez via Split Decision (30-27, 30-27, 28-29)
135 lbs.: Hector Fajardo defeats Aaron Vickers via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
163 lb. catchweight: Angel Cruz defeats Ariel Juárez via Submission (Americana) at 0:49 of Round 1
145 lbs: Kyle Driscoll defeats Rey Trujillo via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-25)
170 lbs.: Victor Reyna defeats Nick Gay via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
149 lb. catchweight: John Tao Pham defeats Charles Spoolstra via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
125 lbs.: Melvin López defeats Aldair Romero via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
155 lbs.: Ricky Romo defeats Paul Garza via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)