Combate Americas recently held its 39th event in Tucson, Arizona on Friday. Here are the betting results of the primary fights, as explained by MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas.
In the main event between Jose Alday and Juan Pablo Gonzalez, Alday opened a -325 favorite. The line didn’t move much until fight day because of steady two-way action, but the public came heavy on Alday with straight bets and parlays, where he finished a -449 favorite. The public was a winner when Alday was victorious.
In the bout between Rafa Garcia and Estevan Payan, I opened Garcia a massive -700 favorite and it still closed -1475 so there was no respect for the UFC veteran Payan at all. People believed in the hype with Garcia and he delivered with an incredible performance. The public beat the books in this fight pretty heavily.
The betting action in the bout between Joel Champion and Javier Torres was crazy. Torres got bet up early, opening as a -130 favorite and one-way action was on Torres until the day before the fight. Then betting action came back on Champion, closing him at -110, which was lower than his opening odds. The sportsbooks were a winner when Torres won via submission.
In the Andy Perez vs David Duran bout, there was two-way action on this bout, but Duran took a little more action on fight day, closing Duran at even money. The public won small when Duran won via split decision.
In the Jose Luis Calvo vs Eduardo Alvarado Osuna fight, I opened Calvo at -450 and it closed -533 with the comeback on Osuna +370. The public took a huge loss when Osuna won by controversial split decision
I opened Justin Rascon a -435 betting favorite, and Rascon closed at -675. He won by corner stoppage at the end of round two. The betting public was a winner in this bout.
Overall, the sportsbooks and betting public pretty much broke even for Combate Americas 39.