UFC on ESPN+ 15 took place Saturday, August 31, 2019 in Shenzhen, China. The card was headlined by Jessica Andrade defending her strawweight championship against Weili Zhang.
Closing odds are courtesy of Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Kai Kara-France landed the bigger punches throughout the fight and had Mark de la Rosa in trouble in both rounds two and three to win a clear decision in a top 15 flyweight bout. Kara-France closed -196 with the return on de la Rosa +161
Mizuki Inoue had Octagon control throughout the fight to edge out a split decision victory over Wu Yanan. Inoue closed -143 while Yanan closed +118
Anthony Hernandez utilized a grappling heavy attack where he exploited Jin Yong Park’s lack of ground game to earn a second-round submission victory. Hernandez closed -159. Park closed +132
Damir Ismagulov dominated the bout from start to finish taking minimal damage in a decision win over Thiago Moises. Ismagulov closed -185 with Moises closing +153
Heili Alateng pulled away in the third round with takedowns and ground control to earn a win in his UFC debut over Batagerel Danaa. Alateng closed -122. Danaa closed +101
Underdogs that Won
Weili Zhang became the first ever Chinese UFC champion as she knocked out Jessica Andrade in the opening minute of round one to win the strawweight title. Zhang closed +152 while Andrade closed -192
Li Jingliang forced the referee to step in after a flurry in the final seconds of round three to put away Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos for the biggest win of his career. Jingliang closed +214. Dos Santos closed -263
Kenan Song landed the biggest strikes in round three to take the final round and win a decision over Derrick Krantz. Song closed -104. Krantz closed -115
Su Mudaerji was impressive dominating both the striking and grappling to win a unanimous decision over veteran Andre Soukhamthath. Mudaerji closed +127 while Soukhamthath closed -152
Da Un Jung took advantage of a tired Khadis Ibragimov to earn a submission in the third round for a win in his UFC debut. Jung closed +235 while Ibragimov closed -294
Karol Rosa took over in the second round against a tired Lara Procopio to win a split decision in the opening bout of the fight. Rosa closed +104 while Procopio closed -125