UFC on ESPN+ 20 took place Saturday, October 26, 2019 in Singapore. The card was headlined by a welterweight fight between accomplished grapplers Ben Askren and Demian Maia.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Beneil Dariush quickly found Frank Camacho’s back in the first round and was able to secure a rear naked choke to get the victory without taking any damage. Dariush closed -190 while Camacho closed +160
Ciryl Gane continues to show why he’s one of the brightest prospects in the UFC as he beat up Dontale Mayes and then secured a heel hook in the third round to earn the submission victory. Gane closed -300 with the return on Mayes +250
Muslim Salikhov nearly had Leonardo Staropoli finished in the second round with body shots as he dominated the striking from start to finish to win a decision. Salikhov closed -165. Starpoli closed +145
Randa Markos and Ashley Yoder were in a very competitive fight which saw each have success on the ground. Markos was better on the feet and that was the difference to edge this bout by split decision. Markos closed -175 with the return on Yoder +155
Rafael Fiziev used his strength well to land big punches cutting open Alex White in route to a decision victory. Fiziev closed -180 while White closed +150
In a really good bout, Movsar Evloev landed the cleaner punches over fifteen minutes to take a unanimous decision over Enrique Barzola. Evloev closed -195. Barzola closed +170
Sergei Pavlovich landed a flurry on the fight midway through the first round to catch Maurice Greene. Pavlovich followed up with strikes against the fence to force Herb Dean to stop the bout. Pavlovich closed -220 while Greene closed +180
Loma Lookboonmee used the thai clinch well to keep Alexandra Albu at bay and to out land her in all three rounds to win a decision. Lookboonmee closed -135 with the return on Albu +115
Underdogs that Won
Demian Maia swept Ben Askren in the third round to reverse position and was able to secure a rear naked choke to force Askren to submit for the win in the night’s main event. Maia closed +135 while Askren closed -155
Stevie Ray put forth a dominant third round nearly securing a finish on the ground to upset Michael Johnson by majority decision. Ray closed +225. Johnson closed -265
Raphael Pessoa maintained his pace over three rounds landing leg kicks from distance and flurries with his hands to take a unanimous decision over Jeff Hughes. Pessoa closed +190 while Hughes closed -235