UFC on ESPN+ 21 took place Saturday, November 9, 2019 in Moscow, Russia. The card was headlined by a featherweight contender fight between Calvin Kattar and Zabit Magomedsharipov.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Zabit Magomedsharipov won the first two rounds before slowing down in round three, but it was enough to win a unanimous decision over Calvin Kattar. Magomedsharipov closed -300 with the return on Kattar.
Alexander Volkov nearly double up the total strikes against Greg Hardy to win by decision and to give Hardy the first true loss of his MMA career. Volkov closed -270 while Hardy closed +230
In a very close contest, Shamil Gamzatov edged out a split decision over Klidson Abreu in a fight that could have gone either way. Gamzatov closed -135 with the return on Abreu +115
Magomed Ankalaev landed a front kick to the chin of Dalcha Lungiambula in round three which sent him going backwards to the mat to give Anklaev a knockout win. Ankalaev closed -330 while Lungiambula closed +260
Rustam Khabilov dominated with takedowns in the final two rounds to take a unanimous decision over Sergey Khandozhko. Khabilov closed -245 with the return on Khandozkho +205
Roosevelt Roberts secured a timely takedown in the third round and controlled Alexander Yakovlev on the mat to pull away in the third round and take a decision. Roberts closed -130 while Yakovlev closed +110
Jessica Rose-Clark’s move up to bantamweight didn’t go well as she was out struck by Pannie Kianzad to drop a decision. Kianzad closed -115. Clark closed -105
Underdogs that Won
Danny Roberts stunned Zelim Imadaev with a knockout late in the second round to get the finish as a significant underdog. Roberts closed +200 while Imadaev closed -240
Ed Herman nearly doubled up the strikes on Khadis Ibragimov to win a decision victory. Herman closed 175. Ibragimov closed -215
Tony Martin continues strong form in the UFC winning his fifth fight in his last six bouts with a decision victory over Ramazan Emeev. Martin closed +110 while Emeev closed -130
After a bad eye poke in the third round, Karl Roberson overcame limited vision in his eye to take Roman Kopylov to the mat and submit him. Roberson closed +115. Kopylov closed -135
David Zawada secured a triangle submission on the mat that forced Abubkar Nurmagomedov to tap to shock the Moscow crowd. Zawada closed +220 with the return on Nurmagomedov -270
Davey Grant secured five takedowns to edge out a decision over Grigorii Popov. Grant closed +130 while Popov closed -150