UFC on ESPN+ 24 took place Saturday, January 25, 2020 in Raleigh, North Carolina. The card was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos.
Closing odds are courtesy of Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Curtis Blaydes put in a tremendous performance knocking out former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in the second round. With the win, Blaydes inches closer to his first ever title shot. Blaydes closed -300. Dos Santos closed +250
Alex Perez proved he’s one of the best prospects in the flyweight division as he submitted Jordan Espinosa in the opening round of their top fifteen matchup. Perez closed -240 while Espinosa closed +200
Angela Hill secured full mount in the second-round landing repeated elbow to the head of Hannah Cifers to force the referee to stop the fight and award Hill the victory by TKO. Hill closed -215 with the return on Cifers +185
Jamahal Hill had a significant advantage on the feet as he out landed Darko Stosic to get a victory in his UFC debut. Hill closed -140. Stosic closed +120
Bevon Lewis easily out landed Dequan Townsend to win a decision. Lewis closed -400 while Townsend closed +320
In a competitive bout, Arnold Allen increased his winning streak in the UFC to seven straight victories as he took a decision against Nik Lentz. Allen closed -225 with the return on Lentz +185
Montel Jackson set a bantamweight record with eleven takedowns in a single bout as he dominated Felipe Colares to win a decision. Jackson closed the biggest favorite on the card at -700. Colares closed +500
Sara McMann utilized a wrestling heavy game plan to dominate her bout with Lina Lansberg. McMann maintained top position for nearly the entirety of the fight to get a decision victory. McMann closed -130 with the return on Lansberg +110
In a very good bantamweight fight, Tony Gravely and Brett Johns fought a grueling grappling heavy bout. In the third round, Johns was able to take his opponent’s back and secure a rear naked choke for a big victory. Johns closed -125 while Gravely closed +105
Underdogs that Won
Michael Chiesa secured six takedowns in the co-main event to earn the biggest victory of his career over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. Chiesa closed +180 while dos Anjos closed -220
In a rather lackluster bout with not much damage caused, Justine Kish was the more active, aggressive fighter earning a decision over Lucie Pudilova. Kish closed +145. Pudilova closed -175
Herbert Burns failed to submit Nate Landwehr, but once they engaged on the feet, he landed a huge knee sending Landwehr crumbling to the canvas for a first-round knockout victory. Burns closed +100 while Landwehr closed -120