UFC on ESPN 11 took place Saturday, June 20, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by an heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and Alexander Volkov.
Closing odds are courtesy of one of the most popular Las Vegas based sportsbooks Circa Sports. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
In the main event, Curtis Blaydes scored the third most takedowns in UFC history and held on as he tired late to earn a unanimous decision victory against Alexander Volkov. Blaydes was the favorite at -350 while Volkov was +290
Raquel Pennington outworked Marion Reneau over the course of three rounds, taking a ho-hum unanimous decision. Pennington was a -245 favorite while Reneau was +210
Belal Muhammed won the first two rounds, then survived Lyman Good’s aggressive third round to take a unanimous decision. Muhammed closed -120 while Good closed +100
Bobby Green put on a show against Clay Guida, mixing up his attacks well enough and fending off takedown attempts to earn a unanimous decision nod. Green closed -260 with the return on Guida +220
Mark-Andre Barriault hurt Oskar Piechota then poured on punches late in the second round to earn a TKO victory. Barriault was a -122 favorite while Piechota was +102
Gillian Robertson scored repeated takedowns and secured top position against Cortney Casey, eventually securing a rear naked choke in the final 30 seconds of the contest. Robertson came through as a slight -115 favorite while Casey was a -105 underdog.
The pressure of Lauren Murphy was too much for Roxanne Modaferri, who, after a strong start, was unable to keep up with Murphy in rounds two and three as Murphy took a unanimous decision. Murphy was -129. Modaferri was +109
Underdogs that Won
In the co-main event, Josh Emmett and Shane Burgos put on what was clearly the fight of the night. Both men had their moments in the slugfest, but Emmett landed the heavier blows and hurt Burgos multiple times to earn the decision. Emmett closed +175 while Burgos was -200
Jim Miller latched onto one of Roosevelt Roberts’ arms, and despite Roberts’ best efforts to stack him up, was able to torque on it enough to force a first round submission. Miller was a heavy +220 underdog while Roberts was -260.
With her back against the wall, Tecia Torres put on a show against Brianna Van Buren, aggressively pushing the pace and outstriking Van Buren over the course of three rounds to run away with a unanimous decision victory. Torres was a +200 underdog while Van Buren was -235
Short notice replacement Justin Jaynes rocked Frank Camacho early in the first round then unloaded combinations against the veteran along the fence to force the referee to step in and give him the victory in his UFC debut. Jaynes was the biggest underdog winner of the night at +275 while Camacho was -325
In the opening bout of the evening, Austin Hubbard countered Max Rohskopf’s wrestling and submission attacks with heavy strikes and turned up the pace as Rohskopf began fading badly. Rohskopf called off the fight between the second and third round. Hubbard closed +160 while Rohskopf closed -185