UFC 253 Closing Odds and Fight Results

UFC Vegas 11 took place Saturday, September 19, 2020 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a welterweight bout between Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley.

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 of the evening, Israel Adesanya tore up Paulo Costa’s legs early, avoided all of Costa’s attempts to pressure him, then countered him beautifully with heavy punches to hurt Costa and finish him late in the second round. Adesanya was victorious as a -200 favorite while Costa was +160

Sijara Eubanks gave it her best shot, but Ketlen Vieira was able to take two out of three rounds to win a unanimous decision. Vieira was a -210 fav while Eubanks was +180

Alex da Silva started strong, but ran out of steam, allowing Brad Riddell to take over in the second round, then win the third round to take a unanimous decision. Riddell was -310. Da Silva was +260

Jake Matthews obliterated Diego Sanchez, completely controlling the action from start to finish, with a 10-8 round thrown in to earn an extremely lopsided unanimous decision. Matthews was -750. Sanchez was +555

Ludovit Klein made an incredible UFC debut, stopping Shane Young in his tracks to earn a first round knockout victory. Klein was -142. Young was +122

Juan Espino utilized his superior ground game to dominate Jeff Hughes on the canvas, eventually tapping out Hughes with a first round scarf hold choke. Espino was a -325 favorite while Hughes was +270


Underdogs that Won

Jan Blachowicz battered Dominick Reyes with heavy body kicks to form nasty welts on Reyes’ right side, and when Reyes tried to pick up the aggression, Blachowicz clipped him with a right hand that wobbled him, setting up a TKO finish in the second round. Blachowicz was +215. Reyes was -250

Brandon Royval took the fight to Kai Kara-France, trading knockdowns with France early, but then pressuring the striker and eventually earning a second round submission victory. Royval was +170 while France was -195

William Knight bullied Aleksa Camur, winning every round and overwhelming Camur to earn a unanimous decision. Knight was a +130 underdog while Camur was -150

In the opening bout of the evening, Danilo Marques got the better of Khadis Ibragimov, winning two of the three rounds to take a decision. Marques was +170 while Ibragimov was -195


Pick’em fights

Hakeem Dawodu and Zubaira Tukhugov both duked it out in a closely contested fight, although Dawodu did enough to earn a split decision on the judges’ scorecards. Both fighters were pick’em -110

Written by Brian Hemminger

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