UFC Fight Island 4 took place Saturday, October 3, 2020 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The card was headlined by a bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Irene Aldana.
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, Holly Holm was clearly the superior fighter against Irene Aldana, utilizing impressive footwork and technique on the feet while mixing in takedowns against an overmatched Aldana, winning all five rounds to take a unanimous decision victory. Adesanya was victorious as a -125 favorite while Aldana was +160
Germaine de Randamie outstruck Julianna Pena, then shockingly choked her unconscious with a guillotine choke early in the third round to score the first submission victory of her career. Randamie was -160 while Pena was +140
Kyler Phillips dominated every second of his fight against Cameron Else, scoring multiple takedowns and eventually finishing Else with ground and pound from top position. Phillips was -385, while Else was +315
Dusko Tudorovic did what everyone expected, taking Dequan Townsend down early and often and eventually securing a second round TKO victory from top position. Tudorivic was a -370 fav while Townsend was +305
Nassourdine Imavov took two of the three rounds against a game Jordan Williams, one of them in dominant fashion to earn a unanimous decision victory. Imavov was -142. Williams was +122
Loma Lookboonme outworked Jinh Yu Frey over the course of three rounds, outstriking the veteran to earn a unanimous decision. Lookboonme was -140. Frey was +120
Casey Kenney had his way with Heili Aleteng, securing takedowns and dominating Alateng on the canvas en route to one of the most one-sided judges’ decisions in recent memory. Kenney was -370 while Alateng was +305
Underdogs that Won
Carlos Felipe handled the pressure from Yorgan de Castro, then outstruck him over the course of three rounds to win a decision. Felipe was +180 while de Castro was -210
Court McGee seemingly had the first round in the bag, but Carlos Condit dropped him in the closing seconds of the round, then took control of the fight the rest of the way to earn a unanimous decision. Condit was a +115 underdog while McGee was -135
In the opening bout of the evening, Luigi Vendramini pushed the pace early against Jessin Ayari, blasting him on the feet and following up with heavy strikes and a head kick to drop him and score a first round finish. Both fighters were pick’em -110
In a fight that was a lot closer than the betting odds indicated, Joshua Culibao took the fight to Charles Jourdain early, scoring a knockdown in the first round, but he ran out of steam as the second round was close and Jourdain dominated the third round. When it was all said and done, one judge had it for Jourdain, one had it for Culibao and one judge had it scored a draw, with the final decision being a majority draw. Jourdain was -435, while Culibau was +350