UFC Fight Island 6 took place Saturday, October 17, 2020 at Yas Island in Abu Dhabi, UAE. The card was headlined by a featherweight bout between Brian Ortega and Chan Sung Jung.
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
Jessica Andrade held her own with Katlyn Chookagian, then hurt “Blonde Fighter” with a crisp right to the body at the end of the first round. Andrade followed up with another huge right hand and Chookagian went down. Andrade was -165 while Chookagian was +145
Jimmy Crute obliterated Modestus Bukauskas, cracking him with a sharp right hand, then finishing him along the fence to earn a first round TKO victory. Crute was -265 while Bukauskas was +225
James Krause stepped up on short notice, then fended off the takedowns of Claudio Silva while piecing Silva up with counter strikes to hand the Brazilian his first UFC loss with a unanimous decision victory. Krause came through as a -122 betting favorite while Silva was +102
Poliana Botelho held off Gillian Robertson’s ground game in the first round, but Robertson dragged her to the canvas and dominated her in rounds two and three to easily take a unanimous decision. Robertson was a -235 fav while Botelho was +200
Jun Yong Park dominated John Phillips from pillar to post, scoring one of the most one-sided decisions of 2020 as he clearly took every round against his overmatched opponent. Park was -295. Phillips was +250
The first round between Gadzhimurad Antigulov and Maxim Grishin was a bit slow, but Grishin picked up the pace in the second round, eventually swarming the fading Antigulov along the fence with a combination of punches to end the bout. Grishin was -300, while Antigulov was +255
In the opening bout of the evening, Said Nurmagomedov made quick work of Mark Striegl, blasting him with a sneaky left hand, then finishing him with follow up strikes early in the first round. Nurmagomedov was -400 while Striegl was +325
Underdogs that Won
In the main event of the evening, Brian Ortega dominated Chan Sung Jung over the course of five rounds, landing heavy strikes on the feet and shockingly taking all five rounds to earn a one-sided unanimous decision victory and earn a title shot. Ortega was victorious as a +157 underdog while Jung was -182
Jonathan Martinez showed clear strides in his stand-up, outperforming the always dangerous Thomas Almeida, who was returning after nearly two years away from the Octagon. Martinez outworked Almeida and was able to take a unanimous decision. Martinez was +129 while Almeida was -149
Stepping in on short notice, Guram Kutateladze pulled off a stunner by outworking Mateusz Gamrot in the first two rounds. Gamrot came on strong in the third round, but the damage had been done and Kutateladze was named the victor. Kutateladze was +225 while Gamrot was -265
Fares Ziam and Jamie Mullarkey put on an entertaining scrap that came down to the wire. It all came down to how the judges scored the third round, with many scoring it for Mullarkey, but the judges surprisingly sided with Ziam. Chikadze was +170 while Morales was -195