UFC 260 took place Saturday, March 27, 2021 at UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a heavyweight title bout between champion Stipe Miocic and challenger Francis Ngannou.
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, a more patient Francis Ngannous avenged his previous loss to Stipe Miocic, knocking the heavyweight champion out cold in the second round to become the new heavyweight king. Ngannou was -135 while Miocic was +115
Tyron Woodley came out more aggressive than usual, hurting Vicente Luque with a looping right hand, but Luque recovered, then hurt Woodley, swarmed him and pounced on a D’Arce choke to tap Woodley out at the end of the first round. Luque was -195 while Woodley was +165
Sean O’Malley almost finished Thomas Almeida in the first round with a head kick followed by a straight left, but Almeida recovered. O’Malley removed all doubt in the third round, dropping Almeida with a hook, then knocking him out cold with one clean punch on the ground. O’Malley was -365 while Almeida was +300
Miranda Maverick blew out Gillian Robertson on the feet, and held her own in the grappling to win a unanimous decision. Maverick was -155 while Robertson was +135
Alonzo Menifield made quick work of Fabio Cherant, scoring an early takedown, then putting Cerant away with a Von Flue choke in the first round. Menifield was -305 while Cerant was +255
Abubakar Nurmagomedov finally fought to his potential, pressuring Jared Gooden on the feet and scoring takedowns as the fight wore on to win a one-sided unanimous decision. Nurmagomedov was -215 while Gooden was +185
Michal Oleksiejczuk and Modestus Bukauskas had a competitive slugfest for three rounds, but many thought Bukauskas had done enough to win a decision. The judges thought otherwise, siding with Oleksiejczuk via split decision. Oleksiejczuk was -195, while Bukauskas was +170
Omar Morales controlled all three rounds of action against a game Shane Young, landing the heavier strikes to win a unanimous decision. Morales was -195 was while Young was +170
In the opening bout of the evening, Marc-Andre Barriault split the first two rounds with Abu Azaitar, but Barriault had more left in the tank for the final round, which he dominated both on the feet and on the ground, eventually finishing the fight in the closing seconds with ground and pound. Barriault was -115 while Azaitar was -105
Underdogs that Won
Jamie Mullarkey landed a beautiful looping left hook on the chin of Khama Worthy to earn a knockout just 46 seconds into the first round. Mullarkey was +120 while de Worthy was -140