UFC Vegas 25 took place Saturday, May 1, 2021 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Jiri Prochazka and Dominick Reyes.
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
Giga Chikadze put on a striking clinic against veteran Cub Swanson, folding Swanson in half with a body kick to set up a first round TKO. Chikadze was -220 while Swanson was +180
Mareb Dvalishvili was was known for his takedowns, but against fellow wrestler Cody Stamman, he pushed forward with high volume striking to outpoint him and earn a unanimous decision. Dvalishvili was -287, while Stamman was +242
Luana Pinheiro was controlling the grappling against Randa Markos when Markos threw an illegal upkick that connected with Pinheiro’s head. Pinheiro may or may not have exaggerated the damage from the upkick and she won the fight when Markos was disqualified. Pinheiro was -150 was while Markos was +130
Andreas Michailidis controlled the action against KB Bhullar, arguably winning all three rounds to earn a unanimous decision. Michailidis was -200 while Bhullar was +175
Underdogs that Won
In the main event of the evening, Jiri Prochazka did damage from top position against Dominick Reyes, then he knocked Reyes out cold with a brutal spinning back elbow. Prochazka was +100 while Reyes was -120
Both Kai Kamaka and TJ Brown hurt each other early and Kamaka had early control, but Brown utilized his superior grappling as Kamaka slowed down to earn a unanimous decision. Brown was +125 while Kamaka was -145
Luana Carolina and Poliana Botelho had a competitive bout, but Carolina was able to eek out a split decision victory. Carolina was +240 while Botelho was -205
In the opening bout of the evening, Luke Sanders and Felipe Colares put on a back-and-forth affair, but Colares won two of the three rounds to earn an entertaining decision. Colares was +110 while Sanders was -130
Ion Cutelaba hurt Dustin Jacoby badly in round one, but Jacoby recovered well enough for the judges to rule the fight a split draw. Jacoby was +120 while Cutelaba was -140