UFC Vegas 26 Closing Odds and Fight Results

UFC Vegas 26 took place Saturday, May 8, 2021 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by a flyweight bout between Michelle Waterson and Marina Rodriguez.

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, Marina Rodriguez controlled the action for all five rounds against Michelle Waterson, winning  a one-sided unanimous decision to cement herself as a legitimate title contender. Rodriguez was -235 while Waterson was +200

Marcos Rogerio de Lima scored takedowns in all three rounds against Maurice Greene, earning a one-sided unanimous decision. De Lima was -190 while Greene was +165

Gregor Gillespie took Carlos Diego Ferreira’s best shots early, but then utilized his superior wrestling and ground and pound to smash Ferreira from top position at the end of the second round. Gillespie was -130 while Ferreira was +110

Kyle Daukaus started strong, but Phil Hawes won the last half of the fight, then dominated the third round with top position and ground and pound to earn a unanimous decision. Hawes was -150 was while Daukaus was +130

In the opening bout of the evening, Carlston Harris utilized his superior grappling to lock up an anaconda choke, which put Christian Aguilera unconscious in the first round. Harris was -210 while Aguilera was +180


Underdogs that Won

Alex Morono connected with a heavy shot to stun Donald Cerrone in the first round, then he followed up with a flurry of strikes to score a first round TKO finish. Morono was +130 while Cerrone was -150

Geoff Neal started strong, but he had no answer for Neal Magny’s jab and volume striking as Magny won the final two rounds to earn an upset unanimous decision. Magny was +145 while Neal was -165

Ludovit Klein appeared to have won the first two competitive rounds against Mike Trizano, but Trizano clearly won the third round after hurting Klein badly, then was awarded a surprising unanimous decision. Trizano was +198 while Klein was -233

The middleweight bout between Jun Yong Park and Tafon Nchukwi was competitive the first two rounds, but Nchukwi lost a point in round two, then Park absolutely dominated round three, nearly earning a finish, which earned him a majority decision. Park was +140 while Nchukwi was -160

Written by Brian Hemminger

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