Closing MMA Odds and Betting Results for Friday (May 19, 2017)

With a collection of lined fights happening on Friday (May 19, 2017) from England to the United States, has you covered. There were nine fights lined across Bellator, Legacy Fighting Alliance and Titan fight cards. Closing betting odds are courtesy of Several Bookmakers.

Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights…

Favorites that Won

Bellator 179

In the Bellator main event, Rory MacDonald showed no signs of ring rust as he dominated Paul Daley from start to finish, finding a rear-naked choke in the second round to put away the veteran welterweight. MacDonald closed as a significant favorite at -390 with Daley at +320.

French heavyweight Cheick Kongo found himself in yet another close fight that went to the scorecards, but he still got his hand raised with a split-decision victory. Kongo closed as a -310 favorite with his opponent Augusto Sakai a +255 underdog.

LFA 12

Derrick Krantz dropped Ben Neumann with a left hand in the second round and followed up with ground-and-pound to win the inaugural LFA welterweight championship. Krantz closed as a -165 favorite with Neumann a +145 underdog.

Chase Waldon won a close split decision over Cully Butterfield. Waldon closed as a -260 favorite with Butterfield a +180 underdog.

Titan FC 44

Jose “Shorty” Torres became a two-division Titan champion when he won a unanimous decision over Farkhad Sharipov. Torres closed as a lofty -500 favorite with Sharipov a big +400 underdog.

Kurt Holobaugh took home the division’s lightweight interim championship when he defeated Gesias Cavalcantte by fourth-round technical knockout. Holobaugh closed as a -300 favorite with his opponent at +250.

Brazilian Gleidston DeJesus won a competitive decision over Venezuela’s Edir Terry by unanimous decision. DeJesus closed as a slight favorite at -120 with Terry at +100.

Marc Stevens knocked out fellow welterweight Robert Turnquest in the third round of their bout. Stevens closed as a -225 favorite with Turnquest a +180 dog.

Underdogs that Won

In a battle of Englishmen, Linton Vassell utilized his grappling skillset to upset former Bellator light heavyweight champion Liam McGeary. Vassell controlled the grappling and was able to secure a submission in the third round. Vassell closed as a +125 underdog while McGeary was a pre-fight -145 favorite.

Written by Jay Primetown

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