UFC 213 took place on Saturday night (July 8, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by the interim middleweight championship fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker. Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook.
Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights…
Favorites that Won
Whittaker lost the first two rounds but came back to win rounds three through five to take a unanimous decision over Yoel Romero and claim the interim middleweight championship. Whittaker closed as a -130 favorite with Romero a +110 underdog.
Alistair Overeem had to survive being dropped in round three to win a majority decision over Fabricio Werdum. Overeem closed as a -140 fave with Werdum a +120 dog in the close contest.
Curtis Blaydes pushed Daniel Omielanczuk against the cage throughout the fight and controlled the action to win a decision in what was a rather lackluster fight. Blaydes closed an event-high -640 favorite while Omielanczuk was a big +470 dog.
Anthony Pettis got his confidence back towards the end of the first round, out-striking Jim Miller and even getting the better of the grappling to win a decision and end his skid. Pettis closed at -235 in victory with Miller at +195.
Rob Font was the aggressor against Douglas Silva de Andrade, landing the better strikes throughout the fight. It was a dominant performance, which really puts him on the map in the bantamweight division. Font closed as a -265 favorite while Silva de Andrade closed at +225.
Chad Laprise found himself in a close striking encounter with Brian Camozzi, but he was able to land a big punch to the body in the third round and swarmed his opponent to earn the TKO finish. Laprise closed as a large -550 favorite with Camozzi +425.
Thiago Santos landed some big shots on the feet, but it was his ground-and-pound in the second round which put away Gerald Meerschaert. Santos closed as a -160 fave while Meerschaert was +140.
Belal Muhammad wore down Jordan Mein, controlling the final two rounds in the clinch and on the ground to win a decision. Muhammad closed at -135 with Mein at +115.
Cody Stamann landed takedowns at will to win a clear decision over Terrion Ware. Stamann closed as a -245 favorite while Ware was +205.
Trevin Giles dominated fellow debutant James Bochnovic from start to finish to win by second-round stoppage. Giles closed at -250 with Bochnovic +210.
Underdogs that Won
Oleksiy Oliynyk hurt Travis Browne on the feet and followed it up dominant submission grappling to earn the biggest win of his career. Oliynyk closed as a +245 underdog while Browne was -290 and obviously the only favorite to lose on the entire card.