Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series Event 2 took place this past Tuesday night (July 18, 2017). The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between TUF 19 alumnus Dan Spohn and Tachi Palace veteran Angel DeAnda. Favorites ruled the event, winning all five fights on the night. Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook.
Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights…
Favorites that Won
Spohn was nearly finished when “Big” John McCarthy stepped in and determined Angel DeAnda landed illegal strikes to the back of his head. After a brief pause in the fight and a point deduction, Spohn responded quickly by dropping DeAnda, taking him to the ground and securing a submission for a first-round win. Spohn closed as the biggest favorite on the card at -420 while DeAnda was the largest underdog at +335.
Sean O’Malley put in one of the most entertaining performances in MMA this year, landing a variety of flashy strikes before a straight right put Alfred Khashakyan to the canvas. The performance really caught the eye of UFC president Dana White, earning O’Malley the lone UFC contract awarded at this event. O’Malley closed as a -245 fave with Khashakyan a +205 dog.
Thanh Le was able to fight at range and land a devastating head kick to Lavar Stojadinovic that floored his opponent to earn a second-round knockout win. Le closed as -130 chalk while Stojadinovic was a small +110 dog.
Sidney Outlaw dominated Michael Cora, controlling him on the mat for the first two rounds to win a decision in what was a rather lackluster fight. Outlaw closed as a -165 favorite while Cora was a +145 dog in defeat.
Casey Kenney got the better of the striking in a close contest on the feet, but it was the work he did on the ground that provided the separation he needed to win a decision over Cee Jay Hamilton in a very entertaining contest. Kenney closed as a slight -120 fave with Hamilton a slim +100 dog.