UFC Fight Night 115 took place earlier today (Saturday, September 2, 2017) in Rotterdam, Netherlands. The card was headlined by a heavyweight clash between Stefan Struve and Alexander Volkov. Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook.
Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights…
Favorites that Won
Alexander Volkov took over this fight in the second round getting inside on Stefan Struve to land the more effective punches. It took just another round for Volkov to knock Struve to the canvas and then follow up with strikes to earn the biggest win of his career in his first UFC main event. Volkov closed -130 with the return on Struve +110
Siyar Bahadurzada landed some heavy punches in the second round and then swarmed Rob Wilkinson forcing the referee to step in and stop the bout. Bahadurzada closed -130. Wilkinson closed +110.
Marion Reneau threatened with submissions throughout and really put the punishment on Talita De Oliveira in round three to earn a TKO in the final seconds of the bout to get the win. Reneau closed -320 while Bernardo closed +260.
Leon Edwards survived being dropped in round two to win a decision over Bryan Barbarena. Edwards closed -250 with the return on Barbarena +210.
Darren Till dropped Bojan Velickovic in the opening round and the final round to win a clear decision in one of the more entertaining bouts on the card. Till closed -190 while Velickovic closed +165.
Mairbek Taisumov landed one of the most beautiful one punch knockouts one will ever see as he knocked out Felipe Silva in the opening round. Taisumov closed -525 with the return on Silva +450.
Michel Prazeres secured takedowns in all three rounds and was able to find a north south choke in the third round to earn a submission win over Mads Burnell. Prazeres closed -390 while Burnell closed +320.
Rustam Khabilov out lasted Dez Green to win a closely fought fight that went to a decision. Khabilov closed -250 with the return on Green +210.
Aleksander Rakic controlled the cage and landed the more effective strikes throughout all three rounds to win a decision on the scorecards over Francimar Barroso. Rakic closed -145. Barroso closed +125.
Zabit Magomedsharipov showed brilliant skills on the feet, but it was his dominant grappling in round two that closed the deal and earned him a submission win over Mike Santiago. Magomedsharipov closed -400. The return on Santiago was +325
Abdul-Kerim Edilov was very impressive in his UFC debut, beating up Bojan Mihajlovic on the feet and on the ground resulting in a second-round stoppage. Edilov closed the biggest favorite on the card at -670 while Mihajlovic closed +485.
Underdogs that Won
Thibault Gouti landed a clean head kick that sent Andrew Holbrook to the canvas. He followed up with strikes and was able to secure a first round stoppage. Gouti closed +155 while Holbrook closed -175.