UFC Fight Night 117 took place Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Saitama, Japan. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Yushin Okami and Ovince St. Preux. Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook.
Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Ovince St. Preux quickly got a hold of Yushin Okami’s neck and earned a submission in the second minute of the fight. St. Preux closed -430 with the return on Okami +345.
Dong Hyun Kim dropped Takanori Gomi with the first punch he landed in the opening round and quickly followed up to earn a finish. Kim closed -350. Gomi closed +290.
Gokhan Saki landed a thunderous left hook against the cage to floor Luis Henrique to give Saki a big victory in his UFC debut. Saki closed -200 with the return on Henrique +170.
On the back of a knockdown in the first round and a point deduction to Rolando Dy in the third round, Teruto Ishihara edged a decision on the scorecards. Ishihara closed -155 while Dy closed +135.
Jussier Formiga secured a takedown midway through the opening round and quickly found his way to Ulka Sasaki’s back to earn a rear naked choke victory. Formiga closed -420 with the return on Sasaki +335.
Syuri Kondo was the aggressor attempting to walk Chan-Mi Jeon during their fight and that was the difference in a split decision victory. Kondo closed -150 in her UFC debut while Jeon closed +130.
Underdogs that Won
Jessica Andrade overpowered Claudia Gadelha to win a dominant decision for her biggest win in the UFC. Andrade closed a +245 underdog while Gadelha closed -290.
Shinsho Anzai won a closely fought decision against Luke Jumeau winning after a two year absence from the sport. Anzai closed +215 while Jumeau closed -255.
Daichi Abe had Hyun Gyu Lim late in the third round doing enough to win the round and ultimately a decision on the scorecards. Abe closed +100 with the return on Lim -120
Pickem Fighters That Won
Keita Nakamura edged a very close fight with Alex Morono to win a split decision. Both fighters closed -110.