UFC Fight Night 118 took place Saturday, October 21, 2017 in Gdansk, Poland. The card was headlined by a welterweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Darren Till.
Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Karolina Kowalkiewicz had one of her standard performances completely taking over the fight in round two with tremendous volume overwhelming Jodie Esquibel on the feet to win by decision. Kowalkiewicz closed the biggest favorite on the card at -600. Esquibel closed +450.
Oskar Piechota did very well in his UFC debut putting Jonathan Wilson in trouble throughout the fight with submission attempts, but ultimately had to settle for a decision win. Piechota closed -229 while Wilson closed +180.
Marcin Held secured a few key takedowns in order to control the fight on the mat to win a decision over a very game Nasrat Haqparast. Held closed -355 with the return on Haqparast +295.
Ramazan Emeev got the better of the striking against a rather lethargic Sam Alvey to earn a decision in his UFC debut. Emeev closed -150 while Alvey closed +130.
Andre Fili landed the biggest strikes and was able to secure takedowns at will as he won each round in a victory over Artem Lobov. Fili closed -170 with the return on Lobov +150.
Warlley Alves landed the heavier strikes and controlled the action in a clear decision win over Salim Touahri. Alves closed -300 while Touahri closed +250.
After a slow round one, Aspen Ladd secured a takedown early in round two. Once she got Lansberg to the mat, she went after her with aggressive ground and pound forcing the referee to step in and stop the bout. Ladd closed -240 with the return on Lansberg +200.
Josh Emmett knocked down Felipe Arantes four times in the opening round giving him a big lead which he didn’t relinquish as he won a dominant decision across the scorecards. Emmett closed -240 while Arantes closed +200.
Underdogs that Won
Darren Till earned the biggest win of his career knocking out the legendary Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in the first round. Till closed +130 while Cerrone closed -150.
Jan Blachowicz secured one of the more unique rear naked chokes one will ever see in a second round victory over Devin Clark. Blachowicz closed +130 with the return on Clark -150.
Brian Kelleher secured some submission attempts that slowed down his opponent a bit, but it was a punch to the nose that caused Damian Stasiak to bleed. From there Kelleher really took over and was able to secure a third round finish. Kelleher closed -105 with the return on Stasiak -115.