UFC on Fox 26 took place Saturday, December 16, 2017 in Winnipeg, Canada. The card was headlined by a welterweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler.
Closing odds are courtesy of 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Rafael dos Anjos utilized a versatile attack to beat Robbie Lawler over the course of five rounds to win a decision in the night’s main event. Dos Anjos closed -125 while Lawler closed +105.
Santiago Ponzinibbio outworked Mike Perry in a slugfest to win a unanimous decision. Ponzinibbio closed -155 with the return on Perry +135.
In an exciting back and forth battle, Julian Marquez got the best of Darren Stewart when he submitted him in the second round. Marquez closed -340 while Stewart closed +280.
Chad Laprise was nearly finished in the opening round, but came back, scored a takedown, and earned a TKO victory over Galore Bofando. Laprise closed -160 with the return on Bofando +140.
Nordine Taleb had perhaps the most impressive win of his career when he knocked out Danny Roberts in the opening minute of their welterweight bout. Taleb closed -155. Roberts closed +135.
After a slow opening round, Alessio Di Chirico was able to land a knee in the second round to send Oluwale Bamgbose to the canvas to give him a knockout win. Di Chirico closed -160 while Bamgbose closed +140.
Jordan Mein was able to out strike and out grapple Erick Silva winning all three rounds to win a unanimous decision. Mein closed -160 with the return on Silva +140.
Underdogs that Won
Josh Emmett stunned the Winnipeg crowd as he knocked out Ricardo Lamas with a left hook in the first round. Emmett closed +245 with the return on Lamas -290.
He was out struck for most of the first round, but once Glover Teixeira got Misha Cirkunov to the mat he completely dominated him earning a first round stoppage victory. Teixeira closed +125 while Cirkunov closed -145.
Jan Blachowicz put it all together in this fight landing a decent jab as well as mixing in takedowns to beat Jared Cannonier by decision. Blachowicz closed +165 with the return on Cannonier -190.
John Makdessi outclassed Abel Trujillo on the feet to win a decision on home turf in Canada. Makdessi closed a +125 underdog while Trujillo closed -145.