UFC Fight Night 131 took place Friday, June 1, 2018 in Utica, New York. The card was headlined by a bantamweight bout between Marlon Moraes and Jimmie Rivera.
Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Gregor Gillespie took Vinc Pichel to the mat over and over again, earning a second round submission to remain undefeated. Gillespie closed -390 while Pichel closed +305.
Walt Harris had his way with Daniel Spitz earning a second round stoppage. Harris closed -195 with the return on Spitz +155.
Julio Arce put in a standout performance outclassing Daniel Teymur to win by third round submission. Arce closed -220 while Teymur closed +170.
In a very close contest, Sam Alvey sneaked out a split decision win over Gian Villante. Alvey closed -170. Villante closed +140.
Sijaria Eubanks dominated all facets of her bout with Lauren Murphy to win a decision and inch closer to a flyweight title shot. Eubanks closed -205 while Murphy closed +165.
David Teymur utilized both solid punch combinations and leg kicks to dominate Nik Lentz on the feet to win a decision on all three scorecards for his fifth straight UFC win. Teymur closed -275 with the return on Lentz +225.
Belal Muhammad taught newcomer Chance Rencountre a lesson out striking him on the feet and controlling the bout from start to finish to earn a decision victory. Muhammad closed -445 while Rencountre closed +345.
Des Green had too much speed easily out landing Gleison Tibau to win a decision in a lightweight matchup. Green closed -339. Tibau closed +269.
After being dropped in the opening round, Nathaniel Wood came back strong in the second to secure a beautiful D’arce Choke submission win over Johnny Eduardo. Wood closed -235 with the return on Eduardo +185.
In a crazy reversal, Jarred Brooks attempted a slam and hit his head on the way down knocking himself out in the process. Jose Torres capitalized and threw punches until the referee stopped the action. Torres closed -150 while Brooks closed +120.
Underdogs that Won
Marlon Moraes stunned the Utica crowd knocking out Jimmie Rivera with a head kick in 33 seconds to get the victory in the main event. Moraes closed -112 while Rivera closed -118.
Ben Saunders earned a much-needed win as he landed a knee in the clinch to the body of Jake Ellenberger to win by liver shot. Saunders closed +139 with the return on Ellenberger -169.