UFC Fight Night 134 took place Saturday, July 22, 2018 in Hamburg, Germany. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Anthony Smith.
Closing odds are courtesy of an assortment of sportsbooks. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Anthony Smith was too much for Mauricio Rua has he followed up a front kick with a barrage of punches on the feet knocking out Shogun early in the first round. Smith closed -150. Rua closed +130.
Despite being on his back at different points in this fight, Abu Azaitar dominated the striking and won a deserved decision over Vitor Miranda. Azaitar closed -210 with the return on Miranda +175.
Marcin Tybura had little trouble getting Stefan Struve to the mat to win a clear decision. Tybura closed -200 while Struve closed +170.
In a back and forth fight, Danny Roberts was able to hold top position for a good portion of the third round to squeak out a split decision win in a very close fight with David Zawada. Roberts closed -205 with the return on Zawada +180.
Nad Narimani was able to take Khalid Taha to the mat in all three rounds to earn a unanimous decision victory. Narimani closed -265 while Taha closed +225.
Manny Bermudez showed off his beautiful grappling game as he was able to lock in a triangle choke in the opening minute of the fight and finish Davey Grant. Bermudez closed -275. Grant closed +235.
Darko Stosic took advantage of a mistimed takedown attempt by Jeremy Kimball. Stosic ended up in top position and landed heavy elbows and punches to earn a first round finish. Stosic closed -260 with the return on Stosic +220.
Underdogs that Won
Corey Anderson got the biggest win of his career in a dominating decision victory over Glover Teixeira. Anderson closed +105 while Teixeira closed -125.
Nasrat Haqparast pressured Marc Diakiese throughout the fight nearly earning the finish at the end of the second round to win a dominant decision for the biggest win of his career. Haqparast closed +140 while Diakiese closed -160.
Damir Hadzovic dropped Nick Hein in round three to win the decisive round to edge out a split decision win over Nick Hein. Hadzovic closed +130 with Hein closing -150.
Bartosz Fabinski was able to take Emil Meek to the mat at will to win a clear decision win. Fabinski closed +130 while Meek closed -160.
Alexsandar Rakic exposed Justin Ledet taking him to the mat in each round to win a dominant decision. Rakic closed +100 with Ledet closing -120.
Liu Pingyuan dropped Damian Stasiak in the second and got the better of the striking throughout much of the fight to edge out a decision win. Pingyuan closed +100 while Stasiak closed -125.