UFC Fight Night 137 took place Saturday, September 22, 2018 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The card was headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos.
Closing odds are courtesy of Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
In easily the best fight of the night, Eryk Anders and Thiago Santos battled for three rounds. Santos landed a multitude of elbows towards the end of the third round. Anders was unable to get to his corner between rounds giving Santos the victory. Santos closed -195 while Anders closed +155.
Alex Oliveira continues to impress as he finished Carlo Pedersoli Jr. inside of a minute with ground and pound. Oliveira closed -515. Perdersoli closed +365.
Charles Oliveira is now the all-time submission wins leader in UFC history as he submitted Christos Giagos in the second round at UFC Fight Night 137. Oliveira closed -490 while Giagos closed +340.
Francisco Trinaldo landing a devastating knee to the body to finish Evan Dunham in Dunham’s final professional fight. Trinaldo closed -175 with the return on Dunham +145.
Augusto Sakai hurt Chase Sherman in the third round with knees and then followed up with punches on the ground forcing Marc Goddard to stop the bout in the final minute of the third round. Sakai closed -235. Sherman closed +190.
In a battle of jiu-jitsu black belts, Sergio Moraes dominated the grappling exchanges to submit Ben Saunders in the second round. Moraes closed -275 with the return on Saunders +220.
Thales Leites took over this bout as Hector Lombard slowed down in the second round to win a clear decision in his final fight before retirement. Leites closed -160 while Lombard closed +130.
Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos landed a devastating knee in the second round and followed up with punches to knockout Luigi Vandramini for his sixth straight win in the UFC. Dos Santos closed -1100 and Vandramini closed +500.
Livia Souza had an excellent debut as she secured a quick takedown and submission of Alex Chambers to start her career in the UFC. Souza closed the biggest favorite on the card at -1705 with the return on Chambers +805.
Underdogs that Won
Antonio Rogerio Nogueira hurt Sam Alvey in the second round and then dropped him to the mat with a barrage to earn a knockout victory in his native Brazil. Nogueira closed +265 with Alvey closing -365.
Andre Ewell took over against a tired Renan Barao to edge out a split decision victory in his UFC debut. Ewell closed +155 while Barao closed -195.
Ryan Spann beat up an exhausted Luis Henrique to win a decision on all three scorecards. Spann closed +100. Henrique closed -130.
Mayra Bueno Silva had an excellent UFC debut latching in a beautiful armbar to submit Gillian Robertson in the opening round. Silva closed +110 while Robertson closed -140.
Fights that Ended in a Draw
After a dominant first round by Randa Markos, Marina Rodriguez won the final two rounds for the bout to end in a draw. Rodriguez closed -135 while Markos closed +105.