UFC 169 took place tonight in Newark, N.J, and the card was overall fairly exciting as it featured a number of competitive bouts as well as an opening main card fight that was one of the best back-and-forth bouts in recent memory. Overall, eight favorites won while four underdogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap of UFC 169 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook: UFC 169 Betting Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Renan Barao defeated Urijah Faber via first-round TKO (punches). Barao beat Faber up on the feet before the fight hit the mat and “The California Kid” couldn’t intelligently defend himself as the Brazilian finished him with punches. Barao cashed as a -340 favorite (bet $340 to win $100) while Faber lost as a +310 dog (bet $100 to win $310). In the co-main event of the evening, Jose Aldo defeated Ricardo Lamas via unanimous decision. Aldo had his way with Lamas to win as a massive -750 favorite, while Lamas lost as a +600 dog. In a heavyweight bout, Alistair Overeem defeated Frank Mir via decision. Overeem cruised to a decision and cashed as a -420 fav, while Mir lost as a +375 dog. In a flyweight bout, Ali Bagautinov defeated John Lineker via decision. Bagautinov earned himself a flyweight title shot as he cashed as a -145 fav while Lineker lost as a +135 dog. In a flyweight bout, Chris Cariaso defeated Danny Martinez via decision. Cariaso deserved to win the decision as a -170 fav, while Martinez lost as a +160 dog. In a lightweight bout, Al Iaquinta defeated Kevin Lee via decision. Iaquinta did just enough to win the decision as a -150 fav, while Lee lost as a live +140 dog. In a middleweight bout, Clint Hester defeated Andy Enz via decision. Hester looked fantastic and won as a -200 fav while Enz lost as a +185 underdog. In a lightweight bout, Rashid Magomedov defeated Tony Martin via decision in one of the best comebacks in sometime. Magomedov mounted a great comeback after being dominated in round one to to win rounds two and three and won as a -140 fav, while Martin lost as a +130 dog. UFC 169 Betting Underdogs That Won In a lightweight bout, Abel Trujillo defeated Jamie Varner via first-round KO in a ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. These two engaged in some high-level fisticuffs before Trujillo became the first person to ever knock Varner out with a crazy punch in the second round. Trujillo cashed as a +105 dog and Varner lost as a -115 fav. In a lightweight contest, Alan Patrick defeated John Makdessi via controversial decision. Makdessi deserved the decision and was absolutely robbed by the judges here. Still, Patrick cashed at +115 and Makdessi lost at -125. In a middleweight affair, Nick Catone defeated Tom Watson via split decision. Catone outwrestled Watson to win as a +115 dog, while Watson lost as a -125 favorite. In a welterweight bout, Neil Magny defeated Gasan Umalatov via unanimous decision. Magny used his jab to outbox the Russian and win as a +135 dog, while Umalatov lost as a -145 fav.