UFC Fight Night 38 Closing Odds & Results

lyoto-machida UFC Fight Night 38 took place tonight and it proved to be one of the most unpredictable events ever as almost every underdog on the entire card cashed out big. Overall, it was a night of underdogs winning as nine — yes that’s right, nine — cashed, while just one favorite won and one fight ended in a push. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight Night 38 based on the closing results at Several Bookmakers: UFC Fight Night 38 Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Dan Henderson defeated Shogun Rua via third-round KO (punches). Although Henderson was dropped once each in the first and second rounds, he landed his signature H-bomb in the third and put Shogun’s lights out. Henderson cashed as a +150 dog (bet $100 to win $150), while Rua lost as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100). In the co-main event of the evening, CB Dollaway defeated Cezar Ferreira via first-round KO (punches). The two big middleweights started the fight off with a bang early, throwing heavy punches at each other’s heads for the first minute, but it was Dollaway who landed first and he knocked Ferreira to the ground and finished up with ground and pound. He cashed as a +340 dog, while Ferreira lost as a -380 fav. In a light heavyweight bout, Fabio Maldonado defeated Gian Villante via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-28 x 2) in a tremendously-entertaining fight. Maldonado lost the first round due to Villante taking him down, but in the second and third he started to let his hands fly and clearly won the decision. Maldonado scored as a +260 dog, while Villante lost as a -290 fav. In a lightweight bout, Michel Prazeres defeated Mairbek Taisumov via unanimous decision (30-25 x 3). Taisumov grabbed the cage at numerous points throughout the fight and was deducted two points by referee Mario Yamasaki, but that didn’t even matter as Prazeres dominated every round with his takedowns and striking anyways. Prazeres closed at +285, while Taisumov closed at -315. In a middleweight bout, Thiago Santos defeated Ronny Markes via first-round TKO (kick to the body and punches). Santos landed a perfectly-placed liver kick on Markes that dropped him, and then he swarmed on him with hammerfists to get the finish. Santos closed as a massive +660 dog, while Markes lost at -840. In a flyweight bout, Jussier Formiga defeated Scott Jorgensen via first-round submission (rear-naked choke). Jorgensen was rocked by an accidental headbutt that the ref didn’t see and Formiga was able to get the fight to the floor and sink in his signature choke for the victory. He cashed out at +170, while Jorgensen lost at -185. In a welterweight bout, Kenny Robertson defeated Thiago Perpetuo via first-round submission (rear-naked choke). Robertson rocked Perpetuo with a head kick early and then was able to get the fight to the ground, which is his wheelhouse, and he eventually sank in a rear-naked choke for the victory. Robertson hit at +125, while Perpetuo lost at -135. In a light heavyweight bout, Hans Stringer defeated Francimar Barroso via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). The fight was razor thin heading into the waning minutes and the final decision ultimately came down to the last round, which Stringer edged out according to the judges. He cashed at +125, while Barroso lost at -135. In the very first fight of the night on Fight Pass, Godofredo Pepey knocked out Noad Lahat with a flying knee. It was a spectacular finish by the popular Brazilian Pepey, who saved his job with the victory. Pepey cashed out as a +285 dog, while Lahat lost as a -315 favorite. UFC Fight Night 38 Favorites That Won In a featherweight bout, Rony Jason defeated Steven Siler via first-round TKO (punches). Jason rocked Siler with a few punches that dropped him, and unfortunately for Siler the referee stepped in and stopped the bout while he was recovering. Still, Jason scored as a -185 fav while Siler lost as a +170 dog. UFC Fight Night 38 Bouts That Pushed In a lightweight bout, Leonardo Santos and Norman Parke fought to a majority draw (29-27 Santos, 28-28 x 2). The fight was awful to watch but Parke would have won it if not for a suspect point taken away in the second round due to grabbing the shorts by Parke. With the point deduction, the fight was scored a draw and neither Parke at -305 or Santos at +275 cashed out.

Written by Adam Martin.

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