TUF Nations Finale Closing Odds & Results

Patrick Cote The TUF Nations Finale took place tonight in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and the show overall was entertaining as it provided a number of fun finishes plus a few surprising upsets. Overall, nine favorites won while three dogs cashed and one fight closed as a Pick ’em. Here’s a betting recap for the TUF Nations Finale based on the closing results at Several Bookmakers: TUF Nations Finale Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening, Tim Kennedy defeated Michael Bisping via unanimous decision to pick up the biggest win of his career. Kennedy’s grappling proved to be the difference as he was able to take Bisping down and beat him up for the majority of the bout. He won as a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $185), while Bisping lost as a -200 favorite (bet $200 to win $100). In a welterweight bout, Patrick Cote defeated Kyle Noke via unanimous decision. Although Noke did well in the standup, Cote’s wrestling proved to be the difference and he won as a +185 dog, while Noke lost as a -200 favorite. In the finals of the TUF Nations welterweight tournament, Chad Laprise defeated Olivier Aubin-Mercier via split decision. Laprise was able to keep the fight standing for the most part and outbox OAM en route to cashing as a +145 dog, while his opponent lost as a -155 favorite. TUF Nations Finale Favorites That Won In the finals of the TUF Nations middleweight tournament, Elias Theodorou defeated Sheldon Westcott via second-round TKO (punches). Theodorou never looked so good in victory, winning as a -200 favorite while Westcott lost as a +185 dog. In a featherweight bout, Dustin Poirier defeated Akira Corassani via second-round TKO (punches). Poirier threw a beautiful combination in round two that re-broke Corassani’s nose to cash as a -1050 favorite, while Corassani lost as a +850 dog. In a women’s bantamweight contest, Sarah Kaufman took out Leslie Smith via unanimous decision. Kaufman outstruck Smith to score as a -265 fav, while Smith lost as a +245 dog. In a light heavyweight bout, Ryan Jimmo defeated Sean O’Connell via first-round KO (punches). Although O’Connell was able to outgrapple Jimmo in the early goings, Jimmo was able to find his chin with a counter right and get the knockout late in the round. He cashed at -660 while O’Connell lost at +540. In a bantamweight bout, George Roop beat Dustin Kimura via unanimous decision. Roop used his wrestling to take down Kimura and beat him up. He cashed as a -155 fav and Kimura lost as a +145 underdog. In a lightweight bout, Mark Bocek defeated Mark De La Torre via split decision. This fight was way more competitive than the line suggested but Bocek’s grappling proved to be the difference and he won at -660 while De La Torre lost at +540. In a middleweight bout, Nordine Taleb defeated Vik Grujic via unanimous decision. Taleb outworked Grujic to cash at -235, while Grujic lost at +215. In a welterweight bout, Richard Walsh defeated Chris Indich via unanimous decision. Walsh showed all the well-round skills of a future UFC welterweight contender as he cashed at -230, while Indich lost at +210. In a bantamweight bout, Mitch Gagnon defeated Tim Gorman via unanimous decision. Gagnon outgrappled and outstruck Gorman over three rounds and deserved the win. He cashed at -315, while Gorman lost at +285. TUF Nations Finale Pick ’em Fights In a Pick ’em welterweight bout, KJ Noons defeated Sam Stout via first-round KO (punches). Although most thought this fight would be a competitive three-round brawl, Noons was able to land a beautiful overhand right hand in the first round that landed flush on Stout’s chin and “Hands of Stout” was finished for the first time in his career. Noons closed at -105 while Stout also closed at -105.

Written by Adam Martin.

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