UFC Fight Night 69 Closing Odds and Results

UFC Fight Night 69 Fantasy Preview Plus Kountermove Freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker ReadersUFC Fight Night 69 took place earlier today (Friday, June 19, 2015) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, Missouri. It was a very solid card overall, with a number of quick highlight-reel finishes on the main card and decent performances on the prelims. Overall from a betting perspective, seven betting favorites were victorious while four underdogs won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. UFC Fight Night 69 Betting Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk slaughtered Jessica Penne. Penne could not secure any takedowns for extended periods despite spending a long time in the clinch. Jedrzejczyk unloaded huge combinations, kicks and elbows every time she had an opening and while Penne was tough, she couldn’t withstand the constant barrage. Jedrzejczyk closed at -840 (Bet $840 to win $100) while Penne lost at +660 (Bet $100 to win $660). In a welterweight contest, German Peter Sobotta crushed Australian newcomer Steven Kennedy,  eventually earning a stoppage victory to send the local crowd home happy. Sobotta closed at -355 while Kennedy was +320. In the opening fight of the main card, Nick Hein made lightweight Lucasz Sajewski’s UFC debut a rough one. Hein had his way with Sajewski over the course of three rounds, eventually scoring a dominant unanimous decision. Hein was a -145 favorite while Sajewski was a +135 dog. In the final bout of the prelims, lightweight Makwan Amirkhani made quick work of Masio Fullen, giving the Mexican no openings before finishing him via submission. Amirkhani closed at -260 while Fullen was a +240 underdog. In a lightweight contest, Mairbek Taisumov dominated Alan Patrick en route to scoring a second round finish. Patrick couldn’t secure any takedowns and gassed before Taisumov knocked him out with a head kick. Taisumov closed at -155 while Patrick was a +145 dog. In middleweight bout, Scott Askham handed Antonio dos Santos his second straight UFC loss. Dos Santos pressed early with some big shots of his own, but a beautiful counter uppercut from Akham changed the tide of the fight and he poured it on to stop the bout at the midway point of the first round. Askham closed as a -225 favorite while Dos Santos was a +205 underdog. In a lightweight contest Piotr Hallmann couldn’t press an early advantage as he ate a big shot from newcomer Magomed Mustafaev which opened up a nasty cut. The doctors stepped in and put a halt to the action to give Mustafaev his first UFC win. Mustafaev closed at -115 while Halmann finished at +105. UFC Fight Night 69 Betting Underdogs That Won In the co-main event, featherweights Tatsuya Kawajiri and Dennis Siver put on an entertaining and close battle. Kawajiri surprisingly held his own on thr feet while controlling just enough of the ground and clinch to earn an upset decision victory. Kawajiri closed at +135 while Siver was -145. In a featherweight bout, Arnold Allen pulled off an impressive late finish against Alan Omer. Allen was down on the scorecards but dug deep to earn a submission. Allen closed at +155 while Omer was -165. In featherweight action, Noad Lahat pulled off an upset against Niklas Backstrom. Lahat was able to utilize his wrestling to pull off a very close majority decision victory, shocking the Swede. Lahat closed at +170 while Backstrom was -185. In the opening bout of the evening, bantamweight Taylor Lapilus and Yuta Sasaki put on a fun battle, but Lapilus was able to do his thing on the feet, avoiding the ground game of Sasaki. Eventually, Lapilus scored a second round TKO to earn an upset finish. Lapilus won at +248 while Sasaki again lost as a favorite at -270.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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