UFC Fight Night 70 Closing Odds and Results

Yoel-RomeroUFC Fight Night 70 took place last night (Saturday, June 27, 2015) at the Seminole Hard Rock Resort and Casino in Hollywood, Florida. 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 two underdogs won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. UFC Fight Night 70 Betting Favorites That Won In the co-main event of the evening, middleweights Lorenz Larkin and Santiago Ponzinibbio put on an absolute war. Both Larkin and Ponzinibbio landed big shots, but it was the leg kicks from Larkin that did damage early before both men slugged it out in round two. Eventually, Larkin hurt Ponzinibbio badly and put him away with heavy strikes which went unanswered as the Argentinian tried desperately to recover. Larkin won as a -165 (Bet $155 to win $100) favorite while Ponzinibbio was a +155 (Bet $100 to win $155) underdog. In a middleweight bout, Antonio Carlos Jr made a very impressive debut in the weight class by completely dominating TUF 19 winner Eddie Gordon. Carlos Jr took Gordon down to finish all three rounds while controlling the stand-up with superior range and a solid jab. He was able to take Gordon’s back with over half of the third round remaining and eventually sunk in a rear naked choke for the finish with 30 seconds left. Carlos Jr was victorious at -165 while Gordon was defeated at +155. In a middleweight contest, Thiago Santos brought the crowd to its feet with a brutal first round knockout of UFC newcomer Steve Bosse. Santos went to the body early with a pair of left kicks before crushing Bosse to the head with a kick after he lowered his guard to put the former hockey enforcer out cold. Sobotta closed at -355 while Kennedy was +320. In the opening bout of the main card, featherweight Hacran Dias barely eeked out a decision victory over a game Levon Makashvili. Dias scored takedowns late in the first and second rounds whiel Makashvili appeared to be the aggressor throughout, but it was Dias who earned a very close split decision when it was all said and done. Dias closed at -137 while Makashvili was a +127 underdog. In a welterweight contest, Alex Oliveira showcased his complete mixed martial arts game to defeat UFC newcomer Joe Merritt. Merritt was game on the feet and displayed some solid strength and athleticism, but it was Oliveira’s superior conditioning and tenacity which helped him earn a decision victory. Oliveira closed at -405 while Merritt was a +360 dog. In welterweight bout, Leandro Silva outworked Lewis Gonzalez to earn a unanimous decision. Gonzalez came in three pounds overweight and his lack of conditioning showed as the fight wore on as Silva was able to take over and dominate the grappling exchanges to win all three rounds. Silva closed as a -185 favorite while Gonzalez was a +170 underdog. In a welterweight contest Tony Sims took Steve Montgomery’s best shot and fired back with one of his own to score a first round finish. Sims ate a huge knee, but blasted Montgomery with a left hook to drop him and earn a TKO in both men’s UFC debut on short notice. Sims closed at -118 while Montgomery finished at +108. UFC Fight Night 70 Betting Underdogs That Won In the main event, middleweights Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero put on a technical affair for the first two rounds before Romero brought the fight to a devastating conclusion in the third round. It all happened very quickly but Romero scored a takedown and then battered Machida with right elbows until the Brazilian was rendered unconscious. Romero closed at +150 while Machida was -160. In the opening bout of the evening, bantamweight Sirwan Kakai made an impressive UFC debut, handling the wild haymakers from Danny Martinez and utilizing superior striking technique and defense over the course of three rounds. Martinez kept throwing bombs from start to finish but a combination of more accurate straight punches and occasional takedowns helped Kakai pull off the unanimous decision. Kakai won at +101 while Martinez lost as a slight favorite at -111.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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