UFC Fight Night 74 Closing Odds and Results

MMA: UFC on FX 8-Rio vs TrinaldoUFC Fight Night 74 took place last night (August 8, 2015) at the SaskTel Centre in Saskatoon,  Saskatchewan,  Canada. Overall the card featured a number of exciting finishes but unfortunately all of that was overshadowed by a fluke injury in the evening’s main event. From a betting perspective, five favorites and seven underdogs won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. UFC Fight Night 74 Favorites That Won In the main eventbof the evening in a featherweight bout, Max Holloway won in disappointing fashion after Charles Oliveira injured himself on a takedown attempt early in the first roumd to put a stop to the contest. Holloway cashed at -245 (Bet $245 to win $100) while Oliveira closed at +225 (Bet $100 to win $225) as the dog. In a lightweight bout, Olivier Aubin-Mercier outwrestled Tony Sims to a lackluster unanimous decision. Aubin-Mercier cashed as the -192 favorite while Sims lost as the +177 underdog. In a lightweight bout, Frankie Perez defeated Sam Stout via KO (punches). Perez landed a right hook on the inside, followed by ground strikes to earn the victory in less than a minute. Perez closed at -145 while Stout closed at +135. In a bantamweight bout, Felipe Arantes defeated Yves Jabouin via first-round Submission (armbar). Jabouin left an opening while in Arantes’ guard and paid the price. Arantes closed at -250 while Jabouin was the +230 underdog. In a light heavyweight bout, Misha Cirkunov made a great first impression against frllow UFC newcomer Daniel Jolly. Cirkunov quickly closed the distance and never gave Jolly a chance to breathe with dominant ground transitions, eventually scoring a first round TKO. Cirkunov closed at -550 while Jolly lost as a +468 dog.   UFC Fight Night 74 Underdogs That Won In the co-main event, welterweight Neil Magny pushed a pace Erick Silva couldn’t keep up with, outperforming the Brazilian over three rounds to take home a puzzling split decision. Magny bpumced back as a +175 underdog while Silva disappointed yet again as a -190 favorite. In a welterweight battle,  Patrick Cote outlasted Josh Burkman in a tremendous slugfest. Both men rocked each other but it was Cote who landed the final monstrous blow in the third round to seal it.  Cote won at +155 while Burkman was knocked out for the first time as a -165 favorite. In a lightweight contest, Francisco Trinaldo pulled a rabbit out of his hat by connecting with a huge left hand to set up a first round TKO victory over previously unbeaten Chad Laprise. Trinaldo pulled off a shocker as a +390 underdog while Laprise lost at -440. In a women’s strawweight bout, Valerie Latourneau defeated Maryna Moroz via unanimous decision in a very strong performance. Letourneau landed the superior strikes and was able to hang out in Moroz’s guard without getting submitted. Letourneau cashes as a +235 underdog while Moroz lost as a -255 favorite. In a heavyweight bout, Nikita Krylov pulled off a surprise by submitting Marcos Rogerio de Lima in the first round via rear naked choke. Krylov cashed as the +135 underdog while de Lima lost as the -145 favorite. In a flyweight bout, Chris Kelades overcame a rough first round to win a close hometown split decision against Chris Beal. Kelades cashed as a +145 underdog while Beal lost as the favorite at -155. In a lightweight bout, Shane Campbell defeated Elias Silverio via unanimous decision. Campbell lost the first round but came back strong with a well-rounded attack as Silverio faded down the stretch. Campbell cashed as the +220 underdog, while Silverio lost as a -240 favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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