WSOF 23 Closing odds and Results

Justin GaethjeWorld Series of Fighting 23 took place tonight (Friday, September 18, 2015) at the Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona, and it features some very violent and entertaining finishes. Overall from a betting perspective, five betting favorites won while no underdogs won based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Justin Gaethje defended his lightweight title in a rematch against veteran Luis Palomino. Both men landed huge blows against each other, willing to eat huge shots to connect big bombs of their own. It was a war, but it ended in an instant with a brutal right counter from Gaethje which knocked Palomino senseless nuch to the delight of the roaring crowd. Gaethje came through as a -825 favorite (bet $825 to win $100) while Palomino lost at +650 (bet $100 to win $650). In a light heavyweight title fight, David Branch collected his second title in the promition as he was easily able to wrap up an overmatched Teddy Holder via rear naked choke. Branch held serve as a -395 favorite while Holder lost at +350. In a bantamweight battle, top prospect Timur Valiev picked up a victory against Tito Jones. Jones wanted nothing to do with Valiev, preferring to disengage and back away. Jones stepped up his aggression as the fight wore on but it wasn’t enough to get back into the fight. Valiev picked up the win as a massive -1200 favorite while Jones was defeated as a +1000 dog. In a 160 pound catchweight contest, Ben Fodor AKA “Phoenix Jones” picked up his first victory under the WSOF banner by defeating Roberto Young via a rare scissor choke in the first round. Fodor came through as a hefty -230 favorite, while Young was defeated as a +210 underdog. In a lightweight bout, veteran Brian Foster handed Larue Burley his first career loss in devastating fashion. Foster clipped Burley early standing and put him out cold just 32 seconds into the first round. Foster cashed as a -110 favorite while Burley lost at +100. Underdogs That Won None.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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