Titan FC 41, Glory 33 and RFA 43 Closing Odds and Results

Four titles were on the line combined between Titan FC 41, RFA 43 and Glory 33 last night (Friday, September 9, 2016), as the promotions aired their cards on UFC Fight Pass, ESPN 2 and AXS TV respectively. Eleven of the bouts on the cards had betting odds, and in the end, six favorites emerged victorious, with five underdogs picking up wins. Here’s how the cards broke down according to the closing odds at Several Bookmakerss. Titan FC 41 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, a trilogy fight took place for the inaugural Titan FC women’s bantamweight title between Carina Damm and Kalindra Faria. Both women had stopped each other in previous bouts but this time the fight lasted all 25 minutes, although Faria was dominant and would go on to win the third bout via one-sided unanimous decision. This didn’t come as a shock as Faria closed as a -340 favorite (bet $340 to win $100) at Several Bookmakers for the bout while Damm was a +310 underdog. In the co-main event in a featherweight title bout, champion Andre Harrison received a stiff test from Alexandre Bezzera. Harrison utilized his cautious stand-up and repeated takedowns to get an early lead, but was nearly caught in a triangle choke in the third round and Bezzera nearly put Harrison away in the fourth, earning top position in a scramble and spending all his energy trying to finish the fight via TKO on the canvas and submission. Bezerra was spent after the fourth and Harrison was able to nearly finish him in the fifth but it went to the judges where Harrison retained his belt via unanimous decision. Harrison was a -145 betting favorite while Bezerra was +135. In a welterweight contest, Jason Jackson nearly put away Rodrigo Cavalheiro Correia in the opening round but Correia managed to survive and make the fight more competitive in the final two frames, although Jackson did enough to walk away with a unanimous decision. Jackson was a -150 favorite while Correia was a +140 dog.   Titan FC 41 Underdogs That Won In a welterweight contest, Taylor Krahl was seemingly in complete control against Robert Turnquest in a grappling-heavy affair, nearly finishing the fight via submission in both the first and second frames, but Krahl’s pace slowed in the third round and Turnquest pounced, taking his back and sinking in a rear naked choke to force the tap. Turnquest closed as a +181 underdog (bet $100 to win $181) to pull off the upset victory while Krahl was a -196 betting favorite. RFA 43 Favorites That Won In the co-main event of the evening, middleweights Gabriel Checco and Adam Stroup threw down. Stroup didn’t seem overly concerned with Checco’s ground game in his pre-fight interview, but he should have been more mindful as Checco locked in a third round kneebar to force a tap. Checco was victorious as a slight -130 betting favorite while Stroup was a -110 underdog. RFA 43 Underdogs That Won In the main event of the evening for the RFA welterweight title, Brian Camozzi caught Nick Barnes in a guillotine choke as Barnes shot in for a takedown and proceeded to put him completely to sleep less than two minutes into the first round to claim the belt. Camozzi was a very slight -115 underdog while Barnes was a -125 favorite. In a bantamweight fight, Zac Riley looked to repeat his insane upset magic against Boston Salmon, but he was aided by some seriously shady judging. Salmon dropped Riley twice and was seemingly in complete control of this fight, but Riley held on to the judges’ scorecards and somehow walked away with a very controversial split decision. Riley was a +220 underdog while Salmon lost despite being a deserved -300 favorite. Glory 33 Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening, Glory Heavyweight Champion Rico Verhoeven retained his title against Anderson Silva (the kickboxer) in emphatic fashion, putting Silva away with a second round knockout. Verhoeven was victorious as a heavy -855 favorite while Silva was a +485 dog. In the co-main event of the SuperFight Series, Chi-Lewis Perry took Anthony McDonald’s best shot in the first round and even early into the second, preferring to utilize superior striking defense and wait until his opponent slowed down, and that’s exactly what happened. Once McDonald became more labored, Perry blasted him with right hands and heavy knees up the middle whenever he changed levels, forcing two eight-counts as the fight was stopped after the second round was complete in Perry’s favor. Lewis was a massive -900 favorite while McDonald was a +500 underdog. Glory 33 Underdogs That Won In a middleweight title fight, champion Simon Marcus seemed to be in control against Jason Wilnis, but everything was turned on its head in the third round as Wilnis clocked him with a clean right hand which rocked the champ. After surviving an eight-count, Marcus was blitzed again and forced a referee break before Marcus put Wilnis away with another huge flurry which wobbled Marcus for the third time and forced a stoppage via third round TKO. Wilnis won despite being a +190 underdog while Marcus was a -270 favorite. In a heavyweight fight, former UFC fighter Guto Inocente showcased his striking chops, taking a majority decision away from Hesdy Gerges. Inocente was victorious despite being a +170 underdog compared to Gerges who was a -230 favorite.

Written by Brian Hemminger

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