UFC 203 Closing Odds and Results

UFC 203 emanated from the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio tonight (Saturday, September 10th, 2016) and featured the heavyweight championship matchup between champion Stipe Miocic vs. Alistair Overeem. Overall from a betting perspective, seven favorites won while four underdogs coming through based on the closing odds at Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In the main event Stipe Miocic successfully defended his heavyweight title against Alistair Overeem in his hometown. In one of the most entertaining, back and forth first round fights we’ve seen this year, Miocic clipped Overeem and layed on ground and point for the TKO victory. Stipe Miocic cashes as the -135 favorite while Alistair Overeem falls as the +125 underdog. Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum earned a decision victory over Travis Browne in a bizarre fight. In the first round Werdum landed a punch that appeared to dislocate Browne’s finger. Browne asked for a timeout, he got it (which he shouldn’t have) Doctors come in, fight resumed. But it didn’t matter as Werdum cashes as the -255 favorite and Browne fails to come through as the +235 underdog. Mickey Gall made short work of WWE Superstar CM Punk’s UFC debut. Gall cashed as a -410 favorite with a first round submission victory, while Punk fails to cash as a +345 underdog. In the bantamweight division, Jimmie Rivera became the first non-UFC champion to defeat Urijah Faber in the UFC. The New Jersey native outpointed the Team Alpha male member on route to a unanimous decision victory. Rivera cashes as the -165 favorite while Faber fails to come through as the +155 underdog. Opening up the pay-per view Jessica Andrade made short work of Joanne Calderwood, earning a submission victory in the first round. The Brazilian cashes as the -125 favorite, while  Calderwood comes up short as the +115 underdog. Middleweight Brad Tavares edged out a Caio Magalhaes by split decision. In what ended up being a lacklustre affair, Tavares did enough with a volume of strikes and clinch work to cash as the -210 favorite. Magalhaes falls short as the +190 dog. Nik Lentz earned an impressive TKO victory over late replacement Michael McBride. Lentz used his superior grappling to stop McBride in the second with strikes. Lentz cashes as a sizable -525 favorite while McBride falls short as the +450 underdog. Lightweight Drew Dober made quick work of RFA veteran Jason Gonzalez. Dober landed a series of pucnhes and eventually connected. A massive hook wobbled Gonzalez as Dober then went in for the TKO finish. Dober comes through as the -145 favorite, while Gonzales comes up short as +135 underdog. Opening up the card, Yancy Medeiros earned an impressive second round submission victory over Sean Spencer. After a tough first round, Medeiros landed a high kick and then pounced for the rear-naked choke finish. Medeiros cashes as the -125 favorite while Spencer fails to cash as a +115 underdog. Underdogs That Won In the main event of the prelims, women’s bantamweight Bethe Correia edged out hometown favorite  Jessica Eye by split decision. Correia comes through as the +120 underdog, while Eye fails to cash as the -120 favorite.

Written by James Lynch

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