UFC Fight Night 95 Closing Odds and Results

Eric_Spicely2UFC returned for a free cable event on Fox Sports 1 earlier last night (Saturday, September 24, 2016). The card was headlined by a 140 lb catchweight bout between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg. All in all, six favorites won, while six upsets occurred and there was one pick ’em fight. Here’s how everything played out based on the Several Bookmakers closing odds: Favorites That Won In the main event of the evening at a 140 pound catchweight, Cris Cyborg did what Cris Cyborg does best, and that is putting on a beatdown against her opponent Lina Lansberg. Lansberg survived the first round barely but Cyborg put her away with a TKO on the ground in the second round. Cyborg was victorious as a -925 (Bet $925 to win $100) favorite while Lansberg was +725. In a featherweight bout, Renan Barao paced himself, outstriking and outgrappling Phillipe Nover over the course of three rounds to win a unanimous decision victory and score his first win since moving up a division. Barao was the winner as a -605 favorite while Nover lost at +505. In a heavyweight scrap, Roy Nelson had a feeling out process in the first round against Antonio Silva, but he finally floored Bigfoot with a huge uppercut in the second round to pick up a TKO victory. Nelson was a -395 favorite while Silva was +350. In a lightweight contest, Francisco Trinaldo got the better of Paul Felder, scoring big strikes whenever he could pressure the American. He was able to land a huge blow which opened a nasty cut on Felder in the third round which led to a much-deserved doctor stoppage of a fight he was already winning. Trinaldo was victorious as a -150 favorite while Felder was +140. In a flyweight bout, Jussier Formiga controlled Dustin Ortiz with his superior grappling, repeatedly gaining top position and also taking Ortiz’s back on several occasions to win a one-sided decision. Formiga was victorious as a -200 favorite while Ortiz lost at +185. In a welterweight fight, Vicente Luque stood toe to toe with Hector Urbina, trading massive bombs in the pocket before a massive right hand put Urbina out cold in just one minute. Luque won as a -555 favorite while Urbina was +470. Underdogs That Won In a massive upset, middleweights Thiago Santos and Eric Spicely threw down, but it was Spicely who was able to secure a pair of takedowns en route to scoring a shocking first round submission victory over the powerful striker. Spicely was a huge +600 (Bet $100 to win $600) underdog while Santos lost despite being a +750 favorite. In a lightweight fight, Michel Prazeres landed some heavy blows on the feet as well as some nasty kicks while mixing in occasional takedowns to pull off the upset against Gilbert Burns. Burns couldn’t get any takedowns and Prezeres simply scored points with his own takedowns to win a decision. Prazares was a +215 dog while Burns was a -235 favorite. In a bantamweight scrap, Rani Yahya outgrappled Michinori Tanaka in an entertaining affair. Yahya got the better of most scrambles and was able to win a unanimous decision. Yahya was +100 while Tanaka was a slight favorite at -110. In a welterweight fight, Luan Chagas started strong against Erick Silva, hurting the Brazilian on multiple occasions, but he inexplicably turned the fight into a grappling contest as it wore on and he began getting tired and Silva was able to capitalize, sinking in a rear naked choke in the final minute to win via submission. Silva won as a +135 underdog while Chagas was -145. In a lightweight bout, Alan Patrick utilized his superior takedowns and Brazilian jiu-jitsu to overwhelm Stevie Ray. Ray tried to fight back with submission attempts and had a strong finish to the second round, but it wasn’t nearly enough as Patrick dominated the first and third rounds to easily win a decision. Patrick won as a +150 underdog while Ray was -160. In the opening bout of the evening, Gregor Gillespie showcased solid striking fundamentals and excellent wrestling against Glaico Franca en route to winning a unanimous decision. Franca was a +125 underdog while Gillespie was a -135 betting favorite. Pick ’em Fights In the opening bout of the main card, featherweight Godofredo Pepey rocked Mike De La Torre early on the feet then was able to sink in a rear naked choke to pull off a first round submission victory. Both fighters closed at pick’em -105 odds.  

Written by Brian Hemminger

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