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UFC 195 Betting Results

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Betting Results

The first fight of 2016 is in the books. We made nine bets on the card and went 5-4 but were profitable by 2.82 units or a ROI of 15.67%. The night of action was headlined by Robbie Lawler defending his belt against Carlos Condit. Let’s get onto our results.

First up we will tackle our losing bets. Drew Dober defeated Scott Holtzman via unanimous decision. By our model, Dober should have been outclassed by Holtzman’s takedowns, but it was Dober who surprised many with his take downs of Holtzman. We had a single unit bet on Holtzman and of course lost that unit.

We then had Kyle Noke taking on late notice replacement Alex Morono. Statistically speaking, short notice UFC debut fighters lose a lot more than they win. It is why Noke was a near 3 to 1 favorite over Morono and we bet 1.5 units on Noke to win. A close split decision loss for Noke and for us.

Abel Trujillo surprised everyone with his quick finish of Tony Sims. Stylistically Sims was the younger, faster fighter, but Trujillo got a much needed win but we lost 1.5 units on this fight.

Our last loss on the night was Andrei Arlovski. While the “old” Arlovski was not favored at all in this fight, his resurgence since returning the UFC warranted him a closer look. Miicic however was absolutely dominant in his quick 54 second KO of Arlovski. With Arlovsky’s underdog status, we felt it was only appropriate to bet a single unit on him.

In all, the four fights we lost we bet a total of 5 units.

The winning fights were just as exciting. Our first win of the night was Justine Kish making her UFC debut against Nina Ansaroff. The fight was a lot closer than the 30-27×2 scorecard would have you believe. Wish was a highly touted prospect and was the odds on favorite at -235. We bet 2 units on her to win .85 units.

The biggest favorite of the night was Michael McDonald taking on Masanori Kanehara. McDonald was a huge -535 and looked like he was going to lose the fight to Kanehara multiple times. In the first round McDonald was trapped in a guillotine choke and in the second an arm triangle choke. He was able to escape the arm triangle and quickly took Kanehara’s back and sunk in a fight winning rear naked choke. We bet 2 units on him to win .37 units.

Brian Ortega had a very slow start against the very dangerous Diego Brandao. Brandao like Trujillo earlier needed a win and showed up to fight. Ortega was extremely patient and down on the score cards had one of the best jiu jitsu transitions ever seen inside the octagon eventually ending up with a fight ending triangle choke that force Brandao to tap. We bet 2 units on Ortega to win 1.09.

Joe Rogan’s most anticipated fight was between Albert Tumenov and Lorenz Larkin. Larkin punished Tumenov’s legs with leg kick after leg kick. Tumenov still pressed forward in the action and the fight was razor thin close but Tumenov was able to escape with the split decision victory and our 2 unit bet at -253 netted us .79 units.

The main event was expected to see fireworks and it delivered. While not as crazy as Lawler’s previous title defense, Condit showed up. Condit outstruck Lawler in the fight and many had him winning. It all came down to a very close third round and two judges saw it for Lawler, while one saw it for Condit. We expect the fight to be a blood bath with Lawler winning and we bet big on Lawler. Our 5 unit bet at -106 returned us 4.72 units.

In all we bet 18 units and walked away with 20.82 or a profit of 2.82 units. While not the greatest results we’ve had, any time we are profitable it is a good thing. Please take a look at our Cappertek results where you can find our picks. We will soon be putting our picks behind a paywall, but for now, they are free for everyone to see.

Next card is UFC Fight Night 81, where we will be looking at as many as 9 bets on that card.

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Charlie Brenneman – I Still Think It Was An Early Stoppage

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Interviews

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Charlie Brenneman – via

Charlie Brenneman took on Kyle Noke at UFC 152. He got caught by a punch and then shot for a takedown, but the ref stopped it. Brenneman was kind enough to talk to us about his loss, the fight moving and more.

How’s it going today man?
It’s going about as good as any week coming off a loss.

Unfortunately you lost to Kyle Noke at UFC 152 via tko. I thought the stoppage was a little early as it looked like you were trying to grab Noke’s legs after being tagged. What’s your thoughts on it now five days later?
Yeah I still think it was an early stoppage. I even asked him what he was doing and he said he thought I was out.

A lot of fighters with wrestling bases such as yours when they get tagged tend to go for a single leg or a double leg. Knowing that this is something that happens, do you think it is something the refs should be made more aware of?
You know he did his job and that’s all you can say on it. Commenting on it isn’t going to change anything.

The fight was originally supposed to take place on September 1st at UFC 151. Did moving the fight back three weeks play any factor in your conditioning as I know the goal is to peak at the right time and sometimes it can be difficult to turn around so quickly.
No I am the type of person because of my wrestling background to train hard until a week out. I train every day of the week and when I am not training, my body thinks something is wrong. So because of that I like to train as long as I can. Moving the fight didn’t affect me any more than my opponent.

What was your thought when UFC 151 was cancelled?
I just wanted to get the fight on the next available card. That worked out, but unfortunately I didn’t walk away the victor.

It seems like you are the guy who fights the big guys in the UFC as you fought Anthony Johnson and Kyle Noke, with the former now fighting at light heavyweight and Noke making his welterweight debut against you. What’s your thoughts on fighting these bigger fighters?
I wish I could say that I lost to Noke because he is bigger. But the truth is he didn’t push me around or out muscle me. I’ve never felt under sized in any of my fights except against Anthony Johnson.

The loss puts on the dredded two-fight losing streak, but lately it seems the UFC isn’t so quick to give out pink slips, especially for exciting fighters. Have you been told your fate yet within the company?
No I haven’t. I am just going to keep things positive and hope for another fight and to get the victory.

Are you looking to fight again this year or are you wanting to wait until early next year before your next fight?
I don’t know yet. I am not sure if the right answer is to get right back in there and try to rebound from the loss or to try and train different and wait. It’s like any loss in life be it a loved one, the end of college, you just have to sort of figure it out. I don’t have the answer just yet as far as what is best for me so I am just going to wait to see what it is.

Where can the fans find you at online? and on twitter @SpaniardMMA

Any sponsors or people you want to thank?
Kaiwaa, Sheetz, Al’s Tavern, Traumma Combat, Alienware, Kranich’s Jewelers, Boorujy, Blair’s Sauces and Snacks, No Limits Personal Training, In Motion Meals, and Goodsie.

UFC 152 Quick Results

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UFC 152 took place at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and was headlined by Jon Jones defending his title against Vitor Belfort. Belfort showed a flash of a possible upset over Jones as he nearly had an armbar in the first round, but Jones escaped and then showed why he is the champ. By the fourth round Belfort didn’t have much left and when Jones wound up on top with an Americana he had not choice but to tap.

Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez fought for a grueling twenty-five minutes. Both fighters had their moments of greatness, but the fight was extremely close. It wouldn’t be surprising if these two battle again in the near future as it was a high paced frantic fight.

The quick results are as follows:

Jon Jones defeated Vitor Belfort by submission (americana) – Round 4, 0:54 – to retain UFC light-heavyweight title
Demetrious Johnson defeated Joseph Benavidez by split decision (48-47, 47-48, 49-46) – to become inaugural flyweight champion
Michael Bisping defeated Brian Stann by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Hamill defeated Roger Hollett by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Cub Swanson defeated Charles Oliveira by knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:40
Vinny Magalhaes defeated Igor Pokrajac by submission (armbar) – Round 2, 1:14
T.J. Grant defeated Evan Dunham by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Sean Pierson defeated Lance Benoist by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Marcus Brimage defeated Jimy Hettes by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Seth Baczynski defeated Simeon Thoresen by knockout (punch) – Round 1, 4:10
Mitch Gagnon defeated Walel Watson by submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:09
Kyle Noke defeated Charlie Brenneman by TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 0:45

UFC 152 Facebook Preliminary Card Preview

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UFC 152 is set to excite fans from top to bottom. Sure the co-main event will crown the first flyweight champ as Demetrious Johnson takes on Joseph Benevidez and Jon Jones defends his light heavyweight title against Vitor Belfort, but the preliminary card has amazing fights as well.

The start of the night will be a welterweight battle between Charlie Brenneman and Kyle Noke. Brenneman is coming into the fight after losing to Erik Silva in June. Brenneman has become a fan favorite for his high paced style. Noke meanwhile is dropping down to welterweight for the first time after suffering back-to-back losses in the middleweight division. This is an important fight for both as the loser could potentially receive their walking papers.

In bantamweight action Mitch Gagnon takes on Walel Watson. Gagnon made his promotional debut at UFC 149 losing to Bryan Caraway by rear naked choke in the third round. He will likely be amped for the fight, not only because he knows he needs a victory, but because he is fighting in his home country. Watson is also on the verge of being cut after losing to TJ Dillashaw and Yves Jabouin. Watson has devastatingly fast punching power as was on display against Joe Sandoval at UFC Live 6.

The last fight of the night on the facebook stream features Seth Baczynski versus Simeon Thoresen. Baczybnski is coming into the fight on a five-fight win streak since being release the first time. He has finished four of those five opponents, all before the halfway point in the fight. Thoresen made his UFC debut a successful one as he beat Besam Yousef in Sweeden. Thoresen is extremely dangerous with his submission skills, having won fifteen of his seventeen victories by submission.

UFC 152 takes place on Saturday, September 22 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.