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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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RecapRadio: Morning Commute 11-8-2012

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in RecapRadio

Clay Guida - Drawn by Art By JMC

Clay Guida – Drawn by Art By JMC

Today’s edition of the Morning Commute features more fights being added to UFC on Fox, UFC 154 news, the first fight announced for what could be the last Strikeforce card and quotes from Jake Shields.  All that plus this day in history with a former UFC title holder making his professional debut.  Give it a listen or download it to your favorite mp3 player of choice.

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy Results

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in Results

Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Kennedy took place Saturday night in Portland, Oregon and featured two championship fights that both went five rounds. In the main event it was Luke Rockhold who defeated Tim Kennedy by unanimous decision in an exciting fight. Although Rockhold was able to win four out of the five rounds, Kennedy came to fight and he didn’t make it easy for Luke. It was the size and timing of Rockhold which enabled him to win the rounds he did. In the co-main event, it was Nate Marquardt and Tyrone Woodley who fought for the vacant welterweight title. The fight was a back and forth affair until the fourth round when Marquardt landed a viscous over hand elbow that put Woodley out on his feet. Marquardt landed twomore shots before Woodley crumpled to the mat, and the ref stepped in. Marquardt looked like he hadn’t missed a step despite the 18 month lay off, and he walked out of the Strikeforce cage wearing the belt that Nick DIaz left behind when he left for the UFC. Below are the full results for the card.

Main card (Showtime)

Middleweight Championship bout:
Luke Rockhold (c) vs.  Tim Kennedy
Luke Rockhold defeats Tim Kennedy (49-46×3)

Welterweight Championship bout:
Nate Marquardt vs.  Tyron Woodley
Nate Marquardt defeats Tyron Woodley by knockout (strikes) at 1:37 of round 4

Middleweight bout:
Robbie Lawler vs.  Lorenz Larkin
Lorenz Larkin  defeats Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision (30-27×3)

Middleweight bout:
Keith Jardine vs.  Roger Gracie
Roger Gracie defeats Keith Jardine by unanimous decision (29-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Preliminary card

Lightweight bout:
Pat Healy vs.  Mizuto Hirota
Pat Healy defeats  Mizuto Hirota by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Lightweight bout:
Jorge Masvidal vs.  Justin Wilcox
Jorge Masvidal defeats Justin Wilcox by split decision (29-28, 28-29,30-27)

Lightweight bout:
Ryan Couture vs.  Joe Duarte
Ryan Couture defeats Joe Duarte by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Welterweight bout:
Jordan Mein vs.  Tyler Stinson
Jordan Mein defeats Tyler Stinson via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

Welterweight bout:
Jason High vs.  Nate Moore
Jason High defeats Nate Moore by submission (guillotine choke) at :26 of round 1

King Mo - photo by Brent Todd

Zuffa Releases “King Mo”

Written by MMARecap Staff on . Posted in News

King Mo - photo by Brent Todd

King Mo - photo by Brent Todd

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Muhammad “King Mo” Lawal was yesterday handed a nine-month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission and following the ruling took to twitter to vent his anger.

“I honestly feel like Lundvall was a racist bitch asking me if I can read or speak English” Lawal tweeted in reference to a question he was asked by NSAC commissioner Pat Lundvall.

The American Kickboxing Academy member has undergone numerous knee surgeries this year and the time off via suspension will actually be welcome to him as he rehabs his knees and gets back to his best again, however when he returns to action it’s looking likely that it will not be under the Zuffa banner as the Strikeforce and UFC parent company cut Lawal from Strikeforce and released him from under the Zuffa banner with immediate effect.

The former U.S Senior National Wrestling Champion and NCAA division 2 national champion was handed his suspension for failing a drug test following a win over Lorenz Larkin at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine on January 7th at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Lawal tested positive for performance enhancing drug Drostanolone (an anabolic steroid used for lowering cholesterol for bodybuilding) after the bout.

Following his failed test, King Mo’s win over the previously unbeaten Larkin was changed to a no contest and he was forced to return his $15,000 win bonus as well as surrendering 30% of his $80,000 purse for the fight.

Lawal, who appeared before the NSAC looking to tell his side of the story, stayed calm and conducted himself respectfully throughout, stating “I appreciate you letting me come and tell my side of the story and whatever punishment you all took for me, I’m a man and I’ll take it like a man.”

Muhammad has since deleted his tweet aimed at Pat Lundvall and has gone some way to try and redeem himself and clarify his opinion by tweeting “It’s funny how people are tryna say that I’m calling the commission racist,” he tweeted. “No!! They aren’t. But there was one person on the panel that was out of line with the question she asked me. I found it insulting, prejudiced, and a little racist. I say racist from my past experiences, I have been asked that in the past as an insult.”

When asked if he would like to get his side across Lawal replied that he ‘was good’ but has made it known via twitter that he does not feel that Zuffa has treated him unfairly in releasing him and that he owns up to the failed test “I went to tell my side of the story. Not to deny the failed test. I take responsibility. That’s why I went”
King Mo will be able to reapply for his license in September of this year but will have to provide a clean drug test at that time. Zuffa has given second chances to fighters in the past who have owned up to mistakes and taken responsibility for them. If Lawal wants to get into the big leagues then so far he’s going about it in the correct fashion. Time will tell.