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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.

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Quick Results And Bonuses

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The UFC’s return trip to England was filled with spectacular fights and finishes. Headlining the night of action was a heavyweight showdown between Stefan Struve and Stipe Miocic. The co-main event featured the hometown hero Dan Hardy taking on Amir Sadollah.

When it was all said and done, four fighters earned an extra $40,000 for their efforts inside the cage. Brad Pickett picked up the Knockout of the Night award, Matt Wiman earned the Submission of the Night award, and main event fighters Struve and Miocic earned the coveted Fight of the Night.

Quick Results
Stefan Struve defeated Stipe Miocic by technical knockout at 3:50 of round 2
Dan Hardy defeated Amir Sadollah by unanimous decision 29-28, 29-28, 30-27
Brad Pickett defeated Yves Jabouin by knockout at 3:40 of round 1
Matt Wiman defeated Paul Sass by armbar at 3:48 of round 1
John Hathaway defeated John Maguire by unanimous decision 30-27, 30-27, 30-27
Che Mills defeated Duane Ludwig by verbal submission at 3:28 of round 1
Jimi Manuwa defeated Kyle Kingsbury by doctors stoppage at 5:00 of round 2
Akira Corassani defeated Andy Ogle by split decision 28-29, 30-27, 29-28
Brad Tavares defeated Tom Watson by split decision 30-27, 29-29, 29-28
Gunnar Nelson defeated DaMarques Johnson by rear naked choke at 3:34 of round 1
Robbie Peralta defeated Jason Young by technical knockout at 0:23 of round 1

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Weigh-Ins: DaMarques Johnson 7 Lbs over

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UFC on Fuel TV 5 Poster

UFC on Fuel TV 5 Poster

The weigh-ins for tomorrow’s UFC on Fuel TV 5 took place earlier today and almost everyone was on weight. Late replacement DaMarques Johnson however was seven pounds over the limit for his catchweight 175lb preliminary bout.

Both fighters agreed to still fight with the difference in weight, though Johnson will forfeit 20% of his fight purse to his opponent Gunnar Nelson.

The weigh-ins took place at the Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England, the same venue where the fights will take place. The event airs live starting at 4pm EST on Fuel TV with preliminary action streaming on facebook at 1pm.

The full weigh-in results include:
Stipe Miocic 239 vs Stefan Struve 251
Dan Hardy 169 vs Amir Sadollah 169
Yves Jabouin 136 vs Brad Pickett 135
Paul Sass 156 vs Matt Wiman 156
John Hathaway 169 vs John Maguire 169
Duane Ludwig 169 vs Che Mills 170
Kyle Kingsbury 204 vs Jimi Manuwa 204
Akira Corassani 144 vs Andy Ogle 144
Brad Tavares 185 vs Tom Watson 1856
DaMarques Johnson 183 vs Gunnar Nelson 175
Robert Peralta 144 vs Jason Young 145

UFC 146 Results: Dos Santos Defends Title, Cain Bloodies Big Foot

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UFC 146 took place at the MGM Grand tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada for the first all heavyweight card in UFC history. Junior dos Santos defended his belt for the first time against Frank Mir, when he finished him with strikes three minutes into the second round. Mir didn’t have much for dos Santos offense wise, and seemed defeated when he couldn’t get the fight to the floor.

In the co-main event, it was Cain Velasquez who bloodied up Antonio Silva early in the fight from half guard, and opened up a huge cut over the eye of Silva. Referee Yves Lavigne even stopped the fight at one point to have the doctor check on the cut, but the fight continued. After another minute, LaVigne stepped in to stop the bout, and give Velasquez his first win since losing his belt to Junior dos Santos.

The entire main card was all finishes, and none of the fights entered the third round. The collective time for all the main card fights was 21:50, and it left plenty of time to show some of the under card fights. Below are the full results for UFC 146.

Bonuses: $70,000
Fight of The Night: None
Knock Out of The NightL Dan Hardy and Roy Nelson
Submission of The Night: Stefan Struve And Paul Sass

Main card

Heavyweight Championship bout:
Junior dos Santos vs. Frank Mir
Junior dos Santos defeats Frank Mir by technical knock out at 3:04 of round 2

Heavyweight bout:
Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva
Cain Velasquez defeats Antonio SIlva by technical knock out (strikes) at of round 1 #mma #ufc146

Heavyweight bout
Roy Nelson vs. Dave Herman
Roy Nelson defeats Dave Herman by knock out (punches) at :51 of round 1

Heavyweight bout:
Shane del Rosario vs. Stipe Miočić
Stipe Miočić defeats  Shane del Rosario by technical knock (elbows from mount) out 3:14 of round 2

Heavyweight bout:
Stefan Struve vs. Lavar Johnson
Stefan Struve defeats Lavar Johnson by submission (arm bar) at 1:05 of round 1

Preliminary card (FX)

Featherweight bout:
Diego Brandao vs. Darren Elkins
Darren Elkins defeats Diego Brandao by unanimous decision (29-28×3) #UFC146 #mma

Lightweight bout:
Edson Barboza vs. Jamie Varner
Jamie Varner defeats Edson Barboza by technical knock out at 3:23 of round 1 #mma #ufc146

Middleweight bout:
Jason Miller vs. C.B. Dollaway
C.B. Dollaway defeats Jason Miller by unanimous decision (29-28×2, 30-26)  #UFC146 #mma

Welterweight bout:
Dan Hardy vs. Duane Ludwig
Dan Hardy defeats Duane Ludwig by knock out (strikes) at 3:51 of round 1

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Lightweight bout:
Jacob Volkmann vs. Paul Sass
Paul Sass defeats Jacob Volkmann via submission (Triangle/arm bar) at 1:54 of round 1

Light Heavyweight bout:
Kyle Kingsbury vs. Glover Teixeira
Glover Teixeira defeats Kyle Kingsbury by submission (Arm triangle) at 1:53 of round 1

Featherweight bout:
Mike Brown vs. Daniel Pineda
Mike Brown defeats Daniel Pineda by unanimous decision (29-28×3)

UFC 146: Weigh-in Results

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UFC 146 Weigh ins took place Friday at the MGM Grand in preparation for the first all heavyweight main card in UFC history. All fighters made weight, and below are the full weigh in results. The fights will take place at the MGM Grand, and will be broadcasted around the world on pay per view.

Frank Mir said “Both of us like to finish guys fast, and it will be an explosive quick fight.” Dos Santos “This is going to be a knock out, in the second round.”

Main card

Heavyweight Championship bout:
Junior dos Santos  239 lbs
Frank Mir 261 lbs

Heavyweight bout:
Cain Velasquez 240 lbs
Antonio Silva 264 lbs

Heavyweight bout
Roy Nelson 254 lbs
Dave Herman 233 lbs

Heavyweight bout:
Shane del Rosario 246 lbs
Stipe Miočić  245 lbs

Heavyweight bout:
Stefan Struve   255 lbs
Lavar Johnson  248 lbs

Preliminary card (FX)

Featherweight bout:
Diego Brandao 145 lbs
Darren Elkins 145 lbs

Lightweight bout:
Edson Barboza 155 lbs
Jamie Varner  156 lbs

Middleweight bout:
Jason Miller 185 lbs
C.B. Dollaway 186 lbs

Welterweight bout:
Dan Hardy 170 lbs
Duane Ludwig 171 lbs

Preliminary card (Facebook)

Lightweight bout:
Jacob Volkmann 156 lbs
Paul Sass 156 lbs

Light Heavyweight bout:
Kyle Kingsbury 205 lbs
Glover Teixeira 204 lbs

Featherweight bout:
Mike Brown 145 lbs
Daniel Pineda 146 lbs

Shane Del Rosario - via

Stipe Miocic vs Shane Del Rosario

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Shane Del Rosario - via

Shane Del Rosario - via

This battle of two the biggest, undefeated prospects in the heavyweight division could easily steal the show on Saturday night as Shane Del Rosario (11-0) faces off against Croatian Stipe Miocic (8-0).

Both guys are finishers, every single one of Del Rosario’s wins has come by way of knockout or submission (8 KO’S 3 SUBS), 10 of which were in the 1st round with the other only lasting little of a minute of the second. Meanwhile, Miocic has only gone to a decision once and has won 6 of his opening 8 fights by KO.

Del Rosario was originally slated to face former title contender Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 146 but, following the much publicized problems the card has faced, Gonzaga was promoted to face off with Roy Nelson before being forced off the card altogether with an injury.

Miocic stepped in to fill the void on the all heavyweight main card and the rest, they say, is history.

Miocic has fought twice in the UFC with wins over Joey Beltran and Phil De Fries and will look to make it 3 in a row against Del Rosario.

Del Rosario was brought in to the UFC as Strikeforce folded their heavyweight division this year and this fight will mark his debut for the promotion. He is coming off of a big win over now surging contender and fellow UFC 146er Lavar Johnson.  Del Rosario is coming in after a long layoff due to an injury and hopes to not have have much ring rust.

As the old boxing saying goes; “Somebody’s 0 has got to go!”

UFC on Fuel TV 1 Delivers; 50k Bonuses Awarded

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For the first event to air on Fuel TV, the fighters held nothing back and left it all on the line. The night of action featured three preliminary fights shown on Facebook and six fights airing live on Fuel TV. Jake Ellenberger and Diego Sanchez headlined the event at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.

Ivan Menjivar submits John Albert - via Iron Forges Iron

Ivan Menjivar submits John Albert - via Iron Forges Iron

While several fighters threatened their opponent with submission attempts, only Ivan Menjivar was able to secure one to force his opponent tap. In a very exciting first fight on the broadcast, Menjivar took on John Albert. The fight only lasted 3:45 but it seemed like the action was never ending. Albert hurt Menjivar multiple times in the fight and nearly finished him with submission of his own. Unfortunately when he couldn’t finish a submission, Menjivar used the opportunity to take the back of Albert and quickly worked to get a rear naked choke and the victory.

Three fights ended in either a technical knockout or actual knockout. Jonathan Brookins sent Vagnar Rocha to la-la land with heavy shots while Rocha was looking to secure a heel hook submission. Many fighters will try to roll out of the submission, but Brookins seized the opportunity to just land massive punches and earn the victory.

Many thought that regardless of the winner of Stefan Struve and Dave Herman, the outcome would happen by knockout. Herman found his range in the first round and stumbled Struve on more than one occasion. But Struve got his rhythm at the start of the second and it was all over for Herman. Struve took Herman down and quickly mounted him. Struve postured up and was able to land punch after punch until the ref was forced to halt the fight.

Stipe Miocic KO's Philip De Fries - via Iron Forges Iron

Stipe Miocic KO's Philip De Fries - via Iron Forges Iron

But the knockout of the night came from Stipe Miocic when he sent Philip De Fries to the canvas. De Fries, a submission expert, looked to stand and trade with Miocic and stumbled the striker. But Miocic returned fire and after a big right hand, De Fries was back peddling. Miocic continued his assault and De Fries was sent unconscious.

T.J. Dillashaw put a beating on Walel Watson like no one had predicted. Dillashaw used his wrestling to control his position on top of Watson. Through out the first two rounds Dillashaw nearly finished as he was looking for submissions and when they weren’t there landed heavy punches. Both rounds were so dominant that two judges scored them 10-8 for Dillashaw. The third round Watson was able to mount a little bit of offense, but Dilashaw went back to his wrestling and once the fight was on the ground, he was the fighter on offense.

Jake Ellenberger vs Diego Sanchez - via Iron Forges Iron

Jake Ellenberger vs Diego Sanchez - via Iron Forges Iron

The main event was only a three-round fight, a mistake that was made after the UFC announced all main events would be five rounds. It would be interesting to see how this fight would have played out if there were two more rounds as it was by far the most exciting fight of the night. The first two rounds Jake Ellenberger dominated Diego Sanchez with his heavy punches and knees. Sanchez was a bloody mess just a few minutes into the fight. The third round Sanchez was still energized and seemed to have a bit more in his gas tank than Ellenberger and it showed as Sanchez was able to land his strikes. After five minutes Ellenberger was just as bloodied as Sanchez but it wasn’t enough for Sanchez as Ellenberger had won the first two rounds.

Ellenberger, Sanchez, Miocic, and Menjivar all earned an extra $50,000 for their performances.

Quick Results
Jake Ellenberger def. Diego Sanchez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Stefan Struve def. Dave Herman via TKO (punches from mount) – Round 2, 3:52
Ronny Markes def. Aaron Simpson via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Stipe Miocic def. Philip De Fries via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:43
T.J. Dillashaw def. Walel Watson via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Ivan Menjivar def. John Albert via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:45
Jonathan Brookins def. Vagner Rocha via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:32
Justin Salas def. Anton Kuivanen via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Tim Means def. Bernado Magalhaes vis unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)

Philip De Fries - photo by Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa

UFC on Fuel TV 1: Philip De Fries versus Stipe Miocic preview

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Philip De Fries - photo by Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa

Philip De Fries – photo by Josh Hedges/UFC/Zuffa

Two heavyweights who are looking to earn their second UFC victory will do battle at UFC on Fuel TV 1. Philip De Fries and Stipe Miocic is set to be part of the televised portion of the event that takes place on Wednesday, February 15 at the Omaha Civic Auditorium in Omaha, Nebraska.

Miocic has been dubbed a “Little Cro Cop” due to the style of fight shorts he wears. It also helps that of his seven victories, five have come by way of knockout and his one submission was due to leg kicks he delivered.

In his UFC debut Miocic took on Joey Beltran at UFC 136 in a back-and-forth striking battle. The three-round fight was close to call round by round, but Miocic was able to do enough to earn the victory.

De Fries made his debut at UFC 138 against Rob Broughton. Like Miocic, De Fries earned a unanimous decision in his debut. However unlike Miocic, the rest of his victories have come by way of submission.

De Fries trains out of Alliance with the likes of Dominick Cruz, Phil Davis, and Brandon Vera.

Both fighters are undefeated heading into the fight, and one will likely walk away with a loss on their hands. The question that needs to be answered is can De Fries take Miocic down before Miocic lands a heavy strike?

I think that he can and will. In what I am expecting to be a surprise, I am expecting De Fries to almost bullrush Miocic and score a quick takedown. When Miocic is trying to escape, I think he will leave an opening and De Fries will earn the submission victory in the first round.