Recap for Players Who Bet on UFC Fight Night 111Posted by: Charlie Smith
While sports pundits go back and forth on whether or not the McGregor-Mayweather megabout will be competitive, players who bet on UFC still have to focus on the latest MMA action. UFC Fight Night 111 was held this past weekend and its results threw Holly Holm back into the public’s eye.
UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia Results
Due to being held in Singapore, UFC Fight Night 111 had a wacky broadcast scheduling. This caused many players who bet on UFC to miss the live event but ultimately this wasn’t the worst thing that could happen, considering how many fights wound up going to the judges.
The night got off to a slow start with two fights going to a decision, but Naoki Inoue put on such a masterful performance over Carls John de Tomas that the judges ended up scoring all 3 rounds 30-26. From there MMA bettors were treated to a 1st round finish as Russell Doane knocked out Kwan Ho Kwak after 4 minutes.
Including Doane’s knockout, there were a total of 5 finishes in the preliminaries. Ulka Sasaki scored a rear-naked choke on Justin Scoggins to deliver the 1st submission of the night. Right afterwards a doctor had to stop the fight between Alex Caceres and Rolando Dy giving Caceres a TKO win over his opponent.
Walt Harris exceeded everyone’s expectations when he finished Cyril Asker within 2 minutes of the first round, thanks to some crushing elbows and punches that earned him a TKO. In the headlining bout of the preliminaries, Jon Tuck scored the second submission of the night by finishing Takanori Gomi via rear-naked choke within 1:12 of the 1st.
The main card was actually less interesting that the under card. The first three matches of the main card ended up going to the judges, leaving the fans watching this event – both in the stadium and at home, rather bored. Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Tarec Saffedine unanimously, Colby Covington defeated Dong Hyun Kim via unanimous decision, and Marcin Tybura defeated Andrei Arlovski by unanimous decision. Although Covington put on a strong performance over Kim, players who bet on UFC were left wanting more and the headlining match of the night didn’t quite deliver.
The MMA odds had Holm pegged as a favorite over Bethe Correia, and the Preacher’s Daughter didn’t let UFC betting sites down. However, putting aside the brilliant leg kick that finished Correia, the headlining bout was rather insipid. In her post-fight press conference, Holm explained how her game-plan was to take zero risks, wait for an opportunity and then capitalize. Although she ended up doing just that, it gave way to a rather unentertaining spectacle. Granted, when she did make her move, it was a brilliant one.
It took Holm 3 rounds to find her window, and it’s no understatement that Correia left it wide open. But it’s not entirely Correia’s faults. Many UFC betting sites are reporting that Correia’s coaches instructed her to not take Holm serious and to show her no respect. This is a deadly error regardless of who your opponent is. And how can you tell someone not to respect the woman who took down the titan that was Ronda Rousey? In the end, Correia got the same treatment that Rousey did.