UFC Fight Night – Almeida vs Garbrandt – Results

 May 29, 2016. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.

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Going into this event, I was showing a ROI of 850% for the year’s betting. Some or all of my bets coming in here could get me to the 1000% milestone. All bets were all on the main card, starting with;

Paul Felder to beat Josh Burkman – win

Felder never really got out of the traps in the first round. Instead Burkman slowed the pace down and took the opener, largely by virtue of a late takedown. Felder started to open up a bit in the second and clearly took the points. Felder was the much fresher looking fighter in the final round and looked like he could go another three by the end. Not quite the barn-burner I expected, but a solid points win for Paul Felder to get my bets off to a winning start.

Jorge Masvidal to beat Lorenz Larkin – lose

This was a really close and entertaining fight that could have gone either way. Unfortunately for me and Jorge, two of the three judges gave Larkin the nod, and I can’t really argue with that. Bet 1 dead.

Vitor Miranda to beat Chris Camozzi – lose

Great job done by Camozzi to nullify Miranda, who’s starched his last three opponents. Not the prettiest of wins, but they all count. With my first bet dead before they started, not too worried about the result of this one.

Tarec Saffiedine to beat Rick Story – lose

Story is a bull and he stuck to Saffiedine for most of the fight. Saffiedine put his hands up at the final buzzer and looked like he really believed he had a chance of getting the decision, but it was a clear Story win. Sadly, that was all my bet’s done before we got to the co-main event.

Renan Barao to beat Jeremy Stephens – lose

Wow, what a great fight. Round 1 was a close war that could have gone either way. Stephens landed some bombs in the 2nd and Barao was fortunate to make it out of the round with his head still on his shoulders. Round 3 was another close one and again, could have gone either way. All three judges have it 29-28 to Stephens, which looked about right to me too.

Thomas Almeida to beat Cody Garbrandt – lose

Garbrandt capitalised on a slow start by Almeida and put him to the sword early. Big 1st round KO victory for Garbrandt, and a first career loss to Almeida.

Bet 1 – £5 returned £0.00

Miranda to beat Camozzi

Masvidal to beat Larkin

Felder to beat Burkman

Bet 2 – £5 returned £0.00

Almeida to beat Garbrandt

Barao to beat Stephens

Saffiedine to beat Story

Bet 3 – £5 returned £0.00

Almeida to beat Garbrandt

Barao to beat Stephens

Saffiedine to beat Story

Miranda to beat Camozzi

Masvidal to beat Larkin

Felder to beat Burkman

So no 1000% ROI this weekend, and not only that, 1 out of 6 is a very poor performance by me. I’ll have to redeem myself at the up-coming UFC 199.

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