The Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale: Maynard vs Diaz Recap and Betting Results

Overall, it was a pretty weak night of fights. For us, the fight card was reminiscent of one of the early UFC cards from Brazil where they would throw anyone Brazilian into the mix. On top of the weak fights, the UFC felt the need to extend the between fight time an fill it with useless content that nobody cares about. The one positive on the night though, was our bets went 1-2 for a 1.3 unit profit. We did see the TUF 18 winners as Julianna Pena and Chris Holdsworth were crowned champs and received six figure UFC contracts.

Our final bet of the night was Julianna Pena vs Jessica Rakoczy to be under 2.5 rounds. We placed a 3 unit bet when the odds were up at 2.6 to 1. Pena displayed awesome grappling, getting Rakoczy down and quickly getting to mount. From there she landed vicious ground and pound and got the fight stopped just before the end of the first round. We profit 4.8 units.

Our second bet of the night was a 2 unit bet on Pennington and Modaferri to go under 2.5 rounds. We didn’t have this pick in our original article, instead we tweeted it out just before the main card got underway. In one of the more frustrating bets we can remember, Pennington appeared to be the much much more powerful striker. The only thing going for Modaferri was the volume with which she was throwing. Unfortunately, Pennington didn’t appear to try to finish Modaferri besides a tight submission in the last few seconds of the third round. We lost our 2 unit bet.

Our first bet of the night was Walter Harris to defeat Jared Rosholt in the heavyweight division. Harris had an impressive first round, landing two knockdowns on Rosholt. The second round had relatively little action with both guys looking pretty tired. The third round saw Rosholt finally utilize his collegiate wrestling as he took down and controlled Harris for the majority of the round. We lose our 1.5 unit bet.

Betting Results

Pena over Rakoczy via first round TKO. Profit of 4.8 units on under 2.5 rounds bet
Pennington over Modaferri via unanimous decision. Loss of 2 unit under 2.5 rounds bet
Rosholt over Harris via unanimous decision. Loss of 1.5 unit bet on Harris

Other Results

Diaz over Maynard via first round TKO
Holdsworth over Grant via second round submission
Duke over Morgan via unanimous decision
Corassani over Blanco via first round DQ
Niinimaki over Yahya via split decision
Spencer over Dober via unanimous decision
Sampo over Benoit via second round submission

Next up will be UFC Fight Night 33: Hunt vs Bigfoot and there’s already looking to be some decent value on that card! Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for the latest!

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