UFC Betting Favorite Volkov Batters, Stops Overeem in 2nd

Overeem no match for 'Drago', betting favorite Volkov Shines

Alexander Volkov is starting to look like a future UFC heavyweight contender. UFC Betting experts should keep an eye on the surging Russian heaveyweight. Displaying sharp boxing skills, specifically a lethal jab and a nasty right hand cross. His takedown defense carried the day to keep him out of danger.

Indeed, the betting favorite had to walk through some fire in the form of Overeems overhand shots. in order to get the win, he relied on good footwork and defensive skills. Once Overeem failed to stun nor take Volkov down it became clear the end is near for ‘The Demolition Man’. Volkov racked up the significant strikes, slicing up Overeem, opening a significant on the bridge of the nose. 

By the middle of the 2nd round Volkov was relentlessly pressing forward on the bloodied Dutchman. Finally, a laser sharp right hand dropped Overeem on all fours. The referee had seen enough. 

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In hindsight, it is easy to see why Alexander Volkov is the betting favorite. His larger frame, durability, boxing and ground game made him a nightmare of a match up for Overeem. Whoever placed fight bets on Alexander Volkov to win his UFC main event fight have cashed on a safe fight prediction. 

Betting underdog Sandhagen upsets, knock out Frankie Edgar in KO of the year contender

MMA legend Frankie Edgar holds the UFC record for the most fight time in UFC history. 28 seconds was all it took Cory Sandhagen to land a crushing, upset KO over Frankie Edgar.
Cory Sandhagen was on a roll coming into his UFC Bantamweight contest against Frankie Edgar fresh off a TKO finish of Marlon Moraes.

The fight was a short and vicious one, Right at the start Sandhagen timed Edgars movements and blasted him with a perfect flying knee. Edgar was out before slamming hard to that mat. WOW! who saw that coming? most definitely an early contender for 2021 Knock out of the year. A shocking UFC betting upset and a few happy Punters.

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UFC Overeem Vs. Volkov Betting Results

Main Event

  • Heavyweight – Alistair Overeem (+160) vs Alexander Volkov (-200) TKO Rd2
  • Bantamweight – Cory Sandhagen (-400) vs Frankie Edgar (+300) KO Rd 1
  • Lightweight – Michael Johnson (-225) vs Clay Guida (+175) UD
  • Flyweight – Alexandre Pantoja (-120) vs Manel Kape (-110) UD
  • Lightweight – Diego Ferreira (-120) vs Beneil Dariush (-110) UD
  • Light Heavyweight – Mike Rodriguez (-250) vs Danilo Marques (+195) Sub Rd2
  • Bantamweight – Martin Day (+325) vs Timur Valiev (-450) UD
  • Catchweight – Devonte Smith (-325) vs Justin Jaynes (+250) Doctor Stoppage Rd2
  • Women’s Bantamweight – Karol Rosa (-250) vs Joselyne Edwards (+195) UD
  • Women’s Flyweight – Molly McCann (-150) vs Lara Procopio (+120) UD
  • Featherweight – Seungwoo Choi (+195) vs Youssef Zalal (-250) UD
  • Catchweight – Ode Osbourne (-225) vs Jerome Rivera (+175) KO Rd1

UFC Fight Night Overeem Vs. Volkov Full event Betting Summary

Number of Favorite Wins: 7
Number of Underdog Wins: 5
Underdog/Favorite Win Ratio: 1:0.7
Biggest Underdog: Frankie Edgar (+300) LOSS KO
Biggest Favorite: Cory Sandhagen (-400) WIN KO
Biggest Betting Upset: Danilo Marques (+195) WIN SUB 

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