UFC 259 Betting Results: Champions Dominate, Sort of..

UFC 259 Betting Results: Blachowicz, Nunes retain titles. Sterling wins by DQ

UFC 259 was an exciting night of fights. Filled top to bottom with top tier MMA talent and plenty of fight betting opportunities to pick and choose. UFC 259 was expected to bring fireworks into the UFC Apex center and it surely did. Now when the dust settled, Let us go deeper in analyzing UFC 259 Betting results. 

UK Online fight betting sites had the odds clearly towards Adesanya, Nunes and Sterling. As such, most bets centered around the nights three headlining bouts. Although many believed the main card will be the hottest portion, in reality it was the UFC 259 prelim fights who delivered the most action.

Nonetheless, the nights three title fights were exciting in their own right. Jan Blachowicz and Israel Adesanya fought for five rounds. Amanda Nunes continued her streak of WMMA dominance casting even a bigger shadow over former bantamweight queen Ronda Rousey. And an unexpected weird turn of events led to the UFC Bantamweight belt changing hands in the nights first title fight.

Betting Underdog Jan Blachowicz survives early scare, rallies to beat undefeated Adesanya

Blachowicz, current UFC 205lbs champion and the +215 Betting underdog (Wager £100 to win £215) hang tough in the early rounds. Keeping a cautious approach. the Polish fighter focus on short yet powerful combinations, an active jab and attacking the challengers body with kicks. Adesanya for his part, kept the pressure from the outside with plenty of feints.

 The first three rounds were close, with neither man gaining a significant, prolonged advantage. Although it first seemed Adesanya was controlling the fight (Evident by late betting on the favorite Adesanya). 
The tide slowly changed in the 3rd. Then, The UFC light heavyweight champion really pulled away in the championship rounds. Using takedown and positional control to completely control the -255 Betting favorite Israel Adesanya (Wager £255 to win £100)

Once the fight hit the canvas the shift in momentum was obvious. Almost immediately, the live betting line shifted towards the dominant Light Heavyweight champion. Confidence in a Blachowicz victory grew as much as -835 Odds  (Wager £835 to win £100)

As Jan Blachowicz resumed his wrestling attack in the 5th, some online betting sites determined the fight a done deal. As a result the Adesanya victory betting lines shifted from hopeful to bleak. Top UK sports betting bookies mostly shifted the betting lines up to a wide +540 Odds for the upset. (Wager £255 to win £100)

UFC 259 Betting Results - Bet on Fights
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Size, Strength and Top control still matter in high level MMA fights

Adesanya, who expected takedowns in the early portion of the fight seemed unprepared. Be it due tp confidence, lack of takedown defense or just the sheer size and strength difference. the -255 betting favorite was helpless on the ground. When the scorecards were announced, it was a clear cut victory for Jan Blachowicz. 

With the win, the former KSW standout not only retain his 205 UFC championship but also handled Adesanya his first MMA loss. It will be interesting to view the MMA betting lines for future math ups. As Adesanya lost his aura of invincibility and Jan Blachowicz earned a ton of respect.

Classy in Defeat, Adesanya will return to the Middleweight division

Adesanya was gracious facing his first career MMA loss. “Losses are part of life, and losses are something I deal with occasionally,” Adesanya said at the UFC 259 post-fight press conference (via Middle Easy). “Just, this is my first one in MMA. Yeah, but as they say, it is what it is.

“If I was going to lose to anyone, you know, what better guy to lose to than a guy like Jan — a classy champion, a cool dude, a very nice guy, a guy who has a great story himself. On his way to getting cut from the company, comes back and then dominates, becomes light heavyweight champion and then hands this guy, a future legend, his first loss. If I’m going to lose to anyone, I’m glad I lost to him.”

The two athletes shared an hilarious moment of miscommunication after the scorecards were read. It involved a Bodyguard and a Butter Guard. For the entire thing, watch the video below courtesy of ESPN MMA.

-950 Betting Favorite Amanda Nunes runs through +600 Odds Underdog Megan Andreson

Amanda Nunes stands frim on top of the UFC woman Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. She is the most dominant WMMA champion in UFC history leaving behind her a trail of destruction. Nunes faced and best all the top female MMA fighters. Among her notable scalps are legends as Ronda Rousey, Christine “Cyborg” Santos and Holly Holm. She had defeated Misha Tate and Sara McMan. Her  most accolades notable in context of current achievements are 2(!) wins over the consensus 2nd best female fighter alive, Valentina Shevchenko.

As you probably know, her UFC 259 challenger soon joined Nunes 12 fight winning streak. Few bettors and fight betting sites gave Megan Anderson much of a fighting chance at +600 Odds (Wager £100 to win £600) and from the outset it was clear why. This was by far the safest fight bet in the entire UFC 259 card, the title fight unfold as many predicted. 

Same old story as Amanda Nunes gets a finish in the 1st round

Nunes, the biggest favorite on the card at -950 (Bet £950 to win £100) charged aggressively as the fight started. She soon found her target and nailed Anderson with a big right hand. Right on impact, the challenger was on wobbly legs and trying to survive. unable to keep her balance, Anderson eventually Shot for a desperation double leg takedown.

However, “Lioness”  deftly denied the takedown attempt and continued to rain down accurate ground and pound. As a last ditch effort Anderson latched on to a leg which brought her doom. the single leg takedown facilitated Nunes to expertly lock in a reverse triangle .To make matters worse, Nunes tightened the hold and transitioned to an arm bar submission for the win. 

UFC 259 Betting Results: Nunes Armbars Anderson
Credit: UFC

Nunes will continue to dominate the division & the odds

As Amanda Nunes reign of terror continues, she is destined to be a major betting favorite in any foreseeable UFC future match ups. From the current crop of UFC female fighters there is no one who would,  at least on paper pose any threat to the Brazilian champion. With that said, when the ay comes and she will lose her UFC crown it will be one of the biggest upset on female sports history. A cheerful Amanda Nunes celebrated with her adopted Daughter alongside former UFC fighter Nina Ansaroff. ESPN captured the joyful moment in the clip below:

DQ ends wildly changing live odds in an unexpected Betting Upset

 The fight itself was a damned good one. Matched up fairly even on the betting odds, the champion Yan was expected to retain his belt. Most betting sites featured Yan as a slight -130 favorite odds favorite (Wager £130 to win £100). Sterling was set as a minor underdog at an almost even +110 betting underdog (Bet £100 to win £110).

Sterling started fast and imposed a frantic pace on the feet, though it was soon evident he was unable to penetrate Yan’s potent defense. By the 3rd round, Sterling was visibly tiring and failed on numerous takedown attempts against the cage. On the other hand, it was the champion who delivered a takedown with a timely clinch trip.

Pressing on despite limited success Sterling ran out of gas, a fact that bizarrely led to him winning the Bantamweight title in a major upset. The fight was so one sided the live odds on a few fight betting sites shifted to a ridiculous -10000 betting line. That’s right, barely one pound for a £100 bet. A sterling bet now seemed to be a profitable one at +1900 (Wager £100 to win £1900) but it was increasingly clear he was losing and badly fading.

Then, Deus ex Machina.

UFC 259 Betting Results - Bet on Fights - Yan Vs Sterling
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Petr Yan dethroned by Aljameen Sterling (and the rule book)

Tired and unable to takedown the Russian champion, Aljo opted flopping to his knees the gain some much required air. After several of these instances Sterling kneeled in open space, visibly a position of a grounded opponent. A fact referee Mark Smith made vocally clear for all to hear. Unexpectedly, Yan drilled his down opponent with a massive knee dropping him hard. it was later revealed Yan asked his corner and was prompted by a cornerman to throw in the illegal strike. 

After advising with the ring side physician for several tense minutes the fight was called. Deemed a disqualification victory. In turn, leading to the challenger winning the belt in an unexpected upset. Aljameen Sterling was surly hurt, and justified in his actions as per Chael Sonnen. 

Others believe he acted out in order to get the DQ and consequently, unjustifiably winning the UFC Bantamweight belt. What do you fight fans think?

Just a shoutout to Anthony “Lionheart” Smith who is one tough SOB, for grinding back from a similar situation in a losing effort to MMA great Jon Jones.

While the Aljo-Yan ending was utterly bizarre as most flagrant foul since Greg Hardy. The fight itself was a damned good one. Matched up fairly even on the betting odds, the champion Yan was expected to retain his belt. Most betting sites featured Yan as a slight -130 favorite odds favorite (Wager £130 to win £100). Sterling was set as a minor underdog at an almost even +110 betting underdog (Bet £100 to win £110).

Sterling started fast and imposed a frantic pace on the feet, though it was soon evident he was unable to penetrate Yan’s potent defense. By the 3rd round, Sterling was visibly tiring and failed on numerous takedown attempts against the cage. On the other hand, it was the champion who delivered a takedown with a timely clinch trip.

Pressing on despite limited success Sterling ran out of gas, a fact that bizarrely led to him winning the Bantamweight title in a major upset. The fight was so one sided the live odds on several Online Sportbooks shifted to a ridiculous -10000 betting line. That’s right, barely one pound for a 100 bet.

Somewhere on the planet, both Frank Shamrock and Renzo Gracie must be proud at Aljameen Sterling and Petr Yan’s performances.

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