Sandhagen Upsets Edgar with Massive KO
Betting Underdog Cory Sandhagen Impresses with Quick Knockout of veteran Edgar
Whoever places UFC Bets should never count out Cory Sandhagen. Facing a formidable challenge in the form of former UFC Lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. The latter has made a habit of stopping rising prospects as evident in his thrashings of Yair Rodriguez and Charles Olivera.
Many bettors and oddsmakers alike wondered how Sandhagen will fare against the high output, high movement wrestling attack of Edgar.
“The Sandman” timed Edgars entry perfectly, lunging into the air with a crushing knee. Edgar was out cold and took a few good minutes to recover. The shocking betting upset came in 28 seconds into the first round, what a stellar performance from Cory Sandhagen.
No longer the fighter and upset making machine he was, one would assume Frankie Edgars next fight will be detrimental to his career. With his trademark durability failing him once again, it would be wise to assume Edgar will be the odds underdog if he faces any Top 10 fighter. On the other hand, we got a new contender in the UFC Bantamweight division.
Volkov scores TKO, Guida dominates Johnson
The main event saw betting favorite Alexander Volkov pick up an impressive, if yet predictable TKO over Alistair Overeem. A betting favorite for a reason, “Drago” used his size, strength and excellent boxing to pick apart his opponent. Overeem did offer a few good moments of offence but wilted under the constant diet of jabs and right hands, the end coming 2:06 of round number two.
Already bloodied up, bruised and unable to takedown his larger foe, Overeem succumbed to a Jab-Cross combination who dropped him on all fours.
In another fight of note, UFC veteran Clay Guida had Michael Johnson in all sort of trouble in their lightweight fight. Guida used constant forward pressure, takedowns and vastly improved boxing. His attack was more than his opponent Michael was able to counter losing a shutout decision. Clay Guida shoed he is able to keep up in the ever evolving sport of MMA, this is a quality win that should bring forth interesting fights and betting opportunities moving forward.