Monday, December 29, 2008

UFC 92 - Full Results and Bodog Betting

UFC 92: The Ultimate 2008 was held on December 27th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. One of the company’s strongest cards ever, the event featured three fights which could have easily headlined. In the end, there were a number of shocking upsets, and some talented (and lucky) bettors out there walked away with a lot of money.

But enough talk; let’s take a look at all the winners and losers from UFC 92.


UFC 92 RESULTS

Preliminary Card

Heavyweight) Dan Evensen vs. Patrick Barry - Barry defeated Evensen via TKO (leg kicks) at 2:36 of Round 1

(Welterweight) Brad Blackburn vs. Ryo Chonan - Blackburn defeated Chonan via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

(Heavyweight) Antoni Hardonk vs. Mike Wessel - Hardonk defeated Wessel via TKO (Strikes) at 2:09 of Round 2.

(Light Heavyweight) Matt Hamill vs. Reese Andy - Hamill defeated Andy via TKO (strikes) at 2:19 of Round 2

(Middleweight) Yushin Okami vs. Dean Lister - Okami defeated Lister via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Main Card

(Heavyweight) Cheick Kongo vs. Mostapha Al Turk - Kongo defeated Al Turk via TKO (Strikes) at 4:37 of round 1

(Middleweight) C.B. Dollaway vs. Mike Massenzio - Dollaway defeated Massenzio via TKO (Strikes) at 3:01 of round 1

(Light Heavyweight) Quinton Jackson vs. Wanderlei Silva - Jackson defeated Silva via KO (Punch) at 3:21 of round 1

(Interim Heavyweight Championship) Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira (-c-) vs. Frank Mir - Mir defeated Nogueira via TKO (Strikes) at 1:54 of round 2

(Light Heavyweight Championship) Forrest Griffin (-c-) vs. Rashad Evans - Evans defeated Griffin via TKO (Strikes) at 2:46 of round 3


UFC BONUS AWARDS

At the end of each pay-per-view event, the UFC awards an additional $60,000 bonus for the Knockout of the Night, Submission of the Night and Fight of the Night. Here are the recipients of these bonus awards:


Fight of the Night - Rashad Evans and Forrest Griffin each received $60,000 for taking part in the fight of the night.

Knockout of the Night - Quinton Jackson received an additional $60,000 for his one-punch KO of Wanderlei Silva.

Submission of the Night - Nobody claimed this award, as all fights either ended in a decision or a knockout.


UNDERDOGS FROM BODOG

In our previous article on UFC 92, we listed the odds from Bodog (the best sportsbook around, by the way). Now it’s time to look back and see which underdogs actually came out on top.


1. Brad Blackburn defeats Ryo Chonan by decision - Blackburn was a +160 dog coming into this fight.

2. Quinton Jackson knocks out Wanderlei Silva - After losing both of their previous matches, Jackson was getting +110. However, he shocked the MMA world by knocking out Silva with one left hook. He should now be in line for a shot at the light heavyweight title.

3. Frank Mir stopped Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira by TKO - Mir was a big dog at +275, and I didn’t think he had a chance against the iron-chinned Nog. But he proved everyone wrong by landing repeated uppercuts and becoming the first fighter to actually stop the Brazilian legend. He’ll now get a shot at Brock Lesnar’s heavyweight title.

4. Rashad Evans won the light heavyweight title by TKO’ing Forrest Griffin - The betting line was even for Evans, but that didn’t stop the undefeated fighter from taking Griffin down and beating him until the ref was forced to call a stop to the contest.


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UFC 92 - Bodog Odds and Predictions

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UFC 92 - Full Results and Bodog Betting