- Only four out of the 13 bouts at UFC Austin last Saturday night went the full route.
- The nine fighters who won their respective bouts via stoppage each won Performance of the Night bonues
- Roman Dolidze opened Saturday’s event by knocking out Kyle Daukaus in 73 seconds as the +230 betting underdog.
Six out of the first eight bouts at UFC Austin ended in a KO and a total of nine out of 13 bouts in the event ended in a finish. But aside from being a violent night of stoppages, UFC on ESPN 37 was also an upset-filled night.
There were six betting upsets recorded last Saturday including in the main event where Josh Emmett defeated Calvin Kattar as the +195 bottom dog at the BetOnline App.
All 9 Finishes Earned POTN Bonuses!
— UFC (@ufc) June 19, 2022
The five-round war between Emmett and Kattar in the main event won Fight of the Night honors. However, all nine fighters who won via stoppage won Performance of the Night honors: Kevin Holland, Joaquin Buckley, Gregory Rodrigues, Adrian Yanez, Jeremiah Wells, Ricardo Ramos, Cody Stamann, Phil Hawes, and Roman Dolidze.
Holland defeated Tim Means via D’Arce choke in the second round of the main event. Trailblazer was the -305 betting favorite to win the fight and a +185 favorite to win on points. Holland entered the event with 13 KOs and only 5 submissions in a total of 22 wins but cashed the +600 to win via submission.
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Buckley meanwhile upset Albert Duraev as the +185 betting underdog while Gregory Rodriguez was listed as the -173 odds on favorite against Julian Marquez. Adrian Yanez was the sizable -287 favorite to beat Tony Kelly and Jeremiah Wells was a minus 102 bottom dog versus Court McGee. Meanwhile, Ricardo Ramos was a sizable -300 favorite against Danny Chavez while Cody Stamann was a massive -700 chalk versus Eddie Wineland. On the other hand, Phil Hawes was the -260 favorite against Deron Winn. Then there was Roman Dolidze.
Roman Dolidze Starts Off UFC Austin With a Bang
A KNEE TO THE FACE 😳
— Caesars Sportsbook (@CaesarsSports) June 18, 2022
Dolidze faced Kyle Daukaus in the curtain-raiser of UFC on ESPN 37. He did not disappoint as he started UFC Austin with a bang. The former WWFC light heavyweight champion needed just 73 seconds to put Daukaus to sleep with a vicious knee to the face that ended the latter’s night early.
The Georgian fighter entered Saturday night’s event with a 3-1 UFC record and was coming off a unanimous decision win over Laureano Staropoli. All three of his wins were as betting favorites and his loss as the +105 betting underdog against Trevin Giles. Former Cage Fury middleweight champion Daukaus meanwhile, was just 2-2 with one no-contest in five UFC bouts. Bauhaus was a betting favorite in his two wins but an underdog in his other three Octagon appearances.
Dolizde’s finish of Daukaus was the fourth fastest stoppage on Saturday night. It was also one of six betting upsets of the evening and Daukaus was the third biggest betting favorite in the prelims at -270 odds. Their bout was a -275 betting favorite to go over 2.5 rounds and just a +100 not to go the full route. Dolidze was a +525 to win inside the distance but in one of the biggest surprises of the evening, the Georgian beat the odds and pulled off the betting upset.