After an absolute cracker of a PPV, let’s take a look at this past weekend’s UFC results, notable wins & next week’s odds.
<h2>Post-Fight Analysis / Recap</h2><p>With no surprise at all the reigning, defending Light Heavyweight champion of the world Jon ‘Bones’ Jones cruised through yet another lob sided victory over new contender Anthony ‘Lion Heart’ Smith. Smith was outclassed by the champ from the outset, managing to land a total of 45 strikes throughout the entirety of 25 minutes! Jones on the other hand… landed a whopping 238 strikes giving him a clear unanimous decision victory. There were moments where I thought Jones could of maybe finished the fight, especially after 3 successive takedown’s, but it seemed as if Jon was happy completely dominating the fight at his own pace with no urgency of a finish.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c7ec85d7074f50b4e3615de/original-Jon-Jones-ufc-235" style="width:600px;height:337px;" /></p><p>As I mentioned in my <a href="https://www.oddsmarket.com/tips/more-sports/ufc-235-main-event-preview-analysis-prediction/89473/" target="_blank">Jones vs. Smith UFC 235 article</a> last week, from the opening price all throughout the week there really wasn’t many angles to make some good profit from this fight what so ever, Jones win was ugly, Jones inside the distance was ugly, and in hindsight avoiding the finish props and round props was a really smart move. The only way to make some money here would have been to have a stab on Smith and you may as well of burnt your money if that was your move.</p><p>I wonder what’s on the horizon for Jon Jones now that he’s convincing defeated another contender? As far as we know, and from the horses mouth Jon wants to stay active this year and fight as much as the schedule will let him. Thiago Santos seems the likely contender but maybe the UFC will setup a contender’s fight or have someone else in mind.</p><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>Jon Jones Def Anthony Smith Via Unanimous Decision</strong></p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c7ec95e6726e00b4d3ffeec/original-Diego-Sanchez-Micky-Gall" style="width:600px;height:400px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><sup>(Diego Sanchez lays some serious ground and pound on Micky Gall leading him onto a TKO victory)</sup></p><p>Plenty of fight was left in the old dog Diego Sanchez, and how sweet was that victory after we discussed how preposterous the odds were making Diego a huge underdog to such a green and unseasoned fighter in Micky Gall. If you decided to give Diego the respect he deserved after reading this weeks ‘Dogs and their odds’ then you’ll be a happy camper racking up yourself a lovely underdog price at 3.45 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a">Unibet</a>. Micky showed us he is not ready for high level UFC competition and he needs a lot more experience in the octagon before he decides to call out a legend like Diego Sanchez.</p><p>As soon as the chance arose for Sanchez to close the distance and take this fight into a wrestling match… he pounced, keeping a high guard early on he defended Gall’s lacklustre striking offense with ease then forcing Gall into his world. Landing some nasty strikes from the top entering the second round Micky was so fatigued he gave up the takedown quite early resulting in Diego continuing the ground and pound. I expected Diego to win by decision I think purely based on the stats, he hasn’t won a fight by stoppage in eleven whole years!! So to see ‘The Nightmare’ Diego Sanchez grab himself a well-earned stoppage was great in this spot.</p><h2 style="text-align:center;">Diego Sanchez def Micky Gall via second-round TKO</h2><p> </p><p> </p><p style="text-align:center;"><img alt src="https://images-production-euw2-753931602578.s3.amazonaws.com/5c7ecd2b7074f50b4e3615df/original-Zabit-Pummels-Stephens" style="width:600px;height:360px;" /></p><p style="text-align:center;"><sup>(Zabit pummels Stephens at UFC 235)</sup></p><p>Much like main event champion Jon Jones, Zabit Magomedsharipov shows us that wrestling combined with all round striking skills is a deadly and highly effective combination inside the UFC octagon. Unable to land much of his power punches, Stephens struggled handling Zabits southpaw stance throughout all three rounds, landing half the amount of significant strikes compared to Zabit. 83 significant strikes and a total of 3 takedowns, Zabit proved the doubters he can certainly hang with the UFC elite by defeating Jeremy Stephens in a decisive and clear unanimous decision. Anybody who can make Stephens look like a shell of his usual self is definitely heading in the right path when talking about a successful UFC career. If you followed my Weekly Punching Parlay here at Odds Market you would have been lucky enough to cash on a Zabit/Zhang Parlay/Accumulator at 2.60 with <a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&a=3e56a0bf-7bdf-4fe1-b9a6-d22c7cc3dd2c">Betway</a>. I had no doubt at all in Zabit getting the job done in this spot and will have confidence in backing him in the near future.</p><h2 style="text-align:center;">Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Jeremy Stephens via Unanimous Decision.</h2><p> </p><p> </p><h2>OTHER MAIN CARD RESULTS</h2><p>Jon Jones (c) def. Anthony Smith via unanimous decision</p><p>Kamaru Usman def. Tyron Woodley (c) via unanimous decision</p><p>Ben Askren def. Robbie Lawler via first-round submission (bulldog choke)</p><p>Weili Zhang def. Tecia Torres via unanimous decision</p><p>Pedro Munhoz def. Cody Garbrandt via first-round TKO (punches)</p><p> </p><h2>PRELIMINARY CARD</h2><p>Zabit Magomedsharipov def. Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision</p><p>Johnny Walker def. Misha Ciruknov via first-round TKO (knee, punches)</p><p>Cody Stamann def. Alejandro Perez via unanimous decision</p><p>Diego Sanchez def. Mickey Gall via second-round TKO (strikes)</p>