UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens Betting Results and Post-Fight Analysis

Written by Franco Richard aka Francombat -

UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens Betting Results and Post-Fight Analysis

UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens took place Saturday, September 21, 2019 in Mexico City, Mexico. The card was headlined by a featherweight fight between the highlight reel Yair Rodriguez and veteran Jeremy Stephens. Here’s a quick recap of each of our bets.

Flyweight contender Sergio Pettis comfortably picked his shots nicely for three rounds, outpointing Tyson Nam to take a unanimous decision victory. Pettis proved his -260 favorite status true while Nam closed +240.

Our second play of the evening, in the co-main event strawweight bout, former UFC champion Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso fought to a majority decision in a fight that pitted her takedowns and top control against the striking of the Mexican up-and-comer. Esparza earned the victory after somehow not submitting to a deep armbar in the third round, although many thought Grasso had done enough to get his hand raised.

I have to rewatch that fight but it seemed like a horrible decision to me. While I feel Alexa won, I can easily see how people felt otherwise. You could make a strong case for a 10-8 third round for Grasso. Carla did’t do much on the ground. Alexa broke Esparza’s nose and arm. I thought she won the fight, the first and third rounds. She was on her back a good amount of time, but she was more active with strikes and submission attempts than Carla was on top. I just don’t think top control should win you a fight when the other fighter is active and landing and causing that amount of damage. Wrestling is a great tool for MMA fighters, but it should be seen as a means to an end, not something that outweighs actual fighting. I hate decisions like this, where you win the fight by simply lying on top of the other fighter even though you got beat. I credit Grasso for fighting back. Just a little too late, unfortunately. Esparza won despite being a +130 underdog while Grasso was a -155 favorite.

We now turn our attention to UFC Fight Night: Hermansson vs. Cannonier to try and get on the winning track.

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