Rick Story (12-3) told anyone that would listen to him that he was going to neutralize the world-class wrestling skills of Johny Hendricks (9-1) and that he would hand the undefeated NCAA wrestling champ his first loss in the Octagon.
And that’s exactly what he did last Saturday night on MMA odds on the main card of The Ultimate Fighter 12 Finale.
Story came into the fight as a +185 underdog despite being on a four-fight win streak. From the Sportsbook bell Story established himself against Hendricks’ takedown attempts and was dominant in the stand-up battle. That was enough for him to win two of the three rounds to earn a unanimous 29-28 decision victory in the TUF 12 betting results.
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The American Psycho Stephan Bonnar (13-7) paid -220 on MMA odds for his unanimous 29-26 decision victory over Igor Pokrajac (22-8). Bonnar earned his win, taking some heavy shots from his Croatian opponent but maintaining control of the fight for all three rounds.
Jonathan Brookins (12-3) and Michael Johnson (8-5) fought a three-round battle to cap season 12 of The Ultimate Fighter, with Brookins coming out on top on the judge’s scorecards. Johnson easily won the first round, hurting Brookins on numerous occasions.
However, Brookins was able to weather the storm and dominated the next two rounds with takedowns and strong ground and pound.
And to no surprise to most MMA bettors, Demian Maia (13-2) defeated Kendall Grove (12-8) via unanimous 29-28 decision in TUF 12 betting results. Maia not only punished Grove on the ground but he also showed how improved his striking skills have become during the stand-up periods of the fight.
The Spyder's 6-foot-6 frame and reach advantage wasn't enough to keep Maia at bay.
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