Rob Broughton served up the first upset special inside the O2 Arena in London, England when he submitted Vinicius Kappke de Quieroz. Broughton was pegged at +140 entering the showdown.
Although Cheick Kongo didn’t necessarily lose his heavyweight bout with Travis Browne, he certainly didn’t uphold his 2-to-1 favorite status in a disappointing Draw either. Kongo actually should have lost the fight, as he continued to illegally pull on Browne’s shorts after already having had a point deducted earlier in the final round for the exact same violation.
The ref went easy on him, although he had every right to penalize him further … much to the dismay of longshot lovers across the globe.
The biggest upset of the evening came at the expense of formerly undefeated John Hathaway. The welterweight was a whopping 5-to-1 favorite to dispose of veteran Mike Pyle, unfortunately nothing went well for the Brit in front of his hometown in a lopsided unanimous decision loss.
While Pyle’s win may have marked the most lucrative wager of the night, Carlos Condit’s lights out shocker of Dan Hardy was by far UFC 120’s most explosive dark horse performance. Although Condit was a +170 longshot, his 1stRound knockout of the slugger brought new meaning to the term ‘Bang for your buck.’
If you gamblers enjoyed yourselves this weekend, the Octagon returns with its deepest fight card of the year this Saturday when “UFC 121: Lesnar vs. Velasquez” jumps off in Southern California. Would you care to see the BETTING LINES?