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Cody Garbrandt topped off a night filled with upsets after he obliterated Thomas Almeida with a vicious first-round knockout to hand the young Brazilian his first loss in 22 battles.
Almeida was the popular choice with dream players as 67 percent chose him to win, but Garbrandt needed less than a round to get the task done after landing a disastrous right hook that finished the fight in blistering style. For the 33 percent of gamers who chose Garbrandt, 69 percent selected him to win by knockout, and he definitely came through in a huge method.
A ton of gamers had faith in Renan Barao making his featherweight debut a successful one, with 76 percent selecting him to win, however Jeremy Stephens had other ideas. The heavy-handed veteran dished out a lots of penalty to Barao throughout rounds 2 and three to get the nod by choice.
Just 24 percent of gamers selected Stephens, and 68 percent of those thought he 'd finish the job by knockout. In the end, Stephens apparently broke all the probabilities as he got a signature win over a former UFC champion in Barao.
Rick Story also pulled off a solid upset in his battle with Tarec Saffiedine after only 38 percent of gamers chose him to win, but he provided a consentaneous choice success. Fantasy players likely broke Story because he had actually run out action for nearly 2 years, but he appeared strong and prepared to get the win over Saffiedine.
Paul Felder, Lorenz Larkin and Chris Camozzi proved fantasy players right with their efficiencies on Sunday night, with all 3 of them favored to win and leaving victorious at the end of the night.
Felder was picked by a whopping 75 percent of players, followed by Camozzi at 60 percent and Larkin at 54 percent. Larkin likewise paid off for the 58 percent of gamers who chose him to win by decision and the exact same could be stated for Camozzi, with 64 percent choosing him to get the nod over Miranda by decision.
Sara McMann capped off the prelims with a dominant unanimous choice victory over Jessica Eye, despite just 40 percent of fantasy players selecting her to win. McMann stifled Eye's striking attack with a series of takedowns to make the triumph, moving her UFC record to 3-3.
Abel Trujillo showed fantasy players proper with his consentaneous decision win over late replacement Jordan Rinaldi in their lightweight matchup. Trujillo was an overwhelming favorite, with 91 percent of players selecting him to defeat the UFC beginner.
Trujillo needed to endure a hard second round that saw Rinaldi nearly finish the fight after landing a takedown and nearly sinking in a choke, but the UFC veteran made it through. The third round saw Trujillo soak the punishment although he could not rather do enough to obtain the knockout that 77 percent of gamers selected him to score.
Eric Koch returned from more than two years away handling injuries, finishing late replacement Shane Campbell with an outstanding second-round rear naked choke. Koch was picked by 75 percent of gamers, so he was absolutely among the odds-on favorites to win on Sunday night and he definitely didn’t disappoint.
The biggest upset of the night happened during the earliest portion of the card, as Bryan Caraway defeated Aljamain Sterling by split choice in the included bout on UFC FIGHT PASS. Sterling was picked by 73 percent of dream gamers to obtain the win, however Caraway resisted the odds and came away with a big triumph.
Of the 27 percent of players who chose Caraway, 51 percent selected him by choice. That option was a big benefit for the gamers who opted to go with Caraway as he beat the formerly unbeaten Sterling.