“Don’t bet on mixed martial arts.” Wise words of advice from current UFC middleweight and Sunday night’s FOX Sports analyst, Michael Bisping.
UFC Fight Night 61 was an underdog’s delight. Nearly every fighter that went home with a victory tonight was listed as a betting underdog.
In the main event of the evening, underdog and former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir put Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva away in the very first round via knockout. This marked Mir’s first victory inside of the octagon since December of 2011, putting an end to his four-fight losing streak.
Full UFC Fight Night 61 results below:
Frank Mir def. Bigfoot Silva via knockout – Round 1, 1:40
Michael Johnson def. Edson Barboza via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Sam Alvey def. Cezar Ferreira via KO – Round 1, 3:34
Adriano Martins def. Rustam Khabilov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Frankie Saenz def. Iuri Alcantara via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Santiago Ponzinibbio def. Sean Strickland via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Marion Reneau def. Jessica Andrade via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:54
Matt Dwyer def. William Macario via knockout – Round 1, 3:14
Mike de la Torre def. Tiago Trator via TKO – Round 1, 2:59
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Cody Gibson via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Ivan Jorge def. Josh Shockley via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)