Diaz out-points Penn

2011 ufc 137 results and betting recap nick diaz

LAS VEGAS, NV (TheSpread) – Nick Diaz picked up the biggest win of his MMA career Saturday night, as the former Strikeforce champ defeated B.J. Penn in the main event of UFC 137.

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Penn took the opening round of the fight as he started fast, as he usually does. Penn used his grappling to better Diaz, but Diaz responded by winning the next two rounds with dominant boxing. He busted up and bruised Penn for the final 10 minutes to clearly earn a unanimous decision on the scorecards of all three judges.

According to oddsmakers, Diaz was a slight underdog in the bout with a money line of -105. That means a $105 wager on Diaz will pay out an additional $100.

In the co-main event, heavyweight Cheick Kongo pulled off a mild upset, beating Matt Mitrione by decision. The two had a rather lackluster fight as both fighters seemed tentative to push the action. However, Kongo landed more strikes in the early rounds and used a few takedowns in the third to get the win over Mitrione. Kongo had a money line of +110 to win, meaning a $100 wager on Kongo will pay out an additional $110.

For complete results from the main card of UFC 137, see below.

UFC 137 Main Card Results

Nick Diaz (-105) def. B.J. Penn by unanimous decision

Cheick Kongo (+110) def. Matt Mitrione by unanimous decision

Roy Nelson (-280) def. Mirko CroCop by third round TKO (1:30)

Scott Jorgensen (-400) def. Jeff Curran by unanimous decision

Hatsu Hioki (-325) def. George Roop by split decision.

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