Evans decisions Henderson

mma-evans03-360

WINNIPEG, Manitoba (The Spread) – Rashad Evans picked up a key win over Dan Henderson on Saturday night as part of UFC 161, but it wasn’t easy.

View Real-Time Sports Betting Odds

Evans (18-3-1) earned a split decision win over Henderson (29-10), thanks to his speed and quickness. Henderson came out strong in the beginning, but Evans got better as the fight went on. The second round could have been scored for either man, but Evans got the nod on two of the judges’ cards. The third saw Evans control the round thanks to his conditioning. When all was said and done, both men felt they won, but Evans got the nod in a very close bout. According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Evans had odds of -125 to win this bout, which means a wager of $125 on him to win will pay out an additional $100.

The co-main event of Saturday’s card featured a big upset as Stipe Miocic (10-1) defeated Roy Nelson (19-8) by unanimous decision. Miocic showed greatly improved striking, using his angles and speed to beat Nelson to the punch. A hefty amount of strikes slowly wore Nelson down and allowed Miocic to continue his successful game plan. According to oddsmakers, Miocic had odds of +300 to win this bout, which means a wager of $100 on him to win will pay out an additional $300.

For complete results for the main card bouts of UFC 161, see below.

UFC 161 Results

Rashad Evans (-125) def. Dan Henderson by split decision

Stipe Miocic (+300) def. Roy Nelson by unanimous decision

Ryan Jimmo (-255) def. Igor Pokrajac by unanimous decision

Alexis Davis (-400) def. Rosi Sexton by unanimous decision

Shawn Jordan (-105) def. Pat Barry by first round TKO (0:59)

Bet on UFC Odds

Want More From TheSpread.com? Follow us on Twitter and Facebook or Subscribe to Our News Feeds

Loading...

Fighting Predictions

Thumbnail Wilder vs. Breazeale Prediction Undefeated WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder returns to the boxing ring tonight when he defends his title against Dominic Breazeale. Can...
Thumbnail UFC 237 Predictions The UFC heads back to Brazil tonight with a championship on the line when UFC 237takes place. Here’s some predictions for tonight’s PPV card.
Thumbnail Jacobs vs. Alvarez Prediction One of the big names in boxing returns to the ring tonight when Canelo Alvarez takes on Daniel Jacobs in a bout for the WBA (Super), WBC, The Ring and IBF Middleweight...
Thumbnail UFC 236 Predictions There are two UFC interim championships up for grabs tonight when UFC 236takes place in Georgia. Here’s our picks for the featured bouts of the card.
Thumbnail UFC 235 Predictions There will be two UFC championships up for grabs on a stacked card tonight as part of UFC 235. Here’s some fighters to consider for this card.

Recent Discussions Other Sports

Preakness Stakes Betting News on Sat, May 2019 by Shazman
PGA: PGA Championship on Wed, May 2019 by Shazman
PGA Byron Nelson on Wed, May 2019 by Shazman
Kentucky Derby Premium Service Plays on Sat, May 2019 by Shazman
Kentucky Derby Betting News on Sat, May 2019 by Shazman