MMA Betting – Breaking Down The Biggest Winners & Losers From UFC On Fuel TV 8

It was a sort of homecoming worth remembering for UFC legend Wanderlei Silva, as the Curitiba, Brazil-native stood over Brian Stann following a second-round knockout win in front of a sold-out crowd inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. It was the same place he had stood victorious so many times while making a name for himself during his time in the Pride promotion, and now one more time, the crowd was on its feet screaming his name.

While many sports betting fans figured this could potentially be Silva’s last fight before calling it a career, his second knockout-win in three fights indicated it might not be over just yet. Silva earned Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night for his UFC on Fuel TV 8 victory, and there is no doubt he was the biggest winner on the card.

Silva has now alternated wins and losses in each of his last six online sports betting tilts, and six of his last seven victories have come via knockout. At 36-years old, there isn’t much left for the “Axe Murderer” to prove, but the fact that he has been able to extend his career and bring in a little more cash to his name at this point is pretty impressive. While the future is unknown for both Silva and Stann, this bout was enough to get fans asking for more, so it won’t be a surprise to see either competitor back in the Octagon later on this year. Silva will likely have at least one more light heavyweight fight before retiring, while Stann will most likely return to the middleweight class.

While the biggest ovation went to Silva, Mark Hunt and Dong Hyun Kim were both big winners at the UFC on Fuel TV 8 event, with Hunt in particular scoring the upset online betting victory in the heavyweight division. Hunt knocked out Stefan Struve with a fury of punches in the third round of their fight that has sent ripples through the division, and after beating the ninth-ranked fighter in the heavyweight class for his fourth-straight win, it won’t be a surprise if Hunt gets another tough assignment next. Meanwhile, Kim is now 8-2 in the UFC and has won three of his last four, with the only defeat coming as a result of an injury versus Demian Maia in July of 2012. Kim was in complete control throughout his unanimous decision win over Siyar Bahaduzada, and is suddenly on the map in the welterweight division.

Although Struve losing to Hunt was a big shock, the bigger loser from the night has to be Hector Lombard, who lost to Yushin Okami via split decision. While the official USA online sportsbook result was split, the fact that a fighter as talented as Lombard failed to put away a fighter that has looked very average in some recent tilts puts his potential in question. The former Bellator champion did not score the victory everyone was expecting, and while Struve got caught with a tough knockout loss, more was expected of Lombard than to simply concede a decision, which makes him the biggest loser from the UFC on Fuel TV 8 event. For all of the latest UFC news and betting odds, be sure to check out the best sports betting sites online that accept USA players.

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