UFC Vegas 57: Tsarukyan vs. Gamrot Recap

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UFC Vegas 57 was in fact a very exciting card with many rising contenders showing their worth. Out of all the bouts on the entire card, half of them were finished inside the distance. For this week, let’s highlight a contender that was ready to show his worth on Saturday night. 

Read below for my UFC Recap of JP Buys vs. Cody Durden.

JP Buys vs. Cody Durden

UFC Flyweight Preliminary Bout

Buys vs. Durden Odds Recap

Entering Saturday night, JP Buys was the slight favorite with UFC odds at -115 and Durden priced at -105 at your top-rated sportsbooks

In my UFC Best Bets piece for this matchup, I thought the odds were quite fair. But I also saw a pattern in Buys whenever he fought in the flyweight weight class – he was rarely successful. 

Buys vs. Durden Fight Recap

Round 1

Buys with a high head kick to open the round. They exchanged left and right hands; Buys dipped for a takedown but Durden landed a nice uppercut and hook to the face of Buys. He hurt him!

Durden hops onto the side of Buys as he covers his head. Give some time, Buys tries to push himself up with his arms but Durden continued with his ground and pound pressure until Referee Mark Smith stopped the fight

Cody Durden defeated JP Buys by T/KO (punches) at 1:08 in the first round. 

What’s Next on the UFC Schedule?

Up next on the UFC schedule, we have a marvelous card with two title belts on the line for UFC 276: Adesanya vs. Cannonier on Saturday, July 2, 2022 at the T-Mobile Arena. 

In the co-main event, Alexander Volkanovski will be defending his UFC featherweight title once again in his third battle against former champion Max Holloway. Following in the main event, champion Israel Adesanya will then aim to defend his UFC middleweight title for the fifth time, but this time against a mighty contender in Jared Cannonier. 

Be sure to stay up to date with our UFC picks for great content from our handicapping experts. 

UFC 276 Betting Odds

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