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March 16th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 171 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ Premium bets do? Unfortunately, we had another losing night. Premium went 1-2 and lost 3.65 units overall.  Full results below. Premium TUF China Finale + Titan FC 27: 1-2, -3.65 units Wins: 3u Parlay of Hector Lombard with Myles Jury at (+145) Losses: 4u: Raquel…

March 14th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC 171 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

March 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 171 is almost upon us, and we’ve got some new content that you’ll hopefully eat up. Our very own mixed martial arts (MMA) statistics guru Reed Kuhn, author of Fightnomics, is here with a very unique take on the upcoming pay-per-view event, which goes down this Saturday night (March 15,  2014) from the American…

March 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 171 March 15, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: #12 Hector Lombard vs #6 Jake Shields By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The first pairing out of three ranked welterweights on the UFC 171 card pits #6 versus #12, when former Strikeforce champion Jake Shields meets former Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Both fighters will compete in a division…

March 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 171 March 15, 2014 Light Heavyweight Matchup: Ovince St. Preux vs Nikita Krylov By @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Leading off the main card at UFC 171 are the heaviest and rangiest fighters competing at the event, Ovince St. Preux and Nikita Krylov. Matchmakers like to lead off their PPV cards with some bangers, and…

March 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC Fight Night 37 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

February 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our TUF China Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

February 22nd, 2014
Jason Nawara

Ahh, Mandalay Bay in sunny Las Vegas on a brisk, February evening. UFC 170 is upon us, and while it kind of snuck up on the fight world in a midst of cards from around the globe, Rousey vs. McMann still looks like it should be a quality event, especially from the preliminary card if…

February 21st, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC 170 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

February 21st, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 170 is almost upon us, and we’ve got some new content that you’ll hopefully eat up. Our very own mixed martial arts (MMA) statistics guru Reed Kuhn, author of Fightnomics, is here with a very unique take on the upcoming pay-per-view event, which goes down this Saturday night (Feb. 22, 2014) from the Mandalay…

February 21st, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 170 February 22, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: Stephen Thompson vs Robert Whittaker By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Leading off the main card is a potentially fun striking duel between welterweights who like to stand and trade – and as we’ll see, who are both pretty good at it – when Stephen Thompson takes…

February 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 170 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV If interested in wagering on the UFC 170 three-team parlay I will be recommending in this article, or any other match-up on this sure-to-be-exciting fight card, you may do so at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. Here are the picks and predictions for…

February 21st, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 170 February 22, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: #4 Rory MacDonald vs #6 Demian Maia By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the swing spot of the main card, two top 10 welterweights are both coming off losses and trying to work their way back into title contention. Rory MacDonald is ranked just two spots…

February 20th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 170 February 22, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: Mike Pyle vs TJ Waldburger By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the second fight of the main card, there are two more welterweights, each coming off first-round TKO losses, when Mike Pyle and Anthony “TJ” Waldburger face off. Both fighters are longtime veterans of the UFC,…

February 20th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 170 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Women’s Bantamweight bout: Alexis “Ally-Gator” Davis (-150) vs Jessica “Evil” Eye (+130) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC 170 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a women’s bantamweight contest between a Strikeforce veteran and a Bellator veteran, when Alexis…

February 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 36 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you…

February 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC Fight Night 36 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

February 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 36 February 15, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Lyoto Machida vs Gegard Mousasi By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the main event at UFC Fight Night 36 from Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil we have two fighters who have recently dropped a weight class vying for title contention in their new division. UFC…

February 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Sorry for the delay on this one, but as promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 169 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger got back on track with another winning night. Part one is…

January 31st, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 169 February 1, 2014 Bantamweight Championship Matchup: Renan Barao vs. Urijah Faber By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  With Dominick Cruz having to relinquish the Bantamweight title due to successive injuries, Renan Barao is now the undisputed Bantamweight champion of the world. And just in time for his first “real” title defense, Urijah…

January 31st, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC 169 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

January 31st, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 169 February 1, 2014 Featherweight Matchup: Jose Aldo vs. Ricardo Lamas By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The UFC has stacked the Super Bowl Weekend fight card with two title fights. Arguably snubbed for main event status, the UFC’s current longest-reigning champion José Aldo will be fighting in the co-main event. Regardless of…

January 27th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 turned in another very competitive fight, but also another main event split decision that caused flare-ups around the Twitter-sphere. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson won the fight on two scorecards with 49-46 and 48-47 final tallies, while Josh Thomson won according to a third judge 48-47….

January 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

January 24th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Heavyweight Matchup: Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Stipe Miocic By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Co-main eventing this weekend on FOX is a heavyweight matchup that the promotion is hoping will provide some heavy leather on an otherwise very lightweight card. Stipe Miocic (#8) is currently a solid -240…

January 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  After an injury shuffle for UFC on FOX 10 we have Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson facing off in the main event. Neither of these two own at belt at the moment, which is…

January 16th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 35 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now five for six since teaming up after suffering our first losing night. Part one is…

January 14th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 35 January 15, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Luke Rockhold vs. Constantinos Philippou By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the main event at Fight Night 35 there are two Middleweights coming off tough losses, but who are still very much alive in the UFC’s upper echelon and within striking distance of contendership….

January 11th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

January 10th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

For those of you following the MMAOddsBreaker’s Premium betting service, congratulations on 2013! You literally beat the market. What do I mean by that? Well, two things actually. First, you have to look at sports betting in the proper context. It’s not you against the casino. It’s certainly not you against any team or fighter….

January 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

“A little bit of data can go a long way.” The above quote hails from Reed Kuhn, author of the new book Fightnomics: The Hidden Numbers and Science in Mixed Martial Arts and Why There’s No Such Thing as a Fair Fight. Kuhn, a former scientific consultant for the United States military, walked away from…

January 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 34 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now five for five since teaming up with yet another profitable night. Part one is available…

January 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 29th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 168 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now four for four since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is available for…

December 26th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 23rd, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn about his new book “Fightnomics” concerning statistics and analysis in the sport of mixed martial arts, detailing why there’s no such thing as a fair fight. The top MMA Statistics Guru looks at fights from every measurable metric available. Something that stands out in particular…

December 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC on Fox 9 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now three for three since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is…

December 14th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for your most trusted source of MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 8th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC Fight Night 33 from Brisbane Australia was not supposed to last long. Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva each have a tendency to leave the cage with their shield or on it, rarely requiring the services of the judges at cage side. According to moneyline odds, the market wasn’t expecting…

December 7th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 33 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now two for two since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is…

December 6th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for your most trusted source of MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

During one of my first interviews with MMA media I was unexpectedly challenged on what variables I would suggest including on some sort of “new and improved Tale of the Tape.” Thanks to the FightMetric stat-keeping of all UFC fights, there is now a great deal of information on each fighter in surprising detail. Unfortunately,…

December 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 33 December 7, 2013 Light Heavyweights: Ryan Bader vs. Anthony Perosh By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture:  In the last fight before the co-main and main events, there are two light heavyweights that have gathered a fair bit of experience in the Octagon, but have generally remained in different tiers of their…

December 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 33 December 7, 2013 Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Two gritty heavyweights are both coming off TKO losses to top division opponents in May. Now rested, they get thrown back into the cage where one will rebound and one will drop further from contention….

December 2nd, 2013
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighter Season 18 Finale is now in the past, and it leaves us with some match-ups to be desired. Some more than others… Starting things off in the bantamweight division, I would like to see Chris Holdsworth vs Yves Jabouin. I think a veteran like Jabouin will be a great test for the…

December 1st, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for your most trusted source of MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

November 29th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

TUF 18 Finale November 30, 2013 Lightweights: Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s a sneaky trilogy matchup dating back to 2007. Nate Diaz first met Gray Maynard on the fifth season of The Ultimate Fighter, when Diaz won by guillotine choke to advance to the show’s finals. In…

November 16th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweight Championship: Georges St-Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  For the 20th Anniversary card, the UFC had to go with their current longest reigning champion. But ever since Anderson Silva got KO’d in front of a huge Vegas crowd, we’re reminded that no champion is…

November 15th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweights: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The Tri-Star gym is bringing more than just its current UFC welterweight champion to Las Vegas for UFC 167; they’re also bringing the young man they hope will be their future champion in Rory MacDonald. Facing MacDonald…

November 15th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweight: Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s a battle between two former NCAA Division 1 All American Wrestlers who both learned how to knock people out after transitioning to MMA. It’s a match-up of stylistic clones, which makes it no surprise that the…

November 2nd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

The importance of pace should be obvious to fighters, fans, and judges alike. Pressing the action means launching more weapons, each one offering a small probability of being the one that counts. Even in fights that go the distance, a high pace of output means a fighter doing all they can to control the action,…