MMAOB Daily Podcast for May 20 UFC Rochester Recap

May 20th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOB Daily host Adam Martin breaks down the latest news in MMA. In today’s episode, Adam recaps UFC Rochester and gives his thoughts on the Rashad Evans HOF announcement.

May 17th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Changes are coming to MMAOddsbreaker.com that we hope you, the reader and viewer, will enjoy. To start, the MMA Odds and Ends news recap and fight announcement series is going to be retired. Our lead staff writer Adam Martin started writing the MMA Odds and Ends back in 2012, and it’s been a steady daily…

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May 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a deeper look at the main event of UFC Fight Night 152, a five-round welterweight bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee. Rafael dos Anjos (-120) RDA (28-11) is the former UFC lightweight champion and sports an overall record of 17-9 in the Octagon. The 34-year-old Brazilian has…

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May 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOddsbreaker lead staff writer Adam Martin and Sherdog’s Cole Shelton preview UFC Rochester.

May 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator recently announced some of the bouts for the upcoming Bellator 223 and Bellator 224 events. Here are the new fights, along with my thoughts on the new matchups below: Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr., Bellator 223 Bellator 223 takes place June 22 at SSE Arena in London, England, and the main event sees…

May 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

During UFC 237 fight week, PokerStars and the UFC officially announced more details of their partnership. Of note, UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier along with light heavyweight contender Johnny Walker and cage announcer Bruce Buffer were revealed as the UFC’s new PokerStars ambassadors. In a press release, the UFC and PokerStars stated the following: “PokerStars,…

May 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently announced its return to Sacramento, California, set for July 13 at Golden 1 Center. A number of new bouts have been added to the card, and my initial thoughts on them are below. Nicco Montano vs. Sara McMann, UFC Fight Night 155 Former UFC women’s flyweight champion Nicco Montano will return to…

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May 14th, 2019
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MMAOB’s Adam Martin travelled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this past weekend in conjunction with PokerStars for UFC 237. He spoke about his trip in his latest solo podcast, along with his reaction to the fights at UFC 237, Bellator 221, and PFL Season 2.

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May 14th, 2019
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UFC Fight Night 152 takes place Saturday, May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 152 Opening Odds Kevin Lee -135 Rafael dos Anjos -105 Aspen Ladd -305 Sijara Eubanks +225 Vicente Luque…

May 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two huge fights have been revealed for summer fight cards. The bouts are listed below, along with my first takes on both. Max Holloway vs. Frankie Edgar, UFC 240 The UFC featherweight championship will be on the line as Max Holloway takes on Frankie Edgar at UFC 240, taking place July 27 at Rogers Place…

May 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the best lightweights in the world are about to scrap less than a month away, and below are my thoughts on this brilliant matchup between two of the most exciting fighters on the UFC roster. Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, UFC 238 A lightweight matchup between Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone has been…

May 10th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 221 takes place Saturday, May 11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. Bellator 221 Opening Odds Michael Chandler -265 Patricio Freire +185 Douglas Lima -335 Michael Page +245 AJ McKee -300 Pat Curran +220 Jake Hager -600…

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May 10th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Justin Ledet vs. Dalcha Lungiambula, UFC on ESPN 3 A heavyweight bout between Justin Ledet and Dalcha Lungiambula is also scheduled for UFC on ESPN 3. Ledet (9-2, 1 NC) opened up his UFC career with three straight wins as a heavyweight but has since gone 0-2 since moving down to 205lbs, including a brutal 15-second…

May 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

PFL 12 takes place Thursday, May 9 at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York. The sportsbooks recently released the opening odds for the card, and here they are. PFL 12 Opening Odds Kayla Harrison -1250 Larissa Pacheco +625 Magomed Magomedkerimov -1050 John Howard +550 Ray Cooper III -615 Zane Kamaka +405 Sarah Kaufman -1200 Morgan…

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May 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A trio of new women’s bouts have been announced for upcoming events. Here are the fights, along with my initial thoughts on them. Emily Whitmire vs. Amanda Ribas, UFC on ESPN 3 An intriguing women’s strawweight bout between Emily Whitmire and Amanda Ribas has been scheduled for UFC on ESPN 3, taking place June 29…

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May 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 237 takes place Saturday, May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC 237 Opening Odds Rose Namajunas -140 Jessica Andrade +100 Jose Aldo -185 Alex Volkanovski +145 Jared Cannonier -150 Anderson Silva +110 Diego…

May 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the best middleweights in the world are set to clash later this summer, and below are my initial thoughts on the booking. Yoel Romero vs. Paulo Costa, UFC 241 A middleweight matchup between Yoel Romero and Paulo Costa will take place at UFC 241, which is set for August 17 at Honda Centre…

May 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been busy announcing new bouts for its upcoming ESPN Fight Night cards later this spring, and the UFC Greenville card is no exception. Below are my thoughts on the new fights added to the event. Dan Ige vs. Kevin Aguilar, UFC Fight Night 154 An intriguing featherweight fight between Dan Ige and…

May 6th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC executive David Shaw spoke to reporters following UFC Fight Night 151 from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Here’s some news and notes from the event’s post-fight press conference: Attendance at Canadian Tire Centre was 10,960. The gate was 1.08 million Canadian and 807,000 U.S. “Fight of the Night” went to Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta. “Performance…

May 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Fans have been asking for weeks what the main event of UFC Fight Night 154 would be, and for the longest time, no one knew. The event takes place June 22 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina, and with local boy Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson unavailable to fight so soon after the beating…

May 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The MMA odds and ends series is usually reserved for my thoughts on the UFC’s new bookings, but we can’t ignore Bellator. The Scott Coker-led promotion has revealed some notable bouts for the upcoming Bellator 222 card, and below are my initial thoughts on these matchups. Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida, Bellator 222 Bellator 222…

May 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

Brock Lesnar isn’t coming back, and the date and opponent for the next title defense of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been set. According to a report from ESPN, after Lesnar told UFC president Dana White he isn’t returning to the Octagon, Cormier will now fight Stipe Miocic in a rematch at a UFC…

April 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially announced its return to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, on September 7. The announcement stated that the UFC will hold a number of events in Abu Dhabi over the next five years as it came to a “groundbreaking new partnership” with the city’s Department of Culture and Tourism….

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April 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place Saturday, May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 151 Opening Odds Al Iaquinta -135 Donald Cerrone -105 Derek Brunson -120 Elias Theodorou -120 Brad Katona -230…

April 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White spoke to reporters following UFC Fight Night 150 and answered their questions. Here’s what the boss man had to say in response to the MMA media’s questions: The bonus for “Fight of the Night” went to Mike Perry vs. Alex Oliveira, while “Performance of the Night” bonuses went to veterans Glover…

April 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 220 takes place April 27 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. Bellator 220 Opening Odds Rory MacDonald -305 Jon Fitch +225 Ilima-Mei Macfarlane -675 Veta Arteaga +425 Benson Henderson -405 Adam Piccolotti +285 Phil Davis -305…

April 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of quality bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC cards, and my thoughts on them are below. Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin, UFC on ESPN 3 Standout welterweights Demian Maia and Anthony Rocco Martin will fight at UFC on ESPN 3, taking place June 29 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Combate…

April 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been booked for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them. Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain, UFC Fight Night 152 Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets newcomer Charles…

April 24th, 2019
Adam Martin.

USADA announced on Tuesday that it has resolved ongoing cases with four UFC fighters. The four fighters in question are: women’s flyweight Nicco Montano, bantamweight Augusto Mendes, bantamweight Sean O’Malley, and middleweight Marvin Vettori. All four fighters have accepted six-month sanctions for testing positive for trace amounts of ostarine, which USADA deemed consistent with supplement contamination….

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April 23rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 150 takes place Saturday, April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 150 Opening Odds Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -175 Jack Hermansson +135 Greg Hardy -265 Dmitrii Smoliakov +185 John Lineker -245 Cory…

April 23rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Several new UFC bouts were announced, and below are my initial thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Luana Carolina vs. Priscila Cachoeira, UFC 237 A women’s flyweight bout between Luana Carolina and Priscila Cachoeira is set for UFC 237, taking place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cachoeira…

April 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC executive David Shaw took questions from reporters at the UFC Fight Night 149 post-fight press conference. Here are some notes from the presser: Fight of the Night went to Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan and Performance of the Night went to Sergei Pavlovich and Magomed Mustafaev. Each of those fighters won $50,000. Shaw said…

April 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they are listed below. Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152 Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to clash at UFC Fight…

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April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a deeper look at the main event of UFC Fight Night 149, a five-round heavyweight bout between veterans Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik. Alistair Overeem (-260) Overeem (44-17, 1 NC) is the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and is 9-6 overall in the UFC. The 38-year-old Dutchman is one of…

April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads north of the border for UFC Fight Night 150, taking place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There have been several updates to the card, and the new bouts are listed below. Sarah Moras vs. Macy Chiasson, UFC Fight Night 150 Women’s bantamweights Sarah Moras and Macy Chiasson are…

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April 17th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards, and they are listed below along with my initial thoughts on them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz 3, UFC Fight Night 151 In a trilogy fight, Charles Oliveira meets Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 151, set for May 18 at Blue…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 149 takes place April 20, 2019 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 149 Opening Odds Alistair Overeem -245 Aleksei Oleinik +175 Islam Makhachev -475 Arman Tsarukyan +325 Sergei Pavlovich -300…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced a number of new bouts over the last few weeks for its upcoming pay-per-view cards this summer. Below are my thoughts on these new matchups. Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto, UFC 237 Due to an injury to Jessica Rose Clark, Talita Bernardo will now meet UFC newcomer Melissa Gatto in a…

April 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

As always, UFC president Dana White took the media’s questions following UFC 236. Below are some of the takeaways from the post-fight press conference following one of the most spectacular events of the year. The UFC decided to go with two “Fight of the Night” awards and not award any “Performance of the Night” bonuses….

April 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card recently had a number of bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are below. Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151 An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions…

April 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads to Target Center at Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 29 for ESPN 4. It’s been previously announced that the headliner will be a five-round welterweight rematch between former champions Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, and now we know four of the other fights on the card, including a title eliminator in the flyweight…

April 10th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been suspended for two years by USADA after testing positive for EPO before his UFC Fight Night 143 bout back in January against Henry Cejudo. USADA announced the ruling and ESPN had the full report on it, noting that Dillashaw did not contest the ruling and has accepted…

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April 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 236 takes place Saturday, April 13 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC 236 Opening Odds Max Holloway -230 Dustin Poirier +170 Israel Adesanya -185 Kelvin Gastelum +155 Eryk Anders -165 Khalil Rountree +125 Alan Jouban…

April 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the card recently had a number of new bouts added to the card. Below are my initial thoughts on them. Aljamain Sterling vs. Pedro Munhoz, UFC 238 Top bantamweight contenders Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz are set to meet at UFC 238….

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April 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Last week, we heard the unfortunate news that Yoel Romero was out of his UFC on ESPN 3 main event middleweight rematch with Ronaldo Souza, who himself was a replacement for Paulo Costa. At that point, it was unclear who the UFC matchmakers would be able to call up on short notice. Well, the matchmakers…

April 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Ft. Lauderdale is set to take place April 27 at BB&T Center, and the main event was expected to be a five-round middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Unfortunately, Romero has pulled out with injury and the UFC is scrambling to find a new opponent for Souza. A few other bouts…

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April 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Injuries have led to the shuffling of the main event of the UFC’s upcoming card in Russia, and my initial thoughts on the new headliner are below. Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik, UFC Fight Night 149 The main event of UFC Fight Night 149 will be a five-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexey…

April 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The official press conference was recently held for UFC 237, which takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of the card was officially announced to be UFC women’s strawweight champion vs. Jessica Andrade, with a pair of co-main events featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and…

April 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

There’s a big free-agent heavyweight signing to report on, and also the news that a former top-ranked heavyweight has been suspended for life. Below are my thoughts on both in today’s MMA odds and ends. Josh Barnett Signs With Bellator Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett announced on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN MMA Show that he…

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April 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently announced the first batch of bouts for the upcoming UFC 239 blockbuster card that takes place July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In last week’s MMA Odds and Ends, I gave my initial thoughts on the two title fights at the top of the bill featuring Jon Jones vs….

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March 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

ONE Championship 92: A New Era takes place Sunday, March 31 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the main card, and here they are. ONE Championship 92 Opening Odds Demetrious Johnson -1200 Yuya Wakamatsu +600 Eddie Alvarez -900 Timofey Nastyukhin +500 Bibiano Fernandes -120…