Ricardo Lamas vs Diego Sanchez Preview and Analysis – UFC Fight Night 78

November 20th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 78 is a featherweight contest between former title challenger Ricardo “The Bully” Lamas and longtime veteran Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez. This is Lamas’ first foray into the Octagon since his knockout loss to Chad Mendes in April. Sanchez, on the other hand, has not competed since June of…

November 19th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 78 is a solid welterweight matchup between contenders Kelvin Gastelum and Neil Magny. Gastelum’s last welterweight appearance was the first loss of his career to Tyron Woodley in January. His counterpart, Magny just got back into the win column after being dominated by Demian Maia this past August.   Kelvin…

November 15th, 2015
Mike James

“Grading the card’’ is an article written by Mike James after every major UFC and Bellator event. Every main card fight and the fight card itself is briefly discussed and given a letter grade. This article covers UFC 193, which took place Saturday night from the Eithad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.   Ronda Rousey vs…

November 15th, 2015
Mike James

“5 Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC 193 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Kyle Noke wins by TKO/…

November 14th, 2015
Mike James

Taking place on UFC 193’s Fox Sports 1 preliminary card is a welterweight contest between veterans Peter Sobotta and Kyle Noke. Sobotta has won two in a row since returning to the UFC last year, while Noke has lost three out of his last five, but managed to squeak by newcomer Jonavin Webb in May….

November 14th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of Fox Sports 1’s preliminary card is a lightweight matchup between highly touted prospect Jake “The Celtic Kid” Matthews and Akbarh “El Caballero” Arreola. Matthews recently suffered the first loss of his professional career when he left his neck out while attempting a takedown and got caught in a guillotine. Arreola, on…

November 13th, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off the main card of UFC 193 is a heavyweight contest between #14 ranked Stefan “The Skyscraper” Struve and Jared “The Big Show” Rosholt. Struve recently got back into the win column with a decision victory over Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, while Rosholt has racked up consecutive wins over Josh Copeland and Timothy Johnson.  …

November 13th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC 193 features an intriguing middleweight contest between the 10th ranked Uriah Hall and the 14th ranked Robert Whittaker. Hall is coming off the biggest win of his career, a highlight-reel knockout of Gegard Mousasi, while Whittaker is coming off a first round starching of Brad Tavares in May. The winner of this…

November 13th, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured contests of UFC 193 is a bout between the #8 ranked heavyweight Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and the #11 ranked heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot Silva”. This is a rematch of their epic December 2013 encounter that many pegged as Fight of the Year. Both fighters have been on a decline since then, as…

November 12th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC 193 is Women’s Strawweight Title fight between champion Joanna Jędrzejczyk and Valerie Letourneau. This marks Jędrzejczyk’s second defense of her strawweight title since winning it by defeating Carla Esparza in March. Letourneau, on the other hand, has reeled off three straight wins in the UFC, including two at strawweight.  …

November 11th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC 193 is a bantamweight title fight between UFC champion Ronda Rousey and former boxing champ Holly Holm. Rousey’s stock has never been higher, as she has now become a superstar across the globe due to her success in the cage and at the box office. Holm, on the other hand,…

November 11th, 2015
Mike James

“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 77 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Nicolau wins by…

November 4th, 2015
Mike James

One of UFC Fight Night 77’s featured fights is a bantamweight contest between fast rising and heavily hyped prospect Thomas “Thominhas” Almeida and Anthony “El Toro” Birchak. Almeida is one of the top prospects in the sport and could very well challenge for the bantamweight title someday. His counterpart, Birchak, is a solid fighter that absolutely…

November 3rd, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 78 is a light heavyweight matchup between #4 ranked Glover Teixeira and #9 ranked Patrick “Durkin” Cummins. A win for Teixeira would move him one step closer to another shot at the light heavyweight title, while a win for Cummins would undoubtedly be the biggest win of his…

October 31st, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 77 is the third meeting of mixed martial arts legends Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort and Dan Henderson. The two greats have met twice before, with Henderson scoring a decision win while fighting for the Pride organization in 2006 and Belfort scoring a quick and brutal technical knockout over…

October 26th, 2015
Mike James

 “Grading the card’’ is an article written by Mike James after every major UFC and Bellator event. Every main card fight and the fight card itself is briefly discussed and given a letter grade. This article covers UFC Fight Night 76, which took place Saturday night from the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland.   Louis…

October 26th, 2015
Mike James

“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 76 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Darren Till vs…

October 23rd, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 76 is a lightweight contest between “Stormin” Norman Parke and Reza “Mad Dog” Madadi. Parke has lost his last two fights via split decision so he is in dire need of a win tomorrow night. Madadi, on the other hand, makes his return to the Octagon for the first…

October 23rd, 2015
Mike James

Paddy Holohan vs Louis might be one of the worst UFC main events ever. How did we get here? The original UFC Fight Night 76 main event was supposed to be Joseph Duffy vs Dustin Poirer, but Duffy had to withdraw from the fight because he sustained a concussion. The UFC would have elevated Ben Rothwell vs…

October 20th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 76 is a lightweight contest between rising contenders Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier and “Irish” Joe Duffy. The winner of this matchup will become a major player in the lightweight division. Poirier has been very impressive in his two fights since moving up to lightweight, while Duffy has obliterated both of…

October 6th, 2015
Mike James

“Grading the card’’ is an article written by Mike James after every major UFC and Bellator event. Every main card fight and the fight card itself is briefly discussed and given a letter grade. This article covers UFC 192, which took place Saturday night from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas.   Daniel Cormier vs…

October 6th, 2015
Mike James

“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC 192 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsboook.    1) Daniel Cormier wins by split…

October 3rd, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off UFC 192’s Fox Sports 1 televised preliminary card is a women’s strawweight matchup between #4 ranked Rose Namajunas and Angela “Overkill” Hill. Namajunas makes her first appearance since losing to Carla Esparza in the inaugural UFC strawweight title fight last December. Hill, meanwhile, has compiled a 1-1 record in two UFC contests and…

October 3rd, 2015
Mike James

Perhaps the most fan-friendly fight on the UFC 192 card is a welterweight contest between exciting strikers Albert “Einstein” Tumenov and Alan “Brahma” Jouban. Both fighters are currently 3-1 in the UFC and are looking to move up the ladder in the stacked welterweight division.   Albert Tumenov (15-2 MMA, 3-1 UFC, -270 favorite) Tumenov…

October 2nd, 2015
Mike James

UFC 192 features the return of Yair Rodriguez, who is currently one of the most hyped prospects in the sport. He was the winner of the first edition of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America and is looking to earn his third straight win inside the Octagon. His opponent will be Dan Hooker, who is coming…

October 2nd, 2015
Mike James

Headlining UFC 192’s preliminary card is a fantastic flyweight matchup between #1 ranked Joseph Benavidez and #14 ranked Ali Bagautinov. Benavidez has long been considered one of the best fighters in the world at both 125 and 135 pounds, while Bagautinov is making his return after a lengthy suspension for failing a post-fight drug test…

October 2nd, 2015
Mike James

The second fight on UFC 192’s main card is a matchup between fast rising heavyweights Ruslan Magomedov and Shawn “The Savage” Jordan. Both heavyweights enter this contest on lengthy winning streaks and will be looking to move up the shallow ranks of the UFC’s heavyweight division.   Ruslan Magomedov (13-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC, -160 favorite)…

October 1st, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off the main card of UFC 192 is a women’s bantamweight contest between the #6 ranked Jessica “Evil” Eye and the #12 ranked Julianna “The Venezuelan Vixen” Pena.” Eye is coming off a convincing loss to Miesha Tate, while Pena is one of the top prospects in the division and already has her eyes…

October 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured attractions on UFC 192’s main card is a highly relevant light heavyweight contest between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad “Suga” Evans and Ryan “Darth” Bader. The winner of this fight may be next in line to face the winner of Daniel Cormier versus Alexander Gustafsson.   Rashad Evans (19-3-1 MMA,…

September 30th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC 192 is a matchup between former UFC Welterweight Champion Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley. Both fighters are coming off of significant wins over top contenders and will likely earn the next crack at the welterweight title with a win on Saturday night.   Johny Hendricks…

September 29th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC 192 is a battle between UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson. Cormier won the championship after submitting Anthony Johnson in a fight to determine the new champion, as longtime champion Jon Jones was stripped of his title earlier in the year due to legal issues. Gustafsson, on the…

September 28th, 2015
Mike James

“Grading the card” is an article that is written by Mike James and posted on MMAOddsbreaker after every major UFC and Bellator event. Every main card fight and the card itself is briefly discussed and given a letter grade. This article covers UFC Fight Night 75, which took place Saturday Night from the Saitama Super…

September 28th, 2015
Mike James

“5 Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 75 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Mizuto Hirota vs…

September 26th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 75 features a featherweight contest between Katsunori Kikuno and Diego Brandao. This is solid matchmaking by Joe Silva and I would be surprised if this fight went the distance. Kikuno was brutally knocked out in his last fight by Kevin Souza, while Brandao defeated Jimmy Hettes in a…

September 26th, 2015
Mike James

One of the main card bouts for UFC Fight Night 75 is a flyweight contest between the #7 ranked Kyoji Horiguchi and #13 ranked Chicho Camus. Horiguchi coming off a humbling defeat to Demetrious Johnson, while Camus lost a decision to hyped prospect Henry Cejudo in his last contest. They both look to get back into…

September 25th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 75 is an intriguing middleweight contest between Gegard Mousasi and Uriah Hall. Mousasi is a longtime veteran of the sport that has competed for numerous organizations over the years, including Pride, Strikeforce, Dream, and now the UFC. Hall, meanwhile, has had mixed results since the start of his…

September 22nd, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 75 takes place this Saturday from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is headlined by hard hitting heavyweights Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett and Roy “Big Country” Nelson, who have been top heavyweights for many years. This is the first UFC event in three weeks, which is a rarity these…

September 20th, 2015
Mike James

Bellator 142: Dynamite took place last night (September 19, 2015) from the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The event was unique because it was the first event that featured both Bellator mixed martial arts fights and Glory kickboxing matchess. The event featured some very entertaining contests, but we will just focus on the mixed…

September 18th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of Bellator 142: Dynamite is a light-heavyweight title fight between defending champion Liam McGeary and mixed martial arts legend Tito Ortiz. McGeary is looking to make his name off of “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy,” while this is likely Ortiz’s last shot at championship gold.   Liam McGeary 10-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC,…

September 10th, 2015
Mike James

“Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC 191 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) John Lineker wins by submission +942…

September 8th, 2015
Mike James

UFC 191 took place this past Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event was headlined by a flyweight title fight between longtime champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and number one contender John “The Magician” Dodson. The two had met two years prior, which Johnson won by convincing unanimous…

September 4th, 2015
Mike James

The most anticipated matchup on the UFC 191 preliminary card may be the bantamweight contest between heavy-handed strikers Francisco “Sisco” Rivera and John “Hands of Stone” Lineker. Both fighters are true knockout artists that lay it all on the line every time they fight. This is one fight that promises to be a thrilling affair…

September 4th, 2015
Mike James

Headlining UFC 191’s preliminary card, which will be televised on Fox Sports 1, is an exciting lightweight matchup between two of the best strikers in the division, Paul Felder and Ross Pearson. Felder lost a close fight to Edson Barboza in his latest outing, but he can take comfort in the fact that he was…

September 3rd, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off the main card of UFC 191 is a women’s strawweight contest between hyped prospect Paige “12 gauge” VanZant and Alex “Astro Girl” Chambers. VanZant is one of the more popular fighters in the UFC today and even secured a Reebok sponsorship after just one UFC fight. Her opponent, Chambers, enters this fight on…

September 3rd, 2015
Mike James

The second bout on UFC 191’s main card is a light-heavyweight contest between Polish standout Jan Blachowicz and Corey “Beastin 25/8” Anderson. Both fighters are trying to get themselves back into the win column after they both lost their last appearance inside the Octagon.   Jan Blachowicz (18-4 MMA, 1-1 UFC, -150 favorite) Blachowicz made…

September 2nd, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC 191 features a battle of two heavy-handed knockout artists. This is Johnson’s first fight back since losing to Daniel Cormier in a light-heavyweight title fight at UFC 187. Manuwa, on the other hand, bounced back from the first loss of his career by defeating Jan Blachowicz in April.   Anthon…

September 1st, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC 191 is heavyweight fight between two fighters that have recently had a career resurgence. Each fighter had lost four in a row at one point, most of which were by knockout. However, these two veterans showed off their heart and resilience by improving their overall game and putting together some…

August 31st, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC 191 is a rematch between UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson and number one contender John Dodson. Dodson had some success early in their first fight, but Dodson dominated the later rounds and won a clear decision.   Demetrious Johnson (22-2-1 MMA, 10-1-1 UFC, -500 favorite) Johnson has already racked up…

August 31st, 2015
Mike James

Mike James is in the black following his first month at MMAOddsBreaker and he’s looking to continue his winning ways with UFC 191. After losing 4.5 units for UFC Fight Night 74 two weekends ago (with one multi-event parlay still pending), Mike James is now up 89.52 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of his premium bets here. So what…

August 30th, 2015
Mike James

We are starting a new segment here at MMAOddsbreaker that we believe our readers will enjoy. I will be grading both the card as a whole and each fight on the main card. We will start with Bellator 141, which took place on Friday night.   Melvin Guillard vs Brandon Girtz Most people thought Melvin…

August 30th, 2015
Mike James

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy Bellator 141 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. 1) Brandon Girtz wins by decision +675, Girtz ML +290 Girtz was a…