Melvin Guillard vs Brandon Girtz Preview and Analysis – Bellator 141

August 28th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of Bellator 141 is a lightweight contest between Melvin Guillard and Brandon Girtz. Guillard was recently released by both the UFC and the World Series of Fighting. Girtz, on the other hand, is a veteran of mixed martial arts that has bounced around from various promotions.   Melvin Guillard (32-14-2 (1 NC),…

August 25th, 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 UFC Fight Night 74 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. 1) Patrick Cote defeats Josh Burkman in round 3 (+1500) This result…

August 22nd, 2015
Mike James

The preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 74 features a light-heavyweight contest between Marcos Rogerio “Pezao” de Lima and Nikita “Al Capone” Krylov. Both fighters are looking to move up in the division by recording their third straight win inside the Octagon.   Marcos Rogerio de Lima (13-2 MMA, 2-0 UFC, -145 favorite) The 30-year…

August 22nd, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 74 takes place this Sunday night in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada. The preliminary card, which airs on Fox Sports 1, features a bantamweight contest between Yves Jabouin and Felipe Arantes. Arantes is dropping down from the featherweight division for the first time, while Jabouin returns to the cage after a knockout loss to…

August 21st, 2015
Mike James

The preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 74 is headlined by a lightweight matchup between longtime veteran Sam Stout and New Jersey native Frankie Perez. Both fighters are coming off of knockout losses in their most recent outing and will attempt to get back in the win column with a win on Sunday night.  …

August 20th, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off the UFC Fight Night 74 main card is a strawweight contest between #8 ranked Maryna “Iron lady” Moroz and Valerie “Trouble” Letourneau. Moroz made a big impression in her UFC debut, as she scored a big upset win over Joanne Calderwood. Her counterpart, Letourneau, dropped to the strawweight division this year after starting…

August 20th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 74 features a lightweight contest between top prospect Olivier Aubin-Mercier and Tony Sims. After losing his UFC debut to Chad Laprise, Aubin-Mercier has recorded consecutive submission wins inside the Octagon. Sims, meanwhile, made good on his UFC debut in June by knocking out Steve Montgomery in the first…

August 19th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 74 features a lightweight contest between undefeated prospect Chad Laprise and Brazilian veteran Francisco Trinaldo. Laprise looks to move to 4-0 in the UFC, while Trinaldo aims for his fourth straight win inside the Octagon. Chad Laprise (10-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC, -335 favorite) Laprise made a strong impression…

August 18th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 74 features a welterweight contest between longtime veterans Josh Burkman and Patrick Cote. Cote enters this fight the winner of four out of his last five fights, while Burkman has dropped three out of his last four and is in a must-win situation.   Josh Burkman (27-11 (1…

August 17th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of Sunday night’s UFC Fight Night 74 is a terrific featherweight contest between #5 ranked Max “Blessed” Holloway and #7 ranked Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira. Both fighters come into this contest on long winning streaks and will attempt to make a strong impression on the rest of the featherweight division.   Max…

August 16th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 74 is a welterweight contest between Brazilian dynamo Erick Silva and Colorado’s Neil Magny. Silva looks for his third straight win inside the Octagon, while Magny looks to get back into the win column after a submission loss to jiu-jitsu ace Demian Maia just two weeks…

August 11th, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 73’s co-main event was a controversial fight between top lightweight contenders Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush. The fight has been the talk of mixed martial arts fans and pundits since the event, with many questioning the judges’ call in awarding Dariush the winner via split decision (29-28×2, 28-29). Since the fight has…

August 9th, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 73 took place last night (August 8, 2015) in Nashville, Tennessee and it produced some noteworthy moments. There was a pretty entertaining main event, a questionable decision in the co-main event, and some great performances that elevated some fighters to new heights. Here are some prop bets that cashed big last night…

August 9th, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 73 is in the books, so how did Mike James’ bets do? Well, Mike James Premium had a winning night, going 4-9 on bets for +3.86 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 73 Straight Bets and Parlays: 2-2 +0.1 units Wins: 3 units: Beneil Dariush (+140), 2 units: Parlay Watson/Camozzi OVER 2.5 rounds (-245) with Dustin Ortiz (-400)…

August 8th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 73 opens up with a fantastic flyweight matchup between top flyweight prospect Ray Borg and the newly signed Geane Herrera. Borg is currently riding a two fight win streak, while Herrera enters the contest with an unblemished 8-0 record.   Ray Borg (8-1 MMA, 2-1 UFC, -430 favorite)…

August 8th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 73 features a heavyweight contest between two former standout collegiate wrestlers, Jared Rosholt and Timothy Johnson. The two have a similar background and approach in the Octagon, which could make this either a really exciting or quite ugly affair.   Jared Rosholt (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC, -245 favorite)…

August 7th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 73 features a women’s bantamweight contest between two top 10 fighters, Sara McMann and Amanda Nunes. McMann, the #4 ranked fighter in the division, is coming off a decision loss to Miesha Tate in January. That fight was especially troubling for Sara, as she dominated the first round but…

August 6th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 73 features a middleweight contest between two fighters that have a combined 7-2 record inside the octagon, Derek Brunson and Sam Alvey. Brunson is coming off an absolute thrashing of Ed Herman In January, while Alvey enters this fight on the heels of consecutive knockout victories over Dylan…

August 5th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main of UFC Fight Night 73 is an intriguing matchup between two fighters that are quickly moving up the ranks in the stacked lightweight division. Johnson has strung together four straight wins, while Dariush has won five out of his six Octagon appearances. With both fighters inching closer toward title contention, I expect them…

August 5th, 2015
Mike James

Mike James got off to a raucous start with MMAOddsBreaker Premium for UFC 190 this past Saturday and he’s looking to continue his winning ways with UFC Fight Night 73. After winning 8.75 units for UFC 190 last weekend, Mike James is now up 94.02 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of his premium bets here. So what makes…

August 4th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 73 is a light-heavyweight contest featuring former title challenger Glover Teixeira and Ovince Saint Preux. Saint Preux is coming off impressive knockout victories over Patrick Cummins and Shogun Rua, while Teixeira is coming off of consecutive losses to Jon Jones and Phil Davis. Glover will look to avoid…

August 2nd, 2015
Mike James

UFC 190 and World Series of Fighting 22 are in the books, so how did Mike James’ bets do? Well, Mike James Premium had a winning night, going 6-5 on bets for +8.75 units overall. Premium UFC 190: 6-4 +12.5 units Wins: 4 units: Parlay Rousey/Correia UNDER 1.5 rounds (-340) with Warlley Alves (-225) at (-115), 3 units: Demian Maia (-165), 2…

August 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the main card attractions of UFC 190 is a heavyweight contest featuring two of the largest fighters on the roster, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Soa “The Hulk” Palelei. Palelei is trying to make his way up the ladder in the heavyweight division, while Silva is trying to get back on track after consecutive…

August 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured fights on UFC 190 is a heavyweight contest between MMA legend Rodrigo “Minatauro” Nogueira and the much younger Stefan Struve. Both fighter are coming off of devastating knockouts and are looking to get back on track with a win on Saturday night. This should be a fight that is a treat for…

July 31st, 2015
Mike James

UFC 190 goes down tomorrow night (August 1, 2015) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Ronda Rousey is getting all the attention in the main event, the remainder of the card is filled with several high profile veterans including several Pride legends. Two of those Pride standouts will be rematching in…

July 30th, 2015
Mike James

Prior to UFC 190, Mike James will provide his thoughts and analysis of several of the key match-ups for the pay-per-view event. Ronda “Rowdy” Rousey’ (11-0, 5-0 UFC, -1700 Favorite) Rousey has established herself as one of the best female athletes in the world today. The former Bronze medalist in Olympic Judo made a flawless…