MMA Odds and Ends for Monday: UFC Fight Night 114 Highlights for Main and Co-Main Events

August 7th, 2017
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UFC Fight Night 114 Video Highlights: Sergio Pettis vs. Brandon Moreno UFC Fight Night 114 Video Highlights: Alexa Grasso vs. Randa Markos

August 2nd, 2017
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre (25-2) is set to return to the Octagon for the first time in nearly four years, and he will do so against middleweight champ Michael Bisping (30-7) in a superfight later in 2017 (*updated below), as announced by UFC president Dana White on ESPN. The Montreal native will be 36…

May 11th, 2017
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This Sunday (May 14, 2017), Chael Sonnen and FloSports will present the fourth installment of the submission-only grappling competition Submission Underground 4 from Portland, Oregon. The event will be streamed live on FloGrappling.com starting at 6 p.m. (ET) and features some big names in former UFC stars Jake Shields and Urijah Faber. MMA oddsmaker Nick…

March 28th, 2017
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The first quarter of the year is in the books for the UFC, and to say the big fights have been underwhelming so far in 2017 would be an understatement. After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interim lightweight title fight versus Tony Ferguson was cancelled at UFC 209 due to his hospitalization in attempting an extreme weight cut, and the welterweight championship…

March 23rd, 2017
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For the first time since the middle of January, the Invicta Fighting Championships are back in action this Saturday (March 25, 2017) with their 22nd women’s MMA card from the Scottish Rite Temple in Kansas City. Headlining the main card, which will be streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, will be a second bantamweight title…

March 23rd, 2017
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Kickboxing promotion GLORY returns this Saturday (March 25, 2017). Glory 39 features a welterweight title bout and some other high-profile fights that will air live from Brussels, Belgium. The main event of the evening will be the light welterweight championship of the world, as current champion Cedric Doumbe defends his title against Yoann Kongolo, who has already beaten the champ twice previously….

March 16th, 2017
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The World Series of Fighting returns to action this Saturday (March 18, 2017) with its 35th MMA card and first-ever in the state of New York. The Turning Stone Resort Casino in Verona will host three WSOF title fights and 10 bouts overall, with the prelims streamed live on WSOF.com at 8 p.m. (ET) and…

March 13th, 2017
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MMAOddsBreaker.com‘s very own MMA betting expert Gabe Killian discussed opening lines for UFC Fight Night 107 and shared his picks with Jon Anik and Kenny Florian on their podcast (55-minute mark) Monday (March 13, 2017). Gabe will be trying to top Kenny for the third time in as many attempts. Listen to the latest edition of…

March 10th, 2017
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The UFC featherweight title unification bout is less than three months away as the main event at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Hawaiian interim champion Max Holloway (17-3) will bring a 10-fight winning streak into enemy territory against Brazilian champion Jose Aldo (26-2), who has won 19 of 20 but fought more than 13…

March 7th, 2017
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Despite his strong desire to return to welterweight, former TUF champion Kelvin Gastelum (13-2) will continue his run at middleweight when he takes on Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort (25-13) in his home country at UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017) in Fortaleza, Brazil. Gastelum versus Belfort is the headliner on a 12-bout card…

March 4th, 2017
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MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with UFC 209 this Saturday (March 4, 2017). The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA oddsmaker previewed the main and co-main events, featuring a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and top contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Trigg and…

March 1st, 2017
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After the UFC crowned its first women’s featherweight champion last month, Bellator will follow suit this Friday (March 3, 2017) with its latest card at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. The main event at  Bellator 174 will pit Marloes Coenen (23-7) against Julia Budd (9-2), who has reeled off seven consecutive wins since falling to…

February 28th, 2017
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MMAOddsBreaker.com‘s very own MMA betting expert Gabe Killian discussed opening lines for UFC 209 and shared his picks with Jon Anik and Kenny Florian on their podcast (25-minute mark) Monday (February 27, 2017). Gabe will be trying to top Kenny for the second time in as many attempts. Listen to the latest edition of The Anik…

February 25th, 2017
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson first met at UFC 205 on November 12th in an epic ‘Fight of the Night’ which ended in a majority draw. The challenger Thompson closed as a -175 betting favorite (bet $175 to win $100) at 5Dimes Sportsbook with the champ Woodley a +165 underdog (bet $100…

February 17th, 2017
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Legacy Fighting Alliance returns tonight (Friday, February 17, 2017) for the promotion’s fourth event. Two title belts will be on the line during the event, which will be televised on AXS TV. The inaugural featherweight title bout pits Kevin Aguilar (11-1) against Damon Jackson (11-1-1). The inaugural women’s flyweight title will also be decided between Andrea…

February 16th, 2017
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Cage Warriors is back for the first time since last November with Cage Warriors 80 this Saturday (February 18, 2017) from the 02 Arena in London, England.  The welterweight world title will be on the line in the main event with Karl “Psycho” Amoussou (23-7-2) taking on Matt Inman (19-8) for the belt in the main event. Amoussou is…

February 7th, 2017
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. This is the last Q & Anik due to his new role as the lead play-by-play voice of the UFC. 1st Round Q: First of all, it will…

January 4th, 2017
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Mirsad Bektic vs. Darren Elkins added to UFC 209 fight card The seventh UFC event of 2017 and fifth to take place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will include an intriguing featherweight matchup between unbeaten Mirsad Bektic (11-0) and veteran Darren Elkins (21-5) at UFC 209 on March 4th, as MMAJunkie reported on Tuesday. The 25-year-old…

January 3rd, 2017
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Khabib Nurmagomedov offers Tony Ferguson $200,000 to fight him So far in 2017, a few high-profile UFC fighters seem to be taking it into their own hands — and mouths — to try to make some blockbuster matchups happen even if the organization has yet to approve them. Nothing has been formally planned out past…

January 2nd, 2017
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UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey Fight Recap UFC 207: Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt Video Highlights UFC 207: TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Video Highlights UFC 207: Post-Fight Show with Dana White

December 28th, 2016
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RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix 2016: 2nd Round Venue: Saitama Super Arena Location: Saitama, Japan 1:00 AM ET The RIZIN Fighting World Grand Prix continues early Thursday morning from Japan with mostly second-round action from Saitama Super Arena. Among the notable names on the card include Mirko Cro Cop and Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal battling each other along…

December 28th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Ronda Rousey’s return is obviously the big story of UFC 207, so what do you think we’ll see from her…

December 20th, 2016
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I may not be the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey, but I am a fan nonetheless. If you know her story and dedication to the sport of MMA, it is very hard not to be, especially after reading Ramona Shelburne’s article about Rousey’s return to the Octagon following a hiatus of more than a year when…

December 8th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Top featherweight contender Max Holloway is one of the hottest fighters in the UFC, riding a nine-bout winning streak, and…

November 9th, 2016
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A welterweight championship rematch between champion Andrey Koreshkov (19-1) and Douglas Lima (27-6) will headline the Bellator 164 main card that will take place this Thursday (November 10, 2016) at Menora Mivachim Arena in Tel Aviv, Israel. The two last met for the title at Bellator 140 last year, with Koreshkov outpointing Lima via unanimous decision…

November 9th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: You conducted a poll on Twitter earlier in the week asking how people would bet Conor McGregor for his lightweight title…

October 26th, 2016
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Game 1 was an easy home win for the Cleveland Indians in what is now at Pick’em World Series. So how will the Chicago Cubs respond in Game 2? Chicago’s chances the rest of the way will likely depend on how well Jake Arrieta pitches opposite Cleveland’s Trevor Bauer in what could be the highest-scoring…

October 25th, 2016
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Date: December 30, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: T-Mobile Arena Broadcast: PPV The much-rumored bantamweight title matchup between champion Dominick Cruz (22-1) and unbeaten challenger Cody Garbrandt (10-0) has become a reality as the co-main event at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on December 30th. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has made the 31-year-old Cruz a solid -195 favorite (bet $195 to…

October 25th, 2016
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The postseason futility for both the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians is well-documented, so I won’t bore you with a history lesson. Just ask myself about the Cubs and Nick Kalikas or Brian Hemminger about the Indians on Twitter, and I’m sure you’ll get that a World Series championship for our teams hasn’t happened in…

October 24th, 2016
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Last week, I wrote my thoughts on Georges St-Pierre potentially leaving the UFC due to an ongoing contract dispute. This week, I was not too surprised to read that the man who ultimately replaced GSP as the welterweight champion — Johny Hendricks — also come out recently and say he plans to retire if he loses his next fight against Neil Magny…

October 17th, 2016
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Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre blew up Twitter on Monday when he declared himself a free agent on The MMA Hour after his contract was terminated with the world’s largest MMA organization. As James Lynch reported in Monday’s MMA Odds and Ends, UFC president Dana White had announced that GSP would not compete at UFC…

October 12th, 2016
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Sterling-Assuncao fight reportedly set for UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany On Tuesday, Brett Okamoto from ESPN reported that a bantamweight matchup between Aljamain Sterling (12-1) and Raphael Assuncao (23-5) will take place at UFC Fight Night 102 in Albany, New York. Both fighters are coming off losses, with Assuncao falling to TJ Dillashaw in their rematch…

October 11th, 2016
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NSAC makes McGregor pay for water-bottle incident at UFC 202 press conference You know it’s a slow news day in MMA when the lead story is UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor getting fined for throwing a water bottle back in August at a press conference to promote his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202….

October 10th, 2016
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Count me in as one of the many who wished MMA legend Dan Henderson would have ended his career with a win and the middleweight title belt against Michael Bisping last Saturday night at UFC 204. But let’s be honest, how can anyone be too surprised by the result of the judges in Bisping’s hometown…

October 10th, 2016
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UFC 204 Highlights: Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson   UFC 204 Highlights: Gegard Mousasi vs. Vitor Belfort   UFC 204 Highlights: Stefan Struve vs. Daniel Omielanczuk   Dan Henderson Announces Retirement

October 6th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Michael Bisping is a relatively small favorite in his first middleweight title defense at UFC 204 against Dan Henderson,…

October 4th, 2016
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When I first heard there was going to be a rematch between Michael Bisping (29-7) and Dan Henderson (32-14) for the middleweight title at UFC 204, I was extremely disappointed. Why would the organization give 46-year-old Hendo another title shot when he has gone 3-6 in his past nine fights? At the time, I also couldn’t believe…

September 28th, 2016
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Michael Johnson to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 205 The final piece to what looks like the best MMA card of all-time was announced by the UFC on Tuesday, as lightweights Michael Johnson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will clash at UFC 205 on November 12th in New York City. The matchup between two top contenders at 155…

September 27th, 2016
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Conor McGregor will fight Eddie Alvarez for lightweight title at UFC 205 Late Monday, the UFC confirmed featherweight champion Conor McGregor (20-3) will challenge lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez (28-4) for his title belt at 155 pounds in the main event at UFC 205 on November 12th. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas just opened McGregor as a -125…

September 26th, 2016
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Thiago Alves will make lightweight debut at UFC 205 versus Jim Miller The UFC announced Saturday that former UFC welterweight title contender Thiago “Pitbull” Alves will remain on the UFC 205 card at Madison Square Garden in New York City on November 12th and take on New Jersey native Jim Miller at 155 pounds. Alves (21-10) was originally slated…

September 20th, 2016
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This Saturday night in Brazil, you will get the opportunity to watch arguably the best women’s mixed martial artist ever “compete” in the main event at UFC Fight Night 95 against a severely overmatched opponent. If you’ve seen the betting line at 5Dimes for the 140-pound catchweight bout between Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino and Lina Lansberg,…

September 19th, 2016
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Two devastating first-round knockouts. Two post-fight demands. Two fighters who still have work to do. That was my takeaway from UFC Fight Night 94 in Hidalgo on Saturday with lightweight Michael Johnson and middleweight Derek Brunson both stating their case for a big step up in competition and more money the next time they step…

September 12th, 2016
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Count me as one of CM Punk’s biggest fans, but his bout against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on Saturday was an embarrassment to everyone involved. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just wrote about how the UFC shouldn’t promote a second CM Punk fight, and I couldn’t agree more. Punk’s real name is Phil Brooks, and that’s…

September 8th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year.   1st Round Q: The UFC heavyweight title has been very tough to hold onto lately, so what are the chances the belt…

August 17th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: UFC 202’s main event between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz is one of the biggest rematches ever without a title belt…

July 29th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: I remember watching Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley fighting on the same Strikeforce card in January of 2012 at the…

July 4th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: The light heavyweight title will be unified at UFC 200, but neither of the champs are necessarily in top form,…

June 1st, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: It’s disappointing that we won’t get to see Luke Rockhold face Chris Weidman in a rematch for the middleweight title…

May 13th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com, going five rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his betting tips and picks on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: There’s no doubt that Stipe Miocic has earned this heavyweight title shot at UFC 198 against champion Fabricio Werdum. But do you…

April 22nd, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes five rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Ovince St. Preux may not have been the first choice to replace Daniel Cormier and face Jon Jones in…

March 4th, 2016
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Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: You have always been a huge fan of the Diaz brothers, so the UFC 196 main event between Conor McGregor…