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March 30th, 2013
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UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Featherweight Contender Ricardo Lamas (-135) Profile: Ricardo Lamas (13-2) made his way to the UFC from the WEC’s lightweight division after experiencing mixed results with a 4-2 mark in the California-based promotion. The highlight of his WEC career may have been…

March 15th, 2013
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UFC 161: June 15, 2013 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Mauricio Rua (-150) Profile: Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (21-7) has suffered more than half of his losses in his last seven fights, with two of the three coming with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line. The 30-year-old Brazilian lost…

March 11th, 2013
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UFC 158: March 16, 2013 Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada UFC Lightweight Contender Mike Ricci (-285) Profile: Mike Ricci (7-3) has been hyped as “the next big thing” for years. In his lone appearance for Bellator, he was touted as “the lightweight GSP” in a nod to his training partners at the famous Tristar…

March 11th, 2013
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UFC 158: March 16, 2013 Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada UFC Middleweight Contender Nick Ring (-180) Profile: After being forced out of The Ultimate Fighter 11 due to a severe knee injury, Nick Ring (13-1) had nearly a year of arduous rehabilitation before he could make his UFC debut at UFC 127. The 33-year-old…

March 11th, 2013
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UFC 161: June 15, 2013 MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada UFC Interim Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao (-365) Profile: The man with the longest current unbeaten streak in MMA, UFC interim bantamweight champion Renan Barao (30-1-1), has forced the MMA world to take notice. With his early career taking him throughout the independent companies in…

March 11th, 2013
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UFC 158: March 16, 2013 Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre (-440) Profile: Without a doubt one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA, Georges St-Pierre (23-2) has been virtually untouchable in the welterweight division for the better part of the last decade. He has defended his welterweight…

December 29th, 2012
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UFC 155: December 29, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior dos Santos (-150) Profile: Junior dos Santos (15-1) is coming off a dominant second-round TKO of Frank Mir at UFC 146 on May 26 to successfully defend his UFC heavyweight title for the first time. The 27-year-old Brazilian has just one blemish on…

October 3rd, 2012
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MMA Betting: Underdog Fight Picks Worth the Gamble Mixed Martial Arts has been a competitive sport for more than a century, but it did not come into prominence until 1993 when the Ultimate Fighting Championship was founded. MMA has since replaced boxing as arguably the most popular individual sport to bet on due to the…

September 25th, 2012
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UFC on FUEL TV 5: September 29, 2012 Capital FM Arena in Nottingham, England UFC Heavyweight Contender Stipe Miocic (-275) Profile: Stipe Miocic (9-0) has been impressive in his first three UFC bouts, defeating Shane del Rosario via second-round TKO at UFC 146 on May 26, Phil De Fries by first-round knockout at UFC on…

September 22nd, 2012
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No matter which side you are on in the fight outside the Octagon between UFC president Dana White and light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones, Thursday was a sad day for MMA fans and bettors everywhere. UFC 151 became the first cancellation in Zuffa’s 11-year history after Jones declined to give former middleweight contender Chael Sonnen a…

August 19th, 2012
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Jon “Bones” Jones (-545) – UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Profile: Jones (16-1) is fresh off a unanimous-decision victory in his third title defense against former teammate “Suga” Rashad Evans, which was seen by many as the biggest test of his young career. The 24-year-old Jones remains a freak of nature who is almost impossible to…

August 14th, 2012
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Saturday’s split decision win for Benson “Smooth” Henderson over Frankie “The Answer” Edgar was one of the biggest upsets of the entire fight card even though “Bendo” was a solid favorite to retain his lightweight championship at UFC 150. That’s because most MMA bettors  and viewers thought Henderson was far from “Smooth” in his first UFC title…

July 26th, 2012
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Die-hard MMA fanatics will not have to take a week off from betting fights in between UFC events, as the Invicta Fighting Championships will be streaming their entire second event free on Saturday from Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas at www.InvictaFC.com beginning at 6 p.m. (ET).  MMA bettors will get to watch 14 bouts…

July 9th, 2012
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Saturday’s monster UFC 148 card was a huge winner for bettors who took advantage of in-progress betting with BetDSI, taking home a profit on eight of the 10 fights in which it was offered.  MMA bettors also cashed in on big favorites Anderson Silva and Forrest Griffin in the two most hyped bouts of the evening.  Silva…

June 28th, 2012
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UFC 149: July 21, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Hector Lombard (-310) Profile: Lombard (31-2-1) will be making his UFC debut as the reigning middleweight world champion with the Bellator Fighting Championships. The 34-year-old Cuban has a fourth-degree black belt in Judo and was originally slated to make his first appearance with the organization at UFC…

June 27th, 2012
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Last Friday’s fourth UFC card on FX saw four underdogs pull off upsets in 12 fights, but perhaps the biggest surprise for those betting live in-progress was that Gray Maynard rallied back to earn a split-decision win against Clay Guida. Maynard clearly trailed early on, and his backers could get +300 MMA odds on him in Round 5 compared to -500…

June 12th, 2012
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The most recent UFC event had no competition from the NBA or NHL due to the fact that neither league scheduled playoff games last Friday.  In addition, boxing’s biggest fight was slated for Saturday and garnered most of the weekend’s sports betting headlines by ending with one of the most controversial endings in years, as…

June 6th, 2012
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UFC on FX 3 Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida Scott Jorgensen (-220) Profile: Jorgensen (13-5) is 2-1 in the UFC and will try to bounce back from a unanimous decision loss to Renan Barao at UFC 143 on February 4. The 29-year-old Boise native previously…

June 6th, 2012
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UFC on FX 3 Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida Mike Pyle (-170) Profile: Pyle (22-8-1) is 5-3 in the UFC, going 4-1 in his past five fights. His losses in the UFC have come against Rory MacDonald (first-round TKO), Jake Ellenberger (second-round TKO) and Brock…

June 6th, 2012
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UFC on FX 3 Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida Erick Silva (-140) Profile: Silva (13-2, 1 No-Contest) is looking to rebound from a disqualification loss to Carlo Prater at UFC 142 on January 14 for illegal punches to the back of the head. The 27-year-old…

June 6th, 2012
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UFC on FX 3 Friday, June 8, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX BankAtlantic Center in Sunrise, Florida Demetrious Johnson (-200) Profile: Johnson (14-2-1) is hoping to fight for the UFC’s first flyweight title after losing to Dominick Cruz for the bantamweight championship last October 1. The 25-year-old from Washington fought to a draw…

May 31st, 2012
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The 15th season of The Ultimate Fighter will come to an end on Friday, but this is only the beginning of what will likely continue to be a series featuring live fights with posted MMA odds moving forward. UFC president Dana White addressed this and other questions in a video interview on YouTube posted by MMAFighting.com earlier this week….

May 30th, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter Live (TUF 15) Finale Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada Justin Lawrence (-310) Profile: Lawrence (3-0) was the top overall pick selected by UFC bantamweight champion and coach Dominick Cruz, and he did not disappoint until the quarterfinals, where…

May 30th, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter Live (TUF 15) Finale Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada Max Holloway (-130) Profile: Holloway (4-1) is the youngest UFC fighter at 20 years old and will try to bounce back from a loss in his debut to Dustin…

May 30th, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter Live (TUF 15) Finale Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada Charles Oliveira (-165) Profile: Oliveira (15-2, 1 No-Contest) is looking to win two fights in a row for the first time in nearly two years. The 22-year-old Brazilian made…

May 30th, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter Live (TUF 15) Finale Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada Al Iaquinta (-220) Profile: Iaquinta (5-1-1) has been the most impressive fighter overall in this season of The Ultimate Fighter with his no-nonsense, business-like approach to earning his way…

May 30th, 2012
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The Ultimate Fighter Live (TUF 15) Finale Friday, June 1, 2012 at 9 p.m. (ET) on FX The Pearl at The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada Jake Ellenberger (-185) Profile: Ellenberger (27-5) has made his way up the list of top welterweight contenders thanks to an impressive six-fight winning streak that includes four via TKO/KO…

May 23rd, 2012
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UFC 149: July 21, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada Mauricio Rua (-250) Profile: “Shogun” Rua (20-6) has suffered half of his losses in his last five fights, with two of the three coming with the UFC light heavyweight title on the line.  The 30-year-old Brazilian lost to former champion Machida via unanimous decision at UFC 104…

May 23rd, 2012
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StrikeForce: July 14, 2012 Portland, Oregon (Vacant Welterweight Title) Nate Marquardt (-125) Profile: Marquardt (34-10-2) obviously has a lot more experience than Tyron Woodley if you compare their records.  However, the 33-year-old also could be headed toward the downside of his career after being released by the UFC for not receiving medical clearance to fight…

May 23rd, 2012
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StrikeForce: July 14, 2012 Portland, Oregon (Middleweight Title)  Luke Rockhold (-285) – Middleweight Champion Profile: Rockhold (9-1) is riding an eight-fight winning streak since losing to Tony Rubalcava by TKO during his second Melee on the Mountain event back in 2007.  All eight wins have been in Strikeforce, including a first-round TKO of former UFC…

May 23rd, 2012
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UFC 148: July 7, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada (Interim Bantamweight Title) Urijah Faber (-115) Profile: Faber (26-5) has gone 2-1 in the UFC since transitioning over from the WEC, and his only loss during that stretch came to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz  in their title match at UFC 132 last July 2.  The 33-year-old from…

May 21st, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Heavyweight Title Fight Junior dos Santos (-515) – Heavyweight Champion Profile: Dos Santos (14-1) has just one blemish on his career record, but that occurred nearly five years ago in Brazil’s Mo Team League against a fighter he had previously beaten in Joaquim Ferreira.  The 27-year-old UFC…

May 21st, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Cain Velasquez (-400) Profile: Velasquez (9-1) is coming off his first career loss to Junior dos Santos in his first title defense as UFC heavyweight champion at the first UFC on FOX event last November 12.  The 29-year-old former All-American college wrestler at Arizona State was stunned…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Lavar Johnson (-125) Profile: Johnson (17-5) will be fighting for the third time in four months, replacing the injured Mark Hunt (knee) on just 10 days notice.  He has rebounded nicely from losing his last two bouts in Strikeforce, earning Knockout of the Night honors in his…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Roy Nelson (-200) Profile: Nelson (17-7) has dropped three of his last four fights after starting his UFC career with a 2-0 mark, including a victory in The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale against Brendan Schaub.  However, all three of Nelson’s losses came against top-level talent in the…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Stipe Miocic (-165) Profile: Miocic (8-0) has been impressive in his first two UFC bouts, defeating Phil De Fries by first-round knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 1 on February 15 and Joey Beltran via unanimous decision at UFC 136 last October 8 in his debut.  The…

May 20th, 2012
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Mixed Martial Arts is what boxing used to be, an intriguing sport featuring individuals fighting each other for prize money and rewarding bettors who back them.  While MMA is certainly not horse racing, where wagering is not only accepted but promoted, its biggest organization – the UFC – is run by the Fertitta family who also…

May 15th, 2012
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MMAOB Mixed Martial Arts Fighter Rankings as of February 15th, 2017. Pound-for-Pound 1. Demetrious Johnson 2. Jon Jones 3. Conor McGregor 4. TJ Dillashaw 5. Khabib Nurmagomedov 6. Daniel Cormier 7. Jose Aldo 8. Stipe Miocic 9. Joanna Jedrzedczyk 10. Max Holloway 11. Cody Garbrandt 12. Tyron Woodley 13. Tony Ferguson 14. Yoel Romero 15. Amanda Nunes Heavyweight  1. Stipe Miocic 2….

May 14th, 2012
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Six main card bouts will be televised live for UFC on FUEL TV 3 starting at 8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.  However, there are also six preliminary fights that will be streamed live on Facebook.com from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, beginning at 5 p.m. The main card is headlined by Chan Sung Jung…

May 14th, 2012
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Chan Sung Jung (+285) Profile: Sung Jung (12-3) is not easily rattled and fights through big shots from his opponents, which is why his nickname is “The Korean Zombie.”  His seven-second knockout of Mark Hominick at UFC 140 last December 10 earned him worldwide praise, especially back home in his native South Korea.  Before earning…

May 14th, 2012
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Jorge Lopez (+160) Profile: Lopez (11-2) suffered a loss to Justin Edwards via unanimous decision in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger last September 17.  Prior to that setback, the 23-year-old Lopez had won 10 bouts in a row, although none of them came against notable opponents.  Among the different events…

May 14th, 2012
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Jeremy Stephens (+210) Profile: Stephens (20-7) has fought nearly half of his pro MMA career in the UFC, going 7-6 in 13 bouts.  His last fight came against Anthony Pettis at UFC 136 and resulted in a split decision loss on October 8, 2011.  The 25-year-old has a lot of good experience for being so…

May 14th, 2012
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Jeff Hougland (+265) Profile: Hougland (10-4) does not have much experience in the UFC but won his debut at UFC 132 when he earned a unanimous decision victory against Donny Walker at UFC 132 last July 2.  The 33-year-old lost four of his first five pro MMA fights, including a second-round TKO at the hands…

May 14th, 2012
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Igor Pokrajac (+125) Profile: Pokrajac (24-8) is 3-3 in the UFC and coming off consecutive wins over Krzysztof Soszynski via first-round KO/TKO.  The 33-year-old Croatian is a training partner of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and went 21-5 over six years fighting mainly in his home country.  Pokrajac made his UFC debut against Vladimir Matyushenko at…

May 14th, 2012
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Jason MacDonald (+135) Profile: MacDonald (26-15) is 1-4 in his last five UFC bouts, and this could be his last fight in the organization if he loses to Lawlor.  The 36-year-old Canadian is 6-7 in the UFC overall and coming off a loss to Alan Belcher via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs….

May 11th, 2012
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UFC on FOX 4: August 4, 2012 Los Angeles, California Brian Stann (-110) Profile: Stann (12-4) is 6-3 in the UFC and coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara on April 14 at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Sweden. In fact, his most recent victory made headlines because he backed off Sakara…

May 11th, 2012
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UFC 149: July 21, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Featherweight Title) Erik Koch (+285) Profile: Koch (13-1) is 2-0 in the UFC and previously competed in the WEC like his opponent Aldo.  The lone loss of his career came against Chad Mendes at WEC 47 via unanimous decision, and he has since won four straight, including…

May 11th, 2012
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UFC on FUEL TV 4: July 11, 2012 San Jose, California Mark Munoz (-105) Profile: Munoz (12-2) is 7-1 in his last eight fights and 7-2 in the UFC, with his only loss as a middleweight during that stretch coming to Yushin Okami at UFC on Versus 2 on August 1, 2010. His other loss…

May 9th, 2012
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The Bellator Fighting Championships Season Six Featherweight Tournament championship will be on the line Friday night at Bellator 68 when Marlon Sandro takes on Daniel Straus in the Final. Four bouts will be on the main card overall, including a Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal matchup between Travis Marx and Marco Galvao. The main card action will…

May 7th, 2012
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Please note: These closing numbers are provided by one of the sportsbooks we supply lines to, and we will keep their identity private.  These numbers are intended to show you what is going on behind the scenes in the sports betting industry. Most MMA bettors cashed winning tickets on the two biggest fights of the…

May 2nd, 2012
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Bellator 67 Betting Preview: Chandler Battles Gono in Non-Title Lightweight Bout A lightweight non-title feature fight and a Season Six Welterweight Tournament Semifinal bout highlight Friday’s Bellator 67 card from the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.  Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former UFC fighter Akihiro Gono in the headliner of the main card, which…