Opening Odds

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Now that the NFL season has kicked off, with the NBA and NHL just around the corner as well, it’s time for the Octagon to embark on its annual fall world tour. Stops this year include Brasilia (September 24th), Manchester (October 8th), Manila (October 15th), Mexico City (November 5th), a two-event day on November 19th…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend here at MMAOddsBreaker.com we released the opening odds for the main card of UFC Fight Night 94. The card is headlined by a matchup between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson. A solid supporting cast is topped by a middleweight contest pitting Derek Brunson against Uriah Hall. Today, we shift gears to…

September 12th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC Fight Night 94 Date: September 17, 2016 Location: Hidalgo, Texas Venue: State Farm Arena Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Lightweight Contender Dustin Poirier One of the premier action fighters over the past several years in the UFC, it’s easy to forget that Dustin Poirier is still only 27 years old. ‘The Diamond’ has…

September 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After UFC 203 is headlined by a pair of heavyweight bouts in Cleveland, the Octagon will be heading down to Hidalgo, Texas with a card that doesn’t feature any fighters above middleweight. UFC Fight Night 94 has a very solid top two fights, and the remainder of the event could be a source of good…

September 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Those looking for a Friday night MMA fix can get more than enough to kick off their weekend, as both RFA and Titan FC have events going tonight. We previewed Titan FC 41 here (prior to some last minute changes to the card unfortunately), and now it’s time to look at RFA 43. The event…

September 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Sunday marks the first exclusively branded WWE Pay-Per-View since the company decided to revisit the brand extension concept back in July. WWE Backlash will emanate from Richmond, Virginia on the WWE Network and PPV. The short three week break between Summerslam and Backlash will be more common moving forward, as the company has expanded…

September 8th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Kickboxing promotion GLORY returns this Friday (September 9, 2016) for what has now become a near-monthly event. The show will air live from Trenton, New Jersey. Glory 33 features a heavyweight title bout, a middleweight title bout and several other high profile heavyweight fights. The heavyweight title bout features champion Rico Verhoeven against challenger Anderson Silva (the kickboxer). Silva (41-14-1)…

September 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Fight Pass will be a busy place this weekend. UFC 203 is the premiere show of the next few days, and it will host four of its twelve bouts on UFC Fight Pass. Prior to that, Cage Warriors will be putting on a card on Saturday afternoon. Before that all gets started however, Titan FC…

September 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Next weekend, the UFC heads to Cleveland, Ohio for an event that hasn’t happened in the city in a very long time. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his world title against Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 203. Miocic captured the title by heading down to Curitiba and knocking out Fabricio…

September 2nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The landscape of European MMA has transformed multiple times over the past few years. For several years, Cage Warriors was one of the best paths fighters outside of the Americas had to get to the next level. However, when that promotion went on hiatus for nearly 18 months, it left a void in the scene….

August 30th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 93 Date: September 3, 2016 Location: Hamburg, Germany Venue: Barclaycard Arena Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass Former UFC Heavyweight Champion Josh Barnett Perhaps the longest tenured top 10 fighter in MMA, Barnett has been making waves since he debuted in the UFC back in 2001. A short-lived UFC title run due to a…

August 24th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Bellator 160 is just just two days away (Friday, August 26, 2016) and it features a lightweight bout between veterans Benson Henderson and Patricio Pitbull. Henderson, a former UFC lightweight champ, is dropping back down to lightweight after a failed attempt to win the Bellator welterweight title. Pitbull, a former Bellator featherweight champ, is moving up to lightweight…

August 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s been just over a month since the UFC was last on big FOX. With the NFL just ramping up the preseason, the short turnaround and increased exposure from the casual sports fan may mean the UFC sees increased viewership for the welterweight showdown between former interim champion Carlos Condit and Demian Maia. With the…

August 19th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to AXS TV tonight (August 19, 2016) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by a veteran lightweight showcase. The event will take place in the Visalia Convention Center in Visalia, California, and lines will be offered on two of the main card bouts courtesy of MMA…

August 15th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) didn’t holding any events this weekend, so it was time to catch up on a few major fights taking place in the next few months. The biggest bout of all, the UFC 204 headliner rematch between Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson, will take place on Saturday, October 8th, in what is…

August 12th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

CES MMA 37 will air its main card live on AXS TV starting at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT tonight (August 12, 2016). The event will be held inside the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island. The event will be headlined by a bantamweight title fight between Andre Soukhamthath (10-3) and Kin Moy (8-2)….

August 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Conor McGregor show rolls into town in a week and a half (August 20, 2016) for UFC 202 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Irishman’s highly-anticipated rematch against Nate Diaz will headline the card. The odds for that bout were released this past June, and early action has come in on both sides, although with…

August 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Titan  Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to UFC Fight Pass tomorrow night (Friday, August 5, 2016) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by a veteran lightweight showcase title fight. The event will take place at the BankUnited Center in Coral Gables, Florida, and lines will be offered on several of the main card bouts courtesy…

August 2nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week here at MMAOddsBreaker, we opened the betting odds for the main card of the UFC’s first event in Salt Lake City, Fight Night 92. Today, the focus turns to the six-fight undercard which features three UFC newcomers, and a pair of the more grizzled veterans on the UFC roster. Headlining the preliminary portion…

July 30th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It seems that the consensus about UFC Fight Night 92 is the card looks pretty dreadful on paper. So naturally, MMA fans are probably in store for the card of the year when the Octagon rolls into Salt Lake City. Looking down the main card of the event, there are certainly fighters capable of delivering…

July 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, MMA fans will have four different fight cards to bet on. Obviously UFC 201 heads the slate, but World Series of Fighting and Invicta also have offerings this week. Now RFA 41 will also have it’s main event, a middleweight clash between Josh Clark and Trevin Giles, offered at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Originally the…

July 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Pass will be a busy place once again this weekend, as the digital platform will be showing UFC 201 prelims, and there is a Shooto Brazil card airing on Sunday. Kicking the whole weekend off however, is Invicta FC 18 on Friday night. In a rare occurrence for Invicta, the event doesn’t feature…

July 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Going head-to-head with the UFC isn’t necessarily the best way to draw in a big crowd, but that’s exactly what World Series of Fighting will be doing this Saturday. WSOF 32 will give fans a chance to catch a pair of title bouts in two of the promotion’s better divisions. The main event will be…

July 25th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 201 has already seen five fights altered due to injury, and while that has cut down on the depth of the event, you’d have a hard time convincing me any card headlined by Robbie Lawler isn’t worth the price of admission. Lawler will be making the third defense of his welterweight title against Tyron…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

One of the best submission grapplers in MMA returns to action after a two-year hiatus at Legacy FC 58 on Friday night. Robert Drysdale only fought once in the UFC, but failed a pair of drug tests for elevated testosterone while with the organization. The second positive result saw his victory over Keith Berish changed…

July 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Following last week’s Bellator London event, the organization returns to more familiar grounds as the Kansas Star Arena will play host to Bellator 159. While Michael Page received many of the headlines last week, this week may feature Bellator’s top fighter to keep an eye on, Darrion Caldwell. The former NCAA wrestling champion has made…

July 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hoping to ride the wave of momentum from international fight week, the UFC returns to FOX this weekend. The main event could determine the next challenger for UFC 200 main eventer Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title, as Holly Holm squares off with Valentina Shevchenko in the women’s bantamweight division. Holm will be looking to rebound from…

July 16th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend, there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the near future. UFC 201 will take place later this month on July 30th, and features the welterweight title fight between Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley. That bout already has odds released, but several excellent scraps…

July 15th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to AXS TV tonight (July 15, 2016) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by a veteran flyweight showcase. The event will take place in the Mystic Lake Casino Hotel in Prior Lake, Minnesota, and lines will be offered on two of the main card bouts courtesy…

July 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday, Bellator will be taking their show across the pond for Bellator 158 in London, England. The show will be the promotion’s second outside of North America, and first in the UK. The card features a litany of familiar names for fans of Bellator, UFC, and local UK promotions like Cage Warriors and BAMMA….

July 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a whirlwind weekend with three events in three days, UFC fans will only have three days off before the Octagon gets another workout. From the bright lights of Las Vegas to Sioux Falls, South Dakota, the change in atmosphere will be stark when bantamweights John Lineker and Michael McDonald headline UFC Fight Night 91….

July 8th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With the shocking announcement 24 hours ago that Jon Jones was out of the main event of UFC 200, the promotion has been scrambling to find a replacement. They found one in former middleweight champion and pound-for-pound legend Anderson Silva, who will return to the Octagon to battle Cormier in a non-title bout on the…

July 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The second card in the UFC’s tripleheader in July has probably gotten the least amount of press, but it is intriguing on several levels. From the best fight that can be made in women’s MMA at the moment, to the debut of a Bellator champion in the UFC, to Gray Maynard cutting off limbs to…

June 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The second weekend of July will be a massive one for the UFC. UFC 200 taking place on Saturday, July 9th alone would make it an important weekend, but the organization will be putting on three separate cards with title bouts from Thursday to Saturday. Kicking it all off on Thursday, July 7th is UFC…

June 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Tonight on AXS TV, Legacy FC bantamweight champion Manny Vazquez is set to make the first defense of the title he captured back in February. Vazquez stopped the previously undefeated Ricardo Ramos with a rear-naked choke in under two minutes to win the vacant belt at Legacy 51. His opponent, Steven Peterson will be making…

June 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the third consecutive month, Bellator will be running cards on back-to-back weeks, as the company puts on Bellator 157 this Friday. The approach seems to be reverting to something closer to the schedule the organization used to run, and could help develop a more consistent viewer base. Something else that will certainly help is…

June 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

World Series of Fighting will be going head-to-head with Bellator and RFA on a very crowded Friday night for MMA. The offering which will be on NBC Sports Network at 9pm ET features a heavyweight title bout and a number one contender’s match in the lightweight division. Heavyweight champion Blagoi Ivanov makes the second defense…

June 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After this Friday, Bellator may finally have the opportunity to move forward in their bantamweight division. The organization’s 135lb title hasn’t been defended since March 2015 because the main event of Bellator 156 has already fallen apart on two occasions. Champion Marcos Galvao is once again set to square off with his former protege Eduardo…

June 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Canada’s capital will host it’s first UFC card this weekend, as TD Place in Ottawa welcomes the Octagon for UFC Fight Night 89. Some of the best fighters North of the border will be in action on Saturday, as a pair of former Canadian title contenders sit at the top of the card. Rory MacDonald…

June 10th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

AXS TV will be back this Friday with some action from the Northeastern US. CES MMA continues their run on AXS with a card featuring a host of lightweight fights. Originally, the main event was intended to be a lightweight title bout between Ryan Sanders and defending champion Luis Felix. The two had previously fought…

June 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

MMA is giving fans the night off on Saturday this weekend, but Friday will be a busy one. Titan FC 39 will be airing on UFC Fight Pass, while CES MMA 36 takes place on AXS TV. The bigger of the two cards is certainly Titan offering, which features a good mix of established veterans…

June 6th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC 200 Date: July 89th, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: T-Mobile Arena Broadcast: Pay-Per-View The evening of UFC 199 ended up being a huge one for the promotion both inside and outside of the Octagon. Inside, Michael Bisping pulled off a shocking upset of Luke Rockhold to become the first British champion in…

June 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

No, it’s not going to be Floyd Mayweather Jr, but the highly anticipated rematch will be taking place this summer. Nate Diaz shocked the mixed martial arts world earlier this year when he handed UFC golden boy Conor McGregor his first loss inside the Octagon. Diaz had originally stepped in as an injury replacement for UFC…

June 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Today at 5Dimes Sportsbook, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened lines for a dozen upcoming UFC bouts. The earliest of the fights is on July 7th, as heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Roy Nelson square off on the Thursday leading up to UFC 200. A pair of bouts on the UFC’s blockbuster July 9th card were opened…

June 3rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to AXS TV tonight (June 3, 2016) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by a battle for the promotion’s lightweight title. The event will take place at The Hanger in Costa Mesa, California, and lines will be offered on three of the main card bouts courtesy…

May 31st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The summer run of big fights continues in the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 199. We saw a title change hands at UFC 198 when Stipe Miocic upset heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and a pair of challengers hope to replicate that feat this weekend. For challengers Michael Bisping and Urijah Faber, it would also mean…

May 25th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Event: UFC 203 Date: September 10, 2016 Location: Cleveland, Ohio Venue:  Quicken Loans Arena Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Heavyweight Champion Stipe Miocic A Golden Gloves winner and Division I wrestler, Stipe Miocic (15-2) has been around the Octagon for over five years, amassing an 9-2 record over that time span that included the the likes of Gabriel Gonzaga, Roy Nelson, Mark Hunt…

May 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC 199 Date: June 4th, 2016 Location: Inglewood, California Venue: The Forum Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (15-2) Entering the Octagon as an immediate contender, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Rockhold was matched up with Vitor Belfort for his UFC debut and he was stopped with a knockout of the year contender. An…

May 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of UFC Fight Night 88 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. A line was separately released for the bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway. Today, he released the odds for the remaining bouts on the card. Those include a showdown between top…

May 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After attempting to go head-to-head with the UFC last weekend, Bellator returns to its normal Friday night slot this week for Bellator 155. The card is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef which should provide some fireworks on the feet. Carvalho has had a somewhat surprising run to become…

May 17th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC Fight Night 88 Date: May 29th, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Bantamweight Contender Thomas Almeida (21-0) After capturing the Legacy bantamweight title — with a picture perfect liver shot combination — Almeida was signed to the UFC. In his debut, he was matched…