Opening Odds

November 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Conor McGregor set a record last weekend (November 12, 2016) at UFC 205 when he became the first man to simultaneously hold championships in multiple weight classes, winning the featherweight strap from Jose Aldo last year at UFC 194 and most recently defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt on Saturday night. So the big question…

November 17th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Laura Sanko probably has November 18th circled on her calendar. This Friday will be her opportunity to get another kiss from Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger, vomit and all. Of course, Tonya Evinger will have to get past her latest title challenger, Russian Yana Kunitskaya, before any extracurriculars occur. Evinger brings a nine-fight winning…

November 17th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

One of the longest MMA Analysis episodes in history was recorded this week, as it covers a whopping 29 fights between the two Saturday UFC cards and Bellator 165 the same day. Jay Primetown handled hosting duties, joined by New Shaun, Wes, and Brad decided to join the festivities just in time to discuss some…

November 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

During the midst of a two-event day for the UFC, Bellator will also be putting on an event this Saturday (November 19, 2016). Exactly five years to the day that Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in arguably one of the best MMA fights of all-time, the Bellator champion will face the second biggest name in…

November 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a 14-fight card takes place in Belfast on Saturday afternoon, the scene will shift to Sao Paulo, Brazil for another 13-fight offering from the UFC. That’s right, 27 UFC fights are scheduled for one day. Last week, the odds were released for the top five fights on UFC Fight Night 100, and they see Ryan…

November 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday (November 19, 2016), the UFC will begin the task of trying to follow up on UFC 205. The approach is to put two events on the same day, and hope the resulting fights can satiate the appetites of fight fans. The first of those events will take place in Belfast, Northern Ireland on…

November 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Veteran’s Day will see the penultimate Legacy Fighting Championships event, as AXS TV will show Legacy FC 62 live starting at 10pm ET. On a weekend where everything is (rightly) focused on a massive and monumental UFC event, Legacy’s offering may possess one thing the UFC can’t match. Rafael Lovato Jr. is the most accomplished…

November 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Cage Warriors continues to provide one of the best routes for European fighters to get to the UFC, and the promotion will continue its stellar run with a live event this Saturday (November 12, 2016) from the BT Sport Studio which features not one but two title fights. The main event will be a featherweight…

November 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

ONE FC returns tomorrow (November 11, 2016) to Singapore for a Friday card available to North American audiences at 7:00am ET, and you can bet many people will tune in before they head off to work. The reason? One of the best submission artists in the world, Shinya Aoki, will be in action as he defends…

November 9th, 2016
Matty

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 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in two years, the UFC will be running two events on the same day. A week after UFC 205, the Octagon will be present in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Along with one of Bellator’s bigger fights taking place on the same night (Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson), November…

November 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The French Riviera will play host to Glory 35 on Saturday, as Glory travels to Nice, France to have some of their bigger fighters compete. The light heavyweight title will be on the line in the main event of the eveing, as current champion Artem Vakhitov will look to unify his belt with the interim…

November 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

CES MMA 39 will air its main card live on AXS TV starting at 9 pm ET/6 pm PT tonight (November 4, 2016). The event will be held inside Plymouth Memorial Hall in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The event will be headlined by a middleweight fight between TUF veteran Chuck O’Neil (17-8) and Will Santiago (6-3). There will…

November 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, Bellator puts on one of the best fights the promotion is capable of producing, as Liam McGeary puts his light heavyweight title on the line against Phil Davis in the main event of Bellator 163. McGeary remains undefeated in 11 career bouts, scoring stoppages in all but his title win over Emanuel Newton….

October 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After one of the longer breaks of the year, the Octagon will return to Mexico City for UFC Fight Night 98. The main event is a bout that could have easily been for the UFC lightweight title just a couple of months ago. However, after former champion Rafael dos Anjos lost his belt to Eddie…

October 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) returns to AXS TV tonight (Friday, October 28, 2016) with an intriguing main card packed with prospects and is headlined by a pair of title bouts. 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…

October 27th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend (or the last two weeks), there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the near future. The most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter features flyweights coached by Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, and the two will clash in the main event of…

October 25th, 2016
Matty

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 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC on its longest hiatus since April of this year, Bellator has a chance to run an event which will have the majority of the MMA world’s focus. Bellator 162 takes place on Friday night from the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. The last time the promotion was in the Memphis area was…

October 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Cage Warriors continues to provide one of the best routes for European fighters to get to the UFC. While that’s something to hang their hat on, it can also create some problems, as evidenced by Cage Warriors 79. The card held in Newport, Wales was originally set to be headlined by middleweight champion, and Welshman,…

October 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With their RFA merger set to take effect in 2017, only three cards remain in the history of Legacy FC. The most prominent regional promotion in the Southern US has done a great job of funneling talent through to the UFC, and Legacy FC 61 should provide a couple of opportunities to continue that. In…

October 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This December, the Octagon will make its first trip to Toronto in over three years. The last three times the Air Canada Centre has hosted a UFC event, the light heavyweight title was on the line, and the same division will headline on December 10th. Jon Jones will not be the one defending the title…

October 12th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Date: December 30, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: T-Mobile Arena Broadcast: PPV After over a year away from the sport, mixed martial arts superstar Ronda Rousey will return to action this December 30 when she challenges current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the title in the main event of UFC 207. The last time we saw…

October 7th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Legacy FC 60 will air its main card live on AXS TV starting at 10 pm ET/7 pm PT tonight (October 7, 2016). The event will be held inside the Grand Casino Hinckley in Hinckley, Minnesota. The event will be headlined by a heavyweight contest between veterans Tyler East and Brian Heden as both men look to halt each other’s…

October 6th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

If more World Series of Fighting cards looked like WSOF 33, the promotion would be in a much better spot. Obviously Justin Gaethje is one of their top fighters so it helps to have him in the main event, but even without him this is worth watching. The mix of veterans and prospects is healthy…

October 5th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of UFC 204 as Michael Bisping defends his middleweight championship on his home turf against American Dan Henderson at UFC 204 in Manchester, England. Michael…

October 4th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the co-main event of UFC 204 as Top 10 middleweights Vitor Belfort and Gegard Mousasi square off in Manchester, England. Vitor Belfort (Record: 25-12, +280 Underdog, Power Ranking: B) The…

October 4th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC 204 – Bisping vs. Henderson 2 Date: October 8, 2016 Location: Manchester, England Venue: Manchester Arena Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Champion Michael Bisping After winning ‘The Ultimate Fighter 3’ as a light heavyweight, Michael Bisping led the charge for the UFC’s international expansion, particularly in the United Kingdom. Over his 10-year UFC career,…

October 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since January 2008, all the way back to UFC 80, a UFC title will be contested in England. At that point, BJ Penn and Joe Stevenson were squaring off for the vacant lightweight title. It’s safe to assume that the crowd in Manchester will be much more invested on Saturday night…

September 30th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week it was announced that Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championships (LFC), the two most prominent organizations featured on AXS TV, will be merging in 2017 to form Legacy Fighting Alliance (LFA). This news is great for the future of the developmental level of MMA in the United States, but it does…

September 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Even though UFC 205 is still six weeks away, the buzz for it is already starting to overshadow everything else the organization has going on through the month of October. Such is the power of Conor McGregor, and the UFC has been wise to cash in on him as much as possible (UFC 200 debacle…

September 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend will mark the debut of the latest promotion to join the European MMA scene, Euro FC. With the roster CEO Jarno Kukila has established, the Finland-based promotion may have already surpassed Cage MMA as the top destination for fighters in Scandinavia. MMA fans will recognize plenty of names on this 10-fight card, as…

September 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For just the second time in UFC history, the Octagon will head to Portland, Oregon. However, UFC Fight Night 96 will have a very different feel than UFC 102 did. There is no real Team Quest presence at the top of the card, and rather than being headlined by a pair of fighters past their…

September 26th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC Fight Night 96 Date: October 1, 2016 Location: Portland, Oregon Venue: Rose Garden Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Bantamweight Contender John Dodson One of the fastest fighters in MMA, John Dodson can be as infuriating to watch as he is explosive. Capable of knocking out nearly any opponent in a matter of seconds,…

September 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Well, it’s back. RIZIN returns to start their 2016 Grand Prix this Sunday with the opening round. In fairness, RIZIN doesn’t reach the weirdest limits the PRIDE did, but it’s well beyond anything else that happens in modern MMA. Kauyuki Fujita fighting in 2016? Krazy Horse? Gabi Garcia? RIZIN will definitely be the strangest card…

September 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

AXS TV returns with another MMA offering this Friday, as CES MMA 38 goes down at the Foxwoods Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut. The promotion has steadily been improving its product since being picked up by AXS, and this Friday’s main event is one of the best fights they’ve put on. Normally when two UFC veterans…

September 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Before UFC Fight Night 95 goes down in Brazil on Saturday, UFC Fight Pass will play host to Invicta FC 19 on Friday night. The card is headlined by a pair of title bouts, as Jennifer Maia puts her interim flyweight belt on the line against Roxanne Modafferi, while Ayaki Hamasaki’s atomweight title is up…

September 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon heads back down to Brazil this Saturday for just the second card in Brazil to be headlined by a female fight. Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Lina Lansberg meet at a catchweight of 140 pounds, as Cyborg continues to search for more of a direction in her UFC run. While this fight likely will be just…

September 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

After seemingly testing the waters with anyone he could find other than Stephen Thompson, Tyron Woodley will be defending his UFC welterweight title against “Wonderboy” this upcoming November. Woodley was apparently looking for “Super Fights” that could pay him the big bucks, particularly a potentially returning Georges St. Pierre, but when that fizzled he, he…

September 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the third time in 2016, Legacy FC returns to the Arena Theater in Houston, Texas. This Friday it will be for Legacy FC 59, which features a pair of Houston fighters in the top two fights. 24-year-old middleweight prospect Trevin Giles looks to move his record up to 8-0, as he takes on Ike…

September 16th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has a packed upcoming fall schedule and several key bouts need some betting odds. UFC Fight Night 95 will take place later this month on September 24th, and features a 140 pound women’s catchweight bout between Cris Justino and Lina Lansberg, top contenders Jussier Formiga, Renan Barao, and Francisco Trinaldo will also be in…

September 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Bellator 161 takes place in Cedar Park, Texas this Friday night with a four-fight main card that will air on Spike TV. The card is headlined by a heavyweight matchup between Cheick Kongo and Tony Johnson. Yes, Kongo is still headlining events in 2016. A win here for either fighter could lead to a heavyweight…

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…