Rumors

February 6th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Heading into 2019, we all figured there was a good chance the UFC flyweight division was on its last legs. But when Henry Cejudo knocked out TJ Dillashaw in the first round of their bout at UFC Fight Night 143, we thought there was a chance the division could be saved, especially since the UFC…

December 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed The UFC 223 bus incident is not in the rear-view mirror just yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was injured in the dolly-throwing incident back at UFC 223, and now we have details of the lawsuit. TMZ was the first…

March 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC welterweight division continues to add new high-profile matchups. Just a few days after Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington was targeted for an interim title fight at UFC 224, two more great matchups have been booked. Here are my thoughts on those two new main events, as well as some other bouts recently…

March 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

There are a few new fight rumors to report on in today’s MMA odds and ends, including an interim title fight that’s sure to excite fans. Here are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Colby Covington, UFC 224 According to a report by BJPenn.com, UFC 224 is about…

February 20th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Usman calls out Covington Welterweight top contender Kamaru Usman posted on Twitter yesterday asking for a fight against fellow top contender Colby Covington. Both Usman and Covington come from elite wrestling backgrounds and have exploded up the rankings in the UFC welterweight division. Both fighters have also had problems getting opponents to accept fights against…

February 13th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Liddell coming out of retirement? Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck Liddell recently told TMZ Sports that he was training and staying ready in case a fight materializes. Liddell retired following a knockout loss to Rich Franklin at UFC 114 in 2010, his third consecutive knockout defeat. He was given a job with UFC management,…

February 12th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Nunes vs Pennington at UFC 224 The Brazilian site Combate is reporting that a women’s 135 pound title bout is in the works between champion Amanda Nunes and challenger Raquel Pennington for UFC 224 on May 12 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Nunes (15-4) won the title from Miesha Tate at UFC 200 then defended…

January 30th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Velasquez hopes to return at UFC 226 During an appearance on the MMA Hour Monday, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez discussed his health and stated he’d like to return at UFC 226, the event his teammate Daniel Cormier is headlining in a champion vs champion bout against Stipe Miocic. Velasquez has not fought since…

January 24th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Chad Mendes hints at Octagon return Former three-time featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes posted a picture of himself inside the Octagon yesterday on his Instagram account with a simple message, “Tick tock.” Mendes tested positive for a growth hormone release stimulator back in June of 2016 and accepted a mandatory two-year suspension from USADA. He’s eligible…

December 8th, 2017
James Lynch

Ariel Helwani reports that Robert Whittaker will face Luke Rockhold at FC 221 on Feb. 10 in Perth, Western Australia. With champion Georges St-Pierre not returning for the middleweight division per TSN, this will be for the 185-pound title.  Whittaker (19-4) headsi into his first title defence off an eight fight win streak, including a unanimous…

August 20th, 2017
Gabe Killian

In this article at MMAOddsBreaker.com, lead writer and betting expert Gabe Killian highlights and comments on current headlines in the world of mixed martial arts as of August 20, 2017. 12-fight UFC veteran Sam Sicilia latest to sign multi-fight Bellator contract Good on him! Dropping a unanimous decision to promotional newcomer Gavin Tucker at UFC…

August 15th, 2017
Gabe Killian

“Ask Cousin Gabe” is an article at MMAOddsBreaker.com where I answer questions from readers. If you would like to ask me a question, regarding wagering, any upcoming fight cards, or MMA in general, please email it to [email protected] and make sure to include your name and location. ”Thinking about going all in an Ngannou. What…

August 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Anaheim, CA for the seventh time in promotional history last Saturday (July 29, 2017) with UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones II. It was an entertaining night of action that saw half the bouts end inside the distance, and with the scraps now in our rear view, let’s take…

August 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Anaheim, CA for the seventh time in promotional history last Saturday (July 29, 2017) with UFC 214: Cormier vs. Jones II. It was an entertaining night of action that saw half the bouts end inside the distance, and with the scraps now in our rear view, let’s take a…

July 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Las Vegas, NV this past Saturday night (July 8, 2017) with UFC 213: Romero vs. Whittaker. It was an exciting night of scraps that saw five of 11 bouts end inside the distance. and with the action now in our rear view, let’s take a look at…

June 29th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live from Oklahoma City, OK for the third time in promotional history last Sunday (July 25, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 112: Chiesa vs. Lee. It was a solid night of scraps that saw five of 13 bouts end inside the distance, and with action now in our rear view, let’s…

June 20th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps that saw six of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with that action now in our rear view, let’s take…

June 20th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Singapore for the second time in promotional history last Saturday (June 17, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 111: Holm vs. Correia. It was an entertaining night of scraps that saw six of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with that action now in our rear view, let’s take…

June 10th, 2017
Gabe Killian

“Ask Cousin Gabe” is an article at MMAOddsBreaker.com where I answer questions from readers. If you would like to ask me a question, regarding wagering, any upcoming fight cards, or MMA in general, please email it to [email protected] and make sure to include your name and location. In this edition, I cover UFC Fight Night 110 in Auckland,…

June 7th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for the eight time in promotional history last Saturday (June 3, 2017) with UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway. It was a solid night of scraps that saw nine of 12 bouts end inside the distance, and with the fights now in our rear view, let’s take…

May 30th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Stockholm, Sweden for the fifth time in promotional history last Sunday (May 28, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 109: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira. It was a solid night of fights that saw six of 12 bouts end by finish, and with the scraps now in our rear view, let’s take a…

May 17th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Dallas, TX for the fifth time in promotional history last Saturday (May 13, 2017) with UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos II. It was a solid night of scraps that saw six of 12 bouts end by finish, with one fight resulting in a No-Contest and five seeing the…

May 3rd, 2017
Brad Wharton

The greatest of all-time… It’s a subjective accolade, but poll any group of MMA fans from any era and the vast majority will offer up either Georges St Pierre or Anderson Silva as MMA’s theoretical “man to beat.” In late 2016, news of the French-Canadian’s return fueled whispers of UFC president Dana White’s “one that got…

April 23rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

I sat down with New Jersey-based, Mark Henry-trained Dagestani featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov in Buffalo, NY a couple weeks ago. “The One” owns a 12-1 pro MMA record and enjoys an eight-fight winning streak. He is the ACB featherweight champion and is currently in negotiations with the UFC, hoping to make his Octagon debut as early…

April 19th, 2017
James Lynch

Cyborg’ Justino says she’s fighting Germaine de Randamie at UFC 214 Cristiane Justino announced on Instagram Tuesday that she will face UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie at UFC 214 in July. UFC officials have not confirmed the matchup. July 29th I will be making my first @ufc fight in the USA!! I am…

January 3rd, 2017
Matty

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…

July 31st, 2016
Gabe Killian

In an interview with MMA OddsBreaker’s James Lynch, UFC welterweight Bojan Velickovic revealed that his training partner, former RFA welterweight champion Brandon “Ruckus” Thatch has been booked to take on Brazil’s Erick Silva. There’s no official date and location for the fight booking, and the bout hasn’t been officially announced, but Velickovic did say that…

March 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Nate Diaz shocked the mixed martial arts world earlier this month 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 lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos on 11 days’ notice. Prior to the loss, McGregor had taken the UFC by…

December 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Kelvin Gastelum injured and out of UFC 195 Kelvin Gastelum is out of his UFC 195 with an undisclosed injury per UFC officials on Wednesday. The TUF 17 winner was slated to take on Kyle Noke in a welterweight bout. Instead Alex Morono (11-3) will be making his UFC debut and replacing Gastelum against Noke. Morono has won…

December 17th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 82 rumored for Jessica Eye vs. Bethe Correia, Sam Alvey vs. Daniel Sarafian  Globo reports that Jessica Eye finally got her wish in competing on the UFC’s card in Pittsburgh. Eye  (11-4) is coming off back to back losses to Miesha Tate and Julianna Pena and will be looking to avoid three straight…

December 2nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

It’s been the talk at office water coolers for weeks now that the main event for March’s UFC 197 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil could be a rematch between Brazilian middleweights Anderson “The Spider” Silva and “The Phenom” Vitor Belfort. Their first bout took place at UFC 126 nearly five years ago, where Silva succesfully…

June 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The former bantamweight champion could be returning to the cage this summer for the first time in nearly three years. It was reported this week on UFC Tonight that Dominick Cruz, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is targeting a return to the Octagon at UFC 177, which is set to take place August 30 in…

April 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

A matchup between two of the top-10 light heavyweights in the world is rumored to take place at UFC 175. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Daniel Cormier is likely to face legend Dan Henderson at UFC 175 this July in Las Vegas. Previously, Cormier had been linked to a fight against Rafael Feijao, but…

May 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White today revealed to reporters that a middleweight bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Yushin Okami is being targeted for a future event. The fight is intriguing in some ways, but it could turn out to be a huge stinker if Okami’s game plan is to push Souza…

May 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There’s a heavyweight fight rumored for this summer, and it’s a big one. According to MMAjunkie.com, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is expected to return to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored opponent is none other than heavyweight banger Travis Browne,…

May 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Veteran MMA journalist Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer recently released the rumored list of female bantamweight fighters that are set to appear on season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which is being filmed in the next few weeks and which will air this fall. Here are the rumored fighters: Marcia Allen Shayna Baszler Revelina Berto…

April 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

With a cut above Alexander Gustafsson‘s eyebrow putting the main event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into question, it appears as though a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can’t go on. Wanderlei Silva, who defeated Brian Stann…