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April 20th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Post-fight Press Conference following the event. Official UFC on ESPN+ 7 Results: Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik — Overeem def. Oleinik by TKO (knees and elbow) at 4:45 of Round One Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan — Makhachev def. Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (30-27 x3, 29-28) Marcelo Golm vs. Sergei Pavlovich…

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April 20th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 7 took place Saturday, April 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The card was headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Alexey Oleinik and Alistair Overeem. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Alistair Overeem focused on landing knees up in…

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April 20th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com’s picks contest has returned for 2019 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 11 events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brad Taschuk now has sole possession of first…

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April 19th, 2019
Reed Kuhn

Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn (@Fightnomics) organizes the Fightmetric data of all fights for each UFC event. When there is enough data on both fighters, he’s able to create an “Uber Tale of the Tape,” which showcases what he feels highlights some of the most important match-up data in a fight. Data includes fighter age, knockdowns,…

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April 19th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Oddscast. Our UFC on ESPN+ 7 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week…

April 19th, 2019
NickKalikas

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Ceremonial Weigh-in Video Replay that took place on Friday, April 19th. Official UFC on ESPN+ 7 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET) Alistair Overeem (245) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (237) Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (155) Marcelo Golm (250) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254) Devin Clark…

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April 19th, 2019
Kyle Marley

If you are just starting out in DFS MMA here are some common terms and their meanings that you will hear every week along with the general rules of MMA DFS: GPP = Guaranteed Prize Pool (aka tournaments where the top ~25% of the field get paid) Cash Games = H2Hs, 50/50s, Double-Ups Stacking =…

April 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they are listed below. Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152 Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to clash at UFC Fight…

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April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a deeper look at the main event of UFC Fight Night 149, a five-round heavyweight bout between veterans Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik. Alistair Overeem (-260) Overeem (44-17, 1 NC) is the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and is 9-6 overall in the UFC. The 38-year-old Dutchman is one of…

April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads north of the border for UFC Fight Night 150, taking place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There have been several updates to the card, and the new bouts are listed below. Sarah Moras vs. Macy Chiasson, UFC Fight Night 150 Women’s bantamweights Sarah Moras and Macy Chiasson are…

April 17th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards, and they are listed below along with my initial thoughts on them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz 3, UFC Fight Night 151 In a trilogy fight, Charles Oliveira meets Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 151, set for May 18 at Blue…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 149 takes place April 20, 2019 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 149 Opening Odds Alistair Overeem -245 Aleksei Oleinik +175 Islam Makhachev -475 Arman Tsarukyan +325 Sergei Pavlovich -300…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced a number of new bouts over the last few weeks for its upcoming pay-per-view cards this summer. Below are my thoughts on these new matchups. Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto, UFC 237 Due to an injury to Jessica Rose Clark, Talita Bernardo will now meet UFC newcomer Melissa Gatto in a…

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April 15th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC 236 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Khalid Taha by Knockout (+875) In the televised opener, Khalid…

April 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

As always, UFC president Dana White took the media’s questions following UFC 236. Below are some of the takeaways from the post-fight press conference following one of the most spectacular events of the year. The UFC decided to go with two “Fight of the Night” awards and not award any “Performance of the Night” bonuses….

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April 14th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC 236 took place Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The card was headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between featherweight champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won In what was the best MMA bout of…

April 14th, 2019
NickKalikas

Watch the UFC 236 Post-fight Press Conference LIVE following the event. Official UFC 236 Results: Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (49-46, 49–46, 49-46) – Win’s Interim Lightweight Title Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) – Win’s Interim Middleweight Title Khalil Rountree def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision…

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April 13th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 236 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles and interviews we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (Saturday, April 13, 2019) in Atlanta, Georgia. Two interim titles are on the line in the middleweight and lightweight…

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April 13th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com’s picks contest has returned for 2019 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 10 events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brad Taschuk now has sole possession of first…

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April 13th, 2019
Reed Kuhn

Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn (@Fightnomics) organizes the Fightmetric data of all fights for each UFC event. When there is enough data on both fighters, he’s able to create an “Uber Tale of the Tape,” which showcases what he feels highlights some of the most important match-up data in a fight. Data includes fighter age, knockdowns,…

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April 12th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Oddscast. Our UFC 236 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week right here…

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April 12th, 2019
Kyle Marley

If you are just starting out in DFS MMA here are some common terms and their meanings that you will hear every week along with the general rules of MMA DFS: GPP = Guaranteed Prize Pool (aka tournaments where the top ~25% of the field get paid) Cash Games = H2Hs, 50/50s, Double-Ups Stacking =…

April 12th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier 2 Ceremonial Weigh-in Video Friday, April 12th. Official UFC 236 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Max Holloway (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (154.5) – UFC Interim Lightweight Title Kelvin Gastelum (184) vs. Israel Adesanya (183) – UFC Interim Middleweight Title Eryk Anders (205) vs. Khalil Rountree…

April 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card recently had a number of bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are below. Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151 An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions…

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April 11th, 2019
Chris White

Israel Adesanya vs. Kelvin Gastelum This is such a fantastic fight between two middleweights in their prime. Gastelum will be the best fighter Adesanya has fought so far in his young MMA career. I’m feeling forced to side with Adesanya due to his striking, countering, and speed on the feet. I think Gastelum will keep…

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April 11th, 2019
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 ahead to the main event of UFC 236 as featherweight champion Max Holloway takes on Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight title. Max Holloway (Record: 20-3, -204 Favorite, Power…

April 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads to Target Center at Minneapolis, Minnesota on June 29 for ESPN 4. It’s been previously announced that the headliner will be a five-round welterweight rematch between former champions Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler, and now we know four of the other fights on the card, including a title eliminator in the flyweight…

April 11th, 2019
Shaun Peterson

The UFC and the MMA Analysis were off last week, but of course it’s never a dull moment in the MMA world. TJ Dillashaw getting a 2 year suspension for EPO, the video surfaced of McGregor smashing a guys phone, and then BJ Penn got a restraining order put on him by the mother of…

April 10th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been suspended for two years by USADA after testing positive for EPO before his UFC Fight Night 143 bout back in January against Henry Cejudo. USADA announced the ruling and ESPN had the full report on it, noting that Dillashaw did not contest the ruling and has accepted…

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April 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 236 takes place Saturday, April 13 at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC 236 Opening Odds Max Holloway -230 Dustin Poirier +170 Israel Adesanya -185 Kelvin Gastelum +155 Eryk Anders -165 Khalil Rountree +125 Alan Jouban…

April 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the card recently had a number of new bouts added to the card. Below are my initial thoughts on them. Aljamain Sterling vs. Pedro Munhoz, UFC 238 Top bantamweight contenders Aljamain Sterling and Pedro Munhoz are set to meet at UFC 238….

April 8th, 2019
Mikes MMA Picks

Beyond The Odds series shines a spotlight on the intangibles of 3 fighters for each UFC card. Here are three of the more intriguing fighters competing at UFC 236 this Saturday evening in Atlanta, Georgia. Kelvin Gastelum Kelvin Gastelum has come a long way from being the last fighter picked by Chael Sonnen on season…

April 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Last week, we heard the unfortunate news that Yoel Romero was out of his UFC on ESPN 3 main event middleweight rematch with Ronaldo Souza, who himself was a replacement for Paulo Costa. At that point, it was unclear who the UFC matchmakers would be able to call up on short notice. Well, the matchmakers…

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April 6th, 2019
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2019 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) has now reached the spring season as we are now a quarter of the way into the year. Here’s the first look at the top 20 leaderboard: SurvivingBKelly has moved up to first place in the competition by consistently strong performances throughout the competition. He has 95.85…

April 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Ft. Lauderdale is set to take place April 27 at BB&T Center, and the main event was expected to be a five-round middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Unfortunately, Romero has pulled out with injury and the UFC is scrambling to find a new opponent for Souza. A few other bouts…

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April 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Injuries have led to the shuffling of the main event of the UFC’s upcoming card in Russia, and my initial thoughts on the new headliner are below. Alistair Overeem vs. Alexey Oleynik, UFC Fight Night 149 The main event of UFC Fight Night 149 will be a five-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexey…

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April 3rd, 2019
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release (or choose to sign elsewhere) from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In…

April 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The official press conference was recently held for UFC 237, which takes place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The main event of the card was officially announced to be UFC women’s strawweight champion vs. Jessica Andrade, with a pair of co-main events featuring Jared Cannonier vs. Anderson Silva at middleweight and…

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April 2nd, 2019
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of March. Unified MMA 36: Mayhem (Enoch, Alberta) – Mar. 1  Teddy…

April 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

There’s a big free-agent heavyweight signing to report on, and also the news that a former top-ranked heavyweight has been suspended for life. Below are my thoughts on both in today’s MMA odds and ends. Josh Barnett Signs With Bellator Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett announced on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN MMA Show that he…

April 1st, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN 2 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com Mark de la Rosa vs. Alex Perez De la Rosa: He struggled in the move up to bantamweight….

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April 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC recently announced the first batch of bouts for the upcoming UFC 239 blockbuster card that takes place July 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In last week’s MMA Odds and Ends, I gave my initial thoughts on the two title fights at the top of the bill featuring Jon Jones vs….

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March 31st, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN 2 took place Saturday, March 30, 2019 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The card was headlined by a lightweight slugfest between Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Jack Hermansson secured an early takedown and converted into a…

March 30th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC Philadelphia: Justin Gaethje – “You Have To Believe In Yourself” UFC Philadelphia: Justin Gaethje Octagon Interview Official UFC on ESPN 2 Results: Justin Gaethje def. Edson Barboza via KO (punch) – Round 1, 2:30 Jack Hermansson def. David Branch via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 0:49 Josh Emmett def. Michael Johnson via KO…

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March 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

ONE Championship 92: A New Era takes place Sunday, March 31 at the Ryōgoku Kokugikan in Tokyo, Japan. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the main card, and here they are. ONE Championship 92 Opening Odds Demetrious Johnson -1200 Yuya Wakamatsu +600 Eddie Alvarez -900 Timofey Nastyukhin +500 Bibiano Fernandes -120…

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March 30th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com’s picks contest has returned for 2019 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After eight events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk are in first…

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March 30th, 2019
Reed Kuhn

Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn (@Fightnomics) organizes the Fightmetric data of all fights for each UFC event. When there is enough data on both fighters, he’s able to create an “Uber Tale of the Tape,” which showcases what he feels highlights some of the most important match-up data in a fight. Data includes fighter age, knockdowns,…

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March 29th, 2019
Kyle Marley

If you are just starting out in DFS MMA here are some common terms and their meanings that you will hear every week along with the general rules of MMA DFS: GPP = Guaranteed Prize Pool (aka tournaments where the top ~25% of the field get paid) Cash Games = H2Hs, 50/50s, Double-Ups Stacking =…

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March 29th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Oddscast. Our UFC on ESPN 2 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week…

March 29th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Edson Barboza and Justin Gaethje as well as the rest of the Fight Night Philadelphia card faced off after weighing in on Friday morning. UFC on ESPN 2 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET) Edson Barboza (155.5) vs. Justin Gaethje (155.5) David Branch (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185) Josh Emmett (145.75) vs. Michael…

March 29th, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 63 takes place at Bell County Expo Center in Belton, Texas on Friday (Mar. 29, 2019) at 10pm ET live on AXS TV. The main event features a welterweight matchup between former LFA champion Derrick Krantz against Justin Patterson Krantz (23-10) has won six of his last seven fights with his lone loss coming…