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January 22nd, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin recap the UFC on ESPN+1 card and answer all of your MMA questions.  Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything…

January 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

We just saw the UFC men’s flyweight title defended by Henry Cejudo with his TKO win over TJ Dillashaw over this past weekend at UFC on ESPN+ 1, and now it loooks like the women’s flyweight title is going to be defended soon, as well. According to UFC president Dana White, who spoke to reporters…

January 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Rustam Khabilov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira, UFC Fight Night 145 A pair of lightweights meet at UFC Fight Night 145 when Rustam Khabilov fights Carlos Diego Ferreira. The card takes place February 23 at…

January 20th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

UFC on ESPN+ 1 took place Saturday, January 19, 2019 in Brookyln, New York. The card was headlined by flyweight champion Henry Cejudo defending his title against bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Gregor Gillespie only absorbed one punch…

January 19th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

New Year, new contest! MMAOddsBreaker.com’s staff picks have 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. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve returned three new staff member to the our special picks…

January 19th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

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,…

January 19th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Dana White Contender Series Winner Alonzo Menifield as he makes his UFC debut against fellow debutant Vinicius Moreira at UFC on ESPN+1 in Brooklyn, New York. Alonzo Menifield Hometown: Plano, TexasAge: 31Height: 6’1”Reach: 76”Weight…

January 18th, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 57 takes place at 1STBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado on Friday (Jan. 18, 2019) at 10pm ET live on AXS TV. Two of the best featherweight prospects in North America clash in the main event as Factory-X standout Youssef Zalal faces Jose Mariscal. Zalal (6-0) gets a quick turnaround as he made short work…

January 18th, 2019
Nick Kalikas

The first UFC card for 2019 seems to have plenty of good betting opportunities. One of the fights that caught my eye was a welterweight showdown between Geoff Neal and Belal Muhammad. Geoff Neal Fighting out of Fortis MMA, a team on the rise at the moment, Geoff Neal has looked excellent in his two…

January 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC London is set with its main and co-main event. The card takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England, and my thoughts on the two new high-profile bouts added to the card are below. Darren Till vs. Jorge Masvidal, UFC Fight Night 147 An exciting welterweight matchup between Darren Till and…

January 17th, 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 first ever UFC main event on ESPN+ as bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw drops down to flyweight to take on champion Henry Cejudo in an attempt to…

January 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of high-profile bouts in the UFC lightweight and heavyweight divisions have been added to upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my initial thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Justin Gaethje vs. Edson Barboza, UFC Fight Night 148 An exciting lightweight bout between strikers Justin Gaethje and Edson Barboza…

January 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple of exciting welterweight bouts were revealed for upcoming March fight cards, and I’ll give my initial thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Curtis Millender vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos, UFC Fight Night 146 Surging welterweights Curtis Millender and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos will meet at UFC Fight Night…

January 16th, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin answer any of your MMA questions for the next hour.  Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during…

January 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of upcoming fight cards have received updates to them, and I’ll give my thoughts on the new bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Chance Rencountre vs. Kyle Stewart, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC Fight Night 143) We hopefully have the last fight card update for the UFC on ESPN+ 1 card this…

January 14th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former KSW Strawweight Champion Ariane Lipski as she makes her UFC debut against veteran Scottish fighter Joanne Calderwood at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn, New York. Ariane “The Violence Queen” Lipski Hometown: Curitiba,…

January 14th, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin preview UFC on ESPN+1 card and answer all of your MMA questions.  Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your…

January 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have been very busy less than two weeks into 2019. The UFC continued its recent run of fight reveals over the weekend, and the new bouts are listed below along with my first thoughts on them. Glover Teixeira vs. Karl Roberson, UFC on ESPN+ 1 (UFC FN 144)…

January 13th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former NFL Pro Bowler Greg Hardy as he makes his much anticipated UFC debut against Allen Crowder striker at UFC on ESPN+ 1 in Brooklyn, New York. Greg Hardy Hometown: Millington, TennesseeAge: 30Height: 6’5”Reach:…

January 12th, 2019
Nick Kalikas

A UFC light heavyweight title bout was announced earlier today between champion Jon Jones and challenger Anthony Smith. Jones (23-1, 1 no contest) returned from suspension last week to earn an impressive third round TKO victory over rival Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 in a rematch. Jones is widely considered the greatest pound-for-pound fighter in…

January 11th, 2019
Nick Kalikas

UFC Fight Night 143 (also known as UFC on ESPN+ 1) takes place Saturday, January 19 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 143 Opening Odds TJ Dillashaw -175Henry Cejudo +135 Greg Hardy -245Allen Crowder +175…

January 10th, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin answer your questions for the next hour. Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during your visit. Watch…

January 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC is returning to “The City of Brotherly Love” and a couple of fights have already been announced for the event. Those fights, plus a couple other newly-revealed UFC bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Polyana Viana vs. Hannah Cifer, UFC 235 Strawweights Polyana Viana and Hannah Cifers will meet at UFC 235,…

January 9th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce a number of new bouts for its upcoming cards. Here are the new matchups, along with my initial thoughts on them. David Teymur vs. Charles Oliveira, UFC Fight Night 144 Lightweights David Teymur and Charles Oliveira will fight at UFC Fight Night 144, taking place February 2 at Centro de Formação…

January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of UFC heavyweights have been booked for upcoming bouts, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ben Rothwell vs. Blagoy Ivanov, UFC Event in March Long-time heavvyweight contender Ben Rothwell will return to the Octagon when he takes on Blagoy Ivanov at a yet-to-be-determined UFC…

January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC women’s strawweight title will be up for grabs this spring. That, plus another big fight has been added to UFC 235 in today’s MMA odds and ends. Rose Namajunas vs. Jessica Andrade, UFC 237 The UFC women’s strawweight title will be on the line at UFC 237 when Rose Namajunas looks to defend…

January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked argubaly the top fighter in the world for a quick-turnaround bout, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, UFC 235 UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his belt on the line against Anthony Smith at UFC…

January 7th, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin hand out their awards for 2018. Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during your visit. Watch today’s…

January 6th, 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 December. Serbian Battle Championship 19 – Dec. 1 (Novi Sad, Serbia)…

January 4th, 2019
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2018 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) concluded with the final event of 2018 with UFC 232 in Los Angeles, California. Here’s the final top 20 leaderboard: Half Chub had a stranglehold on first place and finished the final event strong to win his first ever ToutMaster belt. He finished the year with 347.75…

January 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The light heavyweight division looks to have a resurgence in 2019 as yet another high-profile bout between ranked contenders will take place in the coming months. That, plus the UFC has released another fighter, and you can read my thoughts on all of the news below in today’s MMA odds and ends. Ovince Saint-Preux vs….

January 3rd, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 232 in Los Angeles, California. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Brian Kelleher vs. Montel Jackson Kelleher: He was unable to deal with the size and movement of his opponent….

January 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator has announced a couple of big fights for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas, Bellator 214 Featherweight contender Juan Archuleta has decided to drop down to bantamweight and he’ll take on top prospect Ricky Bandejas at Bellator…

January 2nd, 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 232 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Montel Jackson by Submission (+1100) The fight card’s opening fight…

January 2nd, 2019
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin will be answering your MMA questions for the next hour. Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during…

January 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

A pair of light heavyweight contenders are set to do battle at an upcoming fight card. That, plus another new UFC fight announcement in today’s edition of MMA odds and ends. Volkan Oezdemir vs. Dominick Reyes, UFC on ESPN+ 5 An intriguing light heavyweight bout between top contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Dominick Reyes will take…

January 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

First off, Happy New Year! 2019 should be a very exciting year for the sport of MMA. But before we get to the new year, we have to talk about the PFL card that went down Monday night. PFL 11: The Championship took place New Year’s Eve at Madison Square Garden in New York City,…

December 31st, 2018
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release 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 this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com,…

December 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my thoughts on them. Dennis Bermudez vs. Te Edwards, UFC on ESPN+ 1 Featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Te Edwards will meet at UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Newsday first…

December 30th, 2018
Jay Primetown

UFC 232 took place Saturday, December 29, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. The card was headlined by a title bout in the light heavyweight division as long time divisional kingpin Jon Jones was dominant once again defeating Alexander Gustafsson by third round TKO to reclaim the light heavyweight title. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI….

December 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

RIZIN 14 takes place Monday, December 31 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up full odds for the card, and here they are. RIZIN 14 Opening Odds Floyd Mayweather -260 Tenshin Nasukawa +200 Kyogi Horiguchi -160 Darrion Caldwell +120 Daron Cruickshank -300 Damien Brown +220 Jiri Prochazka -420 Brandon…

December 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

PFL 11: Championship takes place Monday, December 31 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened the odds for the card, and here they are. PFL 11: Championship Opening Odds Ray Cooper III -150 Magomed Magomedkerimov +110 Vinny Magalhaes -385 Sean O’Connell +265 Lance Palmer -475 Steven Siler…

December 30th, 2018
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin are back to recap UFC 232.  Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during your visit. Watch today’s…

December 29th, 2018
Staff

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 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 38 events thus far, we’ve had quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

December 29th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

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,…

December 29th, 2018
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…

December 29th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at two-time Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series fight winner Bevon Lewis as he makes his UFC debut against veteran striker Uriah Hall at UFC 232 in Los Angeles, California. Bevon “The Extraordinary Gentleman” Lewis…

December 28th, 2018
Chris White

Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi In what should be a great, back-n-forth light heavyweight fight I think Corey Anderson has all the edges to win this fight. With the exception of size Anderson should be able to outwork Latifi with pressure and wrestling to secure the decision win. I won’t rule out Latifi to possibly…

December 28th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC held the press conference on Thursday for this weekend’s UFC 232 event in Inglewood, California, and it was one of the uglier pressers in recent memory. Both UFC president Dana White and headliner Jon Jones refused to delve too deep about Jones’ recent drug test failure, and the result was a press conference…

December 28th, 2018
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 232 as the world’s best fighter, Jonathan Dwight Jones, takes on Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of their classic title bout…

December 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

We have been waiting for news on the UFC welterweight title for weeks now, and it finally seems like we have something to go off of. UFC president Dana White commented on the current title situation at 170lbs in an interview with MMAjunkie.com, and here are my thoughts on what White said in today’s MMA…