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March 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

While most people were sleeping, former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor put out a tweet saying that he has retired from MMA. Below is the full quote from his tweet: “Hey guys quick announcement, I’ve decided to retire from the sport formally known as “Mixed Martial Art” today. I wish all my old…

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March 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC on ESPN 2 takes place Saturday, March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC on ESPN 2 Opening Odds Edson Barboza -135 Justin Gaethje -105 David Branch -120 Jack Hermansson -120 Karolina Kowalkiewicz -135 Michelle…

March 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Russia takes place April 20 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, and the following bouts have been added to the card. Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan, UFC Fight Night 149 Lightweight contender Islam Makhachev returns to the Octagon when he takes on UFC newcomer Arman Tsarukyan at UFC Fight Night 149. Igor Lazorin broke the news….

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March 24th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN+ 6 in Nashville, Tennessee. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Jordan Espinosa vs. Eric Shelton Espinosa: His speed translated well in this matchup as he was able to…

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March 24th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 6 took place Saturday, March 23, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. The card was headlined by a welterweight clash between Americans Anthony Pettis and Stephen Thompson. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Curtis Blaydes dominated his fight with Justin Willis taking…

March 23rd, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Anthony “Showtime” Pettis talks with Daniel Cormier about his incredible knockout victory against Stephen Thompson at Fight Night Nashville. Official UFC on ESPN+ 6 Results: Anthony Pettis def. Stephen Thompson via knockout (punch) – Round 2, 4:55 Curtis Blaydes def. Justin Willis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-25) John Makdessi def. Jesus Pinedo via unanimous…

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March 23rd, 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 23rd, 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 22nd, 2019
Kyle Marley

Big Marley’s UFC on ESPN+ 6 Breakdown 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)…

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March 22nd, 2019
Chris White

Stephen Thompson vs Anthony Pettis This fight should playout entirely on the feet as both men are most comfortable there. While Pettis does have the better ground game, I don’t expect him to attempt takedowns against the bigger fighter here. Thompson should be able to see everything Pettis comes at him with from a mile…

March 22nd, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

The stars of Fight Night Nashville including Stephen Thompson and Anthony Pettis faced off after the official weigh-in on Friday morning. UFC on ESPN+ 6 Official Weigh-in Results: ESPN+ MAIN CARD – 8PM/5PM ETPT Main Event: Stephen Thompson (170.5) vs Anthony Pettis (171) Co-Main Event: Curtis Blaydes (262) vs Justin Willis (266) John Makdessi (154.5) vs Jesus Pinedo…

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March 22nd, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 62 takes place at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas on Friday (Mar. 22, 2019) at 10pm ET live on AXS TV. With bantamweight champion Miles Johns injured, the interim 135-pound title is up for grabs in the main event as current interim flyweight champion Casey Kenney jumps up a weight class to face…

March 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two high-profile matchups have been announced for upcoming fight cards, and my initial thoughts on both are below. Kevin Lee vs. Rafael dos Anjos, UFC Fight Night 151 Kevin Lee is done with lightweight as he’ll move up to welterweight and take on former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of…

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March 22nd, 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+ 6 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…

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March 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 218 takes place Friday, March 22 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the main card, and here they are. Bellator 218 Opening Odds Emmanuel Sanchez -300 Georgi Karakhanyan +220 Valentin Moldavsky -270 Linton Vassell +190 Norbert Novenyi William Lavine Anatoly Tokov Gerald Harris…

March 21st, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s latest trip to The Great White North finally has its main event. UFC Fight Night 150 takes place Saturday, May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and my initial reactions to the headliner are below. Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 150 Lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Al…

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March 20th, 2019
Mikes MMA Picks

Beyond The Odds series shines a spotlight on the intangibles of three fighters for each UFC card. Here are three of the more intriguing fighters competing at UFC on ESPN+ 6 Saturday in Nashville. Maycee Barber Nicknamed “The Future”, this 20-year-old rising star burst onto the scene after turning pro in 2017. Maycee Barber firmly…

March 20th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Shocking news broke Wednesday morning, as UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw revealed on his Instagram that he is giving up his title after he failed a drug test following his UFC Fight Night 143 knockout loss against Henry Cejudo. The card took place January 19 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, which was the…

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March 19th, 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 on ESPN+ 5 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Mike Grundy by Knockout (+1250) In the night’s…

UFC Fight Night 148, UFC Fight Night 148 Odds, Stephen Thompson, Anthony Pettis, Curtis Blaydes, Justin Willis
March 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 148 takes place Saturday, March 23 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 148 Opening Odds Stephen Thompson -285 Sergio Pettis +205 Curtis Blaydes -245 Justin Willis +175 Alexis Davis -230 Jennifer Maia…

March 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s partnership with ESPN began in July, but the two sides clearly like the direction the relationship is headed, and have committed to big changes going forward. In addition to signing a new two-year extension that covers the UFC on ESPN deal until 2025, a monumental change in how fans watch fights was also…

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March 18th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN+ 5 in London. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Mike Grundy vs. Nad Narimani Grundy: He didn’t focus on the grappling as much as expected and surprised with…

March 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The first couple bouts have been revealed for the UFC’s upcoming cards in Rochester and Greensboro, and I’ll give my initial takes on those matchups below. Aspen Ladd vs. Sijara Eubanks, UFC Fight Night 151 Moving up from the women’s flyweight division is Sijara Eubanks, and she’ll fight Aspen Ladd at UFC Fight Night 151,…

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March 17th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 5 took place Saturday, March 16, 2019 in London, England. The card was headlined by a welterweight clash between England’s Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal from the United States. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won On the back of a…

March 16th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Till vs Masvidal Post-fight Press Conference Video following the event. Official UFC on ESPN+ 5 Results: JORGE MASVIDAL def. DARREN TILL knockout (punches) – Round 2, 3:05 Leon Edwards def. Gunnar Nelson via split decision (28-29, 29-27, 29-28) Dominick Reyes def. Volkan Oezdemir via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) Nathaniel Wood def. Jose Quinonez…

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March 16th, 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 seven events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Nick Kalikas is in first place with an…

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March 16th, 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 16th, 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+ 5 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 15th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Till vs Masvidal Ceremonial Weigh-in video Official UFC on ESPN+ 5 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 4 p.m. ET) Darren Till (171) vs. Jorge Masvidal (171) Leon Edwards (170) vs. Gunnar Nelson (170.5) Volkan Oezdemir (205) vs. Dominick Reyes (206) Jose Quinonez (135.5) vs. Nathaniel Wood (135.5) Danny Roberts (170)…

March 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon is headed back to Atlanta, Georgia for UFC 236. The card takes place April 13 at State Farm Arena, and some of the newest bouts added to the card are listed below. Alan Jouban vs. Dwight Grant, UFC 236 Welterweights Alan Jouban and Dwight Grant will meet at UFC 236. Zack Klein of…

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March 15th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Titan FC 53 takes place at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida tonight (Friday, March 15, 2019) at 8 p.m. (ET) live on UFC Fight Pass. The flyweight title is on the line in the main event as Gustavo Balart battles Juan Puerta in a rematch. Puerta (16-6)  has won six consecutive bouts, most…

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March 15th, 2019
Shaun Peterson

The MMA Analysis is back after a fairly mediocre UFC card last week, but an eventful week out of the cage with Conor and Tony Ferguson getting into trouble. The guys went over last weekends card which included Wes trying his best to give props to Derrick Lewis, but we know how that ended. After…

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March 14th, 2019
Pig Lord

For as long as it lasts, Saparbek Safarov and Nicolae Negumereanu are going to put on a blistering show for the fans. In a fight that’s likely to be a sloppy and ridiculous, there is a high chance one of these two light heavyweights gets finished. Here are my thoughts on the bout from a…

March 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC is headed back to the City of Brotherly Love later this month, and a couple fights have been added on short notice. UFC on ESPN 2 takes place March 30 at Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and my initial thoughts on these new bouts are below. Kevin Holland vs. Gerald Meerschaert, UFC…

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March 13th, 2019
Mikes MMA Picks

Beyond The Odds series shines a spotlight on the intangibles of three fighters for each UFC card. Here are three of the more intriguing fighters competing for UFC on ESPN+ 5 Saturday in London. Dominick Reyes The 29 year-old rising star heads into this weekend’s fight against Volkan Oezdemir at UFC London riding a 10-fight…

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March 13th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN+ 4 in Wichita, Kansas. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Dan Moret vs. Alex White Moret: Did well in the opening round, but couldn’t land much in the…

March 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially announced its upcoming event in The Windy City. UFC 238 takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the first three bouts for the card have been revealed, including the women’s flyweight title fight. My thoughts on the new bouts — all women’s fights — are below. Valentina…

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March 12th, 2019
Pig Lord

The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 147 is a fantastic welterweight clash between two rising talents: Leon Edwards and Gunnar Nelson. On paper, this looks like one of the closest fights on the card and it’s hard to envision how it will play out. Here is my breakdown from a betting perspective. Leon Edwards…

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March 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 147 takes place Saturday, March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 147 Opening Odds Darren Till -245 Jorge Masvidal +175 Leon Edwards -130 Gunnar Nelson -110 Dominick Reyes -215 Volkan…

March 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Two of the top-ranked light heavyweight contenders in the world are set to square off in the spring, and below are my initial thoughts on this pivotal matchup at 205lbs. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Smith, UFC Fight Night 152 With both men coming off of losses to Jon Jones in their last respective outings, the…

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March 11th, 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 on ESPN+ 4 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos by Submission (+800) Brazilian…

March 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked a potential middleweight title eliminator for an upcoming spring card down south, and I’ll give my thoughts on this exciting new fight in today’s MMA odds and ends. Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza 2, UFC on ESPN 3 We all thought the main event of UFC on ESPN 3 was…

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March 10th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC Wichita: Junior Dos Santos – Octagon Interview and Official Results UFC on ESPN+ 4: Lewis vs. Dos Santos MARCH 9, 2019 INTRUST Bank Arena | Wichita, Kansas Official Results: Main Card ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET Junior Dos Santos def. Derrick Lewis via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 1:58 Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos def. Curtis Millender via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1,…

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March 9th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 4 took place Saturday, March 9, 2019 in Wichita, Kansas. The card was headlined by a top 10 heavyweight clash between former champion Junior dos Santos and “The Black Beast” Derrick Lewis. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Junior dos…

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March 9th, 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 six events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Nick Kalikas and Jay Primetown are currently tied…

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March 9th, 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 8th, 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 8th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

The stars of Fight Night Wichita faced off after the weigh-in on Friday morning. Official UFC on ESPN+ 4 Weigh-In Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 8 p.m. ET) Derrick Lewis (265.5) vs. Junior Dos Santos (246.5) Curtis Millender (170) vs. Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (170.5) Tim Means (171) vs. Niko Price (170.5) Blagoy Ivanov (254.5) vs….

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March 8th, 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+ 4 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 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued their recent string of fight announcements late into the week, and the newly-revealed bouts are listed below in today’s MMA odds and ends. Saparbek Safarov vs. Nick Negumereanu, UFC Fight Night 147 Due to an injury to Gokhan Saki, light heavyweight Saparbek Safarov will now take on Octagon newcomer Nick Negumereanu at UFC…

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March 8th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Check out the official GLORY 64 Weigh-Ins Video from Strasbourg, France! Professional Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for GLORY 64 moments ago via Bet DSI GLORY Kickboxing 64: STRASBOURG Saturday, Mar 09 2019 Rhenus Sport, Strasbourg MAIN CARD – (3:00pm EST – UFC FightPass) Welterweight Title (-77KG – 5 Rounds) Cedric Doumbe -110…