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February 16th, 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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February 15th, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 60 takes place at Seven Flags Event Center in Clive, Iowa on Friday (Feb. 15, 2019) at 10pm ET live on AXS TV. The vacant light heavyweight title – left by UFC’s Ryan Spann – will be on the line as undefeated former college football player Clayton York faces Julius Anglickas. York (5-0) will…

Bellator 215, Bellator 215 Odds, Michael Chandler, Patricio "Pitbull" Freire, AJ McKee, Pat Curran
February 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator announced to ESPN its upcoming tentpole event, which is set to take place May 11 at Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. The card features a number of exciting matchups, and I’ll list them below along with my initial thoughts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Michael Chandler vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire, Bellator 221 The…

Bellator 215, Bellator 215 Odds, Matt Mitrione, Sergei Kharitonov
February 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 215 takes place Friday, February 15 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. Bellator 215 Opening Odds Sergei Kharitonov -155 Matt Mirione +115 Logan Storley -475 Ion Pascu +325 Eduardo Dantas -300 Toby Misech +220 Mike Kimbel -320…

mma, ufc, ufc on espn 1, kron gracie, preview, scouting, report, newcomer, breakdown
February 14th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the latest in the line of Gracie fighters as Kron Gracie makes his UFC debut against Alex “Bruce Leroy” Caceres at UFC on ESPN 1 in Phoenix, Arizona. Kron Gracie Hometown: Rio de Janeiro,…

February 14th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new UFC bouts have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, including a re-booking of an exciting bantamweight fight. Below are the new matchups, along with my first thoughts on them. John Lineker vs. Cory Sandhagen, UFC on ESPN 3 The UFC has re-booked a bantamweight bout between John Lineker and Cory Sandhagen for…

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February 13th, 2019
Pig Lord

Bellator 215 isn’t the most stacked card in the world, but if you’re a degenerate like me then you’ll still be tuning in with a view to earn some cash. The main event is a heavyweight clash between two fighters that have been around the block: Sergei Kharitonov and Matt Mitrione. At 38 and 40-years-of-age…

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February 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 216 takes place Saturday, February 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. Bellator 216 Opening Odds Michael Page -350 Paul Daley +250 Vitaly Minakov -385 Cheick Kongo +265 Mirko Filipovic -185 Roy Nelson +145 Yaroslav Amosov -260…

February 13th, 2019
Adam Martin.

There are a few intriguing new bouts that have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and below are my initial reactions to these bouts in today’s MMA odds and ends. Johnny Walker vs. Misha Cirkunov, UFC 235 An injury to Ovince Saint-Preux has knocked him out of his UFC 235 matchup against Misha Cirkunov, and…

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February 13th, 2019
Pig Lord

In an exciting welterweight clash between two British strikers with contrasting styles, Michael Page and Paul Daley look to settle a longstanding feud. As exciting as this matchup is, I can’t understand why it’s taking place in Connecticut – couldn’t they find an arena in London? As a UK fight fan I don’t mind tuning…

mma, ufc, ufc 234, grades, fighters, fighter grades, ufc results, ufc 234 results
February 12th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez Buren: He had opportunities where he had Martinez in trouble on the mat, but his…

mma, ufc, veterans, fights, fight announcements, bellator, strikeforce, veteran watch
February 12th, 2019
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,…

February 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads to Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia on April 20 for UFC Fight Night 149, and the card is finally starting to shape up. Though the UFC has not officially announced the following bouts, various media sources have reported them, and it’s expected the UFC makes them official shortly. Here are my…

UFC on ESPN 1, UFC on ESPN 1 odds, Cain Velasquez, Francis Ngannou, Aljamain Sterling, Jimmie Rivera
February 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC on ESPN 1 takes place Sunday, February 17 at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC on ESPN 1 Opening Odds Cain Velasquez -170 Francis Ngannou +130 Jimmie Rivera -265 Aljamain Sterling +185 Paul Felder -175 James…

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February 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 234 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Jim Crute by Knockout (+421) Opening up the PPV card,…

February 11th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The bad news Saturday afternoon sent a shock to the hearts of MMA fans everywhere when it reported UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was forced to pull out of the main event of UFC 234. The Aussie was supposed to defend his belt against Kelvin Gastelum, but instead had to have emergency hernia surgery, and…

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February 10th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

UFC 234 took place Saturday, February 9, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. The card was supposed to be headlined by a title bout in the middleweight division but a last minute pullout forced former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva into the main event against surging 185-pound contender Israel Adesanya. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick…

February 9th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

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. Here are the staff members who will be participating this year along with what they do to help our site: Adam Martin – MMAOB lead…

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February 9th, 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,…

mma, ufc, ufc 234, odds, betting, picks, bets, gambling, gastelum, whittaker, fightodds, nick kalikas, brian hemminger
February 9th, 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 234 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…

February 9th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at lightweight Callan Potter as he makes his UFC debut against talented striker Jalin Turner at UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia. Callan Potter Hometown: Riddells Creek, Australia Age: 34 Height: 6’1” Reach: Weight Class: Lightweight…

February 9th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC 234: Whittaker vs Gastelum Ceremonial Weigh-in on Friday, February 8th. Official UFC 234 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Middleweight Title Robert Whittaker (185) vs. Kelvin Gastelum (184) – Israel Adesanya (185) vs. Anderson Silva (186) Ricky Simon (135) vs. Rani Yahya (135) Montana De La Rosa (125) vs. Nadia…

mma, ufc, ufc 234, odds, betting, picks, bets, gambling, gastelum, whittaker
February 9th, 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 234 as Robert Whittaker defends his UFC Middleweight Championship against Kelvin Gastelum. Kelvin Gastelum (Record: 15-3, +195 Underdog, Power Ranking: A-) The…

mma, ufc, ufc on ESPN, marley, draft kings, fantasy, preview, breakdown, betting
February 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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February 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator Newcastle takes place Saturday, February 9 at Utilita Arena in Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the main card, and here they are. Bellator Newcastle Odds Patricky Pitbull -510 Ryan Scope +340 Aaron Chalmers -275 Corey Browning +195 Terry Brazier -530 Chris Bungard +350 Fabian…

February 8th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been busy announcing new fights. Below are some of the new upcoming bouts set for spring UFC cards, and my initial thoughts on them. Michel Prazeres vs. Ismail Naurdiev, UFC Fight Night 145 Due to an injury to Ramazan Emeev, Ismail Naurdiev has taken a short-notice fight against Michel Prazeres at UFC…

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February 7th, 2019
Chris White

Robert Whittaker (c) vs Kelvin Gastelum This is a pretty great fight for the middleweight championship this weekend in Australia. While I outright favor Whittaker to successfully defend his title, it’ll probably be a bit of a back-n-forth fight with Gastelum having his own little moments too. Gastelum has good hands and speed behind them,…

February 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new matchups have been revealed for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Glover Teixeira vs. Ion Cutelaba, UFC on ESPN 3 A light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ion Cutelaba, which was originally set to take place back at UFC…

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February 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 January. Dominate FC 3 – Jan. 5 (Tacoma, Washington) Anthony Hamilton…

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…

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February 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC 234 takes place Saturday, February 9 at Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC 234 Opening Odds Robert Whittaker -245 Kelvin Gastelum +175 Israel Adesanya -400 Anderson Silva +280 Rani Yahya -175 Ricky Simon +135 Devonte Smith -230…

February 5th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Last week, we got news that UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was cleared by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to fight Anthony Smith. The UFC made that fight official over the weekend, and the March 2 event at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is now a go with the GOAT looking to defend…

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February 4th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Magomed Bibulatov vs. Rogerio Bontorin Bibulatov: He was the better fight on the feet, but struggled mightily in…

February 4th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Wichita (UFC Fight Night 146) takes place Saturday, March 9 at Intrust Bank Arena in Wichita, Kansas. The card previously was revealed to be headlined by heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Junior dos Santos, and over the weekend a couple new preliminary bouts were added to the card, via ESPN. The new bouts are listed…

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February 3rd, 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+ 2 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Said Nurmagomedov by Knockout (+1775) In one of…

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February 3rd, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 2 took place Saturday, February 2, 2019 in Fortaleza, Brazil. The card was headlined by a top five bantamweight clash between Raphael Assuncao and Marlon Moraes. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Marlon Moraes dropped Raphael Assuncao in the opening…

February 2nd, 2019
Staff

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. Here are the staff members who will be participating this year along with what they do to help our site: Adam Martin – MMAOB lead…

mma, ufc, ufc fight night 144, odds, statistics, fightnomics, analysis, reed kuhn
February 2nd, 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,…

mma, ufc, ufc on espn+, sarah frota, newcomer, scouting, preview
February 1st, 2019
Jay Primetown

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 Sarah Frota as she makes her promotion debut against Livia Renata Suarez at UFC on ESPN+ 2 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Sarah Frota Hometown: Goiania, Goias, Brazil Age: 31 Height:…

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February 1st, 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 on ESPN+ 2 as Raphael Assuncao takes on Marlon Moraes in a clash of top five bantamweights. Raphael Assuncao (Record: 27-5, +127…

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February 1st, 2019
Pig Lord

On a fight card with plenty of betting opportunities, I’m intrigued by this bantamweight showdown between two surging prospects: Said Nurmagomedov vs. Ricardo Ramos. Said Nurmagomedov Unlike his legendary cousin, Said Nurmagomedov is not a smothering top control wrestler (although he’s certainly capable of landing takedowns). Instead, he’s more of a measured kickboxer, picking his…

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February 1st, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 59 takes place at Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday (Feb. 2, 2019) at 10pm ET live on AXS TV. In the main event, UFC veteran David Michaud faces Christian Aguilera Michaud (14-4) has gone 6-2 since he was released from the UFC in 2015, finishing all of his opponents in that span….

February 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts have been added to three upcoming fight cards. Here are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them. Alex White vs. Dan Moret, UFC Fight Night 146 Lightweights Alex White and Dan Moret are set to clash at UFC Fight Night 146, taking place March 9 at Intrust…

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January 31st, 2019
Jay Primetown

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 Rogerio Bontorin as he makes his UFC debut against talented Russian Magomed Bibulatov at UFC on ESPN+2 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Rogerio Bontorin Hometown: Adrianopolis, Parana, Brazil Age: 26 Height:…

January 31st, 2019
Staff

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for GLORY 63 moments ago via Bet DSI GLORY Kickboxing 63: Houston Date: 1 February 2019 Location: Houston, U.S.A Place: Arena Theater MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass – 10pm EST) Featherweight Title Fight (-65KG) Serhii Adamchuk +170 Petchpanomrung Kiatmookao -200 – Welterweight (-77KG) Troy Jones -180 Omari…

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January 31st, 2019
Pig Lord

The UFC heads to Fortaleza, Brazil, this weekend for what should be a good betting card. In the welterweight division, Max Griffin and Thiago Alves clash for the opportunity to get a number next to their name in the near future. Thiago Alves The savage kickboxer known as “Pitbull” has been around the block. Now…

January 31st, 2019
Adam Martin.

On Wednesday, the UFC held a press conference for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 147 card, which takes place March 16 at The O2 Arena in London, England. A number of bouts have previously been revealed for this card, including the main event between Darren Till and Jorge Masvidal and the co-main event between Leon…

January 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

On Tuesday, the Nevada State Athletic Commissions handed out its punishments for Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov following their post-fight brawl at UFC 229. As well, the NSAC handed down its decision on Jon Jones, who failed a drug test for picograms, forcing UFC 232 to move from Las Vegas to Los Angeles on short…

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January 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 144 takes place Saturday, February 2 at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 144 Opening Odds Marlon Moraes -215 Raphael Assuncao +165 Renato Moicano -120 Jose Aldo -120 Demian Maia…

January 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Prague (UFC Fight Night 145) is set to take place February 23 at The O2 Arena in the capital city of the Czech Republic. The main event of the card is a light heavyweight bout between Thiago Santos and Jan Blachowicz, and now the UFC is starting to fill the card out by announcing…

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January 28th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at heavyweight Jair Rozenstruik as he makes his UFC debut against Brazilian Junior Albini at UFC on ESPN+2 in Fortaleza, Brazil. Jair Rozenstruik Hometown: Paramaribo, Suriname Age: 30 Height: 6’2” Reach: Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…