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May 21st, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Heavyweight Title Fight Junior dos Santos (-515) – Heavyweight Champion Profile: Dos Santos (14-1) has just one blemish on his career record, but that occurred nearly five years ago in Brazil’s Mo Team League against a fighter he had previously beaten in Joaquim Ferreira.  The 27-year-old UFC…

May 21st, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Cain Velasquez (-400) Profile: Velasquez (9-1) is coming off his first career loss to Junior dos Santos in his first title defense as UFC heavyweight champion at the first UFC on FOX event last November 12.  The 29-year-old former All-American college wrestler at Arizona State was stunned…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Lavar Johnson (-125) Profile: Johnson (17-5) will be fighting for the third time in four months, replacing the injured Mark Hunt (knee) on just 10 days notice.  He has rebounded nicely from losing his last two bouts in Strikeforce, earning Knockout of the Night honors in his…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Roy Nelson (-200) Profile: Nelson (17-7) has dropped three of his last four fights after starting his UFC career with a 2-0 mark, including a victory in The Ultimate Fighter 10 Finale against Brendan Schaub.  However, all three of Nelson’s losses came against top-level talent in the…

May 20th, 2012
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UFC 146: May 26, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada Stipe Miocic (-165) Profile: Miocic (8-0) has been impressive in his first two UFC bouts, defeating Phil De Fries by first-round knockout at UFC on FUEL TV 1 on February 15 and Joey Beltran via unanimous decision at UFC 136 last October 8 in his debut.  The…

May 20th, 2012
Matty

Mixed Martial Arts is what boxing used to be, an intriguing sport featuring individuals fighting each other for prize money and rewarding bettors who back them.  While MMA is certainly not horse racing, where wagering is not only accepted but promoted, its biggest organization – the UFC – is run by the Fertitta family who also…

May 17th, 2012
Staff

The final four will be determined on Episode 11 of The Ultimate Fighter: Live this Friday night, as the the last two quarterfinal bouts are set to take place and will be televised live on FX at 10 p.m (ET). Last week saw sizable betting underdogs Mike Chiesa and James Vick win there respective bouts,…

May 17th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

OddsMaker Nick Kalikas opens betting odds on UFC 149, UFC on Fox 4, and UFC on Fuel 4

May 17th, 2012
Jason Nawara

The Bellator Fighting Champiornships make their way to MTV2 this Friday at 8 p.m. (ET) for Bellator 69 from L’Auberge du Lac Casino Resort in Lake Charles, Louisiana.  The undercard is scheduled to start on Spike.com an hour earlier with six preliminary bouts followed by four more on the main card. The Bellator Season Six tournaments…

May 17th, 2012
Jason Nawara

After 18 months of false starts, heartbreak, company ownership changeovers and waiting, the Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix will come to a close this Saturday at  10 p.m. (ET) with “The Warmaster” Josh Barnett taking on Daniel Cormier in the Final. Beyond the heavyweight action, MMA bettors and fans alike will be treated to four main card…

May 17th, 2012
Anthony Albanese

Following is a live betting review for most of last Tuesday’s UFC on Fuel TV 3 event from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia courtesy of BetDSI bookmaker Anthony.  The preliminary bouts broadcast on Facebook.com were not available for live in-progress wagering because of the time delay and unreliability of the video feeds. Jason McDonald vs. Tom…

May 16th, 2012
Anthony Albanese

Please note: These closing numbers are provided by a couple sportsbooks we supply lines to, and we will keep their identity private.  These numbers are intended to show you what is going on behind the scenes in the sports gambling industry regarding MMA betting. Since Korean Chan Sung Jung was one of the featured fighters in…

May 15th, 2012
Staff

MMA betting expert Luca Fury plays matchmaker for potential upcoming fights based on UFC on FUEL TV 3 results from May 15, 2012. Featherweights: Chan Sung Jung vs. Jose Aldo-Erik Koch winner With an impressive victory over the heavily favored Dustin Poirier, the hype behind Chan Sung Jung is at an all-time high.  While the…

May 14th, 2012
Matty

Six main card bouts will be televised live for UFC on FUEL TV 3 starting at 8 p.m. (ET) on Tuesday.  However, there are also six preliminary fights that will be streamed live on Facebook.com from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia, beginning at 5 p.m. The main card is headlined by Chan Sung Jung…

May 14th, 2012
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Chan Sung Jung (+285) Profile: Sung Jung (12-3) is not easily rattled and fights through big shots from his opponents, which is why his nickname is “The Korean Zombie.”  His seven-second knockout of Mark Hominick at UFC 140 last December 10 earned him worldwide praise, especially back home in his native South Korea.  Before earning…

May 14th, 2012
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Jorge Lopez (+160) Profile: Lopez (11-2) suffered a loss to Justin Edwards via unanimous decision in his UFC debut at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs. Ellenberger last September 17.  Prior to that setback, the 23-year-old Lopez had won 10 bouts in a row, although none of them came against notable opponents.  Among the different events…

May 14th, 2012
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Jeremy Stephens (+210) Profile: Stephens (20-7) has fought nearly half of his pro MMA career in the UFC, going 7-6 in 13 bouts.  His last fight came against Anthony Pettis at UFC 136 and resulted in a split decision loss on October 8, 2011.  The 25-year-old has a lot of good experience for being so…

May 14th, 2012
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Jeff Hougland (+265) Profile: Hougland (10-4) does not have much experience in the UFC but won his debut at UFC 132 when he earned a unanimous decision victory against Donny Walker at UFC 132 last July 2.  The 33-year-old lost four of his first five pro MMA fights, including a second-round TKO at the hands…

May 14th, 2012
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Igor Pokrajac (+125) Profile: Pokrajac (24-8) is 3-3 in the UFC and coming off consecutive wins over Krzysztof Soszynski via first-round KO/TKO.  The 33-year-old Croatian is a training partner of Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic and went 21-5 over six years fighting mainly in his home country.  Pokrajac made his UFC debut against Vladimir Matyushenko at…

May 14th, 2012
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Jason MacDonald (+135) Profile: MacDonald (26-15) is 1-4 in his last five UFC bouts, and this could be his last fight in the organization if he loses to Lawlor.  The 36-year-old Canadian is 6-7 in the UFC overall and coming off a loss to Alan Belcher via first-round submission at UFC Fight Night: Shields vs….

May 12th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Nick Kalikas opens the odds for light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Lyoto Machida

May 12th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens the odds for middleweights Brian Stann vs. Hector Lombard

May 11th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Nick Kalikas releases the new odds for the match between Erik Koch and Jose Aldo

May 11th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens the odds for middleweights Mark Munoz vs. Chris Weidman

May 11th, 2012
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UFC on FOX 4: August 4, 2012 Los Angeles, California Brian Stann (-110) Profile: Stann (12-4) is 6-3 in the UFC and coming off an impressive first-round knockout of Alessio Sakara on April 14 at UFC on Fuel TV 2 in Sweden. In fact, his most recent victory made headlines because he backed off Sakara…

May 11th, 2012
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UFC 149: July 21, 2012 Calgary, Alberta, Canada (Featherweight Title) Erik Koch (+285) Profile: Koch (13-1) is 2-0 in the UFC and previously competed in the WEC like his opponent Aldo.  The lone loss of his career came against Chad Mendes at WEC 47 via unanimous decision, and he has since won four straight, including…

May 11th, 2012
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UFC on FUEL TV 4: July 11, 2012 San Jose, California Mark Munoz (-105) Profile: Munoz (12-2) is 7-1 in his last eight fights and 7-2 in the UFC, with his only loss as a middleweight during that stretch coming to Yushin Okami at UFC on Versus 2 on August 1, 2010. His other loss…

May 9th, 2012
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The Bellator Fighting Championships Season Six Featherweight Tournament championship will be on the line Friday night at Bellator 68 when Marlon Sandro takes on Daniel Straus in the Final. Four bouts will be on the main card overall, including a Bantamweight Tournament Semifinal matchup between Travis Marx and Marco Galvao. The main card action will…

May 9th, 2012
Staff

The Ultimate Fighter: Live kicks of the quarterfinals this Friday night on FX at 10 p.m. (ET) with not one, but two live fights. The original group of 32 lightweight fighters has been cut down to the final eight with two spots in the semifinals on the line in Episode 10. First up will be Team Faber’s…

May 9th, 2012
Anthony Albanese

The UFC’s Joe Silva has the dream job of all MMA matchmakers.  I hear all the time in interviews that Joe did it again, another tremendous matchup.  I am not going to bash the man because he is in a position that I truly envy, matchmaking with the best organization in the world and with…

May 8th, 2012
Anthony Albanese

Following is a live betting review for most of last Saturday’s UFC on FOX 3 event from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey courtesy of BetDSI bookmaker Anthony.  The preliminary bouts broadcast on Facebook.com were not available for live in-progress wagering because of the time delay and unreliability of the video feeds. Fuel…

May 7th, 2012
Matty

Please note: These closing numbers are provided by one of the sportsbooks we supply lines to, and we will keep their identity private.  These numbers are intended to show you what is going on behind the scenes in the sports betting industry. Most MMA bettors cashed winning tickets on the two biggest fights of the…

May 4th, 2012
Staff

Before Nate Diaz and Jim Miller fight for a shot at the UFC lightweight title Saturday night, a highly intriguing bout between welterweight contenders Josh Koscheck and  Johny Hendricks is set to take place in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 3. The main card action is scheduled to get underway at 8 p.m. (ET). Hendricks (12-1) will…

May 3rd, 2012
Staff

The Ultimate Fighter: Live has proven to be tricky when it comes to wagering. Through the first seven quarterfinal fights, a trend seems to have been formed with many of the larger favorites getting upset while the smaller ones pick up wins. I can’t help but feel this is about to change though, as -475…

May 2nd, 2012
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Bellator 67 Betting Preview: Chandler Battles Gono in Non-Title Lightweight Bout A lightweight non-title feature fight and a Season Six Welterweight Tournament Semifinal bout highlight Friday’s Bellator 67 card from the Casino Rama in Rama, Ontario, Canada.  Lightweight champion Michael Chandler will face former UFC fighter Akihiro Gono in the headliner of the main card, which…

May 2nd, 2012
Staff

When discussing MMA Betting strategy with fellow gamblers, I often hear them bring up one rather annoying myth: you should never wager on large betting favorites. I strongly disagree with this belief, and since it seems to be rather popular, I’m going to put it to rest. Whenever people warn me to avoid betting a…

May 1st, 2012
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UFC on FOX 3 Betting: Miller Meets Diaz in Lightweight Title Eliminator The third installment of the UFC on Fox will get underway this Saturday at 8 p.m. (ET) from the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The main event of the evening will be a lightweight title eliminator bout between Jim Miller and…

April 29th, 2012
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James Te Huna (+135) Profile: Te Huna (16-5) has won two straight fights at light heavyweight in the UFC and eight of nine overall, with his only loss during that stretch coming against rising star Alexander Gustafsson. He is 3-1 in the UFC, and his last two opponents have been knockout victims (Ricardo Romero and…

April 29th, 2012
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Yoshihiro Akiyama (+225) Profile: Akiyama (13-5, 2 No-Contests) has been a disappointment since winning his UFC debut against Alan Belcher by split decision at UFC 100 almost two years ago. The judo specialist has lost four consecutive bouts, although three of his past five have earned Fight of the Night honors. After suffering his third…

April 29th, 2012
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Terry Etim (+155) Profile: Etim (15-4) was once viewed as one of the up-and-coming lightweight fighters in the UFC before hitting a roadblock with consecutive losses following an impressive 10-0 start to his pro career. The 26-year-old Brit is still relatively young though and reeled off four straight wins before dropping two of his past…

April 27th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on Fuel TV 4: James Te Huna vs Brandon Vera Betting Odds and Predictions

April 27th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 149: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Thiago Alves Betting Odds and Predictions

April 27th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 4: Terry Etim vs Joe Lauzon Betting Odds and Predictions

April 27th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC Light Heavyweight Championship: Jon Jones vs Dan Henderson Betting Odds and Predictions

April 27th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

In this episode Nick and Miguel discuss a recap of UFC 145 as well as break the betting lines on the upcoming fights.

April 26th, 2012
Matty

If you watched UFC 145 last Saturday, you saw a young phenom at bantamweight named Michael “Mayday” McDonald knock out veteran Miguel Angel Torres in the first round. And if you have followed McDonald’s young MMA career and bet on him throughout, you would be rich. McDonald improved to 15-1 with the win over Torres…

April 25th, 2012
Matty

Season 15 of The Ultimate Fighter has proven to one of the most exciting to date, not only because the bouts have been televised live each Friday for the first time in the history of the reality television series. The teams have also been evenly matched with some of the lightweight fights turning out to…

April 24th, 2012
Matty

The excitement surrounding UFC 145 betting has come and gone, but MMA bettors are already hungry for more action on what has become one of the world’s most popular sports. The UFC’s next event is scheduled for May 5 when UFC on FOX 3 takes place in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The headliners on that…

April 23rd, 2012
Matty

UFC 145 provided bettors with four opportunities to cash tickets on underdog fighters while the other eight bouts were not really surprises, including the main event between light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and “Suga” Rashad Evans. Many MMA betting experts thought Evans (22-2-1) had a legitimate chance against his former training partner, but it…

April 20th, 2012
Matty

Saturday’s MMA action is nearly upon us, and you should know by now who your UFC 145 picks are and what you will be betting. The only questions that really remain are, where will you be betting and will you be getting the best MMA odds possible? Some sportsbooks offer better betting opportunities than others,…

April 19th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 148: Forrest Griffin vs Tito Ortiz Betting Odds and Fight Analysis