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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…

December 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Even Christmas Day wasn’t without MMA news, as several UFC bouts were announced. Here are my initial thoughts on the newly-revealed fights: Michel Prazeres vs. Ramazan Emeev, UFC on ESPN+ 3 Welterweights Michel Prazeres and Ramazan Emeev are set to clash at UFC on ESPN+ 3, which takes place February 23 at O2 Arena in…

December 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!!! It’s that time of the year once again. December 25 means Christmas for those who celebrate (and typically a well-deserved a day off even for those who don’t). We here at MMAOddsbreaker want to wish all of our readers a very Merry Christmas and a very Happy Holidays. 2018 was a terrific year…

December 24th, 2018
Pig Lord

Four-time All-American wrestler and former bantamweight title challenger, Cat Zingano, takes a trip up to featherweight to face Australian striker, Megan Anderson. Prolonged ground or standing exchanges strongly favor each fighter, so whoever is able to successfully execute their game plan will emerge victorious. Can Anderson Stop the Takedown? As one of the few female…

December 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. But before I get to that, it’s worth mentioning the UFC made the bold move of moving this weekend’s UFC 232 card from Las Vegas to Los Angeles after a questionable drug test concerning…

December 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Michael Chiesa’s Lawsuit Against Conor McGregor Revealed The UFC 223 bus incident is not in the rear-view mirror just yet for Conor McGregor. The Irish superstar was sued by Michael Chiesa after he was injured in the dolly-throwing incident back at UFC 223, and now we have details of the lawsuit. TMZ was the first…

December 22nd, 2018
Staff

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas was a guest on Daniel Tom’s “The Protect Ya Neck Podcast” this week. Check out his appearance via the links below: Show notes (12-19-18): Dan Tom (@DanTomMMA) is joined by guest co-host Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds), as the two break down their (and your) top 5 bantamweight battles in MMA. MIXED MARTIAL…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC 232 takes place December 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC 232 Opening Odds Jon Jones -190 Alexander Gustafsson +150 Cris Cyborg -280 Amanda Nunes +200 Michael Chiesa -165 Carlos Condit +135 Ilir Latifi -180 Corey Anderson…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Both the UFC and ONE Championship have announced some notable upcoming fights for cards in 2019, and I’ll give my thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Gregor Gillespie vs. Yandy Medeiros, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A lightweight matchup between Gregor Gillespie and Yancy Medeiros is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which…

December 21st, 2018
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin are back to preview 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 21st, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Titan FC 51 takes place at Almaty Arena in Almaty, Kazakhstan tomorrow (Friday, December 22, 2018) at 9 a.m. (ET) live on UFC Fight Pass. The interim lightweight title is on the line in the main event as Kazakh fighter Babit Nazarov takes on America’s Martin Brown. Nazarov (14-3) has won six of his last…

December 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new UFC bouts have been announced, as has the passing away of a former Strikeforce fighter. I’ll give my thoughts on all the news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Wuliji Buren vs. Jonathan Martinez, UFC 234 Bantamweights Wuliji Buren and Jonathan Martinez are set to do battle at UFC 234, which…

December 20th, 2018
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2018 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued on December 15 with the last ever Fox fight card. It was also the penultimate event of the year. Here’s the updated top 20 leaderboard: Half Chub (338.50 points) holds a 4.70 point lead over jperfetto26 in the ToutMaster 2018 competition. Barring a major change in…

December 19th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The featherweight no one wants to fight finally has a bout agreement in place, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Jeremy Stephens, UFC 235 Rising featherweight Zabit Magomedsharipov will battle veteran Jeremy Stephens at UFC 235, which is set for March 2 at…

December 19th, 2018
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin are back answer all 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…

December 18th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on Fox 31 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com Juan Adams vs. Chris De La Rocha Adams: He controlled this bout throughout, but he conditioning was a…

December 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A couple of new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC cards, and USADA has suspended another fighter. I’ll give my thoughts on all of the news in today’s MMA odds and ends. Mickey Gall vs. Diego Sanchez, UFC 235 A welterweight matchup between Mickey Gall and Diego Sanchez is official for UFC 235, which…

December 17th, 2018
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 231 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Jack Hermansson by Submission (+840) In the biggest prop cash…

December 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A rematch between flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Arena…

December 17th, 2018
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin are back to recap UFC on FOX 31, Bellator 212 and Bellator 213 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…

December 16th, 2018
Jay Primetown

UFC on Fox 31 took place Saturday, December 15, 2018 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The card was headlined by a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Kevin Lee. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Rob Font’s jab was working all night as he easily…

December 15th, 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 37 events thus far, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

December 15th, 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,…

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December 15th, 2018
Kyle Marley

Big Marley’s UFC on FOX 31 DraftKings 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)…

December 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A huge featherweight fight with potential title implications has been announced, and the fights that were scheduled for UFC 233 have been moved. More on both in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jose Aldo vs. Renato Moicano, UFC on ESPN+ 2 The UFC has booked an important featherweight bout that could potentially determine the next…

December 14th, 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 at the main event of UFC on Fox 31 as Kevin Lee takes on Al Iaquinta in a lightweight clash. This is a rematch of a fight they had…

December 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 213 takes place Saturday, December 15 at Neal S. Blaisdell Arena in Honolulu, Hawaii. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the odds for the card, and here they are. Bellator 213 Opening Odds Ilima-Mei Macfarlane -365 Valerie Letourneau +255 Muhammad Lawal -265 Liam McGeary +185 Lyoto Machida -130 Rafael Carvalho -110 Ed Ruth -175…