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May 2nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

The MMA odds and ends series is usually reserved for my thoughts on the UFC’s new bookings, but we can’t ignore Bellator. The Scott Coker-led promotion has revealed some notable bouts for the upcoming Bellator 222 card, and below are my initial thoughts on these matchups. Chael Sonnen vs. Lyoto Machida, Bellator 222 Bellator 222…

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May 1st, 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+ 8 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Jack Hermansson by Decision (+800) In a tremendous…

May 1st, 2019
Adam Martin.

Brock Lesnar isn’t coming back, and the date and opponent for the next title defense of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been set. According to a report from ESPN, after Lesnar told UFC president Dana White he isn’t returning to the Octagon, Cormier will now fight Stipe Miocic in a rematch at a UFC…

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April 30th, 2019
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on ESPN+ 8 in Sunrise, Florida. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com. Dhiego Lima vs. Court McGee Lima: He showed improvements in his movement as he did well against a…

April 30th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially announced its return to Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates, on September 7. The announcement stated that the UFC will hold a number of events in Abu Dhabi over the next five years as it came to a “groundbreaking new partnership” with the city’s Department of Culture and Tourism….

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April 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place Saturday, May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 151 Opening Odds Al Iaquinta -135 Donald Cerrone -105 Derek Brunson -120 Elias Theodorou -120 Brad Katona -230…

April 29th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White spoke to reporters following UFC Fight Night 150 and answered their questions. Here’s what the boss man had to say in response to the MMA media’s questions: The bonus for “Fight of the Night” went to Mike Perry vs. Alex Oliveira, while “Performance of the Night” bonuses went to veterans Glover…

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April 28th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 8 took place Saturday, April 27, 2019 in Sunrise, Florida. The card was headlined by a middleweight fight between Jack Hermansson and Jacare Souza. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Greg Hardy earned his first UFC victory with an easy…

April 27th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson Post-fight Press Conference LIVE following the event. Official UFC on ESPN+ 8 Results: Jack Hermansson def. Ronaldo Souza via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47) Greg Hardy def. Dmitrii Smoliakov via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:15 Mike Perry def. Alex Oliveira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) Glover Teixeira def….

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April 27th, 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 12 events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk are tied for…

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April 27th, 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,…

April 26th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Jacare vs Hermansson Ceremonial Weigh-in Video Official UFC on ESPN+ 8 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 9 p.m. ET) Ronaldo Souza (185.5) vs. Jack Hermansson (185) Greg Hardy (264.5) vs. Dmitrii Smoliakov (262) Alex Oliveira (171) vs. Mike Perry (171) Ion Cutelaba (205) vs. Glover Teixeira (205.5) John Lineker (135)…

April 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator 220 takes place April 27 at SAP Center in San Jose, California. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. Bellator 220 Opening Odds Rory MacDonald -305 Jon Fitch +225 Ilima-Mei Macfarlane -675 Veta Arteaga +425 Benson Henderson -405 Adam Piccolotti +285 Phil Davis -305…

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April 26th, 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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April 26th, 2019
James Lynch

LFA 64 takes place at the Sanford Pentagon in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Friday (Apr. 26, 2019) at 9 p.m. ET live on AXS TV. The vacant lightweight title is on the line as Harvey Park battles Demarques Jackson. Park (11-2) has won nine of his last 10 fights including a first-round TKO win…

April 26th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

Titan FC 54 takes place at Xtreme Action Park in Fort Lauderdale, Florida tonight (Friday, April 26, 2019) at 8 p.m. (ET) live on UFC Fight Pass. The featherweight and lightweight titles will be on the line in the main and co-main event. In the main event, champion Jason Soares takes on Ariston Franca for…

April 26th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A number of quality bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC cards, and my thoughts on them are below. Demian Maia vs. Anthony Rocco Martin, UFC on ESPN 3 Standout welterweights Demian Maia and Anthony Rocco Martin will fight at UFC on ESPN 3, taking place June 29 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Combate…

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April 25th, 2019
Shaun Peterson

The MMA Analysis are back after a week off. Since there was no show last week the guys touched on the insane main and co-main event at UFC 236. After that the guys went through the fights from last weekend with Alistair Overeem once again cementing himself as an all-time great combat sport heavyweight. With…

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April 25th, 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+ 8 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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April 25th, 2019
Pig Lord

Stylistically, the five-round main event of Bellator 220 may not be the most exciting fight in the world – but who cares if there is money to be made? Rory MacDonald takes on Jon Fitch in a welterweight showdown and here are my thoughts on the fight from a betting perspective. Jon Fitch At 41-years-of-age,…

April 25th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been booked for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards. Below are the bouts, along with my initial thoughts on them. Desmond Green vs. Charles Jourdain, UFC Fight Night 152 Desmond Green has gotten his wish. The lightweight will compete in his hometown of Rochester, New York when he meets newcomer Charles…

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April 24th, 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+ 7 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Shamil Abdurakhimov by Knockout (+880) The decision heavy…

April 24th, 2019
Adam Martin.

USADA announced on Tuesday that it has resolved ongoing cases with four UFC fighters. The four fighters in question are: women’s flyweight Nicco Montano, bantamweight Augusto Mendes, bantamweight Sean O’Malley, and middleweight Marvin Vettori. All four fighters have accepted six-month sanctions for testing positive for trace amounts of ostarine, which USADA deemed consistent with supplement contamination….

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April 23rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 150 takes place Saturday, April 27 at BB&T Center in Sunrise, Florida. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 150 Opening Odds Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza -175 Jack Hermansson +135 Greg Hardy -265 Dmitrii Smoliakov +185 John Lineker -245 Cory…

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April 23rd, 2019
Mikes MMA Picks

Beyond The Odds series shines a spotlight on the intangibles of 3 fighters for each UFC card. Here are 3 of the more intriguing fighters competing at UFC on ESPN 3 this Saturday in Fort Lauderdale. Ion Cutelaba “The Hulk” is back! Ion Cutelaba makes his long awaited return to the Octagon this weekend in…

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April 23rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Several new UFC bouts were announced, and below are my initial thoughts on them in today’s MMA odds and ends. Luana Carolina vs. Priscila Cachoeira, UFC 237 A women’s flyweight bout between Luana Carolina and Priscila Cachoeira is set for UFC 237, taking place May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Cachoeira…

April 22nd, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC executive David Shaw took questions from reporters at the UFC Fight Night 149 post-fight press conference. Here are some notes from the presser: Fight of the Night went to Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan and Performance of the Night went to Sergei Pavlovich and Magomed Mustafaev. Each of those fighters won $50,000. Shaw said…

April 20th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Post-fight Press Conference following the event. Official UFC on ESPN+ 7 Results: Alistair Overeem vs. Aleksei Oleinik — Overeem def. Oleinik by TKO (knees and elbow) at 4:45 of Round One Islam Makhachev vs. Arman Tsarukyan — Makhachev def. Tsarukyan by unanimous decision (30-27 x3, 29-28) Marcelo Golm vs. Sergei Pavlovich…

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April 20th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC on ESPN+ 7 took place Saturday, April 20, 2019 in St. Petersburg, Russia. The card was headlined by a heavyweight title fight between Alexey Oleinik and Alistair Overeem. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Alistair Overeem focused on landing knees up in…

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April 20th, 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 11 events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brad Taschuk now has sole possession of first…

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April 19th, 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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April 19th, 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+ 7 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…

April 19th, 2019
NickKalikas

Watch the UFC Fight Night: Overeem vs Oleinik Ceremonial Weigh-in Video Replay that took place on Friday, April 19th. Official UFC on ESPN+ 7 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET) Alistair Overeem (245) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (237) Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (155) Marcelo Golm (250) vs. Sergei Pavlovich (254) Devin Clark…

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April 19th, 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 =…

April 19th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon returns to Sweden for UFC Fight Night 152, taking place June 1 at Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. Several new bouts have been added to the card, and they are listed below. Christos Giagos vs. Damir Hadzovic, Fight Night 152 Lightweights Christos Giagos and Damir Hadzovic are set to clash at UFC Fight…

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April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

MMAOB staff writer Adam Martin takes a deeper look at the main event of UFC Fight Night 149, a five-round heavyweight bout between veterans Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik. Alistair Overeem (-260) Overeem (44-17, 1 NC) is the former Strikeforce heavyweight champion and is 9-6 overall in the UFC. The 38-year-old Dutchman is one of…

April 18th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The Octagon heads north of the border for UFC Fight Night 150, taking place May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. There have been several updates to the card, and the new bouts are listed below. Sarah Moras vs. Macy Chiasson, UFC Fight Night 150 Women’s bantamweights Sarah Moras and Macy Chiasson are…

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April 17th, 2019
Adam Martin.

A couple new bouts have been revealed for upcoming UFC Fight Night cards, and they are listed below along with my initial thoughts on them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz 3, UFC Fight Night 151 In a trilogy fight, Charles Oliveira meets Nik Lentz at UFC Fight Night 151, set for May 18 at Blue…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 149 takes place April 20, 2019 at Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the betting odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC Fight Night 149 Opening Odds Alistair Overeem -245 Aleksei Oleinik +175 Islam Makhachev -475 Arman Tsarukyan +325 Sergei Pavlovich -300…

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April 16th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced a number of new bouts over the last few weeks for its upcoming pay-per-view cards this summer. Below are my thoughts on these new matchups. Talita Bernardo vs. Melissa Gatto, UFC 237 Due to an injury to Jessica Rose Clark, Talita Bernardo will now meet UFC newcomer Melissa Gatto in a…

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April 15th, 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 236 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks. 1) Khalid Taha by Knockout (+875) In the televised opener, Khalid…

April 15th, 2019
Adam Martin.

As always, UFC president Dana White took the media’s questions following UFC 236. Below are some of the takeaways from the post-fight press conference following one of the most spectacular events of the year. The UFC decided to go with two “Fight of the Night” awards and not award any “Performance of the Night” bonuses….

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April 14th, 2019
Jay Primetown

UFC 236 took place Saturday, April 13, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. The card was headlined by an interim lightweight title fight between featherweight champion Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won In what was the best MMA bout of…

April 14th, 2019
NickKalikas

Watch the UFC 236 Post-fight Press Conference LIVE following the event. Official UFC 236 Results: Dustin Poirier def. Max Holloway via unanimous decision (49-46, 49–46, 49-46) – Win’s Interim Lightweight Title Israel Adesanya def. Kelvin Gastelum via unanimous decision (48-46, 48-46, 48-46) – Win’s Interim Middleweight Title Khalil Rountree def. Eryk Anders via unanimous decision…

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April 13th, 2019
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 236 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles and interviews we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (Saturday, April 13, 2019) in Atlanta, Georgia. Two interim titles are on the line in the middleweight and lightweight…

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April 13th, 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 10 events thus far in 2019, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brad Taschuk now has sole possession of first…

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April 13th, 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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April 12th, 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 236 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…

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April 12th, 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 =…

April 12th, 2019
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch the UFC 236: Holloway vs Poirier 2 Ceremonial Weigh-in Video Friday, April 12th. Official UFC 236 Weigh-in Results: MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. ET) Max Holloway (155) vs. Dustin Poirier (154.5) – UFC Interim Lightweight Title Kelvin Gastelum (184) vs. Israel Adesanya (183) – UFC Interim Middleweight Title Eryk Anders (205) vs. Khalil Rountree…

April 12th, 2019
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 151 takes place May 18 at Blue Cross Arena in Rochester, New York, and the card recently had a number of bouts added to it. My initial thoughts on the new matchups are below. Megan Anderson vs. Felicia Spencer, UFC Fight Night 151 An intriguing women’s featherweight bout between former Invicta champions…