2016

January 8th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com kept a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) events. Everyone had a clean slate with the new year, and we added three new staff members to the our special picks chart for 2015, with the winner earning a special prize. Staff writer and TheMMA-Analysis co-host Brad Taschuk came on top in…

January 8th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The 2016 UFC calendar year delivered 40 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 submissions of the year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below….

January 7th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The 2016 UFC calendar year delivered 40 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 knockouts of the year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below….

January 7th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The 2016 UFC calendar year delivered 40 entertaining, action-packed fight cards, and with the 12 months of scraps now in our rear view, I’m going to take a moment to reflect on my top 10 favorites of the year. These are all my opinion, so feel free to voice your own in the comments below….

January 5th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The 2016 calendar has wrapped up for the UFC, and at the beginning of the year, I made 10 predictions. Here’s how they turned out… 1.) Khabib Nurmagomedov returns from injury, wins, gets the title shot and becomes UFC Lightweight Champion. This could have easily been reality but the title shot ended up going to…

January 1st, 2017
Betting Bruiser

The year 2016 in mixed martial arts will undoubtedly be remembered by the rise of Conor McGregor. It truly has been an action-packed year and a notorious rise to greatness. Culminating with the eventual raising of those two championship belts inside the Octagon. That will be forever ingrained into MMA fans’ minds as a sport-defining…

December 31st, 2016
Miguel

Today (Saturday, December 31st) sees Japan host a bevy of boxing that features 5 world title fights across three different fight shows. The big attention-getter here is the Ota City Gym event that features the rematch between Takashi Uchiyama and Jezreel Corrales for the WBA’s “Super World” super featherweight title. Uchiyama was 24-0-1 and he had…

December 29th, 2016
Miguel

The New Year’s Eve holidays traditionally involve major fighting events as part of the festivities, and this year’s holiday season is filled with boxing in the Land of the Rising Sun. Friday, December 30th sees the Ariake Colosseum host undefeated WBO world super flyweight champion Naoya Inoue (11-0) as he defends his title against veteran…

December 20th, 2016
Matty

I may not be the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey, but I am a fan nonetheless. If you know her story and dedication to the sport of MMA, it is very hard not to be, especially after reading Ramona Shelburne’s article about Rousey’s return to the Octagon following a hiatus of more than a year when…

December 18th, 2016
Stevie J

Two weeks have gone by since WWE TLC 2016 which means it’s time for another WWE PPV. This one is called Roadblock: End of the Line and it’s coming to you from the PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The last show was a SmackDown roster exclusive, so this one will feature the stars of…

December 10th, 2016
Miguel

Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing are at the Manchester Arena today (Saturday, December 10, 2016) with a huge card topped by two world title fights. The fight everyone is talking about is IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0) versus Eric Molina (25-3). Right now, Joshua is a massive -5000 favorite over Molina, who is…

December 9th, 2016
Miguel

New Zealand is the site of the WBO world heavyweight title fight between Joseph Parker (21-0) and Andy Ruiz Jr (29-0). The belt is currently vacant as former titleholder Tyson Fury dropped the belt earlier this year, and Parker sits ranked #1 by the WBO and Ruiz Jr sits #3. The #2 ranked fighter is…

December 8th, 2016
Miguel

The USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California hosts Showtime boxing this Saturday, December 10th for an eight fight boxing card that features two world title fights in the main event slots. In Super Welterweight 12 round action, IBF world champion Jermall Charlo (24-0) defends his belt against Julian Williams (22-0-1). Right now the lines…

December 8th, 2016
Miguel

WBO and WBC world super lightweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0) is back in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska this Saturday (December 10, 2016) for a title defense against John Molina Jr (29-6). The fight is the main event of Top Rank Boxing’s 8 fight card that will see the main events air on HBO. This…

December 4th, 2016
Stevie J

After the shocking conclusion to WWE Survivor Series 2016 last month, with last minute changes that confounded both the oddsmakers and the casual viewer, we are back for TLC 2016 on the WWE Network. Unlike Survivor Series this event is a brand exclusive pay per view, so all of the featured wrestlers and featured matches…

December 2nd, 2016
Miguel

Sat 12/3 Lagoon Leisure Centre – Paisley, Scotland Middleweight 12 rounds – Artur Akavov +2500 o9½ -150 Billy Joe Saunders -5000 u9½ +120 Note: The WBO world middleweight championship is on the line as titleholder Billy Joe saunders (23-0) defends his belt against Arthur Akavov (16-1). Saunders won the belt last December when he took…

December 1st, 2016
Miguel

Longtime cruiserweight champion Denis Lebedev is back in action this Saturday as he takes on the challenge of fellow countryman Murat Gassiev at the Khodynka Ice Palace in Moscow, Russia. The fight can be seen as a potential “passing of the torcg” as Lebedev clocks in at 37 years old to take on Gassiev, who…

November 30th, 2016
Miguel

The sportsbooks have posted several boxing fights for this Friday, December 2nd from around the world. Tough Fight Gym – Moscow, Russia Lightweight 12 rounds – Richard Commey +135 Denis Shafikov -155 Notes: This is a comeback fight for both men, and both men are in need of a win. Shafikov (37-2-1) has won one…

November 19th, 2016
Stevie J

Other than WrestleMania, Survivor Series is the longest running annual WWE pay-per-view, having held more events dating back to 1987 than either the Royal Rumble or SummerSlam. Of course in referencing those other shows we’ve just made something abundantly clear – Survivor Series is one of the “big four” shows that are the signature of…

November 18th, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday, November 19th, the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada hosts HBO PPV’s latest offering as Sergey Kovalev faces Andre Ward with Kovalev’s WBA, WBO and IBF world titles at 175 pounds on the line. With the fight less than 48 hours away, Andre Ward is coming in a slight -135 favorite over Kovalev,…

November 3rd, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday, November 5th sees the return of Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2) to action as he challenges WBO world welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1) in the main event of Top Rank’s latest PPV. Earlier this year, Pacquiao fought Timothy Bradley in a fight that he won, but he promptly retired. The retirement was short lived however and…

October 29th, 2016
Stevie J

For those who needed a quick break from frequently occurring big WWE events, the last few weeks since No Mercy 2016 have given us all time to chill. Break’s over though – it’s time to step on the gas and put your foot down through the floor. Four more events are on tap for the…

October 22nd, 2016
Miguel

Today (Saturday, October 22, 2016) is a light day on the boxing calendar, but the Barclaycard Arena in Birmingham, England hosts Eddie Hearn and his Matchroom Boxing promotion for a big 12-fight card that sees several fights getting attention at the sports books. Some books have Sean Davis (10-0) coming in a big underdog against Gamal…

October 8th, 2016
Stevie J

The WWE Raw brand took over last time at Clash of Champions 2016, and now it’s time for the SmackDown brand to be on top again as No Mercy name returns for the first time since 2008. In a show that features a title vs. career match, a tag team title match, a women’s title…

October 7th, 2016
Miguel

The big show in the UK is Friday night as the SSE Hydro hosts Ricky Burns’ latest world title defense, but a pair of cards on Saturday are getting attention at the sports books. Frank Warren and his Queensbury Promotions are at the Harrow Leisure Centre in London with a big 13-fight card that already…

October 6th, 2016
Miguel

Fri 10/7 – Belasco Theater – Los Angeles, California Lightweight 10 rounds – Art Hovhannisyan +400 Diego Magdaleno -600 Note: This Friday sees Golden Boy Promotions back at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles with their L.A. Fight Club series that airs on Estrella TV. The six fight card is headlined by the return of…

September 24th, 2016
Stevie J

It’s that time again! Two weeks after the exclusive SmackDown brand Backlash 2016 pay per view, WWE has returned for the Raw exclusive brand Clash of Champions on September 25, 2016 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. The blood has been boiling ever since Triple H interfered in the match to crown a new…

September 22nd, 2016
Miguel

The StubHub Center in Carson, California hosts promoter Michael Aldeguer for a seven fight boxing card with a “Philippines vs Mexico” theme for the three regional title fights at the top of the card. The main fights will air on beIN Sports in Spanish in te United States. Aldeguer is a prolific second generation promoter…

September 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

After a shaky start in week one, I am ready to bounce back with my plays for Week 2 of the 2016-17 NFL season. And without further ado, here are my bets for the week… EARLY GAMES Cowboys +4 (-150) > Redskins buy 1.5pts Both teams suffered rough losses last week and this divisional game…

September 16th, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday, September 17th sees AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas host HBO PPV as Saul “Canelo” Alvarez takes on Liam Smith for Smith’s WBO world title at super welterweight. Right now, Alvarez is a major -1300 favorite over the undefeated (23-0-1) Smith, who is returning at +850. The over/under for the twelve round bout is…

September 15th, 2016
Miguel

The EDION Arena in Osaka Japan hosts world title action this Friday as WBC world bantamweight champion Shinsuke Yamanaka (25-0-2) faces Anselmo “Chemito” Moreno (36-4) in his 11th title defense, The bout is a rematch, and the fight is set to air on television in Panama, where Anselmo is from. The card, which is promoted…

September 14th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued with Saturday’s UFC 203 PPV event in Cleveland, Ohio. After UFC 203, here’s the updated top 20:     WesReynolds continues to lead the way in ToutMaster 2016, ManglerBets has been on an excellent run the last few events to make turn this year’s event in…

September 11th, 2016
Gabe Killian

After a solid season of giving out NFL plays last year, I am back with my plays for Week 1 of the 2016-17 NFL season. And without further ado, here are my plays for the week… EARLY GAMES Falcons -1 (-125) > Buccaneers 3.75u to win 3u Tampa Bay hasn’t won a season opener since…

September 10th, 2016
Stevie J

You’re probably thinking WWE SummerSlam 2016 was only a few weeks ago — and you’d be right. As part of this “New Era” that WWE continues to promote we’ve come to the point post-draft where both the WWE Raw and SmackDown Live brands are going to be running separate pay per view events every 2-3…

September 10th, 2016
Miguel

Tonight (Saturday, September 10, 2016) sees Top Rank Boxing at the Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino in Lemoore, California as they bring you a 10-fight boxing card topped by two ten round main events that will air on the Spanish language cable station UniMas in the United States. The main event is a showcase for…

September 9th, 2016
Miguel

This Saturday night on HBO boxing (September 10, 2016), the Forum in Inglewood, California hosts the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world today, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0) as he moves up to the super flyweight division looking for a world title in a fourth weight class. There to oppose him is WBC world…

September 9th, 2016
Miguel

Two other world title fights support the Gennady Golovkin vs Kell Brook main event this Saturday in England. IBF World bantamweight champion Lee Haskins (33-3) is putting his title on the line against Stuart Hall (20-4-2). Hall briefly held the IBF belt when he defeated Vusi Malinga in December of 2013. In June of 2014…

September 7th, 2016
Miguel

London’s 02 Arena hosts boxing this weekend, and the main event of the Eddie Hearn and Tom Loeffler co-promotion sees WBC and IBF world champion Gennady Golovkin defending his belt against Kell Brook. Right now, Golovkin is favored in the match paying back at -770, with Brook returning +535 as the underdog. There is no…

September 7th, 2016
Miguel

The Premier Boxing Champions are at the Santander Arena in Pennsylvania this Friday night, September 9th with a boxing card topped by two world title fights set to air on Spike TV. The world vacant IBF world lightweight title is on the line between Ghana’s Richard Commey (24-0) and Toledo Ohio’s own Robert Easter Jr…

September 2nd, 2016
Miguel

September sees the 115 pound Super Flyweight division’s top fighters enter the ring to compete, as IBF and WBO world titles are on the line in fights this coming weekend. On Saturday, September 3rd in Bacoor, Cavite, the Philippines the IBF Super Flyweight title belonging to McJoe Arroyo (17-0) will be on the line as…

August 30th, 2016
Miguel

The 02 Arena in London hosts HBO boxing this coming Saturday, September 10th with a 12-round middleweight main event that sees Gennady Golovkin taking on Kell Brook for Triple G’s IBF, WBC and IBO world titles. Both men enter the fight undefeated, with Brook coming in at (36-0) and Golovkin (35-0). Brook is the current…

August 21st, 2016
Miguel

Today, (Sunday, August 21, 2016) the Premier Boxing Champions are in Coney Island, New York’s Ford Amphitheater for a seven-fight boxing card headlined by a twelve round welterweight bout between top prospect Errol Spence Jr (20-0) and veteran Leonard Bundu (33-1-2). Spence Jr is one of the fighters from the 2012 Olympic team that failed to…

August 21st, 2016
Stevie J

It has been a month since WWE Battleground 2016, and the most notable thing to come out of that show was that Dean Ambrose retained the WWE Championship in a triple threat against his former comrades in The Shield. This left WWE Raw with no champion since Dean Ambrose was exclusive to SmackDown Live, so…

July 30th, 2016
Miguel

The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York hosts WBA “Super World” featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz’ second title defense as he faces England’s undefeated Carl Frampton (22-0). Frampton, who goes by the nickname of “The Javkal” is moving up in wight class and vacating multiple world titles at super bantamweight for this chance to face…

July 24th, 2016
Miguel

This coming weekend’s boxing calendar is dominated by Showtime’s Leo santa Cruz vs Carl Frampton featherweight showdown, but the sports books are already carrying lines for several random fights. Right now, lone fights are popping up, though the sports books could put up lines for some of the other fights at these shows as we…

July 24th, 2016
Stevie J

After a tumultuous month since WWE Money in the Bank which saw Dean Ambrose win the world title by cashing in a Money in the Bank briefcase, which we later learned was because Roman Reigns was about to be suspended for failing a drug test, we arrive at WWE Battleground on July 24, 2016. If…

July 11th, 2016
Miguel

In a rare edition of HBO Boxing on a Monday, July 11th, Light Heavyweight top gun Sergey Kovalev (29-0-1) returns to action to face Isaac Chilemba (24-3-2). Kovalev will be defending his WBA, WBO and IBF world titles at 175 lbs and he is fighting in his home country of Russia for the first time…

June 23rd, 2016
Miguel

This weekend sees the Keith Thurman versus Shawn Porter welterweight bout at the Barclays Center and Engand’s Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale heavyweight world title bout top the boxing calendar, but several bouts from around the world are getting attention at the sport books. Capital Gym – Beijing, China Fri 6/24 Super Featherweight 12 rounds…

June 22nd, 2016
Miguel

Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing are at London’s O2 Arena for a huge boxing card this Saturday, June 25th. The main event ssees IBF Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua defend his title against Dominic Breazeale in a battle of two 2012 Olympians. The rest of the card is excellent and several of the undercard fights are…

June 21st, 2016
Miguel

Showtime Boxing is at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn New York with a major welterweight fight between Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter as the main event. Thurman (26-0) is defending his WBA world tite at 147 pounds for the second time, while Porter comes in with a 26-1-1 overall record and he is a former…

June 20th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. After UFC Fight Night 89, here’s the updated top 20: We have a new leader in the 2016 ToutMaster. Nizar made up the 1.1 point deficit on WesReynolds and developed a 2.45 point lead…