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January 20th, 2018
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the UFC will attempt to parlay its Fox promotion during NFL Conference Championship weekend into a big pay-per-view number with a pair of title fights on UFC 220. Despite being one of the weakest divisions for years, the heavyweight title is still one of the more prestigious in the sport, and it will headline…

December 5th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Last weekend, Max Holloway asserted his dominance over Jose Aldo once again, solidifying his spot as the top featherweight in the world. With Frankie Edgar on the shelf due to a fractured orbital, that leaves Holloway without a clear cut challenger for his title. Some upcoming bouts over the next few weeks could help clarify…

November 28th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This weekend will be a busy one for the UFC, as a pair of events on Friday and Saturday will span nearly the entire country. On Friday, a new champion will be crowned in the newly formed women’s flyweight division (as part of the TUF 26 Finale). However, the contestants for said title won’t be…

November 21st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

What a difference a few weeks can make in MMA. Back on November 4th, Michael Bisping closed as a favorite in a middleweight title bout. After losing that bout to Georges St-Pierre in a contest that was far more entertaining than anticipated, he accepted a short notice assignment against Kelvin Gastelum just three weeks later. The current…

November 7th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The competitors on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 120 will have the unenviable task of following what ended up being one of the greatest UFC events of all-time. While it would be virtually impossible to equal the latest New York City event, fans in Norfolk will be treated to some fighters with high-powered offenses and…

October 31st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC hurting for stars, they managed to coax one of the MMA’s all-time greats out of retirement earlier this year. It took some time to get a date settled for his return, but Georges St-Pierre will be back in the Octagon this Saturday, vying to become just the fourth fighter in UFC history…

October 24th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the Octagon heads to Brazil for the third time in 2017 and in doing so welcomes back a former champion for the first time in over two years. Lyoto Machida will be attempting to avoid the first three-fight losing streak of his career as he takes on Derek Brunson in the main event…

October 18th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion Gegard Mousasi will be reunited with his old boss Scott Coker after nearly five years in the UFC. Mousasi is one of the latest names to make the jump to Bellator as a free agent, however his circumstances have been different from most. Mousasi was on a five-fight winning streak…

October 17th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

British prospect Darren Till will face the biggest test of his career as he goes from fighting unranked welterweights, to former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night 118. It will be a massive step up in competition for Till, as Cerrone represents the most difficult challenge he’ll face in…

October 4th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Any weekend featuring a UFC pay-per-view will likely see that card get the majority of the attention. However, Bellator 184 on Friday night features a main event which is undoubtedly one of the best fights of the weekend. The Bellator bantamweight title will be on the line as Eduardo Dantas looks for his fifth successful…

October 3rd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday night, a UFC lightweight title will be on the line in the main event. However, Conor McGregor will remain the “true” lightweight champion regardless of its outcome, as the Irishman seems more focused on making whatever money he can in boxing than returning to face a lightweight division which is full of challengers who…

September 19th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Saturday morning in Japan, the UFC will return with a card which has some of the typical makings of a Japanese MMA event. However, with the recent withdrawal of Shogun Rua, it lacks some of the star-power the Far East is used to. The event still features a fantastic bout in the strawweight division, a…

September 12th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon returns to Pittsburgh this weekend for UFC Fight Night 116, just as former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold makes his return to the Octagon. Rockhold hasn’t fought since being on the wrong side of one of the more shocking results in UFC history last June. As a huge favorite, Rockhold was knocked out in…

September 8th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

MMA history will be in the balance on Saturday night, as the only flyweight champion the UFC has ever known looks to set a new bar for most UFC title defenses. While he has never become a box-office star, Demetrious Johnson is undoubtedly one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in the sport. In…

June 20th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will return to a more regular schedule this weekend, as the Octagon heads back stateside for UFC Fight Night 112 on Sunday (June 25, 2017) from Oklahoma City. The event features a mix between up-and-comers and former champions, and thankfully the UFC had the good sense to put the younger fighters in the spotlight….

June 13th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The 11-week, 11-event UFC marathon continues with a stop in Singapore this coming weekend. The event will be a rare early morning offering for those in North America, with the main card set to start at 8 a.m. (ET) on Saturday. UFC Fight Night 111 will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between former…

June 6th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Nearly 20 years after starting his combat sports career, Mark Hunt is finally making his first MMA appearance in his native New Zealand at UFC Fight Night 110 on June 10, 2017. The “Super Samoan” has traversed the rest of the globe during a career spent almost entirely within the confines of the UFC and…

May 28th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Regardless of name value and hype, the first weekend in June will feature one of the best MMA fights on the docket in all of 2017. The greatest featherweight in MMA history, Jose Aldo, will put his reacquired UFC title on the line in the main event of UFC 212 against the most diverse striker he’s…

May 21st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

On Saturday (May 20, 2017), MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the full betting odds for UFC Fight Night 109 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. The Stockholm card is headlined by Alexander Gustafsson, as he attempts to work his way back to another title shot in the light heavyweight division against Glover Teixeira. Keep reading as MMAOddsBreaker.com betting…

May 21st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

For the past decade, Memorial Day Weekend has served as one of the biggest on the UFC’s calendar, providing a ton of memorable moments. Last year, for the first time since the Memorial Day card started back in 2006 (with Matt Hughes vs. Royce Gracie), a Fight Night card took the weekend slot rather than…

May 19th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

After the announcement that the UFC would be introducing a third female division (we can agree that sans Cyborg, feathweight doesn’t count, right?), the role of Invicta Fighting Championships has suddenly become much more relevant once again. While several current UFC fighters will be transitioning from the existing bantamweight and strawweight classes to the new…

May 17th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

For the third time in their last four events, Bellator will head across the Atlantic to set up shop in Europe. While Ireland, Italy and Hungary have already played host to events for Bellator thus far this year, Bellator 179 this Friday (May 19, 2017) will emanate from London, England and the SSE Arena. As…

December 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Conor McGregor has been all the rage in the last few days. The current UFC featherweight champion dethroned Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds a week ago in the main event of UFC 194, and now he’s clamoring for a lightweight title shot. With Rafael dos Anjos’ successful UFC lightweight title defense via first round…

November 17th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

On the heels of one of the most shocking upsets in UFC history, it’s time to hop back on the saddle and prepare for another weekend of UFC action. This time, the promotion heads south of the border, as Kelvin Gastelum battles Neil Magny in the main event of UFC Fight Night 78 (also known…

October 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Finland’s biggest promotion CAGE returns after just a one month break for its 32nd event. Cage 32 takes place tomorrow (Friday, October 23, 2015) and features a featherweight main event between Finnish fighter Joni Salovaara (14-7) and Brazilian Rafael Macedo (7-2). Also featured on the card is a Scandinavian welterweight throwdown between Finland’s Kai Puolakka (11-5) and Norway’s Emil…

September 23rd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

After a month break, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is returning with another pay-per-view, this time in Houston, Texas on October 3rd. UFC 192 will feature the unanticipated light heavyweight title bout between champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Alexander Gustafsson. Cormier picked up the belt in a fight against Anthony Johnson when Jon Jones was stripped of his title…

September 3rd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has several top contenders booked for upcoming bouts later this year, so it’s time to start allowing people to place their wagers! Headlining UFC Fight Night 79 in the UFC’s South Korea debut this November will be former lightweight champion Benson Henderson as he takes on former welterweight title challenger Thiago…

August 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has several top contenders booked for upcoming bouts later this year, so it’s time to start allowing people to place their wagers! In an update of a line originally posted earlier this week, middleweight Uriah Hall will step in for Roan Carneiro to battle Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 75…

June 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has kept busy lately, announcing a plethora of headlining bouts leading into a very exciting summer (and fall) season of combat. With that in mind, professional MMAoddsmaker Nick Kalikas has been up to the task and today he has released the opening lines for five future UFC main events via…