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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 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 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…

October 14th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that December’s UFC 232 event will feature a light heavyweight title main event between former champion Jon Jones and former two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas’ betting line for the upcoming bout was released via ESPN earlier today. Here’s what Kalikas had to say about the contest: “Former champion…

October 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The rematch to one of the greatest fights in MMA history is now official, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2, UFC 232 Light heavyweight rivals Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will meet at UFC 232, which is set for Saturday, December 29…

April 1st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Much of the UFC’s spring schedule has already been sorted out, and matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have begun to fill in the summer events for the promotion. However, up until now there are no betting odds for any events beyond June 3rd’s UFC 212. That changed today as MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

February 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira slated for the UFC’s return to Stockholm MMAFighting reported Saturday that the UFC is pitting Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira for an event in Stockholm, Sweden on May 28th. Gustafsson (17-4) was slated to fight Teixeira back in June 2015 at UFC Berlin, but he had to pull out of…

September 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira set for UFC Fight Night 100 MMAFighting reported Wednesday announced that former UFC light heavyweight challenger Alexander Gustafsson will take on Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 100. Gustafsson (17-4) snapped a two-fight skid after picking up a unanimous decision victory over Jan Blachowicz at UFC Fight Night 93.  Nogueira (22-7) also…

August 30th, 2016
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 co-main event at UFC Fight Night 93 as Jan Blachowicz takes on long-time light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson in Hamburg, Germany.   Jan Blachowicz (Record: 19-5,…

October 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 192 leads into a bit of a lull period for the UFC, but there are no off weeks for The MMA Analysis… except maybe next week, which we will likely take off because there will not be much to talk about. There was plenty to discuss from this past weekend however, as UFC 192…

October 5th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw UFC 192 take place from the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. It was a card that started impressively — with five of the seven prelims ending via stoppage — and ended even more so, as Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson traded shots for 25 minutes in an incredibly entertaining light heavyweight title…

September 30th, 2015
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 Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC 192 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

September 30th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Sometimes, the MMA world will tell you that Uriah Hall will lose. Don’t listen to them. Instead, listen to The MMA Analysis, the only podcast where the possibility of a Uriah Hall spin kick finish was discussed at length. This week, after going 2-0 on consensus bets, and setting a lofty standard of entertainment, the…

September 29th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC 192 is a battle between UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier and Alexander Gustafsson. Cormier won the championship after submitting Anthony Johnson in a fight to determine the new champion, as longtime champion Jon Jones was stripped of his title earlier in the year due to legal issues. Gustafsson, on the…

July 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 192: Cormier vs. Gustafsson Date: Oct. 3, 2015 Location: Houston, Texas Venue: Toyota Center Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (16-1) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler-turned-heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs in his life. An excruciating 2008 Olympic bid in…

July 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC 192 main event is officially set. The UFC announced during the UFC Fight Night 72 broadcast that UFC 192, which takes place Oct. 3 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas, will be headlined by a five-round light heavyweight title fight between champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Alexander Gustafsson. The co-main event of the…

June 4th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced two title fights in the last 24 hours for as yet unspecified events. MMAOddsmaker Nick Kalikas was quickly called to action and we now have opening betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks for both the UFC Light Heavyweight and UFC Middleweight title bouts featuring Daniel Cormier (c) vs Alexander Gustafsson…

June 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially confirmed the next title fights at 185lbs and at 205lbs. UFC president Dana White confirmed late Wednesday evening that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will next defend his title against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. As for UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, his opponent will be none other than…

April 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 69: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira Date: June 20, 2015 Location: Berlin, Germany Venue: O2 World Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson (16-3) has made his mark on the UFC light heavyweight division in the last few years. The 28-year-old Swede’s first loss up until 2013 came to Phil Davis — otherwise,…

March 31st, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two huge fights were announced by the UFC on Monday, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both bouts. Glover Teixeira vs. Alexander Gustafsson, UFC Fight Night 69 The main event of UFC Fight Night 69 will be a five-round fight between top light heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Glover…

January 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC On Fox 14. Surprises Anthony Johnson — I didn’t think Anthony Johnson would beat Alexander Gustafsson and I’ll be…

January 26th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets 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’s five crazy UFC On FOX 14 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Anthony Johnson wins by T/KO (+430)/Johnson wins in round 1…

January 25th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 89 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC featherweight Ricardo Lamas to talk about his upcoming fight with Chad Mendes. Then MMAViking.com’s Ryan O’Leary helps us recap the UFC on FOX 14 card.   The Big Three 1) Scale of 1-10 how shocked were you…

January 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

When the UFC booked the biggest European venue to hold the Octagon, this probably wasn’t what they had in mind. Swedes went 0-3 on home soil at UFC on FOX 14 — after pitching a shutout on the UFC Fight Night 53 main card back in October — and another blue and yellow crowd went…

January 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 14 took place Saturday night in Stockholm, Sweden, and it was one of the most insane cards ever as it featured a number of crazy finishes that no one expected to happen. Overall from a betting perspective, five betting favorites won while seven underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s…

January 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 14. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Jon Jones – UFC 165 Upcoming Bout: Alexander Gustafsson…

January 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

We lost a couple of minutes at the beginning of the MMA Analysis this week because of poor audio, but here are the cliff notes: -Conor McGregor is good. -Judges are bad. After that however, Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean get into the real meat of this show, the UFC on Fox 14 breakdown. Your…

January 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $50 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC On FOX 14 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. If you haven’t…

January 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC on Fox 14 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

January 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 14 is a five-round light heavyweight bout between Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony Johnson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Gustafsson is a -225 favorite (bet $225 to win $100) while Johnson is a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $185). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Gustafsson…

January 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Next Saturday, the Octagon travels across the Atlantic giving another one of its European stars a chance to shine. UFC on FOX 14 will be the first card shown on the network that isn’t held in the US, and given the rise of Alexander Gustafsson over the past couple years there are few fighters more…

January 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC got off to a big start in 2015 with Jon Jones defeating Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 182, and then making everyone forget about his performance when his positive drug test for cocaine was revealed a couple days later. Since then, it has been a PR maelstrom for the organization,…

January 7th, 2015
James Lynch

When MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas releases his opening lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook we’re often left with the question, should we place a bet now or later? When the public gets in on the action, line movement is undoubtedly going to happen. This is especially true with upcoming UFC main event participants where the lines are…

December 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced one new bout over the weekend, and it’s a good one. And for Monday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on the new matchup. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader, UFC on FOX 14 A three-round light heavyweight bout between top-10 contenders Phil Davis and Ryan Bader is the latest addition…

November 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC On FOX 14: Gustafsson vs. Johnson Date: January 25, 2014 Location: Stockholm, Sweden Venue: Tele2 Arena Broadcast: FOX UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson (16-2) has made his mark on the UFC light heavyweight division in the last few years. The 27-year-old Swede’s first loss up until 2013 came to another light heavyweight youngster…

November 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC has announced four new matchups featuring big names, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the bouts and give my initial thoughts on them. Alexander Gustafsson vs. Anthony Johnson, UFC Stockholm The main event of UFC Stockholm was announced by the UFC yesterday and it’s a good one as Alexander Gustafsson…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 178: JONES VS. GUSTAFSSON 2 Date: September 27, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones One of the top pound-for-pound MMA fighters on the planet, Jon ”Bones” Jones (20-1) has dominated the light heavyweight scene, becoming the youngest UFC title holder ever early in 2011 at the age of…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two title bouts for the fall/winter calendar, and they’re both good ones. After Vitor Belfort was given a license to fight in Nevada by the NSAC pending the passing of random drug tests, the UFC announced he will take on Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in the main event…

June 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will finish what they started in the place where their feud began. The UFC announced late Thursday night that the light heavyweight champion will defend his belt against the top contender in the most-anticipated rematch of the year at UFC 178, which takes place September 27 at Air Canada Centre…

June 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rematch to the 2013 Fight of the Year is in jeopardy. UFC president Dana White yesterday told UFC.com that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t want to fight Alexander Gustafsson in his next fight. Instead, the champ wants to fight Daniel Cormier, and “Bones” and the UFC are meeting this week to talk all…

May 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rematch to one of the greatest mixed martial arts matches of all time is likely to go down later this summer. Over the weekend, ESPN.com reported that the UFC has targeted August 30 as the date for the rematch between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson. The bout will headline UFC 177, which is set…

March 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC Fight Night 37. Surprises Neil Seery — In a bantamweight bout that most expected to be a blowout, Neil…

March 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 43 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome @CageWarriors commentator Brad Wharton (@MMABrad48) to recap Saturdays UFC Fight Night 37 event from London, England. The Big Three 1) With his win over Jimi Manuwa, did Alexander Gustafsson earn the next light heavyweight title shot? 2) Did Brad Pickett’s win over Neil Seery…

March 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 37 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Alexander Gustafsson wins in round two (+425) In the main…

March 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon travelled to London, England for a Saturday matinee event, but the locals didn’t get much to cheer about across the nine fight card. Brits took on visiting fighters in six bouts and only emerged with two victories. Included amongst those losses was a vicious knockout suffered by Jimi Manuwa (14-1) at the hands…

March 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 37 is over and done with, and it featured a main event that contained one of the top KOs of the year to date as well as a number of other exciting fights that proved the $9.99 cost of Fight Pass. Overall, eight favorites cashed one one dog hit. Here’s a betting…

March 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC Fight Night 37 today (March 8, 2014) which…

March 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 37 Date: March 8, 2014 Arena: O2 Arena City: London, England UFC Fight Night 37 will be live on UFC Fight Pass, with the preliminary card kicking off at 12:30pm ET, and the main card getting going at 3:00pm ET. If interested in wagering on my recommended props, or any other plays…

March 7th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 37 March 8, 2014 Light Heavyweight Matchup: #1 Alexander Gustafsson vs #11 Jimi Manuwa By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The main event from London will feature a home-cage, rising prospect in Jimi Manuwa against the division’s number one contender (and top European fighter), Alexander Gustafsson. We haven’t seen much from…

March 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC Fight Night 37 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

March 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 37 Date: March 8, 2014 Arena: O2 Arena City: London, England Light Heavyweight bout: Alexander “The Mauler” Gustafsson (-450) vs Jimi “Poster Boy” Manuwa (+360) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 37 on UFC Fight Pass will be a war between a pair of talented strikers and it is…

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