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January 27th, 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 183 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one…

January 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC is back in Las Vegas on January 31st, and there is no place as fitting for the potential circus of a bout between former middlewight champion Anderson Silva and one of the most polarizing fighters in MMA history, Nick Diaz. The bout marks a pair of returns, as Silva returns 13 months after…

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 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Anderson Silva could be fighting for a UFC title again very soon. UFC president Dana White announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Silva, the former long-time middleweight champion, will fight the winner of UFC 184’s main event between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort should he defeat Nick Diaz at UFC 183 later this…

October 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Anderson Silva will be sticking around the UFC for the long haul, according to reports. Brazilian news outlet Combate revealed that Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion and one of the greatest fighters the sport of MMA has ever seen, has signed a new, 15-fight deal with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. The new deal will reportedly…

August 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s second half of 2014 calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz It was announced that two of the biggest draws in UFC history will return to action to…

August 3rd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 64, Adam is away on vacation so myself (@LynchOnSports) is riding solo however I brought in two great guests. First Lance Fischel, co-host of The MMA Analysis podcast here on MMA Oddsbreaker joins the show to talk about MMA betting. After MMASucka.com owner Jeremy Brand stops by to talk all about what it’s like…

July 30th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was a big day for the UFC in terms of fight announcements, and few announcements that the organization made could have been bigger than convincing both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz to sign the dotted line for the main event at UFC 183. The event takes place on January 31st and takes the UFC…

July 30th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Date: January 31, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: TBD Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Contender Anderson Silva (-405) Profile: 2013 was a year to forget for Anderson Silva (33-6). Long considered the top pound-for-pound MMA fighter on the planet, “The Spider” saw his UFC records for the most consecutive title…

January 17th, 2014
Miguel

Despite a horrific injury in his last fight at UFC 168 against Chris Weidman and the fact he will be near 40 years old, legendary former UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva is still not set on retirement and is talking super-fight, again.  Silva’s team of Brazilian managers, translators and hangers-on have let it be known…

January 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

“Oh my goodness. Oh my goodness. OH MY GOD!” Those were the words uttered by UFC color commentator Joe Rogan when the replay of Anderson Silva breaking his fibula and tibia were shown on the big screen at the MGM Grand Garden Arena last Saturday night at UFC 168 in Las Vegas, one of the…

January 2nd, 2014
Miguel

The UFC 168 card ended 2013 and likely the legendary career of Anderson Silva, as he succumbed to Chris Weidman after breaking his leg in brutal fashion on “The All-American’s” knee. For Weidman, this is his second win over Silva, but the way it ended did not seem to put the exclamation point on his…

December 31st, 2013
Brad Taschuk

“Anderson Silva was clowning. Who knows how the fight would have played out otherwise.” “Anderson’s broken leg was a freak accident. Who knows how the fight would have played out otherwise.” Those are the prevailing narratives that emerged from the pair of bouts between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. It almost seems a crime in…

December 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 168 was a pretty crazy card both from an entertainment perspective as well as a betting perspective, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five crazy prop bets that cashed out in a big way. Chris Weidman wins by T/KO (+434)/Weidman wins in round two (+850) In the main event of UFC…

December 29th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 168 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now four for four since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is available for…

December 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 168 can be summed up in one word: unthinkable. So much crazy stuff happened last night that I am still trying to wrap my head around all of it. I mean, who expected the main event to end like that? Sure, many — including myself — were picking Chris Weidman to once against defeat…

December 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 168 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and the event proved to be a perfect end to one of the craziest years in MMA, as it featured a number of high-profile finishes before a main event that ended with one of the most gruesome finishes in MMA history. Overall, six favorites cashed, while five…

December 28th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 168 ‘Knockout of the Night’ Betting Props UFC 168 from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, N.V. has a fight card with 11 scheduled bouts, including a five-fight main card that is sure to produce fireworks, and possibly a number of knockouts. After the fights have concluded, the UFC will be awarding…

December 28th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 168 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the host of the At Odds MMA Show joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Middleweight Title Bout (c) Chris Weidman vs….

December 27th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Coming off yet another profitable night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to keep their winning ways going with UFC 168. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has won five straight including 16 of the last 20 events and are up 43.25 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 17.8%. You can check a track record of premium…

December 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 168 is the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Chris “The All American” Weidman and the man he took the belt from, MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Silva as a -160 betting favorite (bet $160 to win $100), while Weidman is…

December 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 168 is the rematch between UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and former Strikeforce women’s bantamweight champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Rousey as a -800 betting favorite (bet $800 to win $100), while Tate is a +550 underdog (bet $100 to…

December 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the featured preliminary card bouts at UFC 168 is a welterweight fight between strikers Siyar “The Great” Bahadurzada and John “Doomsday” Howard. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Bahadurzada as a -150 betting favorite (bet $150 to win $100), while Howard is a underdog (bet $100 to win $130). MMA…

December 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The first Facebook fight of the night at UFC 168 is a fun featherweight fight between Robbie “Problems” Peralta and Estevan “El Terrible” Payan. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Peralta as a -185 betting favorite (bet $185 to win $100), while is Payan is a +160 a underdog (bet $100 to…

December 26th, 2013
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 MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 22nd, 2013
James Lynch

This week on Episode 32 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin)  brave the icy weather in Toronto and welcome Steve Jeffery (@SteveJeffery) host of “The Hammer MMA” to preview this weekend’s UFC 168 event. Despite Adam and Steve not having power, we still made this podcast happen!   The Big Three 1) MMA…

December 21st, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC is looking to take advantage of the extra time on everyone’s hands over the holiday season by putting on a card that is sure to attract a ton of attention, and hopefully net them a nice payday to finish off what has been an up and down 2013. Two of the biggest attractions…

December 20th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 168 middleweight Chris Weidman as he prepares for his main event title defense next weekend (Dec. 28, 2013) against Anderson Silva at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The current UFC Middleweight Champion had a plethora of odds stacked against him when he initially caught…

December 18th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

As is customary for the UFC, they plan to make a splash over the holiday season with their year end card. UFC 168 is following that blueprint to such a ‘T’ that the organization has even seen fit to jack up the price of their PPVs for this card. With the greatest fighter of all…

September 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva spoke with the media yesterday in Los Angeles as part of a seven-day, seven-city media tour to promote the year-end UFC 168 card — which he headlines in a rematch against current UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman — and “The Spider” had a number of interesting comments to make…

July 15th, 2013
Miguel

It took less than a week for Anderson Silva to go from lukewarm on a rematch with Chris Weidman to signing the contract for a December 28th date at UFC 168. UFC President Dana White called it the biggest fight in UFC history, and with new meal ticket Ronda Rousey in the supporting role of…

July 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The opening betting line for one of the biggest rematches in the history of MMA today opened at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and the line is sure to draw plenty of interest from sports bettors. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has opened Anderson Silva as a -140 betting favorite (bet $140 to win $100), with the comeback on…

July 13th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After a UFC record ten successful title defenses, Anderson Silva was shockingly knocked out by Chris Weidman at UFC 162 to finally relinquish his middleweight belt. Silva was the longest reigning champion in UFC history in terms of both title defenses and length of time holding the title, and with his defeat, it truly shows…

July 11th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Coming out of UFC 162, there has been a diverse array of opinions on the fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. There have been those who have said that Anderson deserved to be knocked out (count me in that camp), those who have claimed the fight taught us nothing (which is exceedingly incorrect, as…

July 10th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Coming out of the shocking main event result at UFC 162, the MMA Oddsbreaker fighter rankings are due for an update. Check out the full MMA Oddsbreaker Fighter Rankings. Obviously the biggest change in the rankings is Anderson Silva dropping from his long-time #1 rankings at both Middleweight and Pound-for-Pound. With Silva dropping from that…

July 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

On every UFC card there’s always tons of value in the prop bets, and although they are very difficult to hit, if you do indeed hit one (or more) of them then there’s no doubt your night will be quite profitable. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC 162 prop bets that cashed big, based…

July 7th, 2013
Miguel

The big news coming from UFC 162 is obviously the demise of Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, however the card had several notable fights that saw a former champion get back on the winning track in Frankie Edgar, as well as saw as many as three relatively big names likely fight their last UFC fight. Video:…

July 7th, 2013
Miguel

Last night, at the UFC 162 card coming to us from Las Vegas, underdog Chris Wiedman broke through and took the UFC Middleweight Championship from long time, legendary champion Anderson Silva. Though Silva has been a dominant champion who many call the greatest of all-time, many people predicted a Weidman win prior to the bout,…

July 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and overall it was one of the most exciting events of the year as the card featured a number of awesome knockouts and back-and-forth fights including a main event that ended with one of the most shocking knockouts in UFC history. Overall from a betting perspective,…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 MGM Grand Gardena Arena, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, July 6, 2013 UFC Middleweight Championship Bout: Anderson Silva (-245) vs. Chris Weidman (+205) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC 162 is a five-round middleweight championship bout between UFC middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva and top prospect Chris Weidman. The champion Silva is a -245 favorite (bet…

July 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 162 July 6, 2013 Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: The buzz is that Chris Weidman is the most dangerous opponent Silva has yet to face during his epic, record breaking title run. That Weidman is a younger Chael Sonnen, perfectly suited to defeat the leading candidate…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (-215) Profile: The top pound-for-pound MMA fighter on the planet today is UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4). “The Spider” holds UFC records for the most consecutive title defenses (10) and most consecutive wins (16) while earning…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Frank Trigg was joined by Nick Kalikas on the MMA Insiders show at Don Best to break down the top two fights on the UFC 162 card. Listen in as Trigg and Kalikas give their thoughts on the Frankie Edgar/Charles Oliveira featherweight bout, and the massive middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Contender Tim Boetsch (-120) Profile: Tim Boetsch (16-5) is in his second stint in the UFC and has been much more successful than the first, posting a 5-2 mark, including 4-1 at middleweight. The 32-year-old made his UFC debut at…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Reed Kuhn were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 162 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and leading MMA statistician joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Middleweight Title Bout (c) Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Featherweight Bout Frankie…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

You never know until fight night, but as far as I’m concerned, UFC 162 is the best pay-per-view the UFC has put together all year long. In the main event of the evening we have a fight that has been the talk of the combat sports world for the last year, as up-and-comer Chris Weidman finally…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with the foremost manager in MMA, Ed Soares, as his most notable client, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, gets set to defend his title against Chris Weidman at UFC 162. The event takes place Saturday, July 6th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

This Saturday marks the biggest fight of the summer for the UFC, as Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva takes on Chris Weidman on Saturday, July 6th. Silva is the greatest mixed martial artist that the sport has seen to this point, and Weidman has been hyped as his biggest challenge in many years. Today, the fighters…

July 5th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returns this weekend with what is certain to be the biggest pay-per-view of the summer, as Anderson Silva faces Chris Weidman in what is considered his biggest challenge (at least from a betting standpoint) since he took on Dan Henderson all the way back in 2008. As with any big bout, this one…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

All 22 fighters today stepped on the scale in advance of this weekend’s UFC 162 card, and all 22 fighters successfully made weight. Here are the weights of all the fighters on the card, in pounds: Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chris Weidman (185) Frankie Edgar (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (144) Roger Gracie (186) vs. Tim…

June 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC heavyweight Dave Herman today went before the Nevada State Athletic Commission in hopes of attaining a fighter’s license to fight at UFC 162, the final hurdle he must complete before he is allowed to fight again following his UFC-imposed six-month drug suspension for a positive drug test for marijuana following a submission loss to…