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April 6th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC 210 rematch for the light heavyweight title between champion Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Click below to see who picked who….. Joseph Duffy – UFC lightweight  – 00:00:09 Aiemann Zahabi – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:30 Tim Johnson – UFC heavyweight – 00:00:44 Jeremy Kennedy – UFC featherweight – 00:01:07 Albert…

April 3rd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon returns this Saturday after a couple weeks out of commission with UFC 210, and with it comes a massive fight in one of the organization’s marquee divisions. While the depth of the light heavyweight division isn’t what it used to be, the top of 205 still creates some of the biggest matchups in…

March 30th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Prior to UFC 210, the four fighters (Daniel Cormier, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi) competing in the main and co-main events got on a conference call Thursday (March 30, 2017). Listen to the audio below…

March 28th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action…

March 28th, 2017
Matty

The first quarter of the year is in the books for the UFC, and to say the big fights have been underwhelming so far in 2017 would be an understatement. After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interim lightweight title fight versus Tony Ferguson was cancelled at UFC 209 due to his hospitalization in attempting an extreme weight cut, and the welterweight championship…

March 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Carla Esparza vs Maryna Moroz set for UFC Fight Night 112 in Oklahoma City ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto reports that former UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza will return to action against Maryna Moroz at UFC Fight Night 112 on June 25th at Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City. Esparza (11-4) is coming off a controversial split-decision loss to…

January 26th, 2017
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson rematch set for UFC 210 Daniel Cormier announced on ‘UFC Tonight’ on Wednesday that he will be defending his light heavyweight title against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson at UFC 210 on April 8th. Cormier (18-1) was slated to fight ‘Rumble’ in a rematch at UFC 206 in December, however the AKA product…

November 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Emmanuel Sanchez injured, AJ McKee now fights Ray Wood Friday at Bellator 166  Bellator officials announced Monday that Emmanuel Sanchez (13-3) has been forced off Friday’s Bellator 166 card due to injury. As a result, AJ McKee will take on Ray Wood. McKee (5-0) endures his second straight fight with an opponent switch. Back at…

October 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This December, the Octagon will make its first trip to Toronto in over three years. The last three times the Air Canada Centre has hosted a UFC event, the light heavyweight title was on the line, and the same division will headline on December 10th. Jon Jones will not be the one defending the title…

October 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II added to UFC 206 in Toronto Daniel Cormier announced Wednesday on “UFC Tonight” on FS1 that he will be defending his light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson in a rematch from UFC 187. Cormier (17-1) submitted Johnson in May 201 at UFC 187 and subsequently claimed the 205-pound belt that was vacated by former…

August 21st, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 170 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First were joined by UFC middleweight Sam Alvey who takes on Kevin Casey this Saturday at UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver. Then after we’ll be joined by The Province MMA journalist Spencer Kyte will preview the UFC…

June 28th, 2016
James Lynch

Michael Chiesa injured, Tony Ferguson needs new opponent for UFC Fight Night 91 Lightweight  Michael Chiesa (14-2) has been forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 91 due to a back injury. UFC officials confirmed the news on Monday. Here’s what he had to say in a Facebook post. I found out today I have a fully ruptured…

May 5th, 2016
James Lynch

RIP Jordan Parsons (1990-2016)  Tragic news in the MMA world Wednesday, Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons passed away following a hit-and-run incident Sunday. He was only 25 years old. Parsons (11-2)  went 2-1 under the Bellator banner with stoppage victories over Tim Bazer and Julio Cesar Neves. He was scheduled to take on Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 next Friday. Bellator president Scott…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 141 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, partners at LastWordOnSports.com and our NEW sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First were joined by welterweight fighter Cody McKenzie to discuss his fight cancellation Jan 23rd and his issues with the UFC. Then we’re joined by bantamweight Sarah Moras to discuss her upcoming fight with Lauren Murphy…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida II set for UFC on FOX 19 MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC on FOX 19. These two previously fought at UFC 157 in February 2013, with Machida taking home a split-decision victory. Henderson (31-14) is coming off a first round knockout…

January 28th, 2016
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. Our UFC on Fox 18 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

January 26th, 2016
Mike James

The main event of UFC on Fox 18 is a light heavyweight contest between #2 ranked Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and #4 ranked Ryan “Darth” Bader. Johnson has become a must-see attraction since re-signing with the UFC in 2014, while Bader has become a top contender by winning his last five fights. The winner of this…

January 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury MMAFighting.com reports that UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum also has pulled out of UFC 196 due to injury. The Brazillian was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the AKA product had to pull out due to a back injury. Werdum released the following statements to Brazillian…

November 6th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has had several fights announced in the last couple weeks as well as multiple bouts altered via injury. Several new main events were announced including Paige VanZant vs Rose Namajunas, Kelvin Gastelum vs Neil Magny and most recently Ryan Bader vs Anthony Johnson while other big bouts including the rescheduled former main…

September 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

There was something that wasn’t quite right about UFC 191, and it wasn’t that it was a Demetrious Johnson headlined card that was doomed to fail commercially. No, the big thing wrong with UFC 191 was that former flyweight John Lineker and bantamweight slugger Francisco Rivera weren’t on the main card. Instead, TUF winner Corey…

September 2nd, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC 191 features a battle of two heavy-handed knockout artists. This is Johnson’s first fight back since losing to Daniel Cormier in a light-heavyweight title fight at UFC 187. Manuwa, on the other hand, bounced back from the first loss of his career by defeating Jan Blachowicz in April.   Anthon…

August 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Monday started out as a relatively tame news day in MMA. There were a couple of fight announcements that knocked nobody’s socks off (Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida at Fight Night 76, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario at UFC 193), World Series of Fighting did World Series of Fighting things (announcing a one-night, eight-man…

May 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Even with the omission of Jon Jones and Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC 187 was a stacked card on paper and it delivered when it went down on Saturday night (May 23, 2015) from MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The main card, especially, was fantastic. The main event of the evening, a five-round light…

May 24th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were five of the craziest prop bets at UFC 187 that cashed big: Daniel Cormier wins by submission (+724)/Cormier wins in round 3 (+1425) In the main event of the evening, Daniel Cormier submitted Anthony Johnson in the third round to win the UFC light heavyweight title. Cormier had to survive an early blitz…

May 24th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Surprises Daniel Cormier — I’ll admit I was completely wrong about Daniel Cormier. I thought coming off of the loss to Jon Jones that he would regress and get worse, but he looked the best he ever has in his title fight win over Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 187. He…

May 24th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 106 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC light heavyweight fighter Ryan Jimmo sounds off about the UFC Reebok deal and talks about his upcoming fight against Francimar Barroso at UFC Fight Night 67. Then we’re joined by Canadian welterweight Ryan Dickson who takes…

May 24th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 187 took place Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It was a very solid card overall, with a number of highlight-reel finishes on the main card and solid performances on the prelims. Overall from a betting perspective, eight betting favorites won while three underdogs won based on the closing…

May 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 187 is a five-round light heavyweight vacant title fight between Anthony Johnson and Daniel Cormier. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Cormier is a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) while Johnson is a +100 underdog (bet $100 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Cormier…

May 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the best MMA event of the year deserves the best MMA podcast around, so the MMA Analysis breaks down UFC 187 on this show. The rare UFC card which is stacked from top to bottom brings a surprising amount of serious fight discussion from your co-hosts, but they still find time to debate the…

May 20th, 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 187 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one…

May 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After completing a two-week trip in the Pacific, the Octagon will return to the familiar grounds of the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for one of the most newsworthy cards of the year. Despite former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones being stripped of his title and suspended, two belts will still be on the line…

April 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 187: Cormier vs. Johnson Date: May 23, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (15-1) 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…

March 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s next pay-per-view card in Montreal has already been booked and altered by injuries, as the originally scheduled main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao had to be postponed once again. The last time this fight got postponed it was due to Barao falling ill due to a bad weight cut. This time…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s return to Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23 with a stacked card that is one of the best of the year on paper. Here are the five fights that have been booked for the super card so far, along with my thoughts on them: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson The main event of…

February 3rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Just one month through the calendar and some of the year end awards may have already been decided for 2015. The month of January saw four UFC events, one each from Bellator and World Series of Fighting, and a pair of AXS TV promotions put on cards. Not to mention the countless regional events that…

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…

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