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December 7th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 82 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Michael Stets, journalist for MMA Mania to recap UFC 181. Then Canadian lightweight/welterweight fighter Ryan Dickson joins us to talk about his career and why a call up from the UFC might not be that far off.   1)    How did…

December 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

12 years, 6 months, and 27 days. That was the amount of time between Robbie Lawler making his UFC debut (a decision victory over Aaron Riley on May 10th, 2002) and finally capturing UFC gold. Lawler winning a belt was something that up until a year ago nobody had seriously considered. He was a fashionable…

December 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 181 took place tonight at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card top-to-bottom was one of the best the UFC has put on to date as it featured a number of brutal finishes and a huge upset in the main event. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three…

December 6th, 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 analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC 181 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 181. 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: Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit – UFC 158 Upcoming Bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie…

December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pettis is a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Melendez is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker…

December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hendricks is a -220 favorite (bet $-220 to win $100) while Lawler is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker…

November 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis (-220) vs Gilbert Melendez (+180) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC 181 on Pay Per View will see UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defend his title for the first time against former Strikeforce lightweight…

November 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full preliminary card betting odds for UFC 181 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s six-fight preliminary card. Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera The main event of the preliminary card is a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. Faber opened at -405 with Rivera at +285, and now…

November 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and the first man to challenge his title, Gilbert Melendez as the coaches for eight women’s strawweights who will be competing in a 16-woman bracket for a chance to become the first ever UFC women’s strawweight champion. The show airs Wednesday nights at…

November 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

MMA bettors get a rare week off, as the last weekend before November features no cards with betting lines. That will be rectified during the first week of December however, as Invicta, RFA, KSW, and perhaps even ONE FC will all have betting lines posted. Of course, the gem of the entire weekend will be…

November 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC 181 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s five-fight main card. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler The main event of UFC 181 is a welterweight title bout between champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler. Hendricks opened at -270, with the comeback on…

November 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s winter schedule looks phenomenal, and UFC 181 should get it off to quite the start. The event is headlined by the rematch of 2013 fight of the year candidate, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler meet for the welterweight title again. The event features a second title bout, as Anthony Pettis puts his…

August 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   The long layoff in the UFC Lightweight Title Picture presents a bit of a problem… but also an opportunity. Last weekend we saw unranked Ross Pearson topple Gray Maynard, who used to be a core part of any UFC lightweight title conversation. And this week we’ve got top ranked contender…

February 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current UFC 155-pounder Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez has resigned with the promotion, and as part of a clause in his new contract, he will receive not only a title-shot against champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in December, but he will also be coaching opposite the lightweight champ on the upcoming 20th…

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT: ANTHONY PETTIS VS. GILBERT MELENDEZ Date: December 2014 Location: Unknown Broadcast: Unknown UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis (-185) Profile: The last WEC lightweight champion and the creator of the “Showtime Kick,” Anthony Pettis (17-2) is one of the most exciting and interesting fighters to come around in a long time. A Duke Roufus pupil, Pettis…

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Gilbert Melendez isn’t going anywhere. The UFC yesterday announced they have matched Bellator’s contract offer to the top-ranked lightweight fighter, and now, not only will Melendez be staying in the UFC, he will also be getting the next 155lb title shot as he takes on champion Anthony Pettis in December for the UFC lightweight championship….

February 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The superfight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is one step closer to reality. According to UFC president Dana White, Aldo’s hesitation to accept the fight at 155lbs — his coach Andre Pederneiras earlier this week called for the fight to take place at a 150lb catchweight — was because…

December 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued its streak of new fight announcements yesterday by confirming three new fight matchups for upcoming events, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my thoughts on them. Alex Caceres vs. Sergio Pettis, UFC on FOX 10 The first fight announcement the UFC made yesterday, and my favorite of the bunch,…

October 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Big news broke late last night in the MMA world as Evy Rodrigues of Brazilian new outlet Globo.com confirmed that Sergio Pettis, the younger brother of UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, has signed a contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship and he will make his debut as a bantamweight at UFC 167. A debut opponent…

September 23rd, 2013
Miguel

Poor TJ Grant. Shortly after Ultimate Fighting Championship announced he would be in the next title match against newly minted champion Anthony Pettis, he was been pulled from the fight with an injury and replaced by Josh Thomson. Pettis vs Thomson is scheduled for the UFC on FOX Sports 9 event on December 14th, and…

September 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC last night announced that TJ Grant’s concussion will keep him from a title shot against Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 this December and instead it will be Josh Thomson who gets the next crack at the UFC lightweight title. I believe that Thomson is the next best option after Grant and…

September 14th, 2013
Staff

With so many events in rapid succession, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as every weight class other than Welterweight and Bantamweight see some sort of change. Pound-for-Pound The two biggest changes in the pound-for-pound rankings both feature fighters dropping out of…

September 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 164 turned out to be an unbelievable fight card full of amazing finishes and plenty of unexpected outcomes. There were a number of crazy things that happened, and that meant there were once again a ton of prop bets that cashed out big. Here’s five crazy UFC 164 prop bets that hit, with the closing…

September 1st, 2013
Miguel

Benson Henderson entered his UFC 164 re-match against Anthony Pettis with revenge on his mind. Henderson had gone 7-0 in the UFC and was the Lightweight Champion whose last loss came in the WEC cage to Pettis back in December of 2010. Henderson is now 0-2 against Pettis, as ‘Showtime’ locked up an armbar in…

September 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 164 took place tonight at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI, and it was a very exciting card that produced a number of sick finishes. Overall from a betting perspective, seven favorites won, while five underdogs cashed out. Here’s a betting recap of UFC 164 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook: UFC 164 Betting Favorites…

August 31st, 2013
Gabe Killian

Lightweight Championship bout: Anthony “Showtime” Pettis (+105) vs (c) Benson “Smooth” Henderson (-115) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 164 from Milwaukee, WI is a highly anticipated bout for the promotions Lightweight crown. The contest will see two former WEC Lightweight Champions in Anthony Pettis and Benson Henderson face off, with the latter defending…

August 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 164 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI Saturday, August 31, 2013 Lightweight title bout (five rounds): Benson Henderson (-115) vs. Anthony Pettis (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC 164 is a five-round lightweight bout between UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson and No. 1 contender Anthony Pettis. Henderson is currently a -115 betting favorite (bet $115 to win…

August 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 164 Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI Saturday, August 31, 2013 Heavyweight bout (three rounds): Josh Barnett (-165) vs. Frank Mir (+155) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of UFC 164 is a three-round heavyweight war between Josh Barnett and Frank Mir. Barnett is currently a -165 betting favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Mir is a +155 underdog…

August 30th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Before one UFC event has even taken place, the full odds for the next one are ready to go, as UFC 164 takes place a mere three days following UFC Fight Night 27. The PPV card from Milwaukee features one of the most serendipitous main events we’ve seen in a long time. For the Benson…

July 14th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 164 card scheduled for August 31st in Milwaukee has a rebuilt main event for the Lightweight title between champion Ben Henderson and replacement Anthony Pettis. Henderson’s original opponent, Canadian TJ Grant was forced to pull out after suffering a concussion in training. Henderson was a -220 favorite over Grant, but I look for…

July 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today released the opening betting odds for the upcoming UFC lightweight title bout at UFC 164 between champion Benson Henderson and challenger Anthony Pettis, who will take the fight on short notice after TJ Grant was forced to pull out of the bout with a concussion suffered during BJJ training. Kalikas…

June 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

On Friday night in Milwaukee, WI, in the main event of RFA 8, Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis — the younger brother of UFC superstar Anthony Pettis — made his flyweight debut and it was an impressive one as he knocked out Dillard Pegg with a beautiful 1-2 combo in the first round of their title…

June 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has dealt with tons of injuries over the last few years that have caused a number of high-profile fights to be cancelled, and 2013 hasn’t been imune. According to UFC president Dana White, who today broke the news on his Twitter account, Anthony Pettis has been forced to pull out of his upcoming…

May 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

The latest rumored UFC fight is a high-profile welterweight bout for the upcoming UFC 163 card this August in Brazil, as the surging Demian Maia will take on former title challenger Josh Koscheck in a three-round fight. That’s the event that’s headlined by UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo vs. Anthony Pettis, by the way. At first glance,…

February 21st, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 160 card headlined by the Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva versus Cain Velasquez 2 UFC heavyweight title match on May 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada has added a match between lightweights KJ Noons and Donald ‘The Cowboy’ Cerrone. Both men are known as potent stand-up fighters, and both are coming off a loss in their…

February 8th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC Featherweight Title Fight August 3, 2013 UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (-170) Profile: The best featherweight MMA fighter the world has ever seen, UFC champion Jose Aldo (22-1) has no peer. His ferocious leg kicks, superlative takedown defense and incredible MMA skills translate into someone who was last defeated seven years ago and has…

February 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

According to UFC president Dana White, who released the information to USA Today, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will next step into the cage with Anthony Pettis, who is dropping down to 145 pounds. The fight will take place on August 3 at a location yet to be determined and will serve as the main…

January 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 6 went down pretty much like The MMA Oddscast predicted, with each of the hosts having a solid night in picks and bets. Overall, eight of 11 favorites cashed, while three underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on closing MMA odds: UFC BETTING FAVORITES THAT WON Chalk mostly…

January 26th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg Interviews UFC On…

January 26th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 6:  January 26, 2013 Chicago, Illinois UFC Lightweight Contender Donald Cerrone (-130) Profile: Donald Cerrone (20-4) is a longtime WEC vet who has come close to earning gold around his waist on multiple occasions only to fall short. In the WEC, “Cowboy” was 0-3 in shots for the lightweight title, but he…

December 30th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Wathch the latest episode of MMAOddsbreaker with Special Guest and MMA enigma Eddie Alvarez On this special edition of MMAOddsbreaker hosts Nick Kalikas and Miguel Iturrate are joined by special guest MMA Star Eddie Alvarez to cover the upcoming UFC On Fox 5 event. Later on in the show MMA Oddsmaker Kalikas is joined by…

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