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October 24th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has dropped 14 competitors from their roster. Below is the list of fighters who did not make it through the latest round of the promotion’s chopping block… THE CHOPPED Caio Magalhaes Middleweight The Brazilian has received his walking papers from the big show following back-to-back losses to Josh Samman (R.I.P.)…

September 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg. It was an entertaining night that saw seven of 13 bouts end inside the distance. Following the night of scraps in Brazil, let’s take a look at which of the competitors from Saturday night…

September 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg Date: September 24, 2016 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Roy “Big Country” Nelson (-450) vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (+360) Fight Breakdown: It’s “Big Country” vs “Bigfoot” on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia on FOX Sports 1, as Roy “Big…

November 13th, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured contests of UFC 193 is a bout between the #8 ranked heavyweight Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt and the #11 ranked heavyweight Antonio “Bigfoot Silva”. This is a rematch of their epic December 2013 encounter that many pegged as Fight of the Year. Both fighters have been on a decline since then, as…

August 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the main card attractions of UFC 190 is a heavyweight contest featuring two of the largest fighters on the roster, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Soa “The Hulk” Palelei. Palelei is trying to make his way up the ladder in the heavyweight division, while Silva is trying to get back on track after consecutive…

February 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 93 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) with UFC Fight Night 61 being on Sunday we did a special live edition of the show on Monday night recapping the card. We also talked with fellow Canadian and Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight champion Misha Cirkonov (on the audio…

February 23rd, 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 Fight Night 61. Surprises Sam Alvey – Yep, I called it. I had a terrible night in picks, going…

February 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC put on a rare Sunday night offering from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and there wasn’t much fanfare heading into the event. The topic of discussion quickly shifted from the lackluster event on paper to the stunning turn of events that saw 10 of the 11 bouts on the card end via upset, a new…

February 23rd, 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 Fight Night 61 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Sam Alvey wins by T/KO (+465)/Alvey wins in round 1…

February 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Here are my post-fight thoughts on one of the craziest cards in UFC history, UFC Fight Night 61. I don’t even know where to start, to be honest. 10 underdogs won last night, a new UFC and MMA record, and the crazy thing is I’m not all the shocked. I had a feeling this was…

February 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 61. 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. Antonio Silva vs. Alistair Overeem – UFC 156 Upcoming Bout: Antonio Silva…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 61 is a five-round heavyweight bout between Antonio Silva and Frank Mir. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Silva is a -320 favorite (bet $320 to win $100) while Mir is a +260 underdog (bet $100 to win $260). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Silva at…

February 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

A much slower week in MMA allows your hosts to focus their attention solely on UFC Fight Night 61, which features a pair of intriguing bouts at the top of the card. This episode also sees the long-rumored Dude Wipes sponsorship kick into full gear (follow @TheMMAAnalysis to find out more), and sees a redemptive…

February 19th, 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 Fight Night 61 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…

February 17th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (-240) vs Frank Mir (+200) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the main card for UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil will be a heavyweight war between a pair of veterans in Brazil’s own…

January 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir Date: February 22, 2015 Location: Ginasio Gigantinho Venue: Porto Algere, Brazil Broadcast: FS1 UFC Heavyweight Contender Antonio Silva Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (19-5, 1 NC) is one of the top heavyweights in the world. He never got any respect in Strikeforce until his finish of the legendary Fedor Emelianenko, a…

September 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 was live from Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) on UFC Fight Pass with a fairly good night of fights. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager…

September 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 was live from Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) with 11 scheduled bouts, and after a solid night of fights, I am left with some potential match-ups to think about… Iuri Alcantara vs Johnny Eduardo Alcantara kept his win streak alive, defeating the Hawaiian Russell Doane via controversial…

September 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 52, Bellator 124 and World Series of Fighting 13 taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we…

September 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 70, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Fight Network host Robin Black to talk about his upcoming fight at KOTC: Madness on September 19th. Then middleweight fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers joins the show to talk about his co-main event fight at Bellator 125 on Friday. Finally Bryan Levick, head of public…

September 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 51 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 2-1 for +4.35 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 51: 2-1 +4.35 units Wins: 3u: Rani Yahya vs Johnny Bedford UNDER 2.5 (-145), George Sullivan (+155) Losses: 3u: Larissa Moreia Pacheco (-110) Free…

September 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 51 nears, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the latest articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (September 13, 2014) from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil and features a powerful heavyweight rematch between Antonio…

September 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil UFC Fight Night 51 will be live this Saturday (September 13th) night from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will produce an 11-fight card, including a six fight main card that will be streaming live on UFC…

September 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another slightly losing night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 51. After losing 1.8 units at UFC Fight Night 50 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 31.105 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s…

September 12th, 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 Fight Night 51 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

September 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has 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 51 tomorrow night (September 13, 2014). After 30…

September 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2” takes place today ( Sept. 12, 2014) at 3:00 pm ET from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a top 15 heavyweight rematch between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and former UFC title challenger Antonio Silva….

September 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Bigfoot vs Arlovski II Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC Fight Night 51 card in Brasilia, Brazil will be a rematch between veteran heavyweights Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski. Their initial bout was under the Strikeforce…

July 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A rematch no one asked for will main event one of the UFC’s fall Fight Night cards. According to Globo, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will take on Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 51, which is set to take place September 13 in Brasilia, Brazil. The two previously fought in Strikeforce in…

March 16th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 171 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ Premium bets do? Unfortunately, we had another losing night. Premium went 1-2 and lost 3.65 units overall.  Full results below. Premium TUF China Finale + Titan FC 27: 1-2, -3.65 units Wins: 3u Parlay of Hector Lombard with Myles Jury at (+145) Losses: 4u: Raquel…

December 11th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With three high profile events taking place this past week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which will now be updated after every UFC event. One extra wrinkle this week is the inclusion of the…

December 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 33 turned out to be one of the absolute craziest events of the year, with a number of fights and outcomes that absolutely no one expected. For today’s Odds and Ends, I’ve looked through the list of props from last Friday night’s event and found five of them that hit big. So…

December 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 33 was a remarkably unpredictable event that produced one of the greatest match-ups in UFC history; arguably the best heavyweight fight of all time. After a solid night of upsets and exciting scraps, we look ahead to the future for potential match-ups… Krzyszstof Jotko vs Caio Magalhaes – Jotko was successful in…

December 8th, 2013
James Lynch

This week for Episode 30 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome special guest, UFC lightweight Bobby “King” Green who talks about his upcoming fight this Saturday against Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9. Also we talk about all the fallout from all the combat sports action this weekend, including…

December 8th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC Fight Night 33 from Brisbane Australia was not supposed to last long. Mark Hunt and Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva each have a tendency to leave the cage with their shield or on it, rarely requiring the services of the judges at cage side. According to moneyline odds, the market wasn’t expecting…

December 7th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 33 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 two for two since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is…

December 6th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Coming off a very profitable night, Nick Kalikas is looking to keep his winning ways going with UFC Fight Night 33. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has won 14 of the last 18 events and are up 33.79 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 15.4%. You can check a track record of premium and free bets…

December 6th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for your most trusted source of 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 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 33 December 7, 2013 Heavyweight: Mark Hunt vs. Antonio Silva By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Two gritty heavyweights are both coming off TKO losses to top division opponents in May. Now rested, they get thrown back into the cage where one will rebound and one will drop further from contention….

December 1st, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 33 Date: December 7, 2013 (in Australia), December 6 (in North America) Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Heavyweight bout: Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt (+140) vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (-170) Fight Breakdown: The HUNT for BIGFOOT is on, as K-1 star turned UFC knockout artist Mark “The Super Samoan”…

May 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 has come and gone and it was one of the more exciting cards of the year as the main card delivered four awesome finishes and the prelims were also exciting. From a betting perspective, eight closing favorites won, while four closing underdogs cashed. Below if a recap of the event based on the…

May 24th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 160 Saturday, May 25, 2013 Heavyweight Championship: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva Big Picture: If this looks familiar, it’s because not quite one year ago Cain Velasquez painted the Octagon red at UFC 146 with the blood from Antonio Silva’s head. But Bigfoot Silva has also done the improbable to get back here. After…

May 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Title Fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (-585) Profile: Cain Velasquez (11-1) rebounded from his first career loss to Junior dos Santos by registering a first-round TKO of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 146. The 30-year-old Mexican-American then destroyed dos…

May 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

In what will be an ongoing feature, the MMA Oddsbreaker crew was featured once again on SBR Forum’s UFC 160 preview with Peter Loshak. This time around, Nick Kalikas and Adam Martin added their perspective to the five fight main card. What sort of value did the three analysts discover? Check out the videos below…

February 3rd, 2013
Miguel

The heavyweight division plans in the UFC went awry at Saturday night’s UFC 156 event out of Las Vegas. After a strong start, Alistair Overeem faded against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, who blitzed him and took him out 30 seconds into the final round.  With a win, Overeem would have secured a title shot against UFC…

February 2nd, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 156: February 2, 2013 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Contender Alistair Overeem (-315) Profile: One of the most dominant heavyweight fighters in recent years, Alistair Overeem (36-11, 1 NC) was the last true Strikeforce heavyweight champion, the Dream heavyweight champ, the prestigious 2010 K-1 heavyweight Grand Prix champion as well as being a veteran fighter…

October 2nd, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FX 5 Friday, October 5 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota UFC Heavyweight Contender Travis Browne (-215) Profile: The powerful Hawaiian Travis Browne (13-0-1) has run through his opponents like a freight train during his short three-year career. With 13 wins already under his belt, including 11 finishes (nine by knockout and two…