bantamweight

December 22nd, 2018
Staff

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas was a guest on Daniel Tom’s “The Protect Ya Neck Podcast” this week. Check out his appearance via the links below: Show notes (12-19-18): Dan Tom (@DanTomMMA) is joined by guest co-host Nick Kalikas (@FightOdds), as the two break down their (and your) top 5 bantamweight battles in MMA. MIXED MARTIAL…

July 26th, 2016
Jay Primetown

In a new feature, Jay Primetown looks at prospects in MMA that recently lost. He looks at why they lost and what needs to change to take their talent to the next level. Thomas Almeida Overview: The 24-year old Chute Boxe product had perhaps been on the best run of form in mixed martial arts….

October 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Boy, that escalated quickly. With news that UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw would be moving training camps permanently to his coach Duane Ludwig’s Team Elevation gym in Colorado, speculation arose as to whether that would affect Dillashaw and former friend/coach Urijah Faber’s pledge to not fight one another. That question was answered yesterday during an…

October 12th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Where in the world is Michael McDonald? That is a question I have been asking for well over a year now. “Mayday” has not seen action since a December 2013 loss via first round submission to Urijah Faber and fight fans have been wondering when he will make his Octagon return. Not anytime soon, according…

August 26th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics With the Barao Era fully behind us in the UFC Bantamweight division, The Dillashaw Era is already looking to be a similarly dominant one. TJ Dillashaw trounced Barao not once, but twice, and we’re left looking around and wondering where any challenge to Team Alpha Male’s top Alpha might lie. However, this analysis…

January 21st, 2015
James Lynch

When listing off the top bantamweight fighters in the world, names like UFC champion T.J. Dillashaw, Renan Barao and current WSOF torchbearer Marlon Moraes immediately come to mind. But often overlooked in the conversation is ONE FC 135-pound champion Bibiano Fernandes. The Brazilian sounded like man who just won the lottery when he spoke with…

November 30th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Naturally a bantamweight, Croatia’s Antun “Killer” Racic has amassed a 17-5 professional mixed martial arts record competing in the featherweight and lightweight divisions. Making his pro debut back in 2009 at the age of 18, he defeated his first opponent via armbar in the second round of action. Being a submission specialist, Racic continued the…

October 20th, 2014
Miguel

This Wednesday, October 22nd, at the #2 Yoyogi Gym in Tokyo, Shinsuke Yamanaka defends the WBC World Bantamweight Title for the 8th time as he takes on Suriyan Sor Rungvisai. Yamanaka, who is undefeated at 21-0 is a huge (-7500) favorite over Rungvisai, who returns at (+2500). On the undercard in a 10 rounder at…

June 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 42 and UFC 174Finale taking place over the past two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes…

June 2nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 41 and The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale taking place this past weekend, 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 are updated after every UFC event. As always, we only show…

May 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 173 and Bellator 120 taking place the last twoweeks, 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 are updated just about after every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings…

May 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 172 and UFC Fight Night 40 taking place the last three weeks, 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 are updated just about after every UFC event. As always, we only show changes…

April 23rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With a high profile UFC 172 event taking place this weekend, it’s high time the official MMAOddsBreaker rankings were updated. I apologize for slacking and we’ll hopefully be back to updating them after every UFC event again.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings and…

April 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

Chris Weidman was set to defend his UFC middleweight title against Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida at UFC 173 in May, but the champion suffered an injury in training and the bout has since been rescheduled for UFC 175 in July. That left UFC 173 without a headliner. Enter Renan Barao. After defending his bantamweight title…

December 23rd, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With a high profile UFC on Fox 9 event taking place last 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. As always, we only show changes in…

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 4th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

While there wasn’t much ranked action this past week, he Ultimate Fighter 18 Finale’s main event slightly shook up the lightweight rankings.  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…

November 10th, 2013
Miguel

Bellator 107 went down this past Friday night (Nov. 8, 2013), with season nine tournament finals in the Heavyweight, Middleweight and Bantamweight divisions. The Heavyweight tournament saw Cheick Kongo take out Peter Graham, while the Bantamweight tourney saw Joe Warren earn a TKO victory over Travis Marks and Brennan Ward beat Mikkel Parlo via second…

November 8th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator 107 comes from the renowned Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, as the finals to the heavyweight,  bantamweight, and middleweight tournaments will all come to a close. Let’s jump right in. Headlining the show is former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (19-8-2), and will be fighting former K-1 fighter Peter Graham (10-5). This tournament was…

October 31st, 2013
Miguel

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced it’s plans for UFC 169 earlier this week, which is scheduled for February 1, 2014, in New Jersey, and it includes title defenses in both the Bantamweight and Featherweight divisions. Jose Aldo will defend his 145 lb. title against Ricardo Lamas. The big news is the return of 135 lb….

October 19th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 166 middleweight Tim Boetsch as he prepares for his featured preliminary card bout tonight (Oct. 19, 2013) against C.B. Dollaway at The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Matt Hume-trained fighter has not had ideal performances the last two times out, losing to both Costa Philippou and Mark…

October 19th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 166 women’s bantamweight Jessica Eye as she prepares for her promotional debut tonight (Oct. 19, 2013) against Sarah Kaufman at The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The Strong Style Fight Team member has some lofty goals for her mixed martial arts career, and it all starts later tonight…

October 18th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 166 Date: Octber 19, 2013 Arena: Toyota Center City: Houston TX Womens Bantamweight bout: Sarah Kaufman (-205) vs Jessica “Evil” Eye (+188) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 166 prelims will feature a women’s bantamweight match-up when veterans Sarah Kaufman and Jessica Eye go head-to-head in their promotional debuts. Kaufman will enter the bout as the…

October 11th, 2013
Staff

With a pair of events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as every weight class sees some sort of change. Also of note, we’re switching to a top 10-based format for all weight divisions rather…

October 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 29 Date: October 9, 2013 Arena: Jose Correa Arena City: Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil Bantamweight bout: Raphael Assuncao (+200) vs TJ Dillashaw (-240) Fight Breakdown: Kicking things off for the UFC Fight Night 29 main card is a bantamweight scrap between two bright stars in the division as Brazilian veteran Raphael Assunacao…

September 22nd, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 165 card headlined by Jon Jones versus Alexander Gustafsson last night (Sept. 21, 2013) featured a solid supporting cast of matches that started out with two decisions and ended with two decisive finishes. The Pat Healy-Khabib Nurmagomedov match showed that the Russian certainly belongs in bigger fights, as he ran his record to…