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April 8th, 2019
James Lynch

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February 12th, 2019
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com,…

January 6th, 2019
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of December. Serbian Battle Championship 19 – Dec. 1 (Novi Sad, Serbia)…

December 31st, 2018
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com,…

December 6th, 2018
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of November. Cage Titans 41 – Nov 3 (Plymouth, Massachusetts) Joe Giannetti…

November 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

For the first time in a while there aren’t any UFC fight announcements to write about in this morning’s MMA odds and ends, so instead I’ll give my thoughts on some of the new bouts Bellator has announced recently. Daniel Wiechel vs. Goiti Yamauchi, Bellator 210 An intriguing lightweight bout that is flying under the…

October 13th, 2018
Pig Lord

In a heavyweight fight that’s likely to be a hideous grindfest, this contest will be infinitely more exciting for those of us who have money on the line. Both former UFC heavyweights will look to score an emphatic win in order to fight for the Bellator title in the not too distant future. From Kickboxer…

October 11th, 2018
Pig Lord

On a quest to find value on the two Bellator cards this weekend, I’m interested in this classic heavyweight match between Sergei Kharitonov and Roy Nelson. Both fighters are late in their careers and it remains to be seen if either can perform to their potential. “The Russian Mercenary” Known for walking out in full…

October 11th, 2018
Pig Lord

In a rare Russian versus Russian match-up taking place in the United States, Alexander Shlemenko and Anatoly Tokov are guaranteed to put on a great show for the fans. This fight is intriguing from a betting perspective. A Storm is Brewing A flashy and unpredictable southpaw striker, “Storm” is an appropriate nickname for Alexander Shlemenko….

April 20th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This Friday (April 21, 2017), for the first time since the days of Travis Fulton fighting every weekend in the Midwest, a pair of competitors will step into the cage for the fourth time in the same promotion. Daniel Straus and Patricio “Pitbull” Freire have already fought each other three times under the Bellator banner. Pitbull…

March 31st, 2017
James Lynch

Bellator 175 took place Friday night (March 31, 2017) in Rosemont, Illinois. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites were victorious, with none of the underdogs able to play spoiler based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight… Favorites That Won In the main event, Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal edged out Quinton “Rampage”…

March 30th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests each week in mixed martial arts. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 175 as “King Mo” Muhammad Lawal takes on Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Muhammad Lawal (Record: 20-6, -335 Favorite) The Bellator MMA light heavyweight was one of the…

March 19th, 2017
Gabe Killian

In a taped episode of “Undeniable with Joe Buck” on the AT&T Audience Network that will air this Summer/Fall, UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes (45-9) said he is in talks to return to competing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Hughes has not seen action since UFC 135 nearly six years ago, when he suffered…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator returned Friday night (March 3, 2017) with Bellator 174: Budd vs. Coenen. The card was live from the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK, and betting lines were made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. In the main event of the evening, Strikeforce veteran Julia Budd defeated women’s MMA pioneer Marloes Coenen via TKO in the fourth…

March 2nd, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 174 welterweight Brandon Girtz as he prepares for his main card bout this Friday (March 3, 2017) against Fernando Gonzalez at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. “I think it’s going to be all about speed. That’s the difference you’re going to see in this fight is my speed….

March 1st, 2017
Matty

After the UFC crowned its first women’s featherweight champion last month, Bellator will follow suit this Friday (March 3, 2017) with its latest card at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, OK. The main event at  Bellator 174 will pit Marloes Coenen (23-7) against Julia Budd (9-2), who has reeled off seven consecutive wins since falling to…

March 1st, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 174 welterweight Fernando Gonzalez as he prepares for his main card bout this Friday (March 3, 2017) against Brandon Girtz at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. “Honestly, I think I’m going to catch (Girtz) standing. Because he’s obviously a little bit lighter than I am. So once we…

February 28th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 174 middleweight Chris Honeycutt as he prepares for his main card bout this Friday (March 3, 2017) against Kendall Grove at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. Editor’s Note: Honeycutt was pulled from the Bellator 174 card.

February 27th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 174 middleweight Kendall Grove as he prepares for his main card bout this Friday (March 3, 2017) against Chris Honeycutt at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma. “I respect Chris a lot as a wrestler, as a fighter, but I’m still going to smash his face. That’s the plan. Before…

February 25th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator and BAMMA returned last night with their 173rd and 28th events live from Belfast, Northern Ireland. Lines to wager on bouts for these fight cards were made available at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Bellator 173 Favorites Who Won In the main event of the evening, Liam McGeary defeated Brett McDermott via TKO in the opening moments…

February 23rd, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 173 light heavyweight Liam McGeary as he prepares for his main event bout this Friday (February 24, 2017) against newcomer Brett McDermott at SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. “I think if they would have gone with Chris Fields as the opponent, it would have been easier (to sell…

February 23rd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Over the next couple of months, Bellator seems to be returning to a more frequent schedule, as Friday’s Bellator 173 (February 24, 2017) marks the second of three events on consecutive weeks. The end of March and April will see something similar, as the promotion will be holding cards on four straight weekends. First things…

February 19th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator returned on Saturday night (February 18, 2017) with its 172nd event, taking place in San Jose, CA. The event featured a headlining lightweight bout between Josh Thomson and Patricky Freire, which was bumped up from co-main event on the day of the fight due to Matt Mitrione falling ill and forcing the initial main…

February 19th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis did a live fight companion podcast for main card of Bellator 172. Fedor was supposed to fight Matt Mitrione, then just before the card started Bellator announced the fight was off as Mitrione was in the hospital for kidney stones. That put a damper on the night and was a sign to…

February 18th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Date: February 18, 2017 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Saturday (February 18, 2017) with Bellator 172: Fedor vs Mitrione. The five-fight main card is scheduled to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action preceding it on the…

February 18th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Date: February 18, 2017 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Saturday (February 18, 2017) with Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione. The five-fight main card is scheduled to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action preceding it on the promotion’s website at…

February 16th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since 2011, Fedor Emelianenko will return to North America to compete this Saturday (February 18, 2017) at Bellator 172 in San Jose, CA. After falling to Dan Henderson in July 2011 — his third consecutive loss following a 28-fight winning streak — Emelianenko fought three times (successfully) under the M-1 and…

February 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

MMAOddsBreaker.com‘s Knockout of the Month for January 2017 goes to Bellator welterweight Paul Daley at Bellator 170 on January 21st. Daley was in a back-and-forth contest with Brennan Ward until connecting with a perfectly timed flying knee that put Ward out and rendered him unable to continue. It was an incredible finish by “Semtex,” and arguably the best…

January 27th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Bellator was back in action last night (Friday, January 27, 2017) for its 171st event, this time taking place in Mulvane, Kansas. The event featured a headlining bout at a 179 pound catchweight between veterans Chidi Njokuani and Melvin Guillard. Overall on the night, four betting favorites were victorious while zero underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing…

January 27th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 171: Guillard vs Njokuani Date: January 27, 2017 Arena: Kansas Star Arena City: Mulvane, KS Bellator is back tonight from Mulvane, KS with Bellator 171: Njokuani vs Guillard. Main card action will be live at 9pm ET. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines will be made…

January 25th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Following up on one of the most viewed cards in Bellator history, the organization comes back with an event headlined by Melvin Guillard. No, this is not 2007. Guillard is also coming off of a one-year suspension for a “non-performance enhancing banned substance,” or to put it more simply: cocaine. Alright, maybe it is 2007…

January 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator was back this past Saturday night (January 21, 2017) with Bellator 170: Ortiz vs. Sonnen live on Spike TV from Los Angeles, CA. The betting lines for all of these fights and props were made available for wagering at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Tito Ortiz (+180) vs. Chael Sonnen (-220) Ortiz by Decision: 20% Ortiz by…

January 23rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

With Bellator 170 behind us, there were many noteworthy performances which saw fighters’ stock rise. Jay Primetown takes a look at the key performers and what’s next for them. Paul Daley Overview: Coming off a loss to welterweight champion Douglas Lima, the 33-year-old English fighter was once again put into a high-profile fight at Bellator 170….

January 22nd, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 171 lightweight David Rickels as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (January 27, 2017) against Aaron Derrow at the Kansas Star Casino in Mulvane, Kansas. “The biggest advantage he probably has is grappling in some form or another, putting me on the mat, trying…

January 22nd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis decided to break out the fight companion podcast once again. This time for Tito Ortiz’s retirement fight. The guys talked about the exciting fights as they were happening and chatted about much funnier and better things during the boring ones. Give it a listen or watch here. Listen Here: Watch Here: Direct…

January 21st, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Bellator was back in action last night (Saturday, January 21, 2017) for its 170th event taking place in Inglewood, California. The event featured a headlining bout with a light heavyweight fight between veteran superstars Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen. Titan Fighting Championship also held an event and had three bouts which had betting odds including a flyweight title shot…

January 21st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator returns tonight (January 21, 2017) with Bellator 170: Ortiz vs Sonnen. The main card is set to kick off at 9pm ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action to precede it on the promotion’s website at 6:30pm. If interested in wagering on any bouts for this fight card, all betting lines will be made…

January 20th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests in MMA. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 170 as Chael Sonnen returns to MMA to face Tito Ortiz in the final bout of Ortiz’s illustrious career.   Tito Ortiz (Record: 18-12 , +175  Underdog) The legendary UFC…

January 20th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 170 featherweight Georgi Karakhanyan as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout tomorrow night (Saturday, January 21, 2017) against Emmanuel Sanchez at The Forum in Inglewood, California. “Sanchez comes to fight. The kid has a lot of heart. I compare him to a lot of Mexican boxers who…

January 20th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator returns tomorrow night (January 21, 2017) with Bellator 170: Ortiz vs Sonnen. The main card is set to kick off at 9pm ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action to precede it on the promotion’s website at 6:30pm. If interested in wagering on any this fight card, all betting lines will be made available…

January 19th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 170 middleweight Kevin Casey as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (January 21, 2017) against Keith Berry at The Forum in Inglewood, California. “Keith Berry looks like an opponent who has a lot of experience. He’s gonna come in hungry. Everybody knows him. I’m…

January 18th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, Bellator will be the focus of the MMA world. The timing of their first event in 2017 coincides perfectly with a gap in the UFC schedule, and the Viacom promotion will put one of its biggest promotional cards forward, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz takes on multiple-time UFC title challenger…

January 18th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 170 light heavyweight Tito Ortiz as he prepares for his upcoming main event Saturday night (January 21, 2017) against Chael Sonnen at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The former UFC light heavyweight champ talks about facing Sonnen in his last fight to end his MMA career: “I’m done — 20 years, eight surgeries,…

January 5th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Khalil Rountree vs. Daniel Jolly added to UFC Fight Night 104 fight card Next month (February 4, 2017), former Ultimate Fighter light heavyweight finalist Khalil Rountree will lock horns with Daniel Jolly (5-1). Rountree (4-2), lost a decision to Andrew Sanchez in the TUF 23 Finale and in his second UFC fight, he knocked down Tyson…

December 25th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Over the next few days, we here at MMAOddsBreaker.com will be revealing some of our picks for the best in MMA over 2016. Staff writers Jason Endres, Brian Hemminger, Gabe Killian, James Lynch, and Brad Taschuk all contributed their personal picks to come up with a consensus. With such a crazy year in the sport,…

December 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

From its inception in 2008 until 2014, founder Bjorn Rebney was at the helm of Bellator MMA (nee: Bellator Fighting Championships). Although Rebney was much maligned by fans, and occasionally some fighters, the tournament approach to building champions and contenders proved effective. Fighters like Eddie Alvarez, Hector Lombard, Ben Askren and Michael Chandler, among others,…

December 16th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Bellator was back in action earlier today (Friday, December 16, 2016) for its 169th event taking place in Dublin, Ireland. The event featured a headlining bout with a heavyweight fight between “King Mo” Lawal and Satoshi Ishii. Overall on the night, four betting favorites were victorious while zero underdogs picked up wins based on 5Dimes Sportsbook‘s closing odds. Bellator 169…

December 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Bellator continues their global expansion this week, as the circular cage heads to Dublin, Ireland for the first time to host Bellator 169. The show features some of the better Irish prospects yet to be snapped up by the UFC, as well as a main event which seems out of place for a region mostly…

December 9th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 168 middleweight Joey Beltran as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (Saturday, December 10, 2016) against Alessio Sakara at the Nelson Mandela Forum in Florence, Italy. The scrappy veteran knows he has a fan-friendly fighting style and he’s not going to point-fight ever again after losing…

December 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

December will prove to be an extremely busy month for Bellator. Despite a new model under Scott Coker, which was supposed to see fewer events of a higher quality, the promotion will put on four events across a 14-day span during the month. One can’t help but think these would be far more intriguing as one or…

December 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After determining their bantamweight champion on Friday night, Bellator may have decided the number one contender to Eduardo Dantas’ belt on Saturday. Bellator 167 saw the second of back-to-back cards from MMA’s second largest promotion. The card was headlined by a rematch between Darrion Caldwell and Joe Taimanglo, after Taimanglo secured a shocking third round…