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October 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 208 takes place Saturday, October 13 at Nassau Colliseum in Unionville, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the full opening odds for the card, and here they are.  Bellator 208 Opening Odds Fedor Emelianenko -300Chael Sonnen +220 Benson Henderson -350Saad Awad +250 Cheick Kongo -245Tim Johnson +175 Alexander Shlemenko -120Anatoly Tokov -120 Henry…

November 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

During the midst of a two-event day for the UFC, Bellator will also be putting on an event this Saturday (November 19, 2016). Exactly five years to the day that Michael Chandler defeated Eddie Alvarez in arguably one of the best MMA fights of all-time, the Bellator champion will face the second biggest name in…

November 15th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler as he prepares for his upcoming title bout at Bellator 165 this Saturday night (November 19, 2016) against Benson Henderson at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The champ talks about his training, his MMA future and his opponent Henderson: “I think the biggest thing…

July 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Benson Henderson vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire set for Bellator 160  LATimes.com reported over the weekend that former UFC champion Benson Henderson will move back down to lightweight to take on former Bellator featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire. Henderson (23-6) came up short in his Bellator debut back in April losing a unanimous decision to welterweight…

June 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Bobby Moffett (8-1) discusses his upcoming title fight against champ Raoni Barcelos at RFA 39 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Bobby also talks about how he got the nickname “The Wolfman”, how it came together with him training at the The MMA Lab for this camp and I educate him on…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s not unusual for Bellator cards to go under the radar these days, but Benson Henderson was supposed to be one of the fighters who would make a bit of a splash and put them on the radar whenever he fought. Unfortunately for that plan, Henderson’s first fight is scheduled during the week where Conor…

March 20th, 2016
James Lynch

The MMA Lab head coach John Crouch discusses Benson Hendersons’ upcoming title fight at Bellator 153 on April 22nd during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  John also talks about how he went from a music career to coaching MMA, his relationship with Benson Henderson and his decision to sign with Bellator. John…

February 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Benson Henderson faces Andrey Koreshkov for the welterweight title at Bellator 153 Bellator wasted no time booking their new prized possession Benson Henderson. MMAJunkie reports the former UFC lightweight champion will face Bellator welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153 in the main event. Henderson (23-5) heads into this fight off back-to-back wins at welterweight to Brandon Thatch and most recently…

February 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson signs with Bellator Benson Henderson announced on Monday via his personal website (and later on The MMA Hour) that he has signed with Bellator MMA. He wrote the following on his website. “I’m beyond excited for this next phase of my career, it’s a big move, like any move when…

December 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

UFC 194 Conference Call Here’s yesterdays UFC 194 Conference Call (via Submission Radio) featuring UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and Luke Rockhold. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.   Conor McGregor signs endorsement deal…

December 2nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

Credit to YouTube user bentleysuper8, who uploaded the video. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson has been known to fight with a toothpick in his mouth, usually doing a good job of hiding it. There are times the camera catches a quick glimple of it, but at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 79 in…

December 1st, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 83 adds Michael Bisping vs. Gegard Mousasi UFC officials today announced yesterday a middleweight matchup will take place in London for UFC Fight Night 83 pitting Gegard Mousasi against Michael Bisping. It should be noted Bisping vs. Mousasi has not been confirmed as the main event for that card. Mousasi (37-6-2) is coming off the…

November 30th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 79 Post Fight Interviews  Benson Henderson / Jorge Masvidal post octagon interview Benson Henderson backstage interview Dong Hyun Kim post octagon interview Dong Hyun Kim backstage interview   Urijah Faber willing to fight former teammate T.J Dillashaw  Yesterday on Submission Radio, Urijah Faber mentioned that he’d have no problem fighting former teammate…

November 29th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 133 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by ONE Championship heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera who discusses his upcoming fight with Chi Lewis-Parry on Dec. 11th. Then UFC welterweight John Howard talks about his upcoming fight with Tim Means at UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10th. Also…

November 25th, 2015
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 and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 79 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

November 25th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 79 is a welterweight contest between former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Jorge “Gambred” Masvidal. Henderson returns to the Octagon after submitting Brandon Thatch in February, while Masvidal is coming off a knockout win over Cezar Ferreira in July. Both fighters moved up to the welterweight…

November 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will expand the list of countries it has visited next Saturday, when the Octagon sets up in Seoul, South Korea. The event features as many connections to the country as possible, including main-eventer Benson Henderson, whose mother is Korean. Yoshihiro Akiyama is also of Korean descent, and the card also includes two fighters…

November 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Aside from Bellator announcing a pair of squash matches for their upcoming Bellator 148 card — headlined by Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley… not fighting each other, of course — Monday night and Tuesday were slow news days. However, the weekend provided quite a few announcements that ended up getting lost in the shuffle of…

March 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It’s a bit late with March already being a week old, but here is the recap of February’s MMA action (particularly from a money-making perspective). As usual, the UFC led the way in lined fights. This month they hosted 32 (and a pair more that were cancelled either the day of, or day prior). Bellator…

February 16th, 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 60. Surprises Benson Henderson — I was on the Brandon Thatch hype train so I was pretty…

February 16th, 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 60 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Benson Henderson wins by submission (+594)/Henderson wins in round 4…

February 15th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 92 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC lightweight James Krause to talk about his upcoming fight with Valmir Lazaro at UFC 184 on Feb. 28th. Then BloodyElbow.com Associate Editor Karim Zidan is back on the show to talk about all the big MMA news…

February 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 60 took place at 1stBank Center in Broomfield, Colorado, and overall it was a very solid card that featured a few exciting fights, although a few dud fights did bring the card’s overall rating down. Overall from a betting perspective, six betting favorites won while four underdogs won based on the closing…

February 13th, 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 Fight Night 60 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

February 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a break last week due to no events, the MMA Analysis returns to break down UFC Fight Night 60. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean also take a look at Bellator 133 and briefly discuss WSOF 18. This episode also marks the debut of a new segment on the MMA Analysis. The hosts have had…

February 12th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 60 Date: 02/14/15 Arena: 1STBank Center City: Broomfield CO Welterweight bout: “Smooth” Benson Henderson (+105) vs Brandon “Ruckus” Thatch (-125) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 60 is scheduled for five rounds and will see the promotional welterweight debut of former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson as he…

February 12th, 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 60 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 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 60 is a five-round welterweight bout between Brandon Thatch and Benson Henderson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Thatch is a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Henderson is a +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Thatch at…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

February 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great month to be an MMA fan, as a total of three UFC cards as well as two Bellator cards take place this month. There’s even an Invicta FC card for lovers of the female fighters. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five fights…

February 8th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 91 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Fight Night 60 headliner Brandon Thatch to talk about his welterweight fight with Benson Henderson Saturday. Then Titan FC featherweight Kurt Holobaugh joins the show to talk about his title fight against Desmond Green next month at…

February 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 60: Thatch vs. Henderson Date: February 14, 2015 Location: Broomfield, Colorado Venue: 1stBank Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Welterweight Contender Brandon Thatch Brandon Thatch (11-1) was rising through the UFC welterweight ranks with huge wins over Justin Edwards and Paulo Thiago in 2013, but he was forced to take all of 2014 off to…

February 2nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

He’s moving on up, to the welterweight division. Former UFC Lightweight Champion “Smooth” Benson Henderson is finally set to make his debut in the UFC’s 170-pound division, and he will be doing so on very short notice. Requesting a quick return to action following a controversial split decision loss to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC…

February 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Following an injury to Stephen Thompson, the UFC was left in a tough spot heading into next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 60 card as Brandon Thatch was without an opponent for the card’s main event. There were even some people on social media calling for the event to be scrapped altogether. But not anymore. On…

January 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Demian Maia vs. Ryan LaFlare, UFC Fight Night 62 A great welterweight bout between Demian Maia and Ryan LaFlare has been added to UFC Fight Night 62,…

January 20th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The talk about UFC Fight Night 59 was all about Conor McGregor heading in, and it is largely about ‘The Notorious’ following the event as well. The Irishman came in to Boston in front of a partisan crowd and did what many expected against Dennis Siver — although it took a bit longer than many…

January 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 59. 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. Also, given this Sunday full of NFL Football playoffs (and copious commercial breaks)…

January 17th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 59 Date: January 18, 2015 Arena: TD Garden City: Boston, MA The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Boston tomorrow night (Jan. 18, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 59 and will be featuring 12 bouts, including a four fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 10pm ET, with…

January 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returns this weekend with a man they hope to make one of their biggest stars, Conor McGregor. He is fighting someone, but few care who (it is Dennis Siver, for the record). Jay, Brad, and Sean break down the entire UFC card, as well as bits of both Bellator 132 and WSOF 17,…

January 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 59 is a three-round lightweight bout between Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Henderson is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Cerrone is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Henderson and…

January 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Donald Cerrone was born a fighter, and last night’s breaking news proves it once again. The UFC announced late Monday night that Eddie Alvarez is injured and out of his UFC Fight Night 59 bout against Benson Henderson, and Henderson’s new opponent is none other than Donald Cerrone, who takes the fight on less than…

January 3rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s second card of the year sees the return of Conor McGregor, who has emerged as one of the organization’s newest stars. The Irish fighter should prove to be a big draw in his second appearance in Boston, and the fact that a featherweight title shot is on the line now makes the fight…

December 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Hoping to piggyback off of this year’s NFL conference championship games, the UFC has moved their Fight Night 59 card to Sunday night. The move should serve to get as many eyes as possible on one of the organization’s rising stars, Conor McGregor as he moves towards a title shot in the featherweight division. The…

October 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list them all and give my quick thoughts on all of them. Ovince St-Preux vs. Shogun Rua, UFC Fight Night 56 Next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 56 card has undergone some changes. Due to…

August 25th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 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 only show changes…

August 24th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 67, Adam is back from his 3-week vacation! So he and myself (@LynchOnSports) welcome MFC bantamweight champion Anthony Birchack who makes his UFC debut this Saturday against Joe Soto at UFC 177. In addition we’re joined by Carlin Bardsley again who breaks down the Big Three & The Parting Shot with us tonight. The…

August 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 48 and 49 were live yesterday (August 23, 2014) from Macau, China and Tulsa, Oklahoma for another UFC double-header featuring a combined 21 fights and 12 finishes. It was a great, albeit long night of fights, of which these were the best performers… Michael Bisping earns Performance of the Night for his…

August 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 49 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rafael dos Anjos wins in round one (+2700)/dos Anjos wins by knockout…

August 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two…

August 24th, 2014
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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC Fight Night 49. Surprises Rafael dos Anjos — In the main event of UFC FN 49, Rafael dos Anjos cemented his…

August 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 49 took place tonight at BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the event was a grand success as it featured a number of exciting finishes from both the main card fighters and fighters on the prelims. Overall, six favorites came through while five underdogs scored. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight…

August 23rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 48 and UFC Fight Night 49 are in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a  winning night, going  2-1 for +3.375 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 48 + UFC Fight Night 49: 2-1 +3.375 units Wins: 2.5u: Parlay of Jordan Mein with Colby Covington at…