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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…

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…

August 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the preliminary card bouts at UFC Fight Night 49 that most interests me is a three-round lightweight bout between Beneil Dariush and Tony Martin. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Dariush as a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) while Martin is also a -110 favorite (bet $110 to…

August 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 49 is a three-round catchweight (149lbs) bout between Max “Blessed” Holloway and UFC newcomer Clay Collard. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Holloway as a -440 favorite (bet $440 to win $100) while Collard is a +350 underdog (bet $100 to win…

August 23rd, 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 49 tonight (August 23, 2014). After 27 events,…

August 23rd, 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 49 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

August 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 49 is a five-round lightweight battle between former UFC lightweight champ Benson “Smooth” Henderson and top contender Rafael “RDA” Dos Anjos. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Henderson as a -350 favorite (bet $350 to win $100) while dos Anjos is a +290 underdog (bet…

August 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Last week the UFC returned to action, and this week they ramp things up with a doubleheader on Saturday. The MMA Analysis crew, sans Lance, breaks down the top two fights from the Macau card and then the entirety of the Tulsa card in only the fashion they can. Listen here: Picks: Direct download: The…

August 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s next doubleheader will take place on August 23rd, as events are scheduled for Macau, China (Fight Night 48) and Oklahoma City (Fight Night 49) that day. The far superior event on paper is the second one, so we will be releasing the betting lines for that event first. Fight Night 49 will be…

August 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos Date: August 23, 2014 Location: Tulsa, Oklahoma Venue: BOK Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Lightweight Benson Henderson -300 The former WEC lightweight champion and the man to dethrone Frankie Edgar from his 155-pound UFC title, Benson “Smooth” Henderson (21-3) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by his former WEC foe, Anthony Pettis,…

June 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them all. Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush, UFC 175 The first new bout is a middleweight match at UFC 175 between RFA middleweight champion Kevin…

June 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 56 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome back the baddest radio host on the planet, Mitch Ciccarelli (@MitchCiccarelli)  to the show to recap all the action from last nights UFC Fight Night 42 event.   The Big Three with guest Mitch Ciccarelli 1) Benson Henderson defeats Ruslan Khabilov. Thoughts on his performance and what’s next…

June 9th, 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 42. Surprises Benson Henderson — He was favored to defeat Rustam Khabilov, but I don’t think anyone thought he…

June 8th, 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 42 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Benson Henderson wins by submission (+450)/Henderson wins in round 4 (+1300) In…

June 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in action last night with 11 bouts for UFC Fight Night 42, which took place in Albuquerque, New Mexico and featured former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson in the main event against top Dagestani grappler Rustam Khabilov. Both men showed up in the main event, as Henderson was quickly…

June 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 42 took place tonight (June 7, 2014) at Tingley Coliseum in Albuquerque, New Mexico, and the card was up-and-down as it featured a number of cool finishes but also some unfortunate controversy. Overall, eight favorites won while two underdogs cashed and one fight closed as a Pick ’em. Here’s a betting recap…

June 7th, 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 42 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for…

June 5th, 2014
James Lynch

The UFC back again this Saturday for UFC Fight Night 42. Brad is on vacation, so in keeping with Canadian content, James Lynch (@LynchOnSports) and Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) the co-hosts from  The Parting Shot Podcast join the show. Listen as Lance, Jay, James and Adam break down fights, give out their picks and bets for Saturdays…

June 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 42 is a five-round lightweight bout between “Smooth” Benson Henderson and Rustam “Tiger” Khabilov. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Henderson as a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Khabilov is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

June 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw the release of the betting lines for the main card of UFC Fight Night 42 — the organization’s first trip to the home of Jackson-Winklejohn MMA, Albuquerque, New Mexico — but before the main card begins on Fox Sports 1 at 10pm ET, there are five fights that will be going down….

May 31st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although it’s sandwiched between the UFC’s first ever double-header Saturday and a PPV, UFC Fight Night 42 should not be overlooked as it is one of the better ‘Fight Night’ events the promotion has put on recently. Former lightweight champion Benson Henderson takes on Russian prospect Rustam Khabilov in a bout that will prove very…

March 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday revealed three new bouts for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Benson Henderson vs. Rustam Khabilov, UFC Fight Night Albuquerque The UFC yesterday announced they are going to Albuquerque, New Mexico for the first time this June, and the main event…

January 27th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 turned in another very competitive fight, but also another main event split decision that caused flare-ups around the Twitter-sphere. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson won the fight on two scorecards with 49-46 and 48-47 final tallies, while Josh Thomson won according to a third judge 48-47….

January 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

If you were smart/bold enough to attack the prop bets for UFC on FOX 10 then you would have made a ton of cash because a number of massive underdog prop bets came through. Here are five crazy UFC on FOX 10 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Benson…

January 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another UFC card provided yet another night full of surprises and disappointments. Here’s three of each from Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 10 event. Surprises Josh Thomson — In the main event of the evening, Josh Thomson put on one of the best performances of his career, defeating Benson Henderson to earn himself a shot…

January 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s latest foray on network television certainly provided some interesting results. The actual winners of the fights are almost exactly what most had predicted, but the manner in which those victories came wasn’t necessarily what was expected. Nowhere was this more evident than in the main event, where Benson Henderson (20-3) picked up a…

January 26th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 37 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Chris McMaster (@MMADecisions), the founder of MMADecisions.com to talk all about his unique website that keeps track of all MMA judging.  Also The MMA Report’s  Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) discusses the big story he broke this week between NBC and Bellator, and other various notes…

January 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 10 took place tonight at United Center in Chicago, Ill., and the event turned out to be a lot of fun from an entertainment standpoint, as well as profitable from a betting standpoint if you were counting on the favorites to win — but not if you bet the dog in the main…

January 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 10 is live today from The United Center in Chicago, IL with a sure to be great 11-fight card. From a betting perspective, there are several props I like. If interested in betting these, or any other props, you may do so at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. These are my prop plays for UFC…

January 24th, 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 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…

January 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off our first losing event in eight tries, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC on Fox 10. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has made a profit in 17 of the last 22 events overall and are up 55 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 20%. You…

January 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com 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 on Fox 10 tonight (Jan. 25, 2014) which…

January 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 10 Date: January 25, 2014 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL Bantamweight bout: Junior Hernandez (+265) vs Hugo “Wolverine” Viana (-325) Fight Breakdown: The UFC on FOX 10 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 features a bantamweight match-up between a pair of strikers coming off first round defeats, when Miletich Fighting System’s…

January 24th, 2014
Bryan Levick

Over the past eight or nine months, current top UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce 155-pound champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson has experienced a plethora of excitement, but one moment in particular has brought about significant changes. Returning to the Octagon in April and putting on a great display in front of a new era of…

January 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 is a five-round lightweight bout between top contenders Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Josh “The Punk” Thomson. The current betting line for this match at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Henderson as a -290 favorite (bet $290 to win $100), while Thomson is a +260 underdog (bet $100 to win $260). MMA…

January 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  After an injury shuffle for UFC on FOX 10 we have Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson facing off in the main event. Neither of these two own at belt at the moment, which is…

January 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draws dropping like flies towards the end of 2013, there was (and is) a significant gap in the ability to draw large numbers of fans in moving forward. With that in mind, the four shows where the UFC airs on Fox could very well become the biggest shows the company…

January 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 36 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (@thebigticket205), who fights this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10 against Nikita Krylov. Later we welcome Maximum Fighting Championship President & CEO Mark Pavelich to discuss his promotion’s plans for 2014. The Big Three 1) WSOF…

January 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC ON FOX 10: HENDERSON VS. THOMSON Date: Jan. 25, 2014 Location: Chicago, Il. Broadcast: FOX UFC Lightweight Benson Henderson (-210) Profile: The former WEC lightweight champion and the man to dethrone Frankie Edgar from his 155-pound UFC title, Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-3) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by his former WEC foe, Anthony Pettis, at UFC 164. This…

January 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC ON FOX 10: HENDERSON VS. THOMSON Date: Jan. 25, 2014 Location: Chicago, Il. Broadcast: FOX UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (-210) Profile: Ohio native Stipe Miocic (10-1) was bred for MMA. A former Golden Gloves champion, Miocic supplemented his stand up skills with NCAA Division I wrestling, and started his MMA career 10-0 with nine knockouts, blazing a path through the…

November 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC announced a couple of new fights over this past weekend that obviously got overshadowed by what happened in the main event of UFC 167, so for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my initial thoughts on these new match-ups. The fight new fight I want to talk about is an upcoming middleweight bout…

November 18th, 2013
Miguel

With UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis out with a knee injury, his proposed title defense against Josh Thomson is off. Thomson will now face former UFC titlist Benson Henderson on the UFC on FOX 10 card scheduled for January 25th. Thomson had earned the fast-track title shot with an impressive TKO win over Nate Diaz last…

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 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…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar returns to the Octagon this summer when he takes on ground ace Charles Oliveira in a main card bout at UFC 162. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Edgar as a -435 favorite (bet $435 to win $100), while Oliveira is a +325 underdog…