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August 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Ricardo Ramos  Age: 22 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 11-1 UFC Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Aiemann Zahabi, Michinori Tanaka Notable Losses: None Last Fight: KO win over Aiemann Zahabi Fighter Profile: One of the top prospects in the bantamweight division, Ramos has had an amazing start to his UFC career so far. In his debut he…

August 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Pedro Munhoz Age: 31 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 15-3, 1 NC UFC Record: 5-3, 1 NC Notable Wins: Rob Font, Justin Scoggins, Russell Doane Notable Losses: Jimmie Rivera, John Dodson, Raphael Assuncao Last Fight: Decision loss to John Dodson Fighter Profile: One of the most dangerous submission artists in the UFC bantamweight division, Munhoz has…

August 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Polyana Viana Age: 26 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 10-1 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Maia Stevenson Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over Maia Stevenson Fighter Profile: One of the top young Brazilian strawweights in the UFC, Viana had a tremendous UFC debut when she tapped out Stevenson. All told, Viana has won six…

August 3rd, 2018
Chris White

UFC 227 comes to a pay-per-view near you live this Saturday from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California and features two huge title rematches featuring four fighters in the prime of their careers. In the co-main event, Henry Cejudo looks to topple one of the greatest fighters of all time in Demetrious Johnson in…

August 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Renato Moicano   Age: 29 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 12-1-1 UFC Record: 4-1 Notable Wins: Jeremy Stephens, Calvin Kattar Notable Losses: Brian Ortega Last Fight: Decision win over Calvin Kattar   Fighter Profile: One of the top young featherweights in the UFC today, Moicano has been a very pleasant surprise since joining the UFC roster…

August 2nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Demetrious Johnson   Age: 31 Nationality: American MMA Record: 27-2-1 UFC Record: 15-1-1 Notable Wins: Joseph Benavidez, Henry Cejudo, John Moraga, John Dodson, Kyoji Horiguchi, Ian McCall, Wilson Reis Notable Losses: Dominick Cruz, Brad Pickett Last Fight: Submission win over Ray Borg   Fighter Profile: One of the greatest fighters in MMA history, Johnson has…

July 28th, 2018
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 30: Alvarez vs. Poirier II Date: July 28 Arena: Scotiabank Saddledome City: Calgary, Alberta, Canada My Fights to AVOID betting are: Lightweight bout: John Makdessi (-170) vs. Ross Pearson (+150) Gabe’s Thoughts: Makdessi gets the home advantage in this one, which could benefit him, should this 155-pound contest reach the judges’ scorecards…

July 28th, 2018
Pig Lord

In what could be a hilarious fight for all of the wrong reasons, lightweight non-contenders Alvaro Herrera and Devin Powell go to war this weekend. This betting prediction is for level 10 degenerates only. Alvaro Herrera Essentially a pure boxer, Alvaro Herrera has some legitimate power in his hands. Against Vernon Ramos, a fighter that…

July 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Matheus Nicolau Age: 25 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 13-1-1 UFC Record: 3-0 Notable Wins: John Moraga, Louis Smolka Notable Losses: Pedro Nobre Last Fight: Decision win over Louis Smolka Fighter Profile: A competitor on TUF Brazil 3, Nicolau has turned heads since joining the UFC as he’s undefeated in the promotion and looks like he…

July 27th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look ahead to main event at UFC on Fox 30 as Eddie Alvarez takes on Dustin Poirier in a rematch of their bout from May 2017. Eddie Alvarez (Record: 29-5-1,…

July 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Katlyn Chookagian Age: 29 Nationality: American MMA Record: 10-1 UFC Record: 3-1 Notable Wins: Lauren Murphy, Sijara Eubanks Notable Losses: Liz Carmouche Last Fight: Decision win over Mara Romero Borella Fighter Profile: A former bantamweight, Chookagian has looked good since dropping down to 125lbs, which is the weight class she should be competing at. Although…

July 27th, 2018
Adam Martin.

John Makdessi Age: 33 Nationality: Canadian MMA Record: 15-6 UFC Record: 8-6 Notable Wins: Sam Stout, Shane Campbell, Daron Cruickshank Notable Losses: Donald Cerrone, Lando Vannata Last Fight: Decision win over Abel Trujillo Fighter Profile: A highly-decorated striker, Makdessi has had an inconsistent UFC career. At times he has looked amazing and has performed some…

July 26th, 2018
Chris White

UFC Calgary, AKA UFC on Fox 30 comes to a TV near you this Saturday, July 28 from Calgary, Alberta Canada. The Fox card features a who’s who of well-known fighters under the UFC banner including: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs Tecia Torres, Jose Aldo vs. Jeremy Stephens, and a rematch from last year’s matchup between lightweight…

July 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Nina Ansaroff Age: 32 Nationality: American MMA Record: 8-5 UFC Record: 2-2 Notable Wins: Angela Hill Notable Losses: Barb Honchak, Carla Esparza, Justine Kish Last Fight: Decision win over Angela Hill Fighter Profile: The girlfriend of UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, Ansaroff hasn’t come close to the caliber of fighter that her larger companion…

July 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Olivier Aubin-Mercier Age: 29 Nationality: Canadian MMA Record: 11-2 UFC Record: 7-2 Notable Wins: Evan Dunham, Tony Martin Notable Losses: Chad Laprise, Carlos Diego Ferreira Last Fight: TKO win over Evan Dunham Fighter Profile: A former standout on The Ultimate Fighter, OAM might be one of the biggest surprises in the UFC lightweight division. He…

July 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Jose Aldo Age: 31 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 26-4 UFC Record: 8-3 Notable Wins: Chad Mendes, Frankie Edgar, Ricardo Lamas Notable Losses: Max Holloway, Conor McGregor Last Fight: TKO loss to Max Holloway Fighter Profile: The long-time UFC featherweight champion, Aldo has fallen on hard times as of late as he’s been knocked out in…

July 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Joanna Jedrzejczyk  Age: 30 Nationality: Polish MMA Record: 14-2 UFC Record: 8-2 Notable Wins: Jessica Andrade, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, Claudia Gadelha Notable Losses: Rose Namajunas Last Fight: Decision loss to Rose Namajunas Fighter Profile: The former women’s strawweight champion, Jedrzejczyk was one of the top pound-for-pound fighters in the sport not too long ago. She is…

July 22nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Danny Roberts Age: 31 Nationality: British MMA Record: 15-3 UFC Record: 4-2 Notable Wins: Nathan Coy, Jim Wallhead Notable Losses: Mike Perry, Nordic Taleb Last Fight: KO win over Oliver Enkamp David Zawada Age: 27 Nationality: German MMA Record: 16-3 UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: Andreas Stahl Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over…

July 21st, 2018
Chris White

UFC Hamburg, AKA UFC Fight Night 134: Shogun vs Smith happens live Sunday, July 22 in Hamburg, Germany featuring a light heavyweight clash between returning legend Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua and rising contender Anthony Smith. Here are some props that I think have a good chance of hitting: Glover Teixeira vs. Corey Anderson This is a…

July 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Abu Azaitar Age: 32 Nationality: German MMA Record: 13-1-1, 1 NC UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: Jack Marshman Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Decision win over Michael Arrant Fighter Profile: A standout German fighter, Azaitar is riding a nine-fight unbeaten streak into the UFC. He was last seen in WSOF back in 2016, picking up…

July 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Marc Diakese Age: 25 Nationality: Congolese MMA Record: 12-2 UFC Record: 3-2 Notable Wins: Dan Hooker, Drakkar Klose Notable Losses: Frankie Perez, Teemu Packalen Last Fight: Submission loss to Dan Hooker Fighter Profile: Formerly a top prospect at 155lbs, Diakese started off his MMA career with 12-straight wins and won his first three UFC bouts,…

July 21st, 2018
Pig Lord

Highly-touted submission artist, Manny Bermudez, travels to Hamburg, Germany, to face grizzled British veteran, Davey Grant, in what should be an interesting clash of styles. Opportunistic Submissions It’s no secret Manny Bermudez favors jiu-jitsu as his path to victory. With an array of submissions in his arsenal, you’re always in danger when tying up. Like the…

July 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Justin Ledet Age: 29 Nationality: American MMA Record: 9-0, 1 NC UFC Record: 3-0 Notable Wins: Chase Sherman, Mark Godbeer Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Split decision win over Zu Anyanwu Fighter Profile: A well-rounded fighter who was undefeated as a heavyweight, Ledet decided he is better off at light heavyweight and will be making…

July 20th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the biggest fight of 2018 thus far as former UFC light heavyweight champion Mauricio “Shogun” Rua takes on Anthony Smith in a light heavyweight bout that headlines UFC…

July 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Marcin Tybura Age: 32 Nationality: Polish MMA Record: 16-4 UFC Record: 3-3 Notable Wins: Andrei Arlovski Notable Losses: Fabricio Werdum, Derrick Lewis, Tim Johnson Last Fight: TKO loss to Derrick Lewis Fighter Profile: One of the top-10 heavyweights in the UFC, Tybura has shown flashes of brilliance so far in the Octagon, but he’s also…

July 20th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Glover Teixeira Age: 38 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 27-6 UFC Record: 10-4 Notable Wins: Misha Cirkunov, Rashad Evans, Ovince Saint-Preux, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Notable Losses: Alexander Gustafsson, Phil Davis, Jon Jones Last Fight: TKO win over Misha Cirkunov Fighter Profile: One of the top light heavyweights in the world, Texeira has been a top-five guy…

July 19th, 2018
Pig Lord

While there appears to be many squash matches on Thursday night’s PFL #4 card, Alex Nicholson vs. Phillipe Lins presents an intriguing gambling opportunity. Kill or Be Killed In true Spartan fashion, Alex Nicholson puts it all on the line when he fights and isn’t afraid to go out on his shield. Nicholson’s brawling style…

July 19th, 2018
Pig Lord

Despite having his head bounced off the canvas in PFL #1 last month by Magomed Idrisov, Steven Siler was able to survive and secure a miraculous triangle submission victory. Even more miraculously, has been cleared to fight again immediately. His opponent on Thursday night, Alexandre de Almeida, presents a difficult stylistic challenge. A Crafty Submission…

July 16th, 2018
Pig Lord

On Tuesday night, Team Alpha Male prospect, Angelo Trevino, takes on NAIA national champion wrestler and Gracie Barra Portland fighter, Austin Vanderford. Mr. VanZant If you’ve heard about Austin Vanderford, it’s probably because of his UFC fighter fiance, Paige VanZant. Marketing himself as VanZant’s man on Twitter may have helped him to secure this fight…

July 14th, 2018
Pig Lord

In terms of pure entertainment, Randy “Rudeboy” Brown vs. Niko Price is one of the best bouts on UFC Fight Night 133. However, from a gambling perspective it’s one of the hardest fights to predict. Nevertheless, I will attempt to do so. Key Advantages for “Rudeboy” When looking at Randy Brown, the first thing that…

July 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The opening odds for the upcoming featherweight superfight between UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg and UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was recently released by MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas at BetDSI. Here are the opening odds below: UFC Futures Opening Odds Cris Cyborg -220 Amanda Nunes +180 Kalikas also offered the following comments on…

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July 14th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Niko Price Age: 28 Nationality: American MMA Record: 11-1, 1 NC UFC Record: 3-1, 1 NC Notable Wins: Alan Jouban, Brandon Thatch Notable Losses: Vicente Luque Last Fight: Submission win over George Sullivan Fighter Profile: One of the most exciting up-and-coming welterweights in the UFC, Price’s career in the Octagon so far couldn’t have gone…

July 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Sage Northcutt Age: 22 Nationality: American MMA Record: 10-2 UFC Record: 5-2 Notable Wins: Cody Pfister Notable Losses: Bryan Barberena, Mickey Gall Last Fight: Decision win over Thibault Gouti Fighter Profile: One of the UFC’s most popular young prospects, Northcutt’s UFC career has been a tale of two. Two weight classes, that is. As a…

July 13th, 2018
Chris White

UFC Fight Night 133 takes place tomorrow night (Saturday, July 14, 2018) in Boise, Idaho and features a heavyweight main event between former champion Junior dos Santos and newcomer Blagoy Ivanov. Here are some props that I think have a good chance of hitting: Alex Volkanovski vs. Darrin Elkins Volkanovski is a surging featherweight contender…

July 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Alexander Volkanovski Age: 29 Nationality: Australian MMA Record: 17-1 UFC Record: 4-0 Notable Wins: Jeremy Kennedy, Mizuto Hirota Notable Losses: None Last Fight: TKO win over Jeremy Kennedy Fighter Profile: One of the fastest-rising contenders in the UFC featherweight division, Volkanovski has looked incedible so far in the UFC as he’s won all four of…

July 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Dennis Bermudez Age: 31 Nationality: American MMA Record: 16-8 UFC Record: 9-6 Notable Wins: Max Holloway, Clay Guida Notable Losses: Jeremy Stephens, Ricardo Lamas, Chan Sung Jung, Andre Fili, Darren Elkins Last Fight: Decision loss to Andre Fili Fighter Profile: A long-time contender in the UFC featherweight division, Bermudez made a run to the top…

July 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Chad Mendes Age: 33 Nationality: American MMA Record: 17-4 UFC Record: 8-4 Notable Wins: Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Darren Elkins Notable Losses: Jose Aldo, Conor McGregor, Frankie Edgar Last Fight: KO loss to Frankie Edgar Fighter Profile: A long-time featherweight title contender, Mendes has fallen on hard times as of late. He’s lost three of…

July 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Marion Reneau Age: 41 Nationality: American MMA Record: 9-3-1 UFC Record: 5-2-1 Notable Wins: Sara McMann, Jessica Andrade Notable Losses: Holly Holm Last Fight: Submission win over Sara McMann Fighter Profile: One of the top contenders in the UFC women’s bantamweight division, Reneau has really impressed in the last couple of years as he’s currently…

July 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Raphael Assuncao Age: 35 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 26-5 UFC Record: 10-2 Notable Wins: TJ Dillashaw, Marlon Moraes, Pedro Munhoz, Aljamain Sterling, Jorge Masvidal Notable Losses: TJ Dillashaw, Erik Koch, Urijah Faber Last Fight: KO win over Matthew Lopez Fighter Profile: One of the most underrated fighters on the UFC roster, Assuncao has carved out…

July 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Michael Chiesa Age: 30 Nationality: American MMA Record: 13-3 UFC Record: 7-3 Notable Wins: Al Iaquinta, Francisco Trinaldo, Beneil Dariush Notable Losses: Kevin Lee, Jorge Masvidal Last Fight: Submission loss to Kevin Lee Fighter Profile: A former winner of The Ultimate Fighter, Chiesa has been a very solid fighter in the UFC lightweight division, but one who is still looking to take that…

July 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Gokhan Saki Age: 34 Nationality: Dutch MMA Record: 1-1 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Henrique Da Silva Notable Losses: None Last Fight: KO win over Henrique Da Silva Fighter Profile: One of the greatest kickboxers ever to make the move over to MMA, Saki impressed UFC fans in his Octagon debut last year when he…

July 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Alex Caceres  Age: 30 Nationality: American MMA Record: 13-11, 1 NC UFC Record: 8-9, 1 NC Notable Wins: Sergio Pettis Notable Losses: Urijah Faber, Jason Knight, Urijah Faber Last Fight: Split decision loss to Wang Guan Fighter Profile: A former TUF competitor, Caceres has had a very inconsistent UFC career so far. He started off…

July 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Brad Katona  Age: 26 Nationality: Canadian MMA Record: 6-0 UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: None Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Decision win over Stephen Cervantes Fighter Profile: One of the standouts on TUF 27, Katona was seen as one of the favorites entering the show before it even began. He has been training at SBG…

July 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Julian Marquez Age: 28 Nationality: American MMA Record: 7-1 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Matt Hamill, Darren Stewart, Phil Hawes Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over Darren Stewart Fighter Profile: A standout on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Marquez had a brilliant debut when he submitted Stewart and won himself a “Performance…

July 5th, 2018
Pig Lord

Gritty Mexican pressure fighter, Martin Bravo, takes on one of the featherweight division’s most unpredictable strikers, Alex Caceres, in what should be an exciting match-up. A Growing Prospect After being starched in 30 seconds by Humberto Bandanay, we haven’t seen Martin Bravo for nearly a year. His most recent fight before that was in 2016,…

July 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Joe Giannetti Age: 23 Nationality: American MMA Record: 6-0 UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: None Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over Keenan Raymond Fighter Profile: A veteran of Cage Titans, Giannetti was one of the most impressive prospects in the TUF 27 lightweight tournament. After winning five of six fights by tapout on…

July 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Paul Felder  Age: 34 Nationality: American MMA Record: 15-3 UFC Record: 7-3 Notable Wins: Charles Oliveira, Stevie Ray Notable Losses: Fracisco Trinaldo, Edson Barboza, Ross Pearson Last Fight: TKO win over Charles Oliveira Fighter Profile: One of the top lightweights in the UFC, Felder decided to step up and take this fight against Perry up…

July 4th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look ahead to the main event of The Ultimate Fighter 27 Finale as Israel Adesanya and Brad Tavares clash in both fighters first ever main event in the UFC. Israel…

July 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Francis Ngannou Age: 31 Nationality: Cameroonian MMA Record: 11-2 UFC Record: 6-1 Notable Wins: Alistair Overeem, Andrei Arlovski, Curtis Blaydes Notable Losses: Stipe Miocic Last Fight: Decision loss to Stipe Miocic Fighter Profile: One of the most fearsome heavyweights in the game, Ngannou had a quick and vicious rise up the UFC heavyweight ladder, culminating…

July 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Barb Honchak Age: 38 Nationality: American MMA Record: 10-3 UFC Record: 0-1 Notable Wins: Roxanne Modafferi, Leslie Smith, Nina Ansaroff, Felice Herrig Notable Losses: Cat Zingano, Lauren Murphy, Angela Magana Last Fight: Split decision loss to Lauren Murphy Fighter Profile: The former long-time Invicta FC flyweight champion, between 2011 and 2014 Honchak was one of…

July 3rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Max Holloway  Age: 26 Nationality: American MMA Record: 19-3 UFC Record: 15-3 Notable Wins: Jose Aldo, Ricardo Lamas, Cub Swanson, Jeremy Stephens, Anthony Pettis Notable Losses: Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, Dennis Bermudez Last Fight: TKO win over Jose Aldo Fighter Profile: The UFC featherweight champion, Holloway is one of the most impressive pound-for-pound MMA fighters…