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July 3rd, 2018
Pig Lord

One of the UFC’s most criminally underrated fighters, Brad Tavares, takes on spectacular striker, Israel Adesanya, in what should be an important fight for the middleweight division. Brash, Flashy and Dangerous With a decorated kickboxing career in the rear view, Israel Adesanya takes on his next challenge of obtaining the middleweight belt. Before he can…

July 3rd, 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 light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier takes on heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in a blockbuster heavyweight title bout. Daniel Cormier (Record:…

July 2nd, 2018
Chris White

UFC 226 is the promotion’s big July event that happens every year. This year is no different and is packed with a bunch of fun fights. Topped off by two title fights on pay-per-view. Max Holloway is looking to continue his incredible win streak as he defends his strap against the submission specialist Brian Ortega….

June 30th, 2018
Gabe Killian

TUF 27 Finale Date: July 6 Arena: Pearl Theater City: Las Vegas, NV Here is my parlay… Lightweight bout: Luis “Violent Bob Ross” Pena (-290) vs. Richie Smullen (+245) Gabe’s Thoughts: I see Pena finding success in keeping this fight standing, where I expect him to soundly outstrike Smullen, as I believe he is the…

June 30th, 2018
Gabe Killian

UFC 226: Miocic vs. Cormier Date: July 7 Arena: T-Mobile Center City: Las Vegas, NV Here are my plays… Middleweight bout: Paulo Costa (-445) vs. Uriah Hall (+355) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a coin-flip fight in the UFC’s 185 pound division and do not agree with the current betting odds. I believe Hall…

June 29th, 2018
Gabe Killian

TUF 27 Finale Date: July 6 Arena: Pearl Theater City: Las Vegas, NV My Fights to AVOID betting are: Women’s Flyweight bout: Barb Honchak (-175) vs. Roxanne Modaferri (+155) Gabe’s Thoughts: Both these ladies are 0-1 in the UFC’s 125 pound division and will be looking to save their jobs in this potential “loser goes…

June 27th, 2018
Pig Lord

The main event of Bamma Fight Night London sees welterweight champion, Terry “The Dominator” Brazier, move down a weight class to take on lightweight champion, Rhys “Skeletor” McKee. Stylistically, this is a very intriguing fight. More Domination From “The Dominator”? Terry Brazier’s style isn’t always aesthetically pleasing, but it’s effective for winning fights. His striking lacks…

June 27th, 2018
Pig Lord

In one of the more bizarre matchups on the Bamma Fight Night London card, Bellator veteran Anthony Taylor takes on hyped British prospect, Mike Hales. This fight is interesting to me from a betting perspective. Great Prospect or Can Crusher? Mike Hales has a large support base and trains at the world renowned camp, SBG…

June 22nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Jake Matthews Age: 23 Nationality: Australian MMA Record: 13-3 UFC Record: 6-3 Notable Wins: Li Jingliang, Bojan Velickovic Notable Losses: Kevin Lee, James Vick Last Fight: Decision win over Li Jingliang Fighter Profile: One of the youngest fighters in the UFC welterweight division, Matthews has kept up an active schedule since his stint on TUF…

June 22nd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Petr Yan Age: 25 Nationality: Russian MMA Record: 8-1 UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: Magomed Magomedov Notable Losses: Magomed Magomedov Last Fight: TKO win over Mattheus Mattos Fighter Profile: One of the top prospects from ACB in Russia, Yan was the bantamweight champion in that organization and is making his UFC debut with a ton…

June 22nd, 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 UFC Fight Night 132 as Donald Cerrone clashes with Leon Edwards in a welterweight bout. Donald Cerrone (Record: 33-10, +165 Underdog, Power Ranking:…

June 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Li Jingliang Age: 30 Nationality: Chinese MMA Record: 14-5 UFC Record: 6-3 Notable Wins: Zak Ottow, Frank Camacho, Dhiego Lima, David Michaud Notable Losses: Jake Matthews, Keita Nakamura, Nordine Taleb Last Fight: Decision loss to Jake Matthews Fighter Profile: One of the best Chinese fights on the UFC roster, Jingliang has been a really pleasant…

June 19th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Tyson Pedro Age: 26 Nationality: Australian MMA Record: 7-1 UFC Record: 3-1 Notable Wins: Paul Craig, Khalil Rountree Notable Losses: Ilir Latifi Last Fight: Submission win over Saparbek Safarov Fighter Profile: One of the best young fighters from Australia, Pedro has quickly emerged as a future contender in the UFC light heavyweight division. He has…

June 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Jessica-Rose Clark Age: 30 Nationality: Aussie MMA Record: 9-4, 1 NC UFC Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Paige VanZant, Bec Rawlings Notable Losses: Sarah Kaufman, Pannie Kianzad Last Fight: Decision win over Paige VanZant Fighter Profile: One of the best women’s fighters out of Australia, Clark has has been a pleasant surprise in the UFC so…

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June 13th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Last night, Dana White’s Contender Series returns for a second season. The first season, which took place last summer, was a blockbuster hit for the UFC as the fights were really good and a number of fighters on the show eventually graduated to the UFC. It should be much of the same this time around…

June 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Dana White’s Contender Series 9 takes place Tuesday, June 12 at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the opening odds for the full card, and here they are. Dana White’s Contender Series 9 Opening Odds Alonzo Menifield -600 Dashawn Boatfield +400 Chris Curtis -600 Sean Lally +400 Austen…

June 9th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Mike Jackson Age: 33 Nationality: American MMA Record: 0-1 UFC Record: 0-1 Notable Wins: None Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission loss to Mickey Gall Fighter Profile: An MMA journalist who was called in with minimal experience to fight Mickey Gall, Jackson didn’t fare well at all in his UFC debut as he lost via…

June 8th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Joseph Benavidez Age: 33 Nationality: American MMA Record: 25-4 UFC Record: 12-2 Notable Wins: Henry Cejudo, Tim Elliott, Dustin Ortiz, Jussier Formiga, Eddie Wineland Notable Losses: Demetrious Johnson, Dominick Cruz Last Fight: Split decision win over Henry Cejudo Fighter Profile: The second-best flyweight in the sport besides champion Demetrious Johnson, Benavidez has had an amazing…

June 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Curtis Blaydes Age: 27 Nationality: American MMA Record: 9-1, 1 NC UFC Record: 4-1, 1 NC Notable Wins: Mark Hunt, Aleksei Oleinik Notable Losses: Francis Ngannou Last Fight: Decision win over Mark Hunt Fighter Profile: One of the top heavyweight prospects in MMA, Blaydes has put together quite a run to begin his UFC career….

June 7th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Tai Tuivasa Age: 25 Nationality: Australian MMA Record: 7-0 UFC Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Cyril Asker, Rashad Coulter Notable Losses: None Last Fight: KO win over Cyril Asker Fighter Profile: One of the top young heavyweights in the sport, Tuivasa has looked exceptional in his MMA career so far, going a perfect 7-0 including 2-0…

June 6th, 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 main event of UFC 225 Robert Whittaker defends his middleweight against Yoel Romero in a rematch of their bout from UFC 213. Yoel Romero (Record: 13-2, +195…

June 6th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Holly Holm Age: 36 Nationality: American MMA Record: 11-4 UFC Record: 4-4 Notable Wins: Ronda Rousey, Marion Reneau, Raquel Pennington, Bethe Correia Notable Losses: Cris Cyborg, Valentina Shevchenko, Miesha Tate, Germaine de Randamie Last Fight: Decision loss to Cris Cyborg Fighter Profile: The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Holm has had a tremendous combat sports…

June 5th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Rafael dos Anjos Age: 33 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 28-9 UFC Record: 17-7 Notable Wins: Anthony Pettis, Robbie Lawler, Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone, Nate Diaz, Benson Henderson Notable Losses: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Eddie Alvarez, Tony Ferguson, Jeremy Stephens, Clay Guida Last Fight: Decision win over Robbie Lawler Fighter Profile: The former UFC lightweight champion,…

June 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC 225 takes place Saturday, June 9 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the full odds for the card, and here they are along with my thoughts. UFC 225 Opening Odds Robert Whittaker -150 Yoel Romero +110 Rafael dos Anjos -190 Colby Covington +150 Holly Holm -175 Megan Anderson…

June 1st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Walt Harris Age: 34 Nationality: American MMA Record: 10-7 UFC Record: 3-6 Notable Wins: Chase Sherman, Anthony Hamilton Notable Losses: Fabricio Werdum, Soa Palelei, Shamil Abdurakhimov Last Fight: DQ loss to Mark Godbeer Fighter Profile: One of the more athletically gifted heavyweights on he UFC roster, Harris has just never been able to put it…

June 1st, 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 headliner at UFC Fight Night 131 as top five bantamweights collide as Brazil’s Marlon Moraes takes on New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera in a pivotal matchup with…

May 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Julio Arce Age: 28 Nationality: American MMA Record: 14-2 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Dan Ige Notable Losses: Brian Kelleher Last Fight: Decision win over Dan Ige Fighter Profile: A standout on Dana White’s Contender Series, Arce was signed to the big show after knocking out Peter Petties on the show and he made good…

May 31st, 2018
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 131: Rivera vs. Moraes Date: May 27 Arena: Adirondack Bank Center City: Utica, NY My Fights to AVOID betting are: Women’s Strawweight bout: Jessica Aguilar (-130) vs. Jodie Esquibel (+110) Gabe’s Thoughts: Truth be told, I don’t see either of these fighters competing in the UFC two years from now. Aguilar is…

May 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

Sam Alvey Age: 32 Nationality: American MMA Record: 32-10 (1 NC) UFC Record: 9-5 Notable Wins: Rashad Evans, Nate Marquardt, Cezar Ferreira Notable Losses: Derek Brunson, Thales Leites, Elias Theodorou Last Fight: KO win over Marcin Prachnio Fighter Profile: One of the most powerful pure KO artists in the UFC, Alvey is a very underrated…

May 31st, 2018
Adam Martin.

M-1 Challenge 93 takes place Friday, June 1 at Traktor Sport Palace in Chelyabinski, Russia. The Euro sportsbooks recently opened up odds for some of the evening’s top bouts and here they are along with my initial thoughts on them. M-1 Challenge 93 Opening Odds Alexander Shlemenko -945 Bruno Silva +515 Artem Frolov -430 Joe…

May 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Jake Ellenberger Age: 33 Nationality: American MMA Record: 31-13 UFC Record: 10-9 Notable Wins: Jake Shields, Matt Brown, Nate Marquardt Notable Losses: Mike Perry, Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, Robbie Lawler Last Fight: KO loss to Mike Perry Fighter Profile: Once an elite welterweight in the UFC, it’s been a steep fall from the top for…

May 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Gregor Gillespie Age: 31 Nationality: American MMA Record: 11-0 UFC Record: 4-0 Notable Wins: Jordan Rinaldi, Andrew Holbrook Notable Losses: None Last Fight: TKO win over Jordan Rinaldi Fighter Profile: One of the top prospects at 155lbs, Gillespie is a dominant wrestler who has shown flashes of brilliance in the UFC with three stoppage wins…

May 30th, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 131 takes place Friday, June 1 at Adirondack Bank Center in Utica, New York. The opening odds for the card were recently released by the offshore sportsbooks and here they are: UFC Fight Night 131 Opening Odds Jimmie Rivera -190 Marlon Moraes +150 Gregor Gillespie -230 Vinc Pichel +170 Walt Harris -260…

May 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Nordine Taleb Age: 36 Nationality: French MMA Record: 14-4 UFC Record: 6-2 Notable Wins: Danny Roberts, Erick Silva Notable Losses: Santiago Ponzinibbi, Warlley Alves Last Fight: KO win over Danny Roberts Fighter Profile: A former contestant on TUF, Taleb has really turned into a nice find in the UFC welterweight division. The French-Canadian has a…

May 26th, 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 co-main event of UFC 205 as Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight title for the first time against challenger Stephen Thompson. Stephen Thompson (Record: 13-2-1, -124 Favorite, Power…

May 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Arnold Allen Age: 24 Nationality: American MMA Record: 12-1 UFC Record: 3-0 Notable Wins: Makwan Amirkhani, Yaotzin Meza Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Decision win over Makwan Amirkhani Fighter Profile: A former standout in Cage Warriors, Allen has looked really good so far in the UFC as he’s won all three of his fights in…

May 26th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Eric Spicely  Age: 31 Nationality: American MMA Record: 11-3 UFC Record: 2-3 Notable Wins: Thiago Santos Notable Losses: Gerald Meeschaert, Antonio Carlos Jr., Sam Alvey Last Fight: TKO loss to Gerald Meerschaert Fighter Profile: One of the most dangerous submission artists in the UFC middleweight division, Spicely has had an inconsistent run to begin his…

May 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Neil Magny  Age: 30 Nationality: American MMA Record: 20-6 UFC Record: 13-5 Notable Wins: Carlos Condit, Johny Hendricks, Hector Lombard, Kelvin Gastelum Notable Losses: Rafael Dos Anjos, Lorenz Larkin, Demian Maia Last Fight: Decision win over Carlos Condit Fighter Profile: One of the most well-rounded and complete welterweights in the UFC, Magny has turned into…

May 25th, 2018
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 130: Thompson vs. Till Date: May 27 Arena: Echo Arena City: Liverpool, England My Fights to AVOID betting are: Featherweight bout: Jason Knight (-150) vs. Makwan Amirkhani (+130) Gabe’s Thoughts: I think this is a close fight and it comes down to whether Knight can keep it standing or not. I expect…

May 25th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Jason Knight Age: 25 Nationality: American MMA Record: 20-4 UFC Record: 4-3 Notable Wins: Chas Skelly, Dan Hooker Notable Losses: Gabriel Benitez, Ricardo Lamas, Tatsuya Kawajiri Last Fight: Decision loss to Gabriel Benitez Fighter Profile: One of the most exciting featherweights on the roster, Knight has had an up-and-down beginning to his UFC career. he…

May 24th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Gegard Mousasi  Age: 32 Nationality: Dutch MMA Record: 43-6-2 Bellator Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Dan Henderson, Chris Weidman, Mark Hunt, Ronaldo Souza Notable Losses: Ronaldo Souza, King Mo Lawal, Lyoto Machida Last Fight: Decision win over Alexander Shlemenko Fighter Profile: One of the most well-rounded and complete middleweights in the game, Mousasi was closing in…

May 23rd, 2018
Adam Martin.

Manny Bermudez Age: 23 Nationality: American MMA Record: 11-0 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Albert Morales Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over Albert Morales Fighter Profile: One of the top bantamweight prospects in the world, Bermudez was signed to the UFC in early 2018 and immediately impressed with a submission win over a…

May 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Andrea Lee Age: 29 Nationality: American MMA Record: 8-2 UFC Record: Debut Notable Wins: Rachel Ostocich Notable Losses: Roxanne Modafferi, Sarah D’Alelio Last Fight: Submission win over Jamie Thorton Fighter Profile: A fomer LFA champ, Lee is one of the better flyweight prospects out there at the moment. She is a well-rounded fighter who has…

May 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Diego Rivas Age: 26 Nationality: Chilean MMA Record: 7-1 UFC Record: 2-1 Notable Wins: Noad Lahat Notable Losses: Jose Quinonez Last Fight: Decision loss to Jose Quinonez Fighter Profile: Rivas is the lone Chilean fighter at UFC Fight Night 129, and because of his background he gets a main card spot. Based on his UFC…

May 18th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Vicente Luque Age: 26 Nationality: American MMA Record: 12-6-1 UFC Record: 5-2 Notable Wins: Niko Price, Belal Muhammad Notable Losses: Leon Edwards, Michael Graves Last Fight: Submission win over Niko Price Fighter Profile: A former competitor on The Ultimate Fighter, Luque has put together a tremendous UFC run so far, as he’s 5-2 with all…

May 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Dominick Reyes   Age: 28 Nationality: American MMA Record: 8-0 UFC Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Jeremy Kimball, Joachim Christensen Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Submission win over Jeremy Kimball Fighter Profile: Reyes is one of the top light heavyweight prosepcts in the world right now. Undefeated and just 28-years-old, Reyes is already a perfect 8-0 in…

May 16th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Tatiana Suarez Age: 27 Nationality: American MMA Record: 5-0 UFC Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Amanda Cooper, Vivane Pereira Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Decision win over Viviane Pereira Fighter Profile: A former Ultimate Fighter winner, Suarez has looked great in the UFC in the two fights she’s fought, dominating Amanda Cooper and Viviane Pereira in…

May 12th, 2018
Gabe Killian

UFC 224: Nunes vs. Pennington Date: May 12 Arena: Jeunesse Arena City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Here are my plays… Women’s Bantamweight title bout: Amanda Nunes (-900) vs. Raquel Pennington (+600) Gabe’s Thoughts: Contrary to popular opinion, I think this fight is going to play out for all five rounds. These women are friends, and…

May 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

John Lineker  Age: 27 Nationality: Brazilian MMA Record: 30-8 UFC Record: 11-3 Notable Wins: John Dodson, Rob Font, Michael McDonald, Ian McCall Notable Losses: TJ Dillashaw, Ali Bagautinov Last Fight: Decision win over Marlon Vera Fighter Profile: One of the most exciting bantamweights in the UFC, Lineker is an absolute beast of a fighter, and…

May 10th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Ryan Bader Age: 34 Nationality: American MMA Record: 24-5 Bellator Record: 2-0 Notable Wins: Phil Davis (x2), Antonio Rogerio Nogueira (x2), Rashad Evans, Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Notable Losses: Lyoto Machida, Jon Jones, Anthony Johnson Last Fight: TKO win over Linton Vassell Fighter Profile: Bader is the Bellator light heavyweight champion right now and prior to…

May 10th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Mackenzie Dern Age: 24 Nationality: American MMA Record: 6-0 UFC Record: 1-0 Notable Wins: Ashley Yoder Notable Losses: None Last Fight: Decision win over Ashley Yoder Fighter Profile: A highly-decorated submissiom artist in the BJJ world, Dern has quickly emerged as one of the top women’s strawweight prospects in the UFC. The youngster has only…