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January 17th, 2017
Gabe Killian

At UFC 197 last April, Yair Rodriguez took on Andre Fili in what was the stiffest test of his professional mixed martial arts career, and he won that bout by second-round knockout, scoring one of the best knockouts of the year. The victory earned him a main event slot in his next outing, although rather…

January 16th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis was unable to put out the normal event breakdown this week so they decided to do a live fight companion during the main card of Ultimate Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs Penn. Listening to the guys was much more entertaining than hearing Daniel Cormier and that’s a guarantee so give it a…

January 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

January 10th, 2017
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. Our UFC Fight Night 103 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in…

January 9th, 2017
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 Fight Night 103 as Yair Rodriguez welcomes back the legendary BJ Penn to the UFC. BJ Penn (Record: 16-10-2, +385 Underdog, Power Ranking: C-)…

January 9th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the featherweight matchup between BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez this Saturday (January 15, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. Click below to see who picked who….. Jimmie Rivera – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Andrew Sanchez – UFC middleweight – 00:00:31 Louis Smolka – UFC flyweight – 00:00:40 Tony Martin – UFC…

January 6th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will be kicking off 2017 with… BJ Penn? That’s right. More than 15 years after “The Prodigy” debuted in the Octagon, he’ll be making his 12th appearance in a UFC main event. Now 38, the former lightweight, then welterweight (then heavyweight), then lightweight again, will make his second career appearance at featherweight. His…

December 31st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With 2016 about to be in our rear view, it’s time to look forward to the next UFC events in 2017, and things kick off with UFC Fight Night 103 in two weeks (January 14, 2017) in Phoenix, Arizona. The  event is headlined by a featherweight battle between surging prospect Yair Rodriguez and UFC Hall of…

December 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Louis Smolka (11-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Ray Borg (9-2) at UFC 207 on Dec. 30th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Louis also talks about the influence BJ Penn has had on his career, Max Holloway winning at UFC 206 and why he loves watching “Rick and Morty”

November 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn headlines UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th  UFC officials announced Monday that Hall-of-Famer BJ Penn will battle Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th. Penn (16-10-2) hasn’t fought since losing his third straight fight to Frankie Edgar in July 2014. The 37-year-old…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Now that the NFL season has kicked off, with the NBA and NHL just around the corner as well, it’s time for the Octagon to embark on its annual fall world tour. Stops this year include Brasilia (September 24th), Manchester (October 8th), Manila (October 15th), Mexico City (November 5th), a two-event day on November 19th…

August 15th, 2016
James Lynch

John Lineker vs. John Dodson headlines UFC Fight Night 96 UFC officials announced Saturday that John Lineker vs. John Dodson will headline UFC Fight Night 96 in Portland. Lineker (28-7) heads into this matchup off a five fight winning streak and is 3-0 since moving back up to bantamweight. He’s coming into this matchup off a…

May 24th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Time for your morning MMA headlines, and we’re going to kick things off with some unfortunate news. BJ Penn Removed from UFC 199 UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn was pulled from his upcoming bout against Cole Miller at UFC 199 after admitting to IV use during an out of sample collection from USADA. IV use…

May 12th, 2016
James Lynch

BJ Penn vs. Cole Miller in the works for UFC 199 Following the news that Dennis Siver had to withdraw from UFC 199 due to injury, Cole Miller will now face BJ Penn according to a report from MMAFighting.  Miller (21-9, 1 NC) was on Team Jens Pulver on The Ultimate Fighter season 5 opposite Team…

February 11th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with elite MMA trainer Greg Jackson, who recently began working with former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion BJ Penn in “The Prodigy’s” return from retirement.

January 24th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 140 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we’re joined by UFC lightweight Tony Martin who takes on Felipe Olivieri at UFC on FOX 18 Saturday night. Then we’re joined by Mike “Biggie” Rhodes who talks about his upcoming fight against Mark Stoddard at NAFC: Super Brawl also on…

January 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC Champion BJ Penn to come out of retirement  We’ve heard rumors for weeks but BJ Penn made it official Tuesday on The MMA Hour that he will be coming out of retirement. Penn (16-10-2) would be fighting for the first time since 2014 and he plans to compete in the featherweight division again. He recently…

December 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes about his rival BJ Penn’s desire to come out of retirement. The former UFC welterweight champion understand’s Penn’s desire to come back and he relayed his feelings to Trigg concerning what kind of comeback he hopes Penn attempts: “What haunts me now is in…

December 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn at his UFC gym in Hawaii. The former multi-division UFC champion at both lightweight and welterweight announced he was planning a comeback out of retirement earlier this year and he elaborated on his decision: “If this all does go forward and we do end…

October 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It seems that the UFC’s new drug-testing program, and its partner USADA have been quietly getting to work. It was released on Wednesday that 50 fighters have been tested through the new program since July 1st, with 81 tests being administered in total. The list of tested fighters is available via USADA’s website, and it…

September 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s heavyweight division is stuck once again, and this time Cain Velasquez isn’t the culprit. The oft-injured former champ is still slated to rematch Fabricio Werdum in an attempt to regain his title, but Werdum has told Dana White that he won’t be ready to fight until March. There has been no reason given…

July 29th, 2015
James Lynch

If you’re reading this article, chances are you’ve played Fantasy MMA with Kountermove. It’s basically “a fantasy sport game, members (you) act as owners to build a team of individual players that competes against other fantasy members teams based on the statistics generated by the real individual athlete in a game/fight” per their website. Kountermove President Christie Sullivan caught…

April 16th, 2015
James Lynch

Official tryouts for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter are set to take place on April 27th in Las Vegas and there will be no shortage on Canadian talent for the 155lb and 170lb selection process. Leading up to this audition of a lifetime, I’ll be featuring a recurring article on MMAOddsBreaker where I put the…

July 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 the TUF 19 Finale. Surprises Eddie Gordon — In the finals of the TUF season 19 middleweight tournament, Eddie Gordon knocked out Dhiego…

July 7th, 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 TUF 19 Finale bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Frankie Edgar wins by T/KO (+325)/Edgar wins in round 3 (+925) In the…

July 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Ultimate Fighter 19 may be an experience that BJ Penn (16-10-2) would simply rather forget. Last time he was featured on the show, his fighters didn’t perform particularly well, but at least he made amends by dominating Jens Pulver in the coaches fight. This time around it was Penn who played the part of…

July 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale took place tonight (July 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event was a huge success as it featured a number of breakthrough performances by some up-and-coming prospects that everyone needs to keep an eye on. Overall, seven favorites cashed while four underdogs…

July 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

TUF 19 Finale Date: July 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale will be live from Las Vegas this Sunday night at 9pm ET on FOX Sports 1, with a five fight main card to be headlined by a five round featherweight contest between Frankie “The…

July 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

It’s going to be hard for any of the 22 fighters on tonight’s TUF 19 Finale card to top what Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey were able to do last night (July 5, 2014) at UFC 175, but they’re certainly going to give it a go. While coaches Frankie Edgar and BJ Penn…

July 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the TUF 19 Finale is a five-round featherweight bout between TUF 19 coaches Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and BJ “The Prodigy” Penn. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Edgar as a -525 favorite (bet $525 to win $100) while Penn is a +415 underdog (bet $100 to win…

July 6th, 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 The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale tonight (July 6, 2014)….

July 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

July 5th, 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 Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for…

July 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

TUF 19 Finale Date: July 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale will be live on Sunday with 11 scheduled bouts, including a five-fight main card that will be live on Fox Sports 1 at 6pm ET. If interested in wagering on the bouts in this…

July 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Less than 24 hours after two UFC titles are on the line at UFC 175, the promotion will be back at it to determine two more ‘Ultimate Fighter’ winners. The event will mark the 37th and 38th winners of the show since its inception nearly a decade ago. This season of TUF hasn’t exactly captured…

June 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

TUF 19 FINALE: EDGAR VS. PENN 3 Date: July 6, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, NV Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Frankie Edgar (-350) The closest fighter the UFC has to Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (16-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind guttiness that has led him to victories over…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

This summer, the UFC will be doing a first. As has become tradition over the last few years, the promotion will hold International Fight Week during the first week of July in Las Vegas, and the crown jewel will be UFC 175, which takes place July 5. But unlike in past years, when there was…

September 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The mixed martial arts world was dealt a shocker tonight when it was announced on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight that former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn will return to the Octagon as a featherweight. In his 145-pound debut he’ll have a re-rematch against Frankie Edgar in early 2014 after the two coach season…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Next week’s UFC card is co-headlined by a fight that may very well could determine the next No. 1 contender in the welterweight division. In the co-main event of UFC on FOX 8, Canadian Rory MacDonald looks to continue his march up the welterweight ladder when he takes on Jake Ellenberger, who himself is closing…

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…

December 7th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg interviews MMA legend…

August 18th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Nick Kalikas is joined by guests Brett Okamoto from ESPN and Damon Martin from MMAWeekly to break odds on the UFC on Fox 5 event.