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December 29th, 2018
Staff

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 38 events thus far, we’ve had quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

July 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Chad Mendes receives two-year suspension from USADA USADA announced Wednesday that top featherweight Chad Mendes has been suspended two-years for a positive out of competition drug test on May 17th Mendes (17-4) tested positive for GHRP-6, also known as growth-hormone releasing hexapeptide. The Team Alpha Male member won’t be able to return to the octagon until 2018….

June 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Georges St-Pierre announces return to the cage Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced Monday on The MMA Hour that he’d like to end his three-year hiatus, as long as his management and the UFC are able to come to terms on a deal. “I’m ready. I’m an emotional guy. My agents, even before I came…

June 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Chad Mendes notified of potential anti-doping violation UFC officials announced late last week that featherweight Chad Mendes has been flagged for a potential failed out-of-competition drug test performed by UFC anti-doping partner USADA. “It is important to note that, under the UFC anti-doping policy, there is a full and fair review process that is afforded to…

December 10th, 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 TUF 22 Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale: “Edgar vs Mendes” takes place today (Thursday, December 10, 2015) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 5:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Chad…

December 10th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

TUF 22 Finale December 11th, 2015 Featherweight Matchup: Frankie Edgar vs Chad Mendes By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  Before the long awaited title matchup between the UFC’s top two Featherweights, the #2 and #3 ranked contenders will face off in a high-quality TUF Finale main event that may be flying under the radar given the…

December 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The second event in the UFC’s upcoming tripleheader is another TUF finale (this was the McGregor/Faber season, right?), but fear not, as the main event is one of the ten best fights the UFC has put on this year. Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and three-time featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes will square off in…

December 8th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of The Ultimate Fighter 22 finale is a tremendous featherweight fight between former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and former three-time featherweight title challenger Chad “Money” Mendes. The winner of this fight will likely face the winner of the Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor title unification fight.   Frankie Edgar…

December 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Date: December 11, 2015 Arena: The Chelsea at The Comsmopolitan City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale will be live from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on Friday, December 11, 2015. If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts on this fight card, all betting…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Event: TUF 22 Finale Date: December 11, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: TBA Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (19-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining…

August 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Well, this one just got interesting. Last week it was reported that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be competing on the TUF 22 Finale, but for some reason the third and ninth ranked lightweights wouldn’t be the main event of the card. That got people wondering what the main event would be, as Nurmagomedov’s…

July 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC 189 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   Robbie Lawler wins in round 5 (+3000) In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler stopped Rory MacDonald in the fifth round…

July 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 189. The Surprises Robbie Lawler — Every time Lawler is counted out, he seems to come through with flying colors. Lawler and Rory MacDonald went all-out for four full rounds of bloody MMA for the welterweight title, but in the fifth Lawler…

July 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It was a slow start for Ireland on Saturday night, but Conor McGregor sent all of the travelling fans home happy after dispatching Chad Mendes in the second round of their interim featherweight title bout, and capped off one of the greatest UFC cards in recent memory. McGregor has been calling himself a future champion…

July 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 189 was stacked on paper, and not surprisingly the card was absolutely fantastic in play, especially the pay-per-view portion of the card, which featured five finishes in five fights. Let’s start out with the Fight Pass prelims. Both of the fights, a lightweight bout between Yosdenis Cedeno and Cody Pfister and a flyweight bout…

July 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 189 took place Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and overall it was one of the best cards of the year as it featured a main card that included five finishes in five fights as well as a solid preliminary card. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites and…

July 11th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 189. 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. With the stacked card coming up on Saturday, it almost seems pointless to put this…

July 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 189: “McGregor vs Mendes” takes place today (Friday, July 10, 2015) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes and co-headlined by the welterweight title fight between champion Robby Lawler and…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 189 is a five-round interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. Mendes took the fight on two week’s notice, subbing in for an injured Jose Aldo. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, McGregor is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mendes…

July 9th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another exclusive game 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…

July 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The busiest week of the year for the UFC results in a busy week for the MMA Analysis, but somehow your hosts manage to cram 20 fight breakdowns into just over an hour and a half. There was still plenty of time left over to talk about show favorites Neil Magny and Khabib Nurmagomedov too….

July 7th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez battles Jeremy Stephens on the main card of UFC 189 this Saturday in Las Vegas and recently spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 112 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss this fight and variety of other topics.   UFC 189 match up with Jeremy Stephens “I’m faster than him, stronger than him. [I see it being] all around…

July 6th, 2015
James Lynch

Jeremy Stephens looks to snap his two fight losing streak Saturday when he meets Dennis Bermudez on the main card at UFC 189 Saturday in Las Vegas. The UFC featherweight spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 112 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss his upcoming matchup and variety of other topics.   UFC 189 match up with Dennis Bermudez…

July 1st, 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 and Kountermove. Our UFC 189 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is…

July 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes Date: July 11, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Featherweight Contender Chad Mendes One of the top featherweight fighters in the UFC, Chad Mendes (17-2) bounced back from his first career loss to UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142 with a dominant first-round knockout win over Cody McKenzie…

July 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

The most-anticipated fight in the UFC is no more. UFC president Dana White confirmed on Tuesday evening that UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, who has a rib injury, is officially out of his UFC 189 fight opposite Conor McGregor. In his place against the Irishman will be Chad Mendes, who will take on McGregor July…

June 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

There has been some doubt as to whether or not Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight Champion will be able to defend his crown at UFC 189 due to a reported rib injury, so the promotion will be flying in Chad Mendes as a back-up plan to fight Conor McGregor should something happen. Just in case,…

April 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment the column, we will look at UFC Fight Night 63. The first fight of the night saw Justin…

April 5th, 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 63. Surprises Dustin Poirier – I didn’t know what Poirier would look like dropping back down to…

April 5th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC put on a rare afternoon event in North America on Saturday, even though some of the fights were prime time quality. UFC Fight Night 63 showcased a pair of top five featherweights in the main event, and saw two talented lightweight strikers put forth an entertaining — albeit controversial — bout in the…

April 5th, 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 63 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Chad Mendes wins in round 1 (+475) The main event…

April 5th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 99 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) is an all Canadian edition. First UFC welterweight fighter Patrick Cote  joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with Joe Riggs at UFC 186. Then recently added UFC 186 fighter Randa Markos talks about her recently scheduled bout with…

April 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 63 took place Saturday afternoon at Patriot Center in Virgnia and overall it was a solid card that featured a number of standout individual performances, particularly on the main card. Overall from a betting perspective, six betting favorites won while four underdogs won and one fight was a Pick ’em based on…

April 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 63 is a five-round featherweight bout between Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mendes is a -440 favorite (bet $440 to win $100) while Lamas is a +350 underdog (bet $100 to win $350). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Mendes at…

April 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for the big Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 63 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…

April 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After another week with no UFC card, the MMA Analysis crew has a slate of fights to talk about on this episode of the podcast. UFC Fight Night 63 is a rare matinee event for the organization, and features a great featherweight main event between Chad Mendes and Ricardo Lamas. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean…

March 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 63: Mendes vs. Lamas Date: April 11, 2015 Location: Patriot Center Venue: Fairfax, Virginia Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Contender Chad Mendes One of the top featherweight fighters in the UFC, Chad Mendes (16-2) bounced back from his first career loss to UFC champion Jose Aldo at UFC 142 with a dominant first-round knockout win over Cody McKenzie at…

March 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The next time we see the Octagon it will be a rare matinee event, as UFC Fight Night 63 from Fairfax, virginia begins at 11am EST, and should conclude around 4pm in the afternoon. The change in time slot is due to the pair of final four games taking place later on that day, and…

January 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new bouts were announced over the last few days for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list them all and give my quick thoughts on all of them. Dhiego Lima vs. Tim Means, UFC 184 A welterweight matchup between TUF 19 runner-up Dhiego Lima and Tim Means…

October 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Figh179 was live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past Saturday night (October 25, 2014)) with an uneventful night of fights, though wrapping up the show was a headliner for the ages. After the event concluded, the promotion awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of…

October 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 179 was live from Rio de Janeiro this past Saturday (October 25, 2014) night with 12 scheduled bouts. It was a somewhat uneventful night of scraps that lead up to an incredible main event which saved the show. With the Rio de Janeiro night in our rear view, let’s take a look at some…

October 27th, 2014
Jay Primetown

TheMMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC 179 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. #5 When Is It Time? – Flyweight Scott Jorgensen entered last night’s bout having lost five of his last seven fights including two of three at flyweight. Many suspected the three-time PAC 10…

October 26th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 76, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Titan FC President Jeff Aronson back on the show to talk about Titan FC 31 on Halloween night. Then  Tom DeBlass joins the program to talk about his upcoming fight at Bellator 131 against King Mo on November 15th.  The Big Three 1)  How did you score Aldo/Mendes? What’s…

October 26th, 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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 179. Surprises Fabio Maldonado — Anyone who follows me knows I am a huge fan of Fabio Maldonado, but…

October 26th, 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 179 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Phil Davis wins by decision (+325) In a lightweight heavyweight matchup, Phil Davis was…

October 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Last night was one of the worst UFC cards not just in recent memory, but of all time… until suddenly it wasn’t. UFC 179 will not be remembered for its lackluster preliminary bouts, nor its yawn-inducing undercard. Instead, once Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes entered the cage for their rematch, they put on the type…

October 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 179 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 of the show so you can have…

October 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 179 took place tonight live from Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the card overall was pretty exciting as there were a number of slick finishes and a few standout performances that were of merit. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and two underdogs won, while one fight closed as a…

October 25th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC 179 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (October 25, 2014) from the Scotiabank Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and features a huge featherweight title showdown between champion…

October 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

All those who have complained about oversaturation in the UFC in recent years have had their mettle tested over the past couple of weeks, with no UFC card since October 4th. Comments about missing the UFC, and anticipating fights once again have become louder especially in light of some lacklustre offerings from Bellator recently. That…

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