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October 12th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 208 takes place Saturday, October 13 at Nassau Colliseum in Unionville, New York. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the full opening odds for the card, and here they are.  Bellator 208 Opening Odds Fedor Emelianenko -300Chael Sonnen +220 Benson Henderson -350Saad Awad +250 Cheick Kongo -245Tim Johnson +175 Alexander Shlemenko -120Anatoly Tokov -120 Henry…

January 22nd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis decided to break out the fight companion podcast once again. This time for Tito Ortiz’s retirement fight. The guys talked about the exciting fights as they were happening and chatted about much funnier and better things during the boring ones. Give it a listen or watch here. Listen Here: Watch Here: Direct…

January 20th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests in MMA. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of Bellator 170 as Chael Sonnen returns to MMA to face Tito Ortiz in the final bout of Ortiz’s illustrious career.   Tito Ortiz (Record: 18-12 , +175  Underdog) The legendary UFC…

January 18th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, Bellator will be the focus of the MMA world. The timing of their first event in 2017 coincides perfectly with a gap in the UFC schedule, and the Viacom promotion will put one of its biggest promotional cards forward, as former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz takes on multiple-time UFC title challenger…

January 18th, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 170 light heavyweight Tito Ortiz as he prepares for his upcoming main event Saturday night (January 21, 2017) against Chael Sonnen at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The former UFC light heavyweight champ talks about facing Sonnen in his last fight to end his MMA career: “I’m done — 20 years, eight surgeries,…

November 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Marloes Coenen vs. Talita Nogueira off Bellator 163 tonight Once again Marloes has been pulled from a Bellator card, this time because opponent Talita Nogueira missed weight 5 1/2 pounds over the 146-pound limit. Coenen (23-7) decided to take the fight when she learned of her opponent missing weight by that much. The 35-year-old Dutch fighter is coming…

October 27th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

While Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) isn’t holding any events this weekend (or the last two weeks), there are still plenty of huge fights taking place in the near future. The most recent season of The Ultimate Fighter features flyweights coached by Joseph Benavidez and Henry Cejudo, and the two will clash in the main event of…

October 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Chael Sonnen vs. Tito Ortiz headlines Bellator 170 on January 21st  MMAjunkie confirmed Tuesday that Chael Sonnen will make his Bellator debut against Tito Ortiz on January 21st. Sonnen (28-14-1) returns to MMA after failing multiple drug tests in the UFC, which prompted his retirement from the sport in 2014. The 39-year-old hasn’t competed since…

September 18th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 174  brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) & MMA Journalist Adam Martin (@MMAdamMaritn) recap all the action from UFC on Fight Night 94 and preview UFC Fight Night 95.   The Big Three  1) Michael Johnson knocks out Dustin Poirier. How surprising was this outcome? 2) Anything else…

September 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero, Liz Carmouche vs. Katlyn Chookagian set for UFC 205 in New York City MMAJunkie reported on Thursday that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will take on Yoel Romeo at UFC 205. Weidman (13-1) lost his title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 194 in December which snapped a 13-fight unbeaten streak. He…

July 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

George Sullivan pulled from UFC on FOX 20 for ‘potential compliance issue’ with USADA UFC officials announced Thursday that welterweight George Sullivan has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 20 card and will not be facing Hector Urbina. Sullivan (17-5) was flagged with a “potential compliance issue” with the UFC’s anti-doping policy stemming from “voluntarily disclosed information” the…

June 28th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with former three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen, who’s promoting an upcoming ‘Submission Underground’ grappling competition next month (July 17th, 2016) at the Roseland Ballroom in Portland, Oregon and will air exclusively on FloCombat.com. The fighter-turned promoter is excited about giving grapplers an opportunity to showcase themselves on a national stage and…

March 21st, 2016
James Lynch

UR Fight Results UR Fight took place Sunday night (March 20) at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. Here a look at the results on the main card. Roy Jones Jr. def. Vyron Phillips via KO (right hook) at 2:30 of round two (Boxing) Rey Mysterio def. Kurt Angle (with help from Riff Raff) (Pro Wrestling) Chael…

March 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Heart condition halts Chris Leben’s MMA comeback  MMAJunkie reports that Chris Leben’s MMA comeback with Bellator is no longer happening. Doctors informed the TUF 1 contestant that they discovered a severe medical condition that left him with just 18 percent of normal blood flow to his heart. Bellator President Scott Coker responded to the news  “We are saddened…

January 29th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC’s debut in Croatia features Gonzaga vs. Magomedov, Pokrajac vs. Blachowicz and more  UFC officials announced Thursday that a heavyweight matchup has been added to UFC Fight Night 86 pitting  Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov Gonzaga (17-10) snapped his three-fight losing streak in his last bout, earning a decision over Konstantin Erokhin in a lacklustre affair. The former…

December 12th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Chael Sonnen about a variety of topics including tonight’s (December 12, 2015) main event between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champ Conor McGregor. The former three-time UFC title challenger has a unique perspective on pre-fight trash talk and he has an interesting take on what he’s been hearing…

May 1st, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Metamoris 6 open weight participant Chael Sonnen as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event grappling match against Renato “Babalu” Sobral next weekend (May 9, 2015) in Los Angeles. The former three-time UFC title challenger made his Metamoris debut against Andre Galvao, losing via submission last year, but he’s most…

January 31st, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen about all the latest MMA news including the main event between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz tonight (Jan. 31, 2015) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former three-time UFC title challenger speaks from experience due to his two epic battles…

September 29th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Battleground MMA’s Chael Sonnen as he prepares for his upcoming commentating debut alongside Jim Ross this Friday (October 3, 2014) at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The former UFC contender is branching out after retiring earlier this year and he couldn’t be happier to be working with one of…

May 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 175 received a massive shakeup on Wednesday night, as one of the biggest fights on the card was switched with just over one month to go until the event due to some very strange circumstances. It was announced yesterday on UFC Tonight that due to Wanderlei Silva refusing a random drug test by the…

November 20th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (member of official UFC rankings panel) and Jason Nawara (MiddleEasy editor) have taken over the…

November 19th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

UFC is on break this week, but we’ll be taking a look back at this past Saturday night’s controversial UFC 167 event as hosts Brian Hemminger and Adam Martin recap an eventful weekend of MMA action. Brad should be making his glorious return next week, but in today’s episode, your hosts tackle this Friday night’s…

November 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167 went down this past Saturday night in Las Vegas and now, on Monday morning, fans and media alike are still talking about what went down, especially as far as how the judging in the main event of the evening was concerned. Anyways, regardless of what happened with the judging, the fact of the…

November 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and it turned out to be one of the best cards of the year a it produced a number of sweet finishes as well as an extremely controversial main event decision that left the MMA world spinning. Overall, 10 betting favorites won while just two underdogs…

November 16th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 167 light heavyweight Chael Sonnen as he prepares for his co-headlining bout on Saturday night (Nov. 16, 2013) against Rashad Evans at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The mouthy ex-realtor had plenty of choice words for a certain former Pride champion who he’s scheduled…

November 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167 takes place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and the card is absolutely stacked on paper with a number of exciting fights that should provide an evening of entertainment for the fans. I’ve looked through all the prop bets on the board at 5Dimes Sportsbook and have selected five which I think are very likely winners. Rory…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year looming, your hosts look ahead to the upcoming Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks-led UFC 167 event this weekend in Las Vegas. With Brad on vacation, Brian and Adam give their picks for the major event and offer some analysis of the lines which are already…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Frank Trigg were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 167 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the longtime MMA veteran joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Welterweight Title Bout (c) Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Light…

November 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 167 is a long-awaited, five-round title bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and No. 1 contender Johny Hendricks. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees St-Pierre as a -260 betting favorite (bet $260 to win $100), while Hendricks is a +220 dog (bet $100 to win…

November 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete betting odds for the entire UFC 167 event at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– UFC 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS November 16, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada ——————– MAIN CARD (Pay-per-view, 10 p.m. EST) Johny Hendricks +180 Georges St-Pierre -260 (for UFC welterweight championship) Chael Sonnen…

November 13th, 2013
Miguel

The coaches for season three of the Ultimate Fighter Brazil reality series appear to be set, with Wanderlei Silva coaching opposite Chael Sonnen. This will give ample stage for the rivalry between the two to gel in front of a large audience, then the two can meet in a main event early next year. Now…

November 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete main card betting odds for UFC 167 at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– UFC 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS November 16, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada ——————– MAIN CARD Johny Hendricks +180 Georges St-Pierre -260 (for UFC welterweight championship) Chael Sonnen +170 Rashad Evans -230 Robbie…

October 23rd, 2013
Miguel

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) revealed this weekend that Middleweight/Light Heavyweight contender and all-around big mouth Chael Sonnen is heading to Brazil to coach the third season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) Brazil reality series opposite rival Wanderlei Silva. The way the ‘TUF’ formula works, after filming and interacting together while coaching a team of fighters,…

October 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White made a surprise announcement yesterday as he revealed that Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will be the coaches of TUF Brazil 3. The show begins filming in early 2014 and, when the season is over, Sonnen and Silva will fight in what will be one of the most highly-anticipated fights of…

September 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS Date: November 16, 2013 Location: Las Vegas, NV Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: Pay-per-view UFC Light Heavyweight Rashad Evans (-230) Profile: Former UFC light heavyweight champion and winner of The Ultimate Fighter 2, Rashad Evans (18-3-1) has been one of the more recognizable faces in the UFC over the last half decade….

August 20th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Unlike some of the recent events held by the UFC, this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26 had multiple fights that were relevant to the rankings, and some of the results shook things up a little bit. First, in the Heavyweight division, Travis Browne makes the biggest jump of anyone this week, moving from 11…

August 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 ended up being one of the most unpredictable MMA events, as six underdogs came through including Chael Sonnen, who submitted Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with an unexpected first-round guillotine choke. That was just one of many crazy prop bets you could have bet on that would have ended up making you a…

August 18th, 2013
Miguel

Last night at the UFC’s Fight Night 26 event airing from Boston, resident trash talker extraordinaire Chael Sonnen took out opponent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a deep guillotine choke in the opening round. Sonnen showed that he can hang with and beat Light Heavyweight competition not named Jon Jones, and with this being the first…

August 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 TD Garden, Boston, MA Saturday, August 17, 2013 Light heavyweight bout (five rounds): Chael Sonnen (-110) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+100) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC Fight Night 26 is a five-round light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The fight is essentially a Pick ’em, with Sonnen currently…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Light Heavyweight bout: Chael Sonnen (-125) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 26 brings us a light heavyweight match-up between the smart talking elite wrestler Chael Sonnen and hard-hitting knockout artist Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen is barely the favorite at -125 ($125 to win $100) with the…

August 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 TD Garden, Boston, MA Saturday, August 17, 2013 Heavyweight bout (three rounds): Alistair Overeem (-220) vs. Travis Browne (+200) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 26 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne. Overeem is a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Browne is…

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC ‘Fight Night’ series returns this coming Saturday as the organization plays a key role in launching the Fox network’s new sports channel, Fox Sports 1. A total of six hours of live UFC fights will air in an effort to bring attention to the new station. The card will be headlined by a…

August 17th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with MMA star Chael Sonnen as he makes his final preparations for his UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. The normally brash Sonnen reveals more of his real persona in this interview as he talks about analyzing fights, including his own upcoming one.

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

A sterling card from top-to-bottom awaits MMA fans on Saturday night, as the UFC makes its debut on Fox Sports 1 with UFC Fight Night 26. While the card lacks a true elite-level main event, it more than makes up for it with the incredible depth and matchmaking which should bring us competitive and exciting…

July 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC tonight announced a very intriguing welterweight matchup between TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum and Brian Melancon, as the two will tangle at the upcoming UFC on FOX Sports 1 2 card. UFC Tonight first reported on the matchup, which will send the winner to a higher spot in the UFC welterweight rankings. This…

July 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 162 July 6, 2013 Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: The buzz is that Chris Weidman is the most dangerous opponent Silva has yet to face during his epic, record breaking title run. That Weidman is a younger Chael Sonnen, perfectly suited to defeat the leading candidate…

June 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has reportedly booked a high-profile light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as the co-main event of UFC 161, according to Brazilian outlet Globo. Sonnen takes the fight on less than two weeks’ notice after Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced to pull out of the fight with “Shogun” yesterday due to…

May 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

If all goes as planned, UFC fans should gear up for an upcoming light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva. Sonnen’s been making fun of and talking smack about Silva for years but the fight never truly made sense until now because Sonnen was too busy feuding with UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and…

April 29th, 2013
Miguel

The MMA world watched UFC 159 with the outcome already decided in their minds. After a season of buildup on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ reality show, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones dispatched Chael Sonnen in the first round of their title fight, but Jones was practically a 10 to 1 favorite, so everyone knew that…

April 28th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After a long build-up that really failed to generate any buzz for the fight, Jon Jones and Chael Sonnen finally met inside the cage at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey on Saturday night. The fight was dominant in Jones’ favor, but that was one of only a handful of predictable moments from an…

April 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 159 was an absolutely crazy night of fights, as the event was marred by technical decions, eye pokes, upset wins, and just plain, weird fights. Overall, eight betting favorites won, while three underdogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap of the event based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. UFC 159 BETTING FAVORITES THAT…

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