daniel cormier

April 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 187: Cormier vs. Johnson Date: May 23, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (15-1) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler-turned-heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs in his life. An excruciating 2008…

March 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader Date: June 6, 2015 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Venue: Smoothie King Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (15-1) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler-turned-heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs in his life. An excruciating…

February 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

There were a few fights announced in the last few days that I wasn’t able to get to for any previous editions of MMA Odds and Ends, so for today’s edition I’ll list the fights I missed and will give my quick thoughts on each. Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 62 A…

January 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Welcome to another top MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. The Verbal Submission has been around for over four years now and is hosted by yours truly. What can you expect from this show? Get to know new fighters – We search out top prospects and lesser known fighters to help give them a chance to…

January 8th, 2015
Brad Wharton

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) needed Jon Jones to win last Saturday night. Business is not booming and for all intents and purposes, ‘Bones’ is their most valuable cash cow in an increasingly barren field. Even with the recent revelations surrounding his drug use, ‘Bones’ is still the man the UFC wants at the top…

January 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

On Tuesday, it was revealed the UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones failed a random drug test for cocaine prior to his UFC 182 title fight against Daniel Cormier, and the champ is now in drug rehab for his problem. I thought about this all night, and here are five thoughts on last night’s bombshell….

January 6th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones joins UFC veterans Melvin Guillard, Chris Leben, Adam Smith, Carter Williams and Rico Rodriguez as the only fighters to test positive for cocaine use in a pre or post-fight drug test. Earlier today (January 6, 2015), the Champion announced that he has entered a drug rehabilitation facility for treatment….

January 6th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Behind every great fighter is a great coach. While Greg Jackson and Mike Winkeljohn get the majority of the credit for Jon “Bones” Jones’ emergence as the top pound-for-pound mixed martial artist in the world, a man behind the scenes has been doing tremendous work in helping add to Jones’ incredible creativity in the stand-up…

January 4th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 86 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) catch up with TUF 20 semi-finalist and fellow Canadian Randa Markos who talks about her plans for 2015. Then Off The Record’s Aaron Bronsteter joins us to talk about MMA predictions for 2015.   1) Jones defeats Cormier. Where…

January 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 182 had more mainstream attention than any event the organization has put on since Anderson Silva’s rematches with Chris Weidman and Chael Sonnen, and to be frank, the card did not deliver. Most people certainly tuned in for the main event between reigning light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and his rival Daniel Cormier, and…

January 3rd, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 182 Date: January 3, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Light Heavyweight title bout: Daniel “DC” Cormier (+160) vs Jon “Bones” Jones (-170) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 182 in Las Vegas and on Pay Per View is potentially the biggest fight in mixed martial arts history and…

January 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Kountermove is a fantasy sports game that’s easy and fun to play, not to mention a great way to win some cash by utilizing your MMA knowledge. Simply pick a team of five fighters and fit them into the salary cap of $25,000 and hope that your squad comes through for you on fight night….

January 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 182. 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. Before we run down these five fights, a quick explanation of why there’s no Jon…

December 31st, 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 betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 58 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

December 31st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC 182 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 picking fights. If you haven’t played before,…

December 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Normally, the UFC goes with a big card to finish off the year, much like Japanese promotions did in the past, but with the way scheduling worked around the holidays this season, the event will be kicking off 2015. That’s probably a good thing for an organization which saw their product stagnate a bit in…

October 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With Bellator 128 and World Series of Fighting 14 taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in…

August 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Well it seems UFC 178 simply isn’t meant to be the blockbuster event everyone had it pegged as since way back in March, when Alexander Gustafsson reclaimed his #1 contender’s slot with a victory over Jimi Manuwa. Few saw Jon Jones’ April title defense against Glover Teixeira as more than a mere detour on the…

August 10th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 65 myself (@LynchOnSports) & guest host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) welcome Titan FC featherweight Lloyd Woodard to talk about his upcoming fight against Kurt Holobaugh at Titan FC 29. Then Titan FC welterweight Bristol Marunde joins us to talk about his Titan FC 29 fight against Micah Miller. The Big Three  1) Jon Jones & Daniel…

August 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Frank Shamrock’s credentials are nearly countless. As a pioneer of mixed martial arts, he had a fighting career that spanned over 15 years and included stints as a UFC, WEC and Strikeforce champion. After retiring from the sport in 2009, he had a lengthy stint as a commentator for Strikeforce alongside Mauro Ranallo before the…

August 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The actual bout between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and undefeated challenger Daniel Cormier doesn’t take place for nearly another two months, but the two had their first physical altercation on Monday at the UFC 178 media day. After a staredown up on stage where Cormier felt the champion got a bit too pushy…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 178: JONES VS. GUSTAFSSON 2 Date: September 27, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones One of the top pound-for-pound MMA fighters on the planet, Jon ”Bones” Jones (20-1) has dominated the light heavyweight scene, becoming the youngest UFC title holder ever early in 2011 at the age of…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two title bouts for the fall/winter calendar, and they’re both good ones. After Vitor Belfort was given a license to fight in Nevada by the NSAC pending the passing of random drug tests, the UFC announced he will take on Chris Weidman for the UFC middleweight title in the main event…

June 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rematch to the 2013 Fight of the Year is in jeopardy. UFC president Dana White yesterday told UFC.com that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones doesn’t want to fight Alexander Gustafsson in his next fight. Instead, the champ wants to fight Daniel Cormier, and “Bones” and the UFC are meeting this week to talk all…

May 25th, 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 UFC 173. Surprises TJ Dillashaw — In the definition of a surprising performance, TJ Dillashaw laid waste to Renan Barao by beating…

May 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 173 was another night that the mixed martial arts world won’t soon forget, and T.J. Dillashaw (10-2) is to thank. The unheralded challenger came into his UFC bantamweight title shot against Renan Barao (32-2, 1 NC) overlooked by most fans and pundits. Dillashaw closed as a +710 underdog (bet $100 to win $710) at…

May 25th, 2014
James Lynch

On our 1-year year anniversary show, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome TSN- Off The Record producer Aaron Bronsteter (@aarbron) to recap all the action from UFC 173 last night in Las Vegas. The Big Three 1) TJ Dillashaw defeats Renan Barao to win 135lb title. How big of an upset was this and what’s next for Dillashaw?…

May 25th, 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 173 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. TJ Dillashaw wins by T/KO (+2000)/Dillashaw wins in round five (+7800) In one of…

May 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 173 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and it proved to be one of the most eventful cards of the year as a number of big underdogs came through in impressive fashion. Overall, five underdogs hit while seven favorites came through. Here’s a betting recap for UFC 173 based on the closing results…

May 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 173 is a three-round light heavyweight battle between Daniel “DC” Cormier and Dan “Hollywood” Henderson. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Cormier as a-850 favorite (bet $850 to win $100) while Henderson is a +575 underdog (bet $100 to win $575). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas originally opened…

May 20th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 173 light heavyweight Daniel Cormier as he prepares for his co-main event bout this Saturday (May 24, 2014) against Dan Henderson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The unbeaten top contender knows he has a tough test ahead of him, but he’s been training…

May 20th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 173 light heavyweight Dan Henderson as he prepares for his co-main event bout this Saturday (May 24, 2014) against Daniel Cormier at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The powerful veteran knows he’ll be at a significant size disadvantage come fight time, but it’s nothing…

May 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 53 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome The MMA Report’s Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) to recap Bellator’s first pay-per view from Mississippi, as he was there covering the event this past weekend. The Big Three 1) Rampage beats King Mo by controversial decision in the main event of Bellator 120. How…

May 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 173 Date: May 24, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 173 will be live next Saturday (May 24th) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas with 12 scheduled bouts, including a five fight main card that will air on Pay Per View starting at 10pm ET, with…

May 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Memorial Day weekend normally serves as one of the biggest UFC events of the year, and while UFC 173 won’t receive blockbuster attention, the quality of the bouts on the card is worthy of the weekend it falls on. Eight of the ten fighters on the pay-per-view portion of the card are ranked top 10…

May 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC has been on a roll with their last couple pay-per-view events. UFC 172 was tremendously entertaining last Saturday, and UFC 171 featured one of the best welterweight title bouts the promotion has ever put on. They hope to continue the trend in three weeks time when the octagon travels back to one of…

April 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

A matchup between two of the top-10 light heavyweights in the world is rumored to take place at UFC 175. According to a report from MMAFighting.com, Daniel Cormier is likely to face legend Dan Henderson at UFC 175 this July in Las Vegas. Previously, Cormier had been linked to a fight against Rafael Feijao, but…

February 23rd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 41 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome fellow Canadian and “In The Cage With Bards” host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) to discuss all the aftermath from UFC 170 and WSOF Canada. Also we discuss Adam’s new promotion with MMA Oddsbreaker, my vacation and Team Canada winning a gold medal in Olympic…

February 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 170 featured a number of standout performances that seemingly came out of nowhere, as well as a number of fighters who disappointed in their bouts. Here’s three surprises and three disappointments from UFC 170. Surprises Ronda Rousey — In the main event of UFC 170, Ronda Rousey put on a muay Thai clinic as…

February 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 170 turned out to be a very fun event as it featured a number of exciting finishes, many of which came by surprise — and therefore the odds on them were pretty crazy. Here’s five crazy UFC 170 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Ronda Rousey Wins By…

February 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Depending on what MMA media sources you frequented prior to UFC 170, you could have had vastly different expectations of what would happen when the fighters for the main and co-main events stepped into the cage on Saturday night. Some had pegged Sara McMann as the fighter who might be able to best Ronda Rousey…

February 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 170 took place tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, and overall it was a fun event that featured a tremendously-exciting main card as well as a preliminary card that provided some decent action. Overall, 10 betting favorites came through while one dog cashed. Here’s a betting recap of UFC 170 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

February 21st, 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 betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC 170 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

February 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most intriguing fights on the entire UFC 170 card is a welterweight battle between top-10 ranked contenders Rory “Ares” MacDonald and Demian Maia. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists MacDonald as a -265 betting favorite (bet $265 to win $100) while Maia is a +245 underdog (bet $100 to…

February 21st, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Unfortunately coming off a losing UFC Fight Night 36 event last week, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC 170. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has made a profit in 18 of the last 25 events overall and are up 46.57 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 16%….

February 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 170 is a five-round title fight between UFC women’s bantamweight champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Rousey as a -450 betting favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while McMann is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA oddsmaker…

February 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Earlier this week, MMA OddsBreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk joined Peter Loshak to discuss UFC 170 for SBR Forum. Check out the videos below for some insight into the fights and lines for this event: UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann UFC Light Heavyweight Bout Daniel Cormier vs. Pat Cummins UFC…

February 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 170 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Daniel “DC” Cormier and Patrick “Durkin” Cummins. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Cormier as a massive -1300 betting favorite (bet $1300 to win $100) while Cummins is a +850 underdog (bet $100 to win $850). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 19th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 170 light heavyweight Daniel Cormier as he prepares for his co-main event bout Saturday night (Feb. 22, 2014) against Pat Cummins at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Editor’s note: This interview took place when Cormier was expecting to face Rashad Evans, but still provides…

February 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Ronda Rousey is less than a week away from the shortest turnaround in a title bout since Jon Jones went from beating Ryan Bader to taking the light heavyweight title away from “Shogun” Rua in a span of 42 days. Rousey has taken an extended vacation, as her fights will be a massive 56 days…

February 14th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With Rashad Evans pulling out of his UFC 170 bout with Daniel Cormier due to a knee injury this week, the star power of the card took a hit. Now, the headlining bout between olympians Ronda Rousey and Sara McMann will be relied upon to drive this card on its own. Due to Evans dropping…