Demetrious Johnson

June 14th, 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 UFC 174 tonight (June 14, 2014). After 17 events,…

June 13th, 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 UFC 174 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

June 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 174 is a five-round title fight between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and Ali “Puncher King” Bagautinov. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Johnson as a -660 favorite (bet $660 to win $100) while Bagautinov is a +540 underdog (bet $540 to win $110). MMA…

June 13th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

The trend has been obvious for a long time now; the UFC saves its most exciting and ferocious fighters for higher profile Pay-Per-View cards, especially fighters from larger divisions. It’s always fun to look at knockout potential, and UFC 174 is loaded with it. So when the fighters touch gloves and start firing from a…

June 13th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 174 flyweight Demetrious Johnson as he prepares for his main event title bout on Saturday night (June 14, 2014) against Ali Bagautinov at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The top five pound-for-pound fighter isn’t sitting back and resting on his accomplishments as evidenced by his last…

June 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 174 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub and Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Schaub as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Arlovski is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win $140). MMA…

June 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC 174 is a light heavyweight fight between Ovince “OSP” St-Preux and Ryan “The Big Deal” Jimmo. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists OSP as a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Jimmo is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120). MMA oddsmaker…

June 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bout at UFC 174 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Ryan “Darth” Bader and Rafael “Feijao” Cavalcante. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bader as a -150 favorite (bet $150 to win $100) while Cavalcante is a +130 underdog (bet $100 to win $130). MMA oddsmaker…

June 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 174 Date: June 14, 2014 Arena: Rogers Arena City: Vancouver, B.C., Canada Flyweight title bout: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (-600) vs Ali “Puncher” Bagautinov (+450) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 174 on Pay Per View will be a five-round title bout between UFC Flyweight Champion, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and challenger, Ali…

June 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday will mark the first time in UFC history that a flyweight bout will serve as the main event for one of the organization’s pay-per-view events. Demetrious Johnson will attempt to remain the only 125lb champion that Zuffa has ever seen, as he makes his fourth title defense against Ali Bagautinov. While most don’t…

June 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 174 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the MMAOB staff writer joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Flyweight Title Bout (c) Demetrious Johnson vs Ali Bagautinov UFC Welterweight…

May 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 174: JOHNSON VS. BAGAUTINOV Date: June 14, 2014 Location: Vancouver, BC Venue: Rogers Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-425) Since losing to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in October, 2011, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (19-2-1) has taken over the UFC’s flyweight division with relative ease. He won the UFC’s four-man flyweight tournament with wins over Ian…

April 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 174 has its main event, and it will be a title fight. The world’s leading MMA promotion yesterday announced that Demetrious Johnson will put his UFC flyweight championship on the line against Ali Bagautinov in the five-round main event of UFC 174, which takes place June 14 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia….

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

After earning his second-straight win in the UFC this past Saturday night at UFC 170, I believe Zach Makovsky deserves the next crack at the UFC flyweight title. The former Bellator bantamweight champion has won four-straight fights at 125 pounds since being released from Bellator MMA, including winning the RFA flyweight championship against Mike Manzanares…

December 31st, 2013
James Lynch

On this Special Edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin)  take a look back at the year that was in combat sports with our 2013 “Year End Awards.” Also @FrontRowBrian joins us to discuss the biggest stories in 2013, the PPV model in the future and of course UFC ring card…

December 23rd, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With a high profile UFC on Fox 9 event taking place last week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which will now be updated after every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in…

December 19th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 9 came and went, leaving us with many exciting matchmaking options for the future. Here are my thoughts on what’s next for the winners. Joe Lauzon vs Nate Diaz – This is a fight between a pair of castmates from season five of The Ultimate Fighter that I would love to see….

December 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 9 was a very entertaining card from top to bottom, as not only were there some great, competitive fights, there were also a number of surprising finishes that came out of left field. For today’s Odds and Ends, I’ve looked through the list of prop bets from the card and selected a number…

December 15th, 2013
Miguel

With the retirement of Georges St Pierre and the fall of Anderson Silva, the UFC’s pound for pound best fighter list is experiencing some flux. Well, at last night’s UFC on FOX Sports 9 event, UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson made his case for inclusion with a resounding KO win over nemesis Joseph Benavidez in…

December 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC on Fox 9 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now three for three since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is…

December 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC On FOX 9 took place tonight at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, Calif., and the event overall was a success as it hosted a number of exciting fights between closely-matched competitors, including a shocking main event that provided an insanely-surprising finish. Overall, eight favorites cashed, while three dogs lost. Here’s a betting recap of…

December 14th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Coming off yet another very profitable night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to keep their winning ways going with UFC on Fox 9. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has won four straight including 15 of the last 19 events and are up 38.51 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 16.7%. You can check a track…

December 14th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for your most trusted source of MMA betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

December 13th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 9 flyweight Joseph Benavidez as he prepares for his main event title fight tomorrow night (Dec. 14, 2013) against Demetrious Johnson at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The Team Alpha Male standout is looking for redemption in his title fight rematch, and he knows…

December 11th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 9 flyweight Demetrious Johnson as he prepares for his main event title defense this weekend (Dec. 14, 2013) against Joseph Benavidez at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The AMC Pankration standout already defeated Benavidez when he initially won the UFC Flyweight Title, but he…

December 11th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Yesterday we broke Nick Kalikas’s lines for the UFC on Fox 9 main card matchups. The event takes place this Saturday, and while those four fights will air on the big network starting at 8pm ET, there are seven fights earlier in the evening on both Facebook and Fox Sports 1. Headlining the preliminary bouts…

December 10th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since 2007, the Octagon heads back to the capital of California for a UFC event. The city also hosted the one and only WEC PPV in 2010, when Jose Aldo successfully defended his featherweight title against Urijah Faber. Even then, three years is a long time for a major city to…

December 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 9 Date: December 14, 2013 Arena: Sleep Train Arena City: Sacramento, C.A. Flyweight title bout: Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (-135) vs Joseph Benavidez (+115) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC on FOX 9 will be a rematch that sees Team Alpha Male product Joseph Benavidez challenge UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious “Mighty…

December 8th, 2013
James Lynch

This week for Episode 30 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome special guest, UFC lightweight Bobby “King” Green who talks about his upcoming fight this Saturday against Pat Healy at UFC on FOX 9. Also we talk about all the fallout from all the combat sports action this weekend, including…

December 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC ON FOX 9: JOHNSON VS. BENAVIDEZ Date: Dec. 14, 2013 Location: Sacramento, California Broadcast: FOX UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-140) Profile: Since losing to bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in October, 2011, Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson (18-2-1) has taken over the UFC’s flyweight division with relative ease. Granted, when the UFC created its four-man flyweight tournament, Mighty Mouse and Ian…

November 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

In yesterday’s Odds and Ends, I wrote about the UFC needing to finding replacement fighters for the upcoming UFC on FOX 9 after injuries to Jamie Varner and Kelvin Gastelum nixed their participation in bouts against Pat Healy and Court McGee, respectively. Well, the UFC worked quick because they found replacements for both fights, and…

November 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC on FOX 9 card is still arguably the best on paper all year long, but in the past few days there has been a number of injuries that have shuffled the card’s lineup. On the weekend, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis pulled out of his title defence against Josh Thomson, a bout that was…

September 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC on Wednesday announced a ton of new fights. Here’s my initial thoughts on all of them. Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown, UFC on FOX 9 The biggest fight announcement of the bunch is a welterweight bout at UFC on FOX 9 between No. 3-ranked Carlos Condit and the surging Matt Brown, who has…

July 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There is often some tremendous value hidden in the prop bets for UFC cards, and the UFC on FOX 8 card was no exception to this as some incredibly profitable props cashed out for those who were smart enough to predict and bet them. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC on FOX 8 prop bets that…

July 28th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC on FOX 8 card from Seattle on Saturday night saw Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson defeat little known John Moraga with a submission in the fifth and final round to retain his title and pick up his first career stoppage in the UFC. Johnson had been a huge favorite, so much so that betting…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 took place tonight at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and it was a fight night from both an action perspective as well as a betting perspective. From the 10 fights that appeared on FOX or FX, all 10 betting favorites won, making this one of the most “chalk” cards of the entire calendar…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington Saturday, July 27, 2013 UFC Flyweight Championship Bout: Demetrious Johnson (-500) vs. John Moraga (+400) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC on FOX 8 is a five-round fight for the UFC flyweight championship between current titleholder Demetrious Johnson and top contender John Moraga. The champion Johnson is a big…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-380) Profile: Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) became the first-ever UFC flyweight champion following a split decision win over  Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152. The 25-year-old from Washington had also earned a unanimous decision win against Ian McCall in a semifinal bout at UFC on FX 3 after the…

July 27th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson as he gets prepared to defend his title against John Moraga at UFC on Fox 8. The event takes place in Johnson’s home state of Washington on July 27th, and airs live on Fox. Listen in as Johnson talks about the impending birth…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 KeyArena, Seattle, Washington Saturday, July 27, 2013 Welterweight bout: Rory MacDonald (-240) vs. Jake Ellenberger (+200) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event at UFC on FOX 8 is a welterweight bout between Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger. MacDonald is a -240 favorite (bet $240 to win $100), while Ellenberger is a +200 underdog (bet…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Welterweight Robbie Lawler (-350) Profile: Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC) got his start fighting for Pat Miletich in the infamous Miletich Fighting Systems team out of Iowa at the turn of the century. Lawler was billed as the wunderkind of the group, a 19-year-old prospect with fists of dynamite…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Women’s Bantamweight Liz Carmouche Profile: Liz Carmouche (8-3) was involved in the first-ever women’s fight in UFC history, but she came out the loser in a fun fight against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157. Now she wants to get another shot at Rousey, but first she’ll have…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 takes place this Saturday night at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and 5Dimes Sportsbook is offering a number of prop bets on all the fights that can make you a lot of cash if you get your pick right. I’ve looked at all the prop bets on the board, and here are five…

June 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today unveiled five new lines for future fights on 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here are the odds for the new lines and my analysis of each of them. Current lines are as of 3pm EST on Thursday: UFC on FOX 8: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga Opening moneyline: Johnson (-380)/Moraga (+260) Current moneyline: Johnson (-380)/Moraga…

April 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced that the main event for the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 card will be none other than UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson taking on top contender John Moraga. The two meet in a five-round bout that headlines the July 27 network-televised event, which takes place at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, not…

February 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC was busy announcing fights today for the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale card, including a title-fight headliner and the second women’s bout in UFC history. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that was later confirmed by the UFC, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will put his belt on the line…

January 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 6 went down pretty much like The MMA Oddscast predicted, with each of the hosts having a solid night in picks and bets. Overall, eight of 11 favorites cashed, while three underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on closing MMA odds: UFC BETTING FAVORITES THAT WON Chalk mostly…

January 26th, 2013
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 UFC Flyweight…

January 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 6 United Center in Chicago, Illinois Saturday, January 26, 2013 Flyweight Title: Demetrious Johnson (-285) vs. John Dodson (+215) Fight Breakdown: UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defends his strap for the first time when he takes on former “The Ultimate Fighter” winner John Dodson in what should be a very fast-paced bout and…

January 26th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 6:  January 26, 2013 Chicago, Illinois UFC Flyweight Title Fight UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-285) Profile: Demetrious Johnson (16-2-1) became the first-ever UFC flyweight champion following a dominant unanimous decision win over  Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152. The 25-year-old from Washington had also earned a unanimous decision win against Ian McCall…