Derek Brunson

February 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 co-main event of UFC 208 as the legendary Anderson Silva returns to the Octagon to square off against Top 10 middleweight Derek Brunson. Derek Brunson (Record: 16-4, -150 Favorite,…

February 9th, 2017
Gabe Killian

February marks Black History Month, and to celebrate, I will be taking a moment to shine the spotlight on African-American athletes scheduled to compete this month in the world of professional mixed martial arts. We have… Derek Brunson UFC 208 Brunson looks to get back in the win column after seeing his five-fight winning streak…

November 29th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) traveled to Melboure, Victoria, Australia for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 101: Whittaker vs Brunson. The night of scraps had its ups and downs, but mostly downs, seeing 10 of 13 bouts go the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two…

November 27th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 184 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) recap UFC Fight Night 101 and preview TUF 24 Finale The Big Three with Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin)  1) Robert Whittaker knocks out Derek Brunson. How big was this win for Whittaker in the division? 2) Anything else stand out to you on the card? 3) Quick Picks –…

November 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In a special holdiay edition of the MMA Analysis, the only difference is that all of us Rockstars gather together during the morning instead of the evening. There are still drunks (Brad), people falling asleep (Sean), fraudulent grades (Jay), and the newest co-host Wesley, poor Wesley, who is stuck with the rest of us. Still,…

November 24th, 2016
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 101 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on…

November 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

As NFL season remains in full swing, the UFC’s international schedule continues this weekend. After trips to Northern Ireland and Brazil last Saturday, the Octagon will make its way to Melbourne, Australia for UFC Fight Night 101 on Saturday. Originally slated with a pair of former Strikeforce middleweight champions squaring off for the second time,…

September 19th, 2016
Matty

Two devastating first-round knockouts. Two post-fight demands. Two fighters who still have work to do. That was my takeaway from UFC Fight Night 94 in Hidalgo on Saturday with lightweight Michael Johnson and middleweight Derek Brunson both stating their case for a big step up in competition and more money the next time they step…

September 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a crazy card took place in Cleveland last weekend, the Octagon’s first trip to Hidalgo has quite the act to follow. It may not be able to match the madness of UFC 203, but with action fighters like Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson atop the card, it should be able to provide plenty of…

September 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 94: Johnson vs Poirier Date: September 17, 2016 Arena: State Farm Arena City: Hidalgo, TX The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be in Hidalgo, TX for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 94: Johnson vs Poirier. The 12-fight card is set to kick off at 7 p.m. ET…

September 14th, 2016
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 ahead to the co-main event at UFC Fight Night 94 as Top 10 middleweights collide with ninth-ranked Uriah Hall taking on 10th-ranked Derek Brunson in an important clash in that division. Derek…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend here at MMAOddsBreaker.com we released the opening odds for the main card of UFC Fight Night 94. The card is headlined by a matchup between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson. A solid supporting cast is topped by a middleweight contest pitting Derek Brunson against Uriah Hall. Today, we shift gears to…

June 20th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 89: Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald video highlights     UFC Fight Night 89: Donald Cerrone vs. Patrick Cote video highlights     UFC Fight Night 89: Steve Bosse vs. Sean O’Connell video highlights     UFC Fight Night 89: Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau video highlights     Thiago Santos to…

February 17th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 83 Date: February 21, 2016 Arena: Consol Energy Center City: Pittsburgh, PA The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Pittsburgh, PA for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 83: Cowboy vs Cowboy. The main card will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm ET, with preliminary action…

August 9th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 73 took place last night (August 8, 2015) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall the card featured a number of exciting finishes but unfortunately all of that was overshadowed by a controversial decision in the evenings co-main event. From a betting perspective, nine favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

August 6th, 2015
Mike James

The main card of UFC Fight Night 73 features a middleweight contest between two fighters that have a combined 7-2 record inside the octagon, Derek Brunson and Sam Alvey. Brunson is coming off an absolute thrashing of Ed Herman In January, while Alvey enters this fight on the heels of consecutive knockout victories over Dylan…

June 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two fun fights have been added to UFC Fight Night 73, which goes down August 8 at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I will give a quick look at both bouts. Derek Brunson vs. Sam Alvey, UFC Fight Night 73 A middleweight fight featuring Derek Brunson and Sam…

April 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new bouts were booked for upcoming fight cards over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial breakdowns for all the both bouts. Dhiego Lima vs. Li Jingliang, UFC Fight Night 66 Due to an injury to Roger Zapta, Dhiego Lima has replaced him against Li Jingliang in…

January 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the televised prelims at UFC 183 is a three-round middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Ed Herman. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Brunson is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Herman is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Brunson at…

August 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 177 Date: August 30, 2014 Arena: Sleep Train Arena City: Sacramento, CA Middleweight bout: Derek Brunson (-130) vs Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin (+110) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC 177 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a middleweight bout between a pair of Strikeforce imports, as three-time All-American Derek Brunson takes on Lorenz…

June 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC over the weekend announced two new bouts for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both matchups. Derek Brunson vs. Lorenz Larkin, UFC 176 A middleweight bout between Derek Brunson and Lorenz Larkin has been added to this summer’s UFC 176 event, which takes place…

January 22nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 35 came and went, leaving me pondering potential match-ups for some of the losers of the evening… Alpetkin Ozkilic vs Dustin Ortiz – This is a pairing of flyweights who each came up short on the judges’ scorecards at UFC Fight Night 35. Ozkilic was upset by Hawaiian promotional newcomer Louis Smolka,…

January 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 35 Date: January 15, 2013 Arena: Arena at Gwinnett Center City: Duluth, GA Middleweight bout: Derek Brunson (+190) vs Yoel Romero (-230) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 35 will feature a match-up between a pair of middleweight southpaws coming off very impressive victories, when Strikeforce import Derek Brunson…

January 12th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the fights at UFC Fight Night 35 that I’m most looking forward to is a middleweight fight between Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero and Derek Brunson. The current betting line for this bout at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Romero as a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100), while Brunson is a +250 underdog (bet $100…

November 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the prelim fights at UFC Fight Night 31 that I’m most looking forward to is a middleweight matchup between Derek Brunson and UFC newcomer Brian Houston. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook has Brunson as a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) and Houston as a +155 underdog (bet $100…

September 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Injuries have wrecked havoc on two future UFC fight matchups, although, thankfully, you should know right away neither of them are significant bouts. The first injury came to Antonio Braga Neto, who has been pulled from his upcoming bout against Derek Brunson at UFC Fight For The Troops 3 with an injury. In Braga Neto’s…

September 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC last night announced that TJ Grant’s concussion will keep him from a title shot against Anthony Pettis at UFC on FOX 9 this December and instead it will be Josh Thomson who gets the next crack at the UFC lightweight title. I believe that Thomson is the next best option after Grant and…

August 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC 167 card continues to fill out with the addition of a high-profile welterweight matchup between Tyron Woodley and Josh Koscheck. This is a fight that will determine which welterweight still belongs in the top 15 of the division. This is a wrestler vs. wrestler matchup and although initially I lean Koscheck slightly due…

June 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today continued to add to the upcoming UFC 164 card as the promotion confirmed two new middleweight bouts for the event. The first bout features a battle of chiseled 185ers as Derek Brunson takes on Yoel Romero in what promises to be an explosive fight, as UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would say. Brunson…

June 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer today emailed MMAOddsbreaker.com with the drug testing results for the recent UFC 160 event, and Brian Bowles tested positive for elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) levels and willy likely be suspended, although he can appeal the suspension. Bowles tested positive for a T/E ratio of over 20:1. The legal limit…

March 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 had a change announced today, as “The Ultimate Fighter” season 8 winner Ryan Bader was pulled from the event due to a knee injury and replaced by James Te Huna. The Kiwi will now step in the cage to fight highly-ranked Glover Teixeira. Te Huna (16-5) is coming off a decision victory over…

December 29th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 155: December 29, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Contender Chris Leben (-150) Profile: Making a name for himself initially as the wild man on the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, Chris Leben (22-8) has made a name for himself in the UFC over the last seven years as a fan-friendly fighter whose…

August 16th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch MMAOddsbreaker Betting Specialist Luca Fury Breaks Down The Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza vs Derek Brunson Upcoming Strikeforce Middleweight Fight! Get inside the mind of a true professional MMA bettor. Luca Fury gives you his insight and betting advice on this Strikeforce battle scheduled for this Saturday August 18th 2012.

August 12th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August 18, 2012 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California Strikeforce Middleweight Contender Ronaldo Souza (-450) Profile: Also known as “Jacare” or “Alligator” in Portuguese, Ronaldo Souza (15-3-1) is a legend in the annals of BJJ history. After a quick start to his career in Brazil, where he went…