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November 8th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC 233 card in January is starting to really shape up. I’ll give my thoughts on the new matchups added to that card, as well as some thoughts on the other newly-announced bouts being targeted for upcoming fight cards. Song Yadong vs. Vince Morales, UFC Fight Night 141 Bantamweight prospects Song Yadong and Vince…

January 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Jimmie Rivera talks about why he’s not fighting replacement Marlon Vera this Sunday (January 15, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 103 during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Jimmie also talks about having footage of him getting the better of TJ Dillashaw in sparring, a possible matchup with Dominick Cruz and why he’s…

January 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Las Vegas, NV last Friday night (December 30, 2016) with UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey. It was a less than stellar night of action that saw only three of 10 bouts end inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the…

January 2nd, 2017
Matty

UFC 207: Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey Fight Recap UFC 207: Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt Video Highlights UFC 207: TJ Dillashaw vs. John Lineker Video Highlights UFC 207: Post-Fight Show with Dana White

December 31st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The final UFC event of the year is in the books, and it was a big one. With Ronda Rousey finally returning in a bid to recapture her bantamweight title from Amanda Nunes, to the latest chapter in the Dominick Cruz-Team Alpha Male blood feud, there were plenty of stories at the top of the…

December 29th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey Date: December 30, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The UFC 207 fight card is stacked with 10 scheduled bouts, with preliminary action getting underway at 6:30 p.m. (ET) on UFC Fight Pass and continuing on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. The main card will be live on…

December 28th, 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 of UFC 207, as Dominick Cruz defends his bantamweight championship against Cody Garbrandt in Las Vegas, Nevada. Dominick Cruz (Record: 22-1, -225 Favorite, Power…

December 27th, 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 207 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week…

December 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

She’s back! Former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey returns from an extended year-long layoff to challenge current champ Amanda “Lionheart” Nunes for the 135-pound gold. The matchup will take place in the main event of the evening for UFC 207 in Las Vegas this Friday (December 30th, 2016). The UFC 207 fight card is…

December 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters predict champion Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt bantamweight title matchup at UFC 207. Click below to see who picked who. Matthew Lopez – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Rob Font – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:40 Mike ‘Biggie” Rhodes – Victory FC 185lb champion – 00:01:14 Rob Emerson – Victory FC 135/145lb champion – 00:02:01 Joe Gigliotti…

December 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In the final MMA Analysis of 2016, Brad, Shaun, and Wes take a look at the stacked year-end card going down on December 30th. In addition to breaking down the return of Ronda Rousey, they also recap UFC on Fox 22 from last weekend, and talk about the interim lightweight title business going on at…

December 20th, 2016
Matty

I may not be the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey, but I am a fan nonetheless. If you know her story and dedication to the sport of MMA, it is very hard not to be, especially after reading Ramona Shelburne’s article about Rousey’s return to the Octagon following a hiatus of more than a year when…

December 17th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The latter half of 2016 has seen the UFC put together some impressive cards. From the Conor McGregor/Nate Diaz rematch at UFC 202, to the debut of the Octagon in Madison Square Garden at UFC 205. Even last weekend’s UFC 206 card, which paled in comparison to some others, resulted in perhaps the most entertaining…

October 25th, 2016
Matty

Date: December 30, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: T-Mobile Arena Broadcast: PPV The much-rumored bantamweight title matchup between champion Dominick Cruz (22-1) and unbeaten challenger Cody Garbrandt (10-0) has become a reality as the co-main event at UFC 207 in Las Vegas on December 30th. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has made the 31-year-old Cruz a solid -195 favorite (bet $195 to…

October 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Cruz vs. Garbrandt title fight set as UFC 207 co-headliner, Borg vs. Smolka also added to the card  UFC officials confirmed Monday with ESPN that Dominick Cruz will defend his bantamweight title against Cody Garbrandt in the co-main event of UFC 207. In addition, the Las Vegas Review Journal announced that flyweights Ray Borg and Louis…

June 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC upcoming this weekend, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun (Lance has been fired, and Old Sean is back on probation) were able to dive deep into UFC 199 to recap the most entertaining MMA event of 2016. Some of the big moments covered include Michael Bisping’s shocking win, Dan Henderson’s brutal KO, and…

June 4th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 199 co-main event of Dominick Cruz vs. Urijah Faber. I spoke to the following fighters. Rob Font – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Charles Rosa – UFC featherweight – 00:00:35 Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight – 00:00:55 Peter Barrett…

June 2nd, 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 199 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

June 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

There are only three things missing from this week’s MMA Analysis: 1) Surrender 2) Retreat 3) Lance You won’t find any of those in our UFC 199 preview, as we’ve got the crew with us, so you know we mean business. We don’t spend much time on the top two fights — as each champion…

May 31st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The summer run of big fights continues in the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 199. We saw a title change hands at UFC 198 when Stipe Miocic upset heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and a pair of challengers hope to replicate that feat this weekend. For challengers Michael Bisping and Urijah Faber, it would also mean…

March 16th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is going on a three week hiatus after this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 85 event, but there are still plenty of fights to get excited about in the coming weeks and months. UFC on Fox 19 will take place on April 16th and will feature several high profile bouts including a rematch between…

March 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: UFC 196 post fight presser   Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson headline UFC Ottawa UFC President Dana White announced Friday that  Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson will headline UFC Fight Night 89 in the promotions…

February 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Manny Vazquez (9-1) talks about winning the Legacy FC 135lb title by defeating Ricardo Ramos (8-2) at Legacy FC 51 during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Manny also discusses being in the underdog in that matchup, talking to Dana White post-fight and how soon we could see him in the UFC.

February 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Bantamweight Manny Vazquez (8-1) discusses his vacant 135lb title fight against Ricardo Ramos (8-0) at Legacy FC 51 on Feb. 5th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Manny also talks about how he got involved in MMA, the influence Dominick Cruz has had on his career and making his Legacy FC debut.  

January 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s rare for The MMA Analysis to do a recap of a Fight Night card with nothing to preview, but UFC Fight Night 81 was no ordinary card. The event saw the UFC re-crown Dominick Cruz as bantamweight champion, concluding one of the greatest stories in MMA history. Listen in as Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 139 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we’re joined by ONE bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes to discuss his upcoming fight with Kevin Belingon at ONE Championship: Dynasty of Champions on Jan. 23rd. Then featherweight Marcus Brimage joins us to talk about his upcoming 145lb title fight Jan. 23rd at…

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 81: Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw video highlights   Urijah Faber scored the main event for Dominick Cruz, demands trilogy bout UFC Fight Night 81: Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis video highlights   UFC Fight Night 81: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione video highlights   Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha rematch on July 8 and announced as…

January 16th, 2016
James Lynch

In a new feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they thought would win between Sunday’s UFC bantamweight championship showdown between T.J. Dillashaw vs. Dominck Cruz. Here’s the list of fighters that I spoke with Patrick Cote: UFC welterweight Joey Gomez: UFC bantamweight Kody Nordby: CES bantamweight Parwez Ghulam: Unified MMA bantamweight Jesse…

January 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Patrick Cote (22-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Ben Saunders at UFC Fight Night 81 on Jan. 17th a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Patrick also talks about meeting Toronto Blue Jays catcher Russell Martin, Dana White naming is win over Burkman as one of the”Top Fights Of The Year” and why…

January 15th, 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 81 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

January 14th, 2016
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 81 features the biggest fight in UFC bantamweight history, as current UFC Bantamweight Champion T.J. Dillashaw defends his belt against former champ Dominick Cruz. Cruz will attempt to regain the belt that he was forced to vacate in 2014 after a litany of injuries. Dillashaw, meanwhile, looks to defend his belt for…

January 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the UFC is putting a phenomenal fight on free TV, so the MMA Analysis figured it would follow suit with a special free edition of the show covering UFC Fight Night 81. Oh, and if you have yet to pay for all of those episodes you listened to thus far, fear not, the…

January 13th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship looks to continue a strong start to 2016 later this month (Sunday, January 17) with a thrilling free event which features a bantamweight title bout as well as a battle of top lightweight contenders. The bantamweight title bout features champion TJ Dillashaw against challenger and former champ Dominick Cruz. Cruz never lost the…

September 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 81: Dillashaw vs. Cruz Date: January 17th, 2016 Location: Boston, Massachusetts Venue: TD Garden Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw A former NCAA Division I wrestler and current Team Alpha Male member, T.J. Dillashaw (12-2) took the MMA world by storm in 2013 when he defeated UFC bantamweight champion…

September 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

On Wednesday night, the UFC announced the bantamweight fight that everyone has been waiting to see ever since TJ Dillashaw dominated Renan Barao to capture 135lb gold. Dillashaw’s third title defense will come against the first ever UFC bantamweight champion, and a man who never lost the belt in the cage, Dominick Cruz. The card…

July 4th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz as he continues to rehabilitate his knee following his third major injury which required surgery. The talented fighter is not giving up by any stretch of the imagination, but he’s learned some harsh lessons from his previous stints on the mend: “Let’s not get…

December 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC bantamweight division is officially a mess. On Monday, two of the division’s top contenders announced injuries, with Raphael Assuncao declaring himself out with a broken ankle, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz saying he tore his ACL in his right knee, the opposite knee of the one that kept him out of…

September 29th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 178, The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and Bellator 126 taking place this past week, 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…

September 28th, 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 178. Yoel Romero — Move over everyone else at 185lbs, because there’s a new contender in town and his…

September 28th, 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 178 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Yoel Romero wins in round 3 (+1300) In a middleweight match that won “Fight…

September 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178 was one of the most anticipated cards of the year, and it completely lived up to expectations. The main card featured four finishes in five fights, but it was more the way the fights played out that made the event memorable. Each main card result will have a direct impact on its division’s…

September 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 178 took place tonight live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card overall was one of the best of the year as it featured a number of excellent, high-level fights from a number of the sport’s best athletes. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three underdogs…

September 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

We won’t know until after the fights actually play out how entertaining UFC 178 ends up being, but there is no shortage of reasons to tune in for Saturday night’s pay-per-view event. When the main event is the least intriguing bout on the main card, you know you have a well-constructed show. Even the prelims…

September 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this tonight (Sept. 27, 2014) at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. If interested in wagering on…

September 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC 178 preliminary card is a three-round bantamweight bout between Dominick Cruz and Takeya Mizugaki. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Cruz is a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Mizugaki is a +325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Cruz…

September 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178 is one of deepest UFC cards in recent memory. Even despite the flyweight title main event not being the most intriguing bout of the year, this is a can’t-miss event. Between the UFC debut of Eddie Alvarez, a fantastic featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, and the return of former bantamweight…

September 23rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this Saturday at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. If interested in making this parlay, or any…

September 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 will be live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, September 27th with a stacked 11-fight card, including a five-fight main card that will be airing on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with a four-fight preliminary card preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Getting the action started for…

September 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Even without light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his belt, UFC 178 is still one of the deepest pay-per-view cards of the year. While the main event isn’t much of a hook, there are five bouts below it that could all produce title challengers in their respective divisions in very short order. Flyweight champion Demetrious…

July 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

“The Dominator” is back. The UFC announced yesterday that former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz is returning from a near three-year injury layoff at UFC 178, and his opponent in his return will be none other than perennial contender Takeya Mizugaki. UFC 178 takes place September 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at a yet-to-be-announced venue….

June 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The former bantamweight champion could be returning to the cage this summer for the first time in nearly three years. It was reported this week on UFC Tonight that Dominick Cruz, the former UFC bantamweight champion, is targeting a return to the Octagon at UFC 177, which is set to take place August 30 in…

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