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December 15th, 2018
Staff

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 37 events thus far, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

March 30th, 2017
Jay Primetown

A quarter of the way into 2017, and there have already been some memorable moments. Jay Primetown gives his picks for the most memorable moments in the UFC during the first three months of 2017. Biggest Moment: The Fight That Didn’t Happen The biggest moment in the first quarter of 2017 was in fact the…

March 14th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Fortaleza, Brazil last Saturday (March 11, 2017) for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum, where seven of 12 bouts ended inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to four fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’…

March 13th, 2017
Jay Primetown

With UFC Fight Night 106 behind us, there were many noteworthy performances which saw fighters’ stock rise. Jay Primetown takes a look at the key performers from Fortaleza and what’s next for them. Edson Barboza Overview: The Brazilian lightweight has long been considered one of the most promising fighters in the division. His combination of…

March 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Five Props is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here are five UFC Fight Night 106 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. 1) Edson Barboza by T/KO (+350) Barboza scored an…

March 11th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum Date: March 11, 2017 Arena: Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste City: Fortaleza, Brazil Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza (-185) vs Beneil Dariush (+160) Fight Breakdown: One of the most exciting main-card matchups for UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum looks to be a barn-burner in the UFC’s lightweight division…

March 10th, 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 a key fight at UFC Fight Night 106 as lightweights Edson Barboza and Beneil Dariush square off in Fortaleza, Brazil. Edson Barboza (Record: 17-4, -175 Favorite, Power Ranking:…

March 7th, 2017
Matty

Despite his strong desire to return to welterweight, former TUF champion Kelvin Gastelum (13-2) will continue his run at middleweight when he takes on Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort (25-13) in his home country at UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017) in Fortaleza, Brazil. Gastelum versus Belfort is the headliner on a 12-bout card…

December 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC on FOX 23 MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani reported Wednesday that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will meet Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 23 in Denver on January 28th. Cerrone (32-1, 1 NC) is coming off a highlight reel knockout victory over Matt Brown this past Saturday at UFC 206. After…

July 25th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Holly Holm     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovic     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Eddie Wineland vs. Frankie Saenz  

July 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returned to big FOX on Saturday night for the 20th iteration of UFC on FOX. The card was headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between former champion Holly Holm and dangerous striker Valentina Shevchenko. The 11-fight card wasn’t the most anticipated heading in, and while the preliminary card sparked some fears, things picked…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back to take a look at this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 card. While the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and the co-main event featuring Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez are getting most of the headlines, once again the MMA world has missed the script. The real battle…

July 19th, 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 at the co-main event of UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago, Illinois as Edson Barboza faces former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez.   Edson Barboza (Record: 17-4, -210 Favorite, Fighter…

July 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hoping to ride the wave of momentum from international fight week, the UFC returns to FOX this weekend. The main event could determine the next challenger for UFC 200 main eventer Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title, as Holly Holm squares off with Valentina Shevchenko in the women’s bantamweight division. Holm will be looking to rebound from…

May 5th, 2016
James Lynch

RIP Jordan Parsons (1990-2016)  Tragic news in the MMA world Wednesday, Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons passed away following a hit-and-run incident Sunday. He was only 25 years old. Parsons (11-2)  went 2-1 under the Bellator banner with stoppage victories over Tim Bazer and Julio Cesar Neves. He was scheduled to take on Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 next Friday. Bellator president Scott…

April 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor tweets he’s back on UFC 200  Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016   However multiple sources including MMAJunkie believe that this isn’t set in stone Multiple sources…

April 22nd, 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 at a sure fire bet to contend for fight of the night when former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Brazilian striker Edson Barboza.   Edson Barboza (Record: 16-4,…

April 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis (-185) vs Edson Barboza (+160) Fight Breakdown: The featured bout on the Pay Per View main cain card for UFC 197 in Las Vegas will be a barn burner in the lightweight division between former champion…

April 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s been 15 months since Jon Jones stepped foot inside the Octagon. Saturday night, the wait is over. While Jones has certainly remained intriguing and entertaining outside of the cage (his interactions with Daniel Cormier being particularly amusing), there’s nothing quite like seeing the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA today — and perhaps the best…

February 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Anthony Pettis vs. Edson Barboza scheduled for UFC 197 The UFC announced Wednesday that a lightweight matchup pitting former champion Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza has been added to UFC 197. Pettis (18-4) is coming off back to back losses for the first time in his career, losing the UFC 155-pound title to Rafael dos Anjos and suffering…

December 10th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale is an exciting lightweight contest between #6 ranked Edson Barboza and #7 ranked Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson. Both fighters are inching closer to a title shot and will try to make a statement that they belong in the upper tier of the UFC’s lightweight division.  …

December 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale Date: December 11, 2015 Arena: The Chelsea at The Comsmopolitan City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 22 Finale will be live from The Chelsea at The Cosmopolitan on Friday, December 11, 2015. If interested in wagering on this parlay, or any bouts on this fight card, all betting…

November 2nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

While the Halloween weekend was a bit spoiled by Friday’s news of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rib injury, there were a few fight announcements which made up for it. Tony Ferguson vs Edson Barboza – TUF 22 Finale Nurmagomedov may be out, but now Edson Barboza is in, which makes for a hell of a match-up. Barboza…

July 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon made its way to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night for the promotion’s latest offering on Fox. UFC on FOX 16 featured 12 fights, headlined by the bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. The champion managed to walk away with the belt once again in the main event,…

July 24th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 16 July 25th, 2015 Lightweight Matchup: Edson Barboza vs Paul Felder By @fightnomics When the UFC heads to primetime FOX this weekend for the 16th time (!), they will be giving fans a striking duel to watch on a main card that promises a little bit of everything. After bonus machine Joe…

June 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC fights were booked on Monday, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I will give my thoughts on each bout. Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder, UFC on FOX 16 Due to an injury to Myles Jury, Edson Barboza will now take on short-notice replacement Paul Felder at UFC on FOX…

May 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two new fights have been booked for upcoming July cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both matchups. Jake Ellenberger vs. Stephen Thompson, UFC 189 An exciting welterweight bout between top-ranked Jake Elleberger and Stephen Thompson is the latest addition to the stacked UFC 189 card, which takes place July…

February 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 93 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) with UFC Fight Night 61 being on Sunday we did a special live edition of the show on Monday night recapping the card. We also talked with fellow Canadian and Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight champion Misha Cirkonov (on the audio…

February 20th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson (+125) vs Edson Barboza (-145) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of the evening will be a lightweight contest between a pair of talented strikers. Fireworks are expected when TUF 12 finalist Michael…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barboza is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Johnson is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Barboza at…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

February 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great month to be an MMA fan, as a total of three UFC cards as well as two Bellator cards take place this month. There’s even an Invicta FC card for lovers of the female fighters. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five fights…

January 11th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Just a week into 2015 and one card under the belt, the UFC’s fight calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Manny Gamburyan vs Aljamain Sterling I do not like this match-up; it just does not make sense for me, at all. I am assuming Bryan Caraway is…

December 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 61 has its co-main event secured, and it’s a good one as top-10 lightweights Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza will face off in what should be an exciting three-round scrap. The card takes place February 22 at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Algere, Brazil, and is the co-headliner to the main event of…

November 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 57 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Frankie Edgar wins by submission (+677)/Edgar wins in round 5 (+2600)…

November 24th, 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 Fight Night 57. Surprises Frankie Edgar — In a featherweight match that served as the main event, Frankie Edgar…

November 23rd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 80, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome 2014 World Series of Poker winner Martin Jacobson to the show to talk all about his career and his love for MMA. Then fellow Canadian and TUF 20’s Randa Markos discusses her fight from this past Wednesday against Felice Herrig. 1) Frankie Edgar dominates Cub Swanson. Were…

November 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 57 took place in Austin, Texas tonight and overall it was a very good card that featured a number of standout performances, especially on the main card. Overall from a betting perspective, seven favorites and five underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

November 22nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 57. 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. 1. Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard 3 – UFC 136 Upcoming Bout: Frankie…

November 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 57 Date: November 22, 2014 Arena: Frank Erwin Center City: Austin, TX Lightweight bout: Bobby “King” Green (+105) vs Edson Barboza (-125) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 57 in Austin will be a lightweight tilt between a pair of talented strikers. Action is expected when Strikeforce veteran Bobby…

November 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 57 is a three-round flyweight bout between Brad Pickett and Chico Camus. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pickett is a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Camus is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

November 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

There are a number of prop bets available at 5Dimes Sportsbook for Saturday night’s UFC Fight Night 57 card, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ve looked through the list of props and picked out five which I think have a shot of coming through — all at plus money. Joseph Benavidez wins by submission (+500)…

November 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 57 is a three-round lightweight bout between Edson Barboza vs. Bobby Green. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barboza is a -120 favorite (bet $120 to win $100) while Green is a +100 underdog (bet $100 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Green at…

November 20th, 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 Fight Night 57 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. If…

November 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 57 is a five-round featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Edgar is a -240 favorite (bet $240 to win $100) while Swanson is a +200 underdog (bet $100 to win $200). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Edgar…

November 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While there is no belt on the line this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 57, the card looks far deeper on paper than UFC 180 and should be rife with title implications. The six fight main card features four fighters ranked amongst the top 10 of their respective divisions, and the bouts without rankings relevance…

November 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 57 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s six-fight main card. Frankie Edgar vs. Cub Swanson In the main event of the evening, former UFC lightweight champ Frankie Edgar takes on Cub Swanson in a five-round non-title fight. Edgar opened at…

November 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 180 has eight fighters who are ranked in the UFC’s top 15. UFC Fight Night 57 has seven. That means that UFC 180 is particularly subpar (it is), and/or Fight Night 57 is especially solid for a free card (it is). The headliner between Frankie Edgar and Cub Swanson is about as elite as…

September 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two of the best featherweight fighters on the planet will throw down this fall, with a possible title shot on the line. The UFC yesterday announced that Frankie Edgar will take on Cub Swanson in the main event of UFC Fight Night 57, which is set for November 22 at Frank Erwin Center in Austin,…

September 7th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 69, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Canadian strawweight & TUF 20 competitor Randa Markos to the show to talk all about her experience on The Ultimate Fighter. Then Survivor Fighting Alliance President Scott Cutbirth joins the podcast to talk about his upcoming event on September 20th. The Big Three 1) Bigger disappointment at…

August 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   The long layoff in the UFC Lightweight Title Picture presents a bit of a problem… but also an opportunity. Last weekend we saw unranked Ross Pearson topple Gray Maynard, who used to be a core part of any UFC lightweight title conversation. And this week we’ve got top ranked contender…

July 17th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 45 was live from Atlantic City, NJ last night (July 16, 2014) with an 11-fight card and produced an incredible evening of scraps from start to finish. With the great evening fights now behind us, let’s take a look at which UFC Fight Night 45 losers we may no longer see compete…

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