Emanuel Newton

October 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier vs. Anthony Johnson II added to UFC 206 in Toronto Daniel Cormier announced Wednesday on “UFC Tonight” on FS1 that he will be defending his light heavyweight title against Anthony Johnson in a rematch from UFC 187. Cormier (17-1) submitted Johnson in May 201 at UFC 187 and subsequently claimed the 205-pound belt that was vacated by former…

February 16th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Bellator returns this Friday (February 19, 2016) with Bellator 149: Shamrock vs Gracie III. The 14-fight card kicks off on Bellator.com at 7pm ET with nine bouts, followed by a five fight main card on Spike TV at 9pm ET. If interested in wagering on any this fight card, all betting lines will be made…

February 16th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 149 light heavyweight Emanuel Newton as he prepares for his upcoming main card rematch this Friday (February 19, 2016) against Linton Vassell at the Toyota Center in Houston Texas. The former Bellator light heavyweight champion is focused on picking up a victory and moving himself right back into contention for the promotion’s 205…

January 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Josh Koscheck injured, out of Bellator 148 bout with Matt Secor  Sherdog.com reports an injury to former UFC title challenger Josh Koscheck has delayed his Bellator debut. Koscheck (17-10) was slated to take on Matt Secor (7-2) at Bellator 148 on Jan. 29th. The Ultimate Fighter Alum was heading into this fight with four losses in a row….

September 19th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 142: Dynamite Date: September 19, 2015 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Light Heavyweight bout: Emanuel Newton (+325) vs Phil Davis (-400) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 142: Dynamite! main card will be featuring a light heavyweight contest for the 205-pound title tournament with “The Hardcore Kid” Emanuel Newton greeting “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis…

September 15th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator MMA is picking up momentum in the latter half of 2015 as the promotion is bringing back a one-night tournament for its 142nd event, which will take place in San Jose, California on September 19th. Bellator 142: Dynamite will feature a light heavyweight title bout between champion Liam McGeary and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. McGeary took the…

February 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The British are coming! The British are coming! Well… the British who aren’t injured or haven’t had their fights cancelled for some other reason are coming. Alright, three British dudes are coming. Liam McGeary, Paul Daley (on his second scheduled bout) and Linton Vassell will be flying the Union Jack at Bellator 134 against an…

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…

October 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 130 took place tonight at Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas, and the card overall proved to be a dandy as it featured a number of great finishes and surprising performances from a number of fighters. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites won and two underdogs cashed based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

October 21st, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Emanuel Newton is on a completely different plane than most. “The Hardcore Kid” has been on a tremendous career resurgence over the last four years which has seen him win 12 of his last 13 bouts including a pair of upset victories over prized Bellator signing King Mo Lawal. The only loss was a controversial…

October 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Bellator 130 will be the end of an era, since it is the last weekly fight card the organization will hold. Moving forward, Bellator will run more of a traditional schedule with 12 to 16 planned events per year. Before that change in operational model goes through, there’s still some business to attend to on…

October 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 130 Date: October 24, 2014 Arena: Kansas Star Casino City: Mulvane, KS Bellator 130 will be live from Kansas this Friday night with a 12-fight card, including a four-fight main card that will be live on Spike TV at 9pm ET. If interested in making this parlay, or any other wagers for this UFC…

October 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at Bellator 130 is a three-round lightweight bout between Rick Hawn and Dave Jansen. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hawn is a -200 favorite (bet $200 to win $100) while Jansen is a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 70, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Fight Network host Robin Black to talk about his upcoming fight at KOTC: Madness on September 19th. Then middleweight fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers joins the show to talk about his co-main event fight at Bellator 125 on Friday. Finally Bryan Levick, head of public…

September 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 124 took place tonight at Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan, and the card turned out to be a blast to watch as the two main featured bouts each ended in a bang. In total, all four betting favorites won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

September 12th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 124 Date: September 12, 2014 Arena: Compuware Arena City: Plymouth, MI Light Heavyweight title bout: Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran (+500) vs Emanuel Newton (-900) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Bellator 124 will be a light heavyweight title bout between challenger Joey “The Mexicutioner” Beltran and champion Emanuel Newton. Beltran is a massive underdog…

September 11th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 124 is a five-round title fight between Bellator light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton and Joey Beltran. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Newton is a -900 favorite (bet $900 to win $100) while Beltran is a +500 underdog (bet $100 to win $500). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

September 11th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Detroit, Mich. (September 11, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in preparation for Bellator MMA’s September 12th event, which will showcase a Bellator Light Heavyweight Title fight and the Season 10 Light Heavyweight Tournament Final. Bellator MMA will take place from the Compuware Arena (14900 N Beck…

September 10th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

After going head-to-head with the UFC last week, Bellator should have a bit easier time keeping eyeballs this week. While the card may not have the name value of last week’s show, light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his belt against UFC veteran Joey Beltran in the main event. His next challenger could…

September 8th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 124 light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton as he prepares for his upcoming main event title bout against Joey Beltran tomorrow night (September 12th, 2014) at the Compuware Arena in Plymouth Township, Michigan. The talented champion knows he has a stern test in front of him, but he’s looking forward…

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 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was another busy day in MMA, just not for the UFC. While the world’s biggest MMA promotion was still working through the aftermath of the Jones/Cormier brawl, the two other promotions with big TV deals were filling out future events. Bellator announced that light heavyweight champion Emanuel Newton will be defending his title against…

March 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 113 took place tonight live from Wichita, Kansas, and the event overall was a success as the main card featured a number of stunning finishes that left the crowd happy. Overall, four favorites and one underdog cashed. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 113 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook: Bellator 113 Favorites…

March 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the lightweight tournament quarterfinals at Bellator 113 features Marcin Held vs. Rodrigo Cavalheiro. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Held as a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Cavalheiro is a +355 underdog (bet $100 to win $355). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas originally opened up Held at -405…

March 21st, 2014
Jason Nawara

Mulvane, Kansas seems like a place where cowboys likely shot each other dead over poker money. And while a different type of showdown may be taking place in present day, the stakes are high. The last year of the Bellator light heavyweight division is coming to a head as Attila Vegh and Emanuel Newton vie…

March 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 113 is a five-round light heavyweight title fight between interim champ Emanuel “The Hardcore Kid” Newton and Attila “Pumukli” Vegh. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Newton as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Vegh is a +200 underdog (bet $100 to win $200)….

March 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Season 10 of Bellator keeps on rolling this Friday as another title is on the line and the first round of their lightweight tournament kicks off. Even though Emanuel Newton has been in the higher profile fights of late, it’s Attila Vegh who is defending his light heavyweight title at Bellator 113. Some familiar names…

March 19th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 113 light heavyweight Emanuel Newton as he prepares for his title unification bout on Friday night (March 21, 2014) against champion Attila Vegh at the Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kansas. The current Bellator interim light heavyweight champion faced Vegh in the finals of his first 205 pound…

December 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

2013 was an amazing year as far as MMA action went, and one of the main reasons for that is the number of high-quality knockouts that we all got to witness. I’m not going to choose just one knockout in this article, but instead I will list off a number of highlight-reel KOs that I…

November 4th, 2013
Staff

With multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. This time around, it’s the light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions that see some major shifts. Without further…

November 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

If you’re a regular reader of MMAoddsbreaker.com, you know that the Monday after every UFC event, I do a post called Five Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed. Well, we didn’t have a UFC card this past weekend, but we did have the Bellator 106 card, and it was a rare Bellator card where proposition bets…

November 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 106 took place this past Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2013) and we had an up and down night with suggested bets. Our first bet for the Bellator 106 card was a moderate play on Akop Stepanyan -180, who I’m starting to think has the worst luck in MMA history. Every fight he has lost,…

November 3rd, 2013
Miguel

When Bellator 106 ended last night (Nov. 2, 2013), there were three new champions crowned, and the company took a nice step forward in terms of competition. In the final accounting, Eddie Alvarez had taken back his Lightweight belt from Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus had upended Featherweight belt-holder Pat Curran and Emanuel Newton outlasted King…

November 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 106 was billed as the biggest event in the promotion’s history and it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic card with a number of upset victories and surprising endings to fights. Overall, six betting favorites hit while four big underdogs scored in an evening of violence that surprised many bettors. Here’s a betting…

November 1st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator 106, once headlined by Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz, has now seen a mish-mash of match-up mangling, to bow to the almighty alliteration usage. Now we have a newfangled card featured on Spike TV Saturday night rather than PPV. Let’s take a look at what fights await us. In this restructured main event, Tito…

October 29th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday was meant to be a landmark for Bellator, as it was scheduled to be the company’s first ever PPV. The organization stacked the card to the point that the rest of its season nine schedule suffered a bit, and one week prior to the card we received news that headliner Tito Ortiz had…

May 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Veteran UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo was today released by the promotion after fulfilling the terms of his last contract. Kongo, who went 11-6-1 in a UFC career dating back to 2006, was knocked out by Roy Nelson this past weekend at UFC 159 and that loss, coupled with zero fights left on his contract, and…

March 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Is it possible that Emanuel Newton is the most underrated light heavyweight fighter in mixed martial arts today? The winner of the Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament, Newton has won nine of his last 10 fights dating back to December 2009, which was over 40 months ago. His lone defeat during that time period…

March 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 94 USF Sundome, Tampa, FL, US Thursday, March 28, 2013 Light Heavyweight Final: Mikhail Zayats (-120) vs. Emanuel Newton (-120) Fight Breakdown: The finals of the Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament sees Russian Mikhail Zayats take on American Emanuel Newton is what is sure to be a tremendous bout between two of the…

March 27th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

After pulling off the biggest upset of the year thus far in defeating Mo Lawal back at Bellator 90, Emanuel Newton now finds himself in the Light Heavyweight Tournament final. If he wins the tournament, he will have the opportunity to avenge his loss to Attila Vegh from the last 205lb tournament. Frank Trigg recently…

February 21st, 2013
Frank Trigg

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 Bellator star…

February 21st, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 90 Maverik Center, Salt Lake City, Utah Thursday, February 21, 2013 Light Heavyweight Semifinal: Muhammed Lawal (-505) vs. Emanuel Newton (+335) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator Season 8 Light Heavyweight Tournament continues with No. 1 seed Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal taking on veteran Emanuel Newton. Lawal opened as a big -505 favorite (bet $505 to win…