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January 2nd, 2017
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker.com, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of December. December 2nd – ONE Championship: Age of Domination (Pasay…

December 1st, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

October 30th, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of October.   October 1st – Fight Nights Global 52 (Nizhnevartovsk, Russia)…

October 1st, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

June 28th, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of June.   June 3rd –  Absolute Championship Berkut 40: Battleground (Krasnodar,…

May 31st, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of May.   May 6th-  1° Round Combat 2 (Rio…

May 30th, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

April 29th, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

March 31st, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of March.   Mar 4th – M-1 Challenge 65 (St. Petersburg, Russia) Maiquel Falcão (35-8) vs….

February 27th, 2016
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

October 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was a relatively quiet day in regards to UFC news, but an injury did manage to shake things up for next month’s UFC Fight Night card in Brazil, plus two more fighters were added to the growing UFC cut list: Corey Anderson vs. Fabio Maldonado – UFC Fight Night 77 An injury to Tom…

May 18th, 2015
James Lynch

In January, Canadian Misha Cirkunov defeated Rodney Wallace with a vicious highlight reel head kick knockout at Hard Knocks 41 and subsequently won the the promotions light heavyweight championship. This Friday he looks to carry that momentum with his first title defence against Bellator veteran Shaun Asher at Hard Knocks 43. With an impressive 8-3 record, Cirkunov…

April 27th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 102 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Adam (@MMAdamMartin) and I (@LynchOnSports) have a replay of our live edition of the podcast on Monday night where we recapped all the action from UFC 186 Saturday night in Montreal.   The Big Three Four  1) Jon Jones is a suspect in a hit and run case….

April 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 186 is a three-round catchweight (215lbs) bout between Rampage Jackson and Fabio Maldonado. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jackson is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Maldonado is a +220 underdog (bet $100 to win $220). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

April 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two new fights were announced over the weekend for two upcoming UFC cards, and for Monday morning’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my preliminary thoughts on both bouts. Fabio Maldonado vs. Steve Bosse, UFC 186 Due to Rampage Jackson being removed from UFC 186 following a contract dispute with Bellator, his opponent Fabio Maldonado…

October 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Figh179 was live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil this past Saturday night (October 25, 2014)) with an uneventful night of fights, though wrapping up the show was a headliner for the ages. After the event concluded, the promotion awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of…

October 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UF 179 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Fabio Maldonado and Hans Stringer. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Maldonado is a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Stringer is a +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

October 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 179 Date: October 25, 2014 Arena: Maracanazinho Gymnasium City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Light Heavyweight bout: Fabio Maldonado (-150) vs Hans Stringer (+130) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 179 main card on Pay Per View will be featuring a light heavyweight contest between a Brazilian and a Dutchman when Brazil’s own Fabio Maldonado takes on…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced yesterday, and for today’s MMA Odds ad Ends I’ll give my quick take on all of them. Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer, UFC 179 The UFC booked a light heavyweight bout between Fabio Maldonado and Hans Sringer at UFC 179, which takes place Oct. 25 at Ginásio do…

June 3rd, 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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from the TUF Brazil 3 Finale Surprises Warlley Alves — In the finals of the TUF Brazil 3 middleweight tournament, Warlley Alves defeated…

June 1st, 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 TUF Brazil 3 Finale bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Stipe Miocic wins in round one (+250) In the main event of…

June 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The TUF Brazil 3 Finale took place tonight from Sao Paulo, Brazil, and the card overall was solid as it featured a number of cool finishes, although the main event was a bit of a letdown as it didn’t even last a minute. Overall, 10 favorites won while two underdogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap…

May 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the TUF Brazil 3 Finale is a five-round heavyweight bout between Stipe Miocic and Fabio “The Iron Hillbilly” Maldonado. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Miocic as a -500 favorite (bet $500 to win $100) while Maldonado is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA oddsmaker…

May 29th, 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 Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available…

May 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

After the UFC takes a ride down the Autobahn on Saturday afternoon, fight fans will have 90 minutes to rest and refuel before the Fight Pass prelims for the TUF Brazil 3 Finale begin. In total, the organization has 20 bouts scheduled for May 31st, and that’s assuming they don’t add any more than the…

May 25th, 2014
James Lynch

On our 1-year year anniversary show, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome TSN- Off The Record producer Aaron Bronsteter (@aarbron) to recap all the action from UFC 173 last night in Las Vegas. The Big Three 1) TJ Dillashaw defeats Renan Barao to win 135lb title. How big of an upset was this and what’s next for Dillashaw?…

May 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

TUF BRAZIL 3 FINALE: MIOCIC VS. MALDONADO Date: May 31, 2014 Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil Venue: Ginasio do Ibirapuera Broadcast: FOX Sports 1 UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (-505) A Golden Gloves winner and Division I wrestler, Stipe Miocic (11-1) may be the darkest horse in the UFC heavyweight division. He’s been around the Octagon for nearly 3 years, amassing a 5-1…

May 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Fabio Maldonado is never one to back down from a challenge, and later this month he’ll be taking on the biggest challenge of his career to date — literally. The UFC yesterday announced that Maldonado, an unranked light heavyweight fighter, will be moving up to heavyweight to take on top-10 heavyweight Stipe Miocic in the…

March 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

“The Iron Hillbilly” has officially called out the fighter with one of the most iron chins in mixed martial arts history. Brazilian Fabio Maldonado, who picked up a unanimous decision win over Gian Villante at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 38 event, wrote on Twitter yesterday that he would like to fight Dan Henderson,…

March 22nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 38 Date: March 23, 2014 Arena: Ginasio Nelio Dias City: Natal, Brazil Light heavyweight bout: Fabio Maldonado (+125) vs Gian Villante (-135) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 38 will be feauting a light heavyweight bout between fan favorite Brazilian Fabio Maldonado and New York native Gian Villante. Maldonado…

March 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 38 is a light heavyweight tilt between Fabio Maldonado and Gian Villante. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Vlilante as a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Maldonado is a +120 underdog (bet $120 to win $355). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

October 9th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 29 Date: October 9, 2013 Arena: Jose Correa Arena City: Barueri, Sao Paulo, Brazil Light Heavyweight bout: Joey Beltran (+160) vs Fabio Maldonado (-185) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 29 features a light heavyweight brawl between two of the toughest guys in the division, when Alliance MMA’s Joey…

October 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the fights I’m most looking forward to at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 29 event is a light heavyweight matchup between hard-headed and heavy-handed brawlers Fabio Maldonado and Joey Beltran, a bout that very well could be one of the most exciting slugfests we see inside the Octagon all year. The current betting…

August 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White revealed to reporters in Boston ahead of UFC Fight Night 26 that he has made a fight offer to retired welterweight contender Nick Diaz: a middleweight matchup against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. So far, reaction to this possible fight booking has been mixed on social media with a…

October 8th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Hosts MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and former MMA Match Maker Miguel Itturate are joined by Editor in Chief Matt Brown from HeavyMMA.com and resident MMA Professional Gambler Luca Fury from MMAOddsbreaker.com. Our hosts recap the UFC 152 event and cover the upcoming UFC 153 main event card. Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas brings in Matt Brown and…

October 7th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 153: October 13, 2012 HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Glover Teixeira (-325) Profile: When people talk about the next big thing at light heavyweight in the UFC, the names Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira (18-2) come up every time. The 32 year-old monster trains out of the famed…