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November 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 205 is so big that Lance Fischel even decided to show up for the podcast for once. It took him a few minutes, naturally, but he got there eventually. With a full crew present, The MMA Analysis gives you a thorough breakdown of UFC 205 from the three title fights at the top of…

November 8th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 205 featherweight Jeremy Stephens as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (November 12, 2016) against Frankie Edgar at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The San Diego native discusses fighting Edgar in his backyard of New York and why he’d rather be the underdog: “It’s just another fight if you…

September 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in the works for UFC 206 in Toronto  Yesterday evening on FS1’s “UFC Tonight” Megan Olivi reported that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had missed the contract deadline for a potential matchup at UFC 205 in New York on November 12th. As a result, the former Bellator champ is reportedly facing Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC…

July 9th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 200 vacant featherweight title fight between Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar. I spoke to the following fighters. Charles Rosa – UFC featherweight – 00:00:09 Grant Dawson – Victory FC featherweight – 00:01:01 Sabah Fadai – Canadian…

July 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Unfortunately recorded just hours prior to Jon Jones being pulled from the main event of UFC 200, this episode of the MMA Analysis still covers the rest of what remains a spectacular card. Jay, Brad, and New Shaun break down the remaining fights on UFC 200, and even the now-defunct Jones-Cormier rematch (spoiler alert, they…

July 3rd, 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 200 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

March 31st, 2016
James Lynch

McGregor vs. Diaz II headlines UFC 200; Aldo vs. Edgar II booked for interim featherweight title UFC officials confirmed Wednesday evening that Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II will headline UFC 200 in July in a welterweight affair.  In addition the promotion announced that Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar will fight for an interim 145-pound belt. McGregor (19-3) is…

January 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC Champion BJ Penn to come out of retirement  We’ve heard rumors for weeks but BJ Penn made it official Tuesday on The MMA Hour that he will be coming out of retirement. Penn (16-10-2) would be fighting for the first time since 2014 and he plans to compete in the featherweight division again. He recently…

December 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Conor McGregor has been all the rage in the last few days. The current UFC featherweight champion dethroned Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds a week ago in the main event of UFC 194, and now he’s clamoring for a lightweight title shot. With Rafael dos Anjos’ successful UFC lightweight title defense via first round…

December 10th, 2015
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 and Kountermove. Our TUF 22 Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale: “Edgar vs Mendes” takes place today (Thursday, December 10, 2015) from inside MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 5:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Chad…

December 10th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

TUF 22 Finale December 11th, 2015 Featherweight Matchup: Frankie Edgar vs Chad Mendes By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  Before the long awaited title matchup between the UFC’s top two Featherweights, the #2 and #3 ranked contenders will face off in a high-quality TUF Finale main event that may be flying under the radar given the…

December 10th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The second event in the UFC’s upcoming tripleheader is another TUF finale (this was the McGregor/Faber season, right?), but fear not, as the main event is one of the ten best fights the UFC has put on this year. Former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and three-time featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes will square off in…

December 8th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of The Ultimate Fighter 22 finale is a tremendous featherweight fight between former UFC Lightweight Champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar and former three-time featherweight title challenger Chad “Money” Mendes. The winner of this fight will likely face the winner of the Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor title unification fight.   Frankie Edgar…

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…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Event: TUF 22 Finale Date: December 11, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: TBA Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (19-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining…

August 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Well, this one just got interesting. Last week it was reported that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be competing on the TUF 22 Finale, but for some reason the third and ninth ranked lightweights wouldn’t be the main event of the card. That got people wondering what the main event would be, as Nurmagomedov’s…

May 19th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 187 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. What are…

May 17th, 2015
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 66. Surprises Mark Munoz – I’ll admit it, I was completely wrong about the Mark Munoz vs….

May 17th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 105 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC flyweight fighter Zach Makovsky chats with us about his upcoming fight with John Dodson Saturday at UFC 187. Then we’re joined by Brian Byrne, lead singer of the Canadian rock band “I Mother Earth” to discuss OSS…

May 16th, 2015
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 66 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Neil Magny wins by T/KO (+515)/Magny wins in round 2 (+875)…

May 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 66 took place this morning at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines, and the card was pretty solid overall as it featured a number of exciting finishes, but some bad judges’ decisions and an uneventful main event hindered its overall entertainment value. Overall from a betting perspective, seven betting favorites won…

May 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment of the column, we will look back at UFC Fight Night 66. The first fight of the night saw…

May 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 66 is a five-round featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Edgar is a -450 favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while Faber is a +360 underdog (bet $100 to win $360). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Edgar at…

May 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Be sure to listen in to this episode of The MMA Analysis early, since UFC Fight Night 66 takes place on Saturday morning from the Philippines. Even without Jay for a portion of the podcast, Lance, Brad, and Sean managed to take way too long breaking down a card that has not seemed to garner…

May 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn 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 66 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

April 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After years of talk, the UFC is finally making its way to the Philippines, as UFC Fight Night 66 will mark the promotion’s first trip to Southeast Asia. The card is headlined by a superfight at featherweight, as former champions Frankie Edgar and Urijah Faber meet in what should be an entertaining affair. Middleweights Gegard…

February 18th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 66: Edgar vs. Faber Date: May 16, 2015 Location: Pasay, Philippines Venue: Mall of Asia Arena Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar Profile: The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (18-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining…

February 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC is going to the Philippines for the first time when it holds UFC Fight Night 65, which takes place May 16 at Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. Here is the current card, which features a killer main event along with some other scraps featuring Asian fighters: Frankie Edgar vs. Urijah Faber…

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
Reed Kuhn

 By Fightnomics Frankie Edgar has logged some serious minutes in the Octagon. In his UFC career alone, 285.5 minutes to be exact. That’s four hours forty five and half minutes of fight time against UFC-caliber opponents spanning a period of seven and a half years fighting in the that organization. That’s a lot. When Edgar…

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
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 UFC Fight Night 57 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

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 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…

November 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 57: Edgar vs. Swanson Date: November 22, 2014 Location: Austin, Texas Venue: Frank Erwin Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar The closest fighter the UFC has to a real-life Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (17-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind ability that has led him to career-defining victories…

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,…

July 13th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 61 myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Titan FC Light Heavyweight Vinny Magalhaes who joins us to talk about his upcoming title fight against Jason Brilz. Then King of the Cage Canada’s Marc-Andre Drolet joins us to discuss his upcoming event in September.   The Big Three  1)  UFC 176 is cancelled, fighters are moved to other…

July 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 175, The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale, UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 taking place over the past two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) [former ranking committee member Jason Nawara has taken over managing editing duties at…

July 9th, 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 19 Finale. Surprises Eddie Gordon — In the finals of the TUF season 19 middleweight tournament, Eddie Gordon knocked out Dhiego…

July 7th, 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 19 Finale bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Frankie Edgar wins by T/KO (+325)/Edgar wins in round 3 (+925) In the…

July 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Ultimate Fighter 19 may be an experience that BJ Penn (16-10-2) would simply rather forget. Last time he was featured on the show, his fighters didn’t perform particularly well, but at least he made amends by dominating Jens Pulver in the coaches fight. This time around it was Penn who played the part of…

July 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale took place tonight (July 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event was a huge success as it featured a number of breakthrough performances by some up-and-coming prospects that everyone needs to keep an eye on. Overall, seven favorites cashed while four underdogs…

July 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

TUF 19 Finale Date: July 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale will be live from Las Vegas this Sunday night at 9pm ET on FOX Sports 1, with a five fight main card to be headlined by a five round featherweight contest between Frankie “The…

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