gian villante

March 11th, 2017
James Lynch

On this week’s ‘Before The Bell’, MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas discuss UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017). The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA oddsmaker previewed the main and co-main events, featuring a middleweight matchup between Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum. Trigg and Kalikas break down the matchups from stylistic and betting perspectives.

March 10th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum Date: March 11, 2017 Arena: Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste City: Fortaleza, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is in back in Fortaleza, Brazil for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum. The 12-fight main card is scheduled to kick…

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…

January 6th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig announced for UFC 209 Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro (5-0) made one hell of a first impression, surviving an early knockdown against Khalil Rountree and then managing to pick up a first round submission victory anyways. He’s now been matched up opposite Paul Craig (9-0), a fellow submission specialist who also…

December 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Albany, NY for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. The solid night of fights saw 50 percent of them end inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two…

December 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs Abdurakhimov Date: December 9, 2016 Arena: Times Union Center City: Albany, NY The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Albany, NY for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 102: Lewis vs. Abdurakhimov. The event will feature 12 bouts, all of which will be streaming live on…

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…

September 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Former WSOF champ Rick Glenn replaces Abel Trujillo against Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 94  MMAJunkie reported Thursday that former WSOF champion Rick Glenn will replace Abel Trujillo next week against Evan Dunham at UFC Fight Night 94 event. Trujillo was forced off the card due to injury. Glenn (18-3-1) captured the WSOF 145-pound title in June…

July 17th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC light heavyweight Gian Villante (14-7) talks about when he wants to return to the cage and a potential bout with Steve Bosse  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Gian also talks about his friendship with Stipe Miocic, Chris Weidman post-surgery and Dan Henderson getting a title shot.

March 4th, 2016
Mike James

Two heavy-handed fighters meet on the main card of UFC 196, as veteran Gian Villante meets Swedish up and comer Ilir Latifi. Villante has made improvements in recent years and has won three out of his last four fights. Latifi has also been performing well recently, as he has won four out of his last…

November 12th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 193 Date: November 14, 2015 Arena: Etihad Stadium City: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia for the first time in promotional history with UFC 193: Rousey vs Holm. The event will be feauturing 13 bouts in entirety, starting off with Fight Pass prelims at 6:15pm. The FOX…

May 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

Three new bouts have been announced, including a new main event for UFC Berlin, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all three. Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi, UFC 187 Following an injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Donald Cerrone will now take on short-notice replacement John Makdessi at UFC 187, which…

April 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC on FOX 15 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Corey Anderson and Gian Villante. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Anderson is a -340 favorite (bet $340 to win $100) while Villante is a +280 underdog (bet $100 to win $280). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

January 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC matchups were announced in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. James Moontasri vs. Cody Pfister, UFC Fight Night 60 An injury to Jake Lindsey knocked him out of his UFC Fight Night 60 matchup with James Moontasri…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two new UFC bouts were announced for upcoming winter fight cards, and for Wednesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both the fights. Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Patrick Williams, UFC Fight Night 55 A bantamweight bout between Jumabieke Tuerxun and Patrick Williams is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 55, which…

June 29th, 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 UFC Fight Night 44. Surprises Nico Musoke — He may have lost a clear 29-28 decision to Kelvin Gastelum in the co-main…

June 29th, 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 UFC Fight Night 44. Surprises Nate Marquardt — In the main event of UFC Fight Night 43, Nate Marquardt submitted James Te…

June 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 Fight Night 43 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Nate Marquardt wins in round 1 (+700)/Marquardt wins by submission (+400) In…

June 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 43 took place this morning from Auckland, New Zealand, and overall the card was extremely entertaining for one that not many figured would be. Overall, either favorites cashes while one underdog won and one fight closed as a Pick ’em. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight Night 43 based on the…

June 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 43 Date: June 28, 2014 Arena: Vector Arena City: Auckland, New Zealand UFC Fight Night 43 will be live on Saturday with 10 scheduled bouts, including a four fight main card that will be streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 5pm ET. If interested in wagering on these preliminary bouts, or…

June 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened a number of new betting lines for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 43 and UFC Fight Night 44 double-header, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. UFC Fight Night 43 The main event of UFC Fight Night New Zealand is a…

May 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday revealed two new matchups for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 43 card in New Zealand this June, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both of them. Soa Palelei vs. Jared Rosholt, UFC Fight Night 43 The first new matchup announced for UFC Fight Night 43…

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…

January 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A light heavyweight slugfest is going down this March in Brazil. According to the Facebook of Fabio Maldonado, the Brazilian will take on American Gian Villante at UFC Fight Night 38, which is rumored to take place this March 23 in Natal, Brazil. According to @MMASun, the main event for UFC Fight Night 38 will…