gilbert melendez

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 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…

December 27th, 2015
James Lynch

Our 2015 Awards Show is brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) hand out a number of awards for the following categories. Knockout Of The Year Award – 01:17 Submission Of The Year Award – 02:48 Fight Of The Year Award – 04:29 Upset Of The Year Award – 07:19 Surprise Of The…

July 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Another well-known MMA fighter has been caught red-handed for banned substances. The UFC announced on Monday that Gilbert Melendez, the former Strikeforce lightweight champion, tested positive for testosterone metabolites in his post-fight urine test following his split decision loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC 188. Due to the positive test, Melendez has been removed from his…

July 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

As if UFC 189 and the TUF 21 Finale on back-to-back nights wasn’t enough, the UFC will only go two days without an event before UFC Fight Night 71 kicks off from Sand Diego on Wednesday night. The 13-fight event looks to be more high-profile than the average fight night card, and the matchups appear…

June 18th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A tremendous lightweight bout between top-ranked Gilbert Melendez and Al Iaquinta will co-headline UFC Fight Night 71, which takes place July 15 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California. The UFC made the fight official Wednesday evening. Iaquinta was originally set to fight Bobby Green at the event, but after Green pulled out…

June 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

I was pretty excited going into UFC 188, and overall the card lived up to my expectations, although I still feel like it could have been better had a certain few fighters chosen to engage more instead of stinking up the joint. The card started off on Fight Pass with a well-matched featherweight bout between…

June 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC 188 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Fabricio Werdum wins by submission (+700)/Werdum wins in round 3 (+1800) In one of the biggest upsets in UFC heavyweight…

June 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 188. The Surprises Fabricio Werdum — Very few people were giving Werdum any credit heading into his fight against Cain Velasquez, but once again he proved why MMA is the best sport in the world as he dominated the champ and finished…

June 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s second card in Mexico City brought a very different feel from it’s debut, but in the end the same man had his hand raised and a belt wrapped around his waist. Fabricio Werdum went into the title unification bout against Cain Velasquez as a nearly 4-to-1 underdog, but quickly proved that he belonged…

June 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

his column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 188. 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. Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira – UFC 110 Upcoming Bout: Cain Velasquez vs….

June 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 188 is a three-round lightweight bout between Gilbert Melendez and Eddie Alvarez. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Melendez is a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Alvarez is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Melendez at -165 and…

June 9th, 2015
James Lynch

When MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas releases his opening lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook we’re often left with the question, should we place a bet now or later? After the public gets in on the action, line movement is undoubtedly going to happen. This is especially true with upcoming UFC main event participants where the lines are…

June 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With all of the hype surrounding both UFC 187 and UFC 189, the return of UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez has somehow flown under the radar. The two-time champion will be unifying his belt with the interim title held by Fabricio Werdum in the main event of UFC 188. Velasquez, fighting for the first time…

February 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC has revealed the first five bouts for the UFC 188 card, which takes place June 13 at Mexico City Arena in Mexico City, Mexico, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on the five announced fights. Cain Velasquez vs. Fabricio Werdum The main event is a five-round title fight…

December 8th, 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 181. Surprises Robbie Lawler — The list of surprises at UFC 181 wouldn’t be complete without Robbie Lawler, who…

December 8th, 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 181 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Robbie Lawler wins by decision (+560)/Lawler wins by split decision (+1155) In…

December 7th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 82 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Michael Stets, journalist for MMA Mania to recap UFC 181. Then Canadian lightweight/welterweight fighter Ryan Dickson joins us to talk about his career and why a call up from the UFC might not be that far off.   1)    How did…

December 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

12 years, 6 months, and 27 days. That was the amount of time between Robbie Lawler making his UFC debut (a decision victory over Aaron Riley on May 10th, 2002) and finally capturing UFC gold. Lawler winning a belt was something that up until a year ago nobody had seriously considered. He was a fashionable…

December 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 181 took place tonight at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card top-to-bottom was one of the best the UFC has put on to date as it featured a number of brutal finishes and a huge upset in the main event. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three…

December 6th, 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 181 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 181. 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: Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit – UFC 158 Upcoming Bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie…

December 3rd, 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 181 card. And for the first time ever, the 1st place prize for our FREEROLL is $50! If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try…

December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pettis is a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Melendez is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker…

December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hendricks is a -220 favorite (bet $-220 to win $100) while Lawler is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker…

November 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis (-220) vs Gilbert Melendez (+180) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC 181 on Pay Per View will see UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defend his title for the first time against former Strikeforce lightweight…

November 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full preliminary card betting odds for UFC 181 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s six-fight preliminary card. Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera The main event of the preliminary card is a bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. Faber opened at -405 with Rivera at +285, and now…

November 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Season 20 of The Ultimate Fighter features UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and the first man to challenge his title, Gilbert Melendez as the coaches for eight women’s strawweights who will be competing in a 16-woman bracket for a chance to become the first ever UFC women’s strawweight champion. The show airs Wednesday nights at…

November 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

MMA bettors get a rare week off, as the last weekend before November features no cards with betting lines. That will be rectified during the first week of December however, as Invicta, RFA, KSW, and perhaps even ONE FC will all have betting lines posted. Of course, the gem of the entire weekend will be…

November 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC 181 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s five-fight main card. Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler The main event of UFC 181 is a welterweight title bout between champion Johny Hendricks and challenger Robbie Lawler. Hendricks opened at -270, with the comeback on…

November 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s winter schedule looks phenomenal, and UFC 181 should get it off to quite the start. The event is headlined by the rematch of 2013 fight of the year candidate, as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler meet for the welterweight title again. The event features a second title bout, as Anthony Pettis puts his…

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…

February 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and current UFC 155-pounder Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez has resigned with the promotion, and as part of a clause in his new contract, he will receive not only a title-shot against champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis in December, but he will also be coaching opposite the lightweight champ on the upcoming 20th…

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC LIGHTWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP FIGHT: ANTHONY PETTIS VS. GILBERT MELENDEZ Date: December 2014 Location: Unknown Broadcast: Unknown UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis (-185) Profile: The last WEC lightweight champion and the creator of the “Showtime Kick,” Anthony Pettis (17-2) is one of the most exciting and interesting fighters to come around in a long time. A Duke Roufus pupil, Pettis…

February 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Gilbert Melendez isn’t going anywhere. The UFC yesterday announced they have matched Bellator’s contract offer to the top-ranked lightweight fighter, and now, not only will Melendez be staying in the UFC, he will also be getting the next 155lb title shot as he takes on champion Anthony Pettis in December for the UFC lightweight championship….

October 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 166 took place tonight at Toyota Center in Houston, TX, and it turned out to be one of the best cards of the year with a number of exciting fights and knockout finishes. Overall, 11 betting favorites won while just two underdogs hit. Here’s a betting recap of UFC 166 based on the closing odds…

October 18th, 2013
Staff

Professional MMA handicapper Luca Fury gives you his betting advice and insight on the Gilbert Melendez vs Diego Sanchez lightweight match-up at UFC 166. To gain access to Luca’s Premium picks and the full MMA Oddscast with MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, click here.

October 18th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 166 Date: Octber 19, 2013 Arena: Toyota Center City: Houston TX Lightweight bout: Diego Sanchez (+550) vs Gilbert Melendez (-800) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC 166 features a lightweight scrap between two very exciting latino warriors who are full of heart when Diego Sanchez goes head-to-head against Gilbert Melendez. The winner of…

October 18th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brian Hemminger were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 166 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and MMAOddsbreaker managing editor joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Heavyweight Title Bout (c) Cain Velasquez vs. Junior dos Santos Heavyweight Bout…

October 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the most important fights on the entire UFC 166 card is a lightweight matchup between Gilbert Melendez and Diego Sanchez. Over at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Melendez is currently a -650 betting favorite (bet $650 to win $100), while Sanchez is a +475 dog (bet $100 to win $475). The line opened at -380 for…

October 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The prop betting lines for the full UFC 166 card haven’t been released yet, but most of the props for the main card have, and today I’ll mention five proposition bets that I think are worth a stab. Here’s five UFC 166 main card prop bets to take a look at based on the current…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Next weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 card features a number of intriguing prelim matchups, but the preliminary bout that I’m most looking forward to is the lightweight match between Jorge “Gambred” Masvidal and TUF 15 winner Michael “Maverick” Chiesa, a fight that will shoot the winner into the top 15 or so of the UFC…

July 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 166 looks better and better every day. The upcoming fall fight card, which takes place this October in Houston, TX, and which is headlined by the UFC heavyweight title trilogy matchup between champ Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior dos Santos, has added two high-profile fights as the UFC today confirmed that lightweights Gilbert Melendez…

June 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

An exciting piece of news emerged this past week as ONE FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki tweeted out a picture of him stepping on a scale with the reading being not his typical 155 pounds, but instead 145 pounds. That’s right, Aoki is likely dropping to the featherweight division, and he’ll be a welcome addition…

June 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced that light heavyweight champion Jon Jones’ next opponent will indeed be Alexander Gustafsson, and the two will meet in the main event of UFC 165, which takes place September 21 at Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is an intriguing matchup but as much as I want to say…

May 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn @Fightnomics I previously introduced the idea that the betting public places high value on Octagon pedigree, and may be underestimating fighters crossing over from Strikeforce. If you haven’t read the full explanation of why this might be so, please do so here, and forgive the quick science lesson. The initial results supported…

May 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics In January of 2013, Strikeforce hosted its final event before folding the promotion and sending select fighters into the UFC. Top fighters had already been cherry-picked from the Strikeforce roster, perceived by some as Zuffa pillaging the spoils of war for the UFC’s benefit before the 2011 buyout reached its inevitable…

April 24th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With UFC on FOX 7 in the books, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Fighter Rankings are due for an update. While the biggest fights heading into the card were the Lightweight Title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, and the Heavyweight tilt with Daniel Cormier and Frank Mir, the biggest impact on the rankings came from another…

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