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December 8th, 2018
Staff

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 36 events thus far, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

March 21st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in London, England last Saturday (March 18, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 107: Anderson vs. Manuwa. It was an interesting night of scraps that saw only four of 11 bouts end inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to four fighters for ‘Performance of…

March 20th, 2017
Jay Primetown

With UFC Fight Night 107 behind us, there were many noteworthy performances which saw fighters’ stock rise. Jay Primetown takes a look at the key performers from London and what could be in store for them later this year.  Marc Diakiese Overview: The Englishman came into the UFC with a lot of fanfare. At just…

March 17th, 2017
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 Fight Night 107 as Alan Jouban takes on Gunnar Nelson. Alan Jouban (Record: 15-4, +290 Underdog, Power Ranking: C) The Lafayette, Louisiana born…

March 17th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson Date: March 18, 2017 Arena: The O2 Arena City: London, England The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in London, England this Saturday (March 18, 2017) for the ninth time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 107: Manuwa vs. Anderson. The 13-fight card will be streamed live…

February 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now nearly three months into 2017, and the UFC’s calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups for March and April… Fight: Rani Yahya vs. Joe Soto Card: UFC Fight Night 106 Where: Fortaleza, Brazil When: March 11, 2017 Thoughts: I love this matchup, as it pits…

February 14th, 2017
James Lynch

Gunnar Nelson vs. Alan Jouban set as co-main event of UFC Fight Night London UFC officials announced Monday that welterweight Gunnar Nelson will take on Alan Jouban in the co-main event of UFC London on March 18th. Nelson (15-2-1) bounced back from his first loss in the octagon – to Demian Maia at UFC 194 –…

January 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Denver, CO for the sixth time in promotional history last Saturday (January 28, 2017) with UFC on FOX 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena. It was an incredible night of mixed martial arts action that saw eight of 12 bouts end inside the distance. The scraps are now behind us, so…

November 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Sao Paulo, Brazil for UFC Fight Night 100 and produced a night of exciting action. Now that we have the scraps in our rear-view mirror, let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening… Thomas Almeida vs. Johnny Eduardo Almeida…

October 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be back in Ireland next month on November 19th for UFC Fight Night 99: Kim vs Nelson. “Stun Gun” Dong Hyun Kim and SBG Ireland fighter Gunnar Nelson will be squaring off in the main event of the evening scheduled for five rounds. The welterweights will conclude the night of scraps…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Now that the NFL season has kicked off, with the NBA and NHL just around the corner as well, it’s time for the Octagon to embark on its annual fall world tour. Stops this year include Brasilia (September 24th), Manchester (October 8th), Manila (October 15th), Mexico City (November 5th), a two-event day on November 19th…

August 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim set for UFC Fight Night 99 in Ireland  Per MMAFighting, Gunnar Nelson vs. Dong Hyun Kim is scheduled to headline UFC Fight Night 99 on Nov. 19 in Ireland. It should be noted the UFC has yet to announce the matchup. Nelson (15-2-1) rebounded from his loss to Demian Maia…

May 20th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 198 and Bellator 154, UFC Fight Night 87 and Invicta FC 17 taking place the last two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the…

December 12th, 2015
Mike James

The second fight on the UFC 194 main card is a tremendous matchup between two high-level grapplers, Demian Maia and Gunnar Nelson. Maia is one of the best jiu jitsu players to ever compete in mixed martial arts. Nelson, meanwhile, is also a highly credentialed jiu jitsu player, though not quite as credentialed in that…

September 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 194 was already a fantastic card with three of the best, most intriguing bouts the organization could put together at the top of the event. The main event sees Jose Aldo defending his featherweight title against #1 contender Conor McGregor in perhaps the most hotly anticipated bout of the year. Joining that title fight…

July 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It was a slow start for Ireland on Saturday night, but Conor McGregor sent all of the travelling fans home happy after dispatching Chad Mendes in the second round of their interim featherweight title bout, and capped off one of the greatest UFC cards in recent memory. McGregor has been calling himself a future champion…

July 10th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Brandon Thatch and Gunnar Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Thatch is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Nelson is a +158 underdog (bet $100 to win $158). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

June 24th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Injuries have shaken up the UFC 189 card. Here are the latest changes to the event that is set to take place July 11 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Brandon Thatch vs. Gunnar Nelson, UFC 189 Due to an injury to John Hathaway, Gunnar Nelson was left without an opponent for…

April 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Charles Oliveira vs. Nik Lentz, UFC Fight Night 67 A featherweight bout between Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz, which was originally scheduled to take place at UFC…

October 6th, 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 53. Surprises Mike Wilkinson — No one was giving Mike Wilkinson a shot but the Brit didn’t…

October 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC returned with another double header last night with UFC Fight Night 53 in Sweden and UFC Fight Night 54 in Nova Scotia with a combined 23 bouts. It was a very entertaining night of scraps, with 10 of 23 of them ending inside the distance; eight of them coming in the very first round…

October 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 53 was live from Sweden on Saturday (10/04/2014) with an 11-fight card and produced a night of exciting fights, including five finishes, with all of them coming in the first round of action. Now with the solid night of scraps behind us, let’s take a look at a few potential match-ups for…

October 5th, 2014
Jay Primetown

TheMMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC Fight Night 53 in Stockholm, Sweden. #5 Two Thumbs Up for Tiger Muay Thai – Leading off the UFC’s return to Stockholm, two Chechen fighters lit up their opponents with violent knockout victories. Featherweight Zubaira Tukhugov knocked out usually…

October 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 53 was live from Sweden yesterday (10/04/2014) with an 11 fight card and produced a night of exciting fights, including five finishes, with all of them coming in the first round of action. Now with the solid night of scraps behind us, let’s take a look at which UFC Fight Night 53…

October 5th, 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 53 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rick Story wins by decision (+500)/Story wins by split or majority decision…

October 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 53 and UFC Fight Night 54 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the events. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two…

October 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 53 and UFC Fight Night 54 are in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 2-3 for -3 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 53 & 54: 2-3 -3 units Wins: 3u: Parlay Albert Tumenov (-251) with Olivier Aubin-Mercier (-407) at (-135), Parlay Raphael Assuncao…

October 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon returned to Stockholm, Sweden on Saturday afternoon for their latest international offering, and it wasn’t a particularly good night to be Scandinavian. The eleven-fight card took place entirely on UFC Fight Pass and saw some extremely surprising results on the main card, even though the rest of the event played out how it…

October 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 53 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down this afternoon (October 4, 2014) from the Ericsson Globe Arena in Stockholm, Sweden, and features a huge welterweight showdown between…

October 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 53 Date: October 4, 2014 Arena: Ericsson Globe Arena City: Stockholm, Sweden UFC Fight Night 53 will be live from Stockholm, Sweden later today with an 11-fight card, including a four-fight main card. All fights will be streaming live on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action getting going at 12:10pm ET and…

October 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC Fight Night 53 and UFC Fight Night 54 tomorrow (October…

October 3rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 53 October 4, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: Gunnar Nelson vs Rick Story By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s a UFC Double Header this weekend, and the main event from Sweden promises to promote one man up the crowded Welterweight division ranks, while the main event later in the evening from Halifax could determine…

October 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

October 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 53 is a five-round welterweight bout between Gunnar Nelson and Rick Story. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Nelson is a -330 favorite (bet $330 to win $100) while Story is a +270 underdog (bet $100 to win $270). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Nelson at…

October 3rd, 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 53 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

October 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 53 is a three-round featherweight out between Niklas Backstrom and Mike Wilkinson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Backstrom is a -700 favorite (bet $700 to win $100) while Wilkinson is a +500 underdog (bet $100 to win $500). MMA linesetter Nick…

October 2nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 53: “Nelson vs. Story” takes place today (Friday, October 3, 2014) from the Ericsson Globe in Stockholm, Sweden. The event will be headlined by a welterweight clash between undefeated prospect Gunnar Nelson and veteran Rick Story. Several top prospects will be looking to make a good first…

October 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 53 is a three-round featherweight out between Max Holloway and Akira Corassani. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Holloway is a -650 favorite (bet $650 to win $100) while Corassani is a +475 underdog (bet $100 to win $475). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Between today and October 4th there are five UFC events, which makes it seem like the Octagon’s next stop in Stockholm, Sweden is much further away than just a month, but such is life in the 2014 world of MMA. Although it used to be commonplace, it’s a bit dangerous opening up a full slate…

August 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although Sweden has hosted a pair of UFC events in the past few years, it seems to have taken a little while for the talent to emerge to match the market. With the UFC’s third attempt in the country, that time seems to have arrived, as the Swedish MMA scene is far more than just…

August 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The past 24 hours has seen the UFC help fill out their upcoming trip to Sweden. Previously without a main event, the card will now be headlined by one of the fastest rising stars in the sport. Gunnar Nelson finally gets the big step up in competition that fans have clamored for, and it comes…

July 21st, 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 46 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Conor McGregor wins in round one (+190) In what can only be…

July 20th, 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 46. Surprises Ilir Latifi — For whatever reason, there was no hype behind Ilir Latifi heading into UFC Fight Night…

July 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The biggest talking point coming out of the UFC’s most recent trip abroad was definitely the crowd which filled the O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland from the very first fight until Conor McGregor finished off Diego Brandao and delivered as good a performance on the mic as he did in the cage. It was the…

July 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 46 live tonight from O2 Arena in Dublin, Ireland, and the card overall was a smashing success as it featured a number of awesome fights and a variety of great finishes. Overall, eight favorites cashed while two underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap for UFC Fight Night 46 based on the…

July 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 46 Date: July 19, 2014 Arena: The O2 City: Dublin, Ireland UFC Fight Night 46 will be live from Dublin, Ireland today at 12pm ET on UFC Fight Pass with a four fight main card to be headlined by a five round featherweight contest between The Ultimate Fighter season 14 winner Diego…

July 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 46 is a three-round welterweight bout between Gunnar “Gunni” Nelson and Zak Cummings. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Nelson as a -540 favorite (bet $540 to win $100) while Cummings is a +460 underdog (bet $100 to win $460). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas originally…

July 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 46 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Nikita “Al Capone” Krylov and Cody “Donnybrook” Donovan. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Krylov as a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) while Donovan is also a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100)…

July 18th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

It’s always tough to distinguish between the main card and undercard on a UFC Fight Pass event, but that moment when I’m told my stream has ended and I need to switch over to another stream on the same website is when you know business is about to pick up. Before we get to that…

July 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 46 is a five-round featherweight bout between Conor “The Notorious” McGregor and Diego “DB” Brandao. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists McGregor as a -450 favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while Brandao is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 46 is a three-round flyweight bout between Brad “One Punch” Pickett and Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists McCall as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Pickett is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win…

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