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April 1st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has wrapped up it’s action for the month of March, so let’s take a quick look at three main card barn burners that await us in the upcoming month… Fight: Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi Card: UFC 210 Where: Buffalo, NY When: April 8, 2017 Thoughts: This is arguably the…

March 10th, 2017
James Lynch

Frankie Edgar vs. Yair Rodriguez set for UFC 211 UFC officials announced Thursday that former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar will battle Yair Rodriguez at UFC 211. Edgar (21-5-1) is coming off unanimous-decision win over Jeremy Stephens at UFC 205. Prior to that, he lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 200 in a rematch for the divisions interim…

January 14th, 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 103 as long time UFC veteran Joe Lauzon takes on former Bellator stalwart Marcin Held.   Marcin Held (Record: 22-5, -110…

January 12th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn Date: January 15, 2017 Arena: Talking Stick Resort Arena City: Phoenix, AZ The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Phoenix, AZ for the second time in promotional history this Sunday (January 15, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 103: Rodriguez vs. Penn. The 12-fight card is set to…

October 31st, 2016
James Lynch

Mike Rodriguez (5-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Kevin Haley (5-3) at CES 39 / Cage Titans 31 joint event on Nov 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Mike also talks about moving up to light heavyweight for this fight, competing in his 5th bout this year & favourite TV shows right…

July 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia headlines UFC on FOX 21  UFC officials announced that Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia has been moved to UFC on FOX 21 as the main event. The matchup previously served as the co-main event for UFC 202 in Las Vegas. Condit (30-8) heads into this matchup off a split decision…

July 2nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 200 Date: July 9, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Diego Sanchez (-110) vs Joe Lauzon (-110) Fight Breakdown: The featured bout for the UFC 200 Fight Pass prelims will be a lightweight contest between two fan favorite veterans in Diego “The Nightmare” Sanchez and Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon, with both…

December 10th, 2015
Mike James

The Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale’s main card features a well-matched contest between longtime veterans Evan Dunham and Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon. Both fighters are somewhere in the middle of the lightweight pecking order and are trying to put a winning streak together so that they can once again become relevant in the division. Lauzon quickly starched…

October 29th, 2015
James Lynch

Middleweight Pat McCrohan (0-0) looks to make an impact in his professional MMA debut this Friday at CES 31 against Buck Pineau (1-1). Pat talked about his debut on a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Pat also talks about a variety of other topics including – How the deal with CES came together –…

July 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon made its way to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night for the promotion’s latest offering on Fox. UFC on FOX 16 featured 12 fights, headlined by the bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. The champion managed to walk away with the belt once again in the main event,…

April 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 16 goes down July 25 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and the UFC recently added a number of new bouts to the fight card. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on these bouts. Takanori Gomi vs. Joe Lauzon A fun matchup between veteran 155lbers Takanori Gomi and…

January 30th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 183 Date: January 31, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: “Raging” Al Iaquinta (-190) vs Joe “J-Lau” Lauzon (+165) Fight Breakdown: UFC 183’s main card will be featuring a lightweight contest that is expected to be a barn-burner. Fireworks are likely when Long Island’s “Raging” Al Iaquinta squares…

January 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 183 is a three-round lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Joe Lauzon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Iaquinta is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Lauzon is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win $150). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Iaquinta…

November 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Al Iaquinta vs Joe Lauzon These two lightweights and veterans of The Ultimate Fighter reality series have been pegged to square off against each other on…

November 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another “Fight of the Night” candidate has been added to UFC 183. The UFC announced yesterday that surging lightweight Al Iaquinta will take on veteran Joe Lauzon at UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz, which takes place January 31 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s expected Lauzon vs. Iaquinta will be a…

October 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping Date: November 8, 2014 Location: Sydney, Australia Venue: Allphones Arena Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Welterweight Contender Luke Rockhold Luke Rockhold (12-2) came into the UFC as the final Strikeforce middleweight champion. He was a force in the San Jose-based promotion, winning nine of his 10 fights there, including defeating Jacare Souza…

October 14th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Daron Cruickshank vs KJ Noons Cruickshank will be taking on Noons in what is his fifth professional bout of 2014, and he will be looking to…

October 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two great lightweight fights were announced in the last 24 hours for upcoming November fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 55 UFC Fight Night 55 officially has its co-main event, and it’s a three-round lightweight bout between Ross…

September 7th, 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’s the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 50. Surprises Ben Rothwell — Not many people believed in Ben Rothwell heading into UFC Fight Night 50, but…

September 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 UFC Fight Night 50 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jacare Souza wins in round 3 (+1075) In the main event of…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 50 took place tonight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT, and the card overall turned out to be a surprise hit as it featured a number of awesome finishes and great fights overall. In total, five favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and John Moraga. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Scoggins is a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Moraga is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most exciting fights at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Chiesa is a -135 favorite (bet $135 to win $100) while Lauzon is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 4th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics They say styles make fights. And even in the pure standup aspect of MMA, fighters come in a lot of shapes and sizes, and have very different striking tendencies. In addition to informative metrics like Knockdown Rate, Power Striking Accuracy, and Standup Volume Ratio, what target they’re aiming at also varies by fighter…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Matt Mitrione. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mitrione is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 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…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -570 favorite (bet $570 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Overeem…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a five-round middleweight bout between Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jacare is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Mousasi is a +250 underdog (bet $100 to win $250). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Jacare…

September 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon (+130) vs Michael Chiesa (-150) Fight Breakdown: The main card for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut will feature a lightweight scrap that will see Octagon veteran Joe Lauzon look to defeat a second consecutive…

August 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released the full-main card lines for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 50 card, and for Monday morning’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on each of the new lines. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Overeem opened at -380, the comeback on Rothwell +260. After action…

June 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them all. Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush, UFC 175 The first new bout is a middleweight match at UFC 175 between RFA middleweight champion Kevin…

December 19th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 9 came and went, leaving us with many exciting matchmaking options for the future. Here are my thoughts on what’s next for the winners. Joe Lauzon vs Nate Diaz – This is a fight between a pair of castmates from season five of The Ultimate Fighter that I would love to see….

December 14th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 9 ‘Fight of the Night’ Betting Props UFC on FOX 9 is an 11 fight card filled with a lot of lighter-weight talent, and it will be live tonight at 7 pm ET from the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, C.A. After the event has concluded, the UFC will reward a bonus…

December 9th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 9 lightweight Mac Danzig as he prepares for his main card bout this weekend (Dec. 14, 2013) against Joe Lauzon at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California. The former winner of The Ultimate Fighter season six is coming off two straight losses, and he’s approaching…

September 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC  yesterday booked a number of awesome new matches, including a featherweight bout at UFC on FOX 9 between two top 10-ranked fighters looking to move one step closer to a title shot. Nik Lentz vs. Chad Mendes, UFC on FOX 9 Chad Mendes will have to fight at least once more before he…

August 20th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Unlike some of the recent events held by the UFC, this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26 had multiple fights that were relevant to the rankings, and some of the results shook things up a little bit. First, in the Heavyweight division, Travis Browne makes the biggest jump of anyone this week, moving from 11…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon (-260) vs Michael Johnson (+200) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 26 in Boston features a main card lightweight match-up between hometown submission ace Joe Lauzon and TUF season 11 finalist Michael Johnson. Lauzon is currently the favorite at -260 ($260 to win $100) with the return on the underdog Johnson…

June 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

On Friday night in Milwaukee, WI, in the main event of RFA 8, Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis — the younger brother of UFC superstar Anthony Pettis — made his flyweight debut and it was an impressive one as he knocked out Dillard Pegg with a beautiful 1-2 combo in the first round of their title…

May 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There’s a heavyweight fight rumored for this summer, and it’s a big one. According to MMAjunkie.com, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is expected to return to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored opponent is none other than heavyweight banger Travis Browne,…

December 29th, 2012
Adam Martin.

Event: UFC 155 Matchup: Jim Miller (-225) vs. Joe Lauzon (+175) – three-round lightweight bout, co-main event Location: MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, NV Time: 10 p.m. (ET) on Saturday, December 29, 2012 How to watch: Pay-Per-View TALE OF THE TAPE: THE FAVORITE Name: Jim Miller MMA Record: 21-4 UFC Record: 10-3 Age: 29…

December 29th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 155: December 29, 2012 Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Lightweight Contender Jim Miller (-225) Profile: Scrappy lightweight contender and brother of UFC vet Dan Miller, Jim Miller (21-4) has come within a win of a title shot in the lightweight division on multiple occasions. He’s the perpetual contender and one-time owner of a seven-fight winning streak…

December 29th, 2012
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Frank Trigg talks UFC 155…

August 31st, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas open odds on the UFC 155 Grey Maynard vs Joe Lauzon match up.

July 29th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 4: August 4, 2012 Staples Center in Los Angeles, California UFC Lightweight Contender Joe Lauzon (-120) Profile: A six-year veteran of the UFC, “J-Lau” Joe Lauzon (21-7) has delivered memorable performances, from his knockout over former UFC champ Jens Pulver in his debut to his deep run on The Ultimate Fighter, while also…