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January 7th, 2019
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked argubaly the top fighter in the world for a quick-turnaround bout, and I’ll give my thoughts on this new matchup in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith, UFC 235 UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will put his belt on the line against Anthony Smith at UFC…

December 30th, 2018
James Lynch

MMAOddsbreaker’s James Lynch and Adam Martin are back to recap UFC 232.  Thanks as always to our sponsor Bad Boy If you would like to support the podcast, considering making a purchase on Amazon through our affiliate link here. Amazon will give us a small kickback for anything your purchase during your visit. Watch today’s…

December 29th, 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 38 events thus far, we’ve had quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

December 28th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The UFC held the press conference on Thursday for this weekend’s UFC 232 event in Inglewood, California, and it was one of the uglier pressers in recent memory. Both UFC president Dana White and headliner Jon Jones refused to delve too deep about Jones’ recent drug test failure, and the result was a press conference…

December 28th, 2018
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 ahead to the main event of UFC 232 as the world’s best fighter, Jonathan Dwight Jones, takes on Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson in a rematch of their classic title bout…

December 21st, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC 232 takes place December 29 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened the full odds for the card, and here they are. UFC 232 Opening Odds Jon Jones -190 Alexander Gustafsson +150 Cris Cyborg -280 Amanda Nunes +200 Michael Chiesa -165 Carlos Condit +135 Ilir Latifi -180 Corey Anderson…

October 14th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that December’s UFC 232 event will feature a light heavyweight title main event between former champion Jon Jones and former two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas’ betting line for the upcoming bout was released via ESPN earlier today. Here’s what Kalikas had to say about the contest: “Former champion…

October 11th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The rematch to one of the greatest fights in MMA history is now official, and I’ll give my thoughts on it in today’s MMA odds and ends. Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson 2, UFC 232 Light heavyweight rivals Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will meet at UFC 232, which is set for Saturday, December 29…

April 12th, 2017
James Lynch

Devin Clark (7-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Jake Collier (10-3) at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Devin also talks about earning his first UFC win last year, his training camp for this matchup and working with kids who have down syndrome.

March 28th, 2017
Matty

The first quarter of the year is in the books for the UFC, and to say the big fights have been underwhelming so far in 2017 would be an understatement. After Khabib Nurmagomedov’s interim lightweight title fight versus Tony Ferguson was cancelled at UFC 209 due to his hospitalization in attempting an extreme weight cut, and the welterweight championship…

December 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

On our 2016 Awards Show Special myself (@LynchOnSports) and Ian Parker (@ParkerCageHero) hand out hardware. 2016 Fighter of the Year JAMES Stipe Miocic – 3-0 in 2016, captured UFC heavyweight title. Honourable mention – Michael Bisping CARLIN Michael Bisping – 3-0 in 2016. Captured UFC middleweight title IAN Conor McGregor – 2-1 in 2016. Became first active…

December 20th, 2016
Matty

I may not be the biggest fan of Ronda Rousey, but I am a fan nonetheless. If you know her story and dedication to the sport of MMA, it is very hard not to be, especially after reading Ramona Shelburne’s article about Rousey’s return to the Octagon following a hiatus of more than a year when…

November 10th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC strips Jon Jones of interim light heavyweight title After a suspension was handed down earlier this week to Jon Jones earlier this week, the UFC has stripped light heavyweight of his interim title. Jones (22-1 was given a one-year suspension by USADA ahead of his UFC 200 matchup with Daniel Cormier back in July and cannot…

November 8th, 2016
James Lynch

USADA hands down a one-year suspension for Jon Jones  An independent arbitration panel handed down a one-year suspension on UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones on Monday. Jones (21-1) will be able to return to competition in July of 2017. USADA revealed that he tested positive for two banned substances, (clomiphene and Letrozol) in an…

July 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Jones receives temporary suspension from USADA for estrogen blockers Monday the NSAC confirmed that interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive prior to UFC 200 for hydroxy-clomiphene, “an anti-estrogenic agent” and “letrozole metabolite,” an “aromatase inhibitor,”according to NSAC attorney Caroline Bateman Jones (22-1) failed an out-of-competition drug test June 16 ahead of his UFC 200 matchup…

July 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Devin Clark (6-0) discusses his upcoming UFC debut against Alex Nicholson (6-2) at UFC Fight Night 91 on July 13th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Devin also talks about winning the RFA title in his last fight, how this UFC deal came together and training with Jon Jones ahead of this…

July 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Anderson Silva steps in for Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier at UFC 200  Thursday UFC President Dana White announced that former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will step in against Daniel Cormier at UFC 200. Silva (33-7) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84, which pushed him to…

July 8th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With the shocking announcement 24 hours ago that Jon Jones was out of the main event of UFC 200, the promotion has been scrambling to find a replacement. They found one in former middleweight champion and pound-for-pound legend Anderson Silva, who will return to the Octagon to battle Cormier in a non-title bout on the…

July 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Jones off UFC 200 due to potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event scrapped  UFC President Dana White Wednesday night revealed that the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones has been called off. This is due to Jones being flagged to a potential violation by USADA. The new main event…

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 5th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 200 light heavyweight championship headliner between Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier. I spoke to the following fighters. Mike “Biggie” Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight – 00:00:09 Greg Rebello – CES heavyweight – 00:00:46 Sean Soriano –…

July 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Legacy FC 57 Highlights (via MMAJunkie)    Artem Lobov vs. Chris Avila in the works for UFC 202 MMAFighting reports  that the UFC is working towards a featherweight matchup between Artem Lobov and Chris Avila to UFC 202 Lobov (12-12, 1 NC) has gone 0-2 in the UFC so far, losing at the TUF 22 Finale to Ryan…

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…

June 30th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 200 Date: July 9, 2016 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Light Heavyweight title bout: Jon Jones (-320) vs Daniel Cormier (+260) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 200 will be a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and interim-champion Jon Jones, with Jones being favored to win at -320…

May 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Weight Management Specialist Lou Giordano discusses working with his new client Andrei Arlovski ahead his UFC Fight Night 87 bout during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Lou also talks about working with Jon Jones and “Bones” win at UFC 197. He also talks about his busy schedule, challenges of taking on…

May 1st, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 154 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by UFC bantamweight Rob Font who takes on John Lineker at UFC 198 on May 14th. Then Invicta FC bantamweight champion Tonya Evinger stops by to talk about her upcoming title defence against Colleen Schneider on…

April 27th, 2016
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones set as UFC 200 Headliner This morning on Good Morning America, it was revealed that the rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will headline UFC 200 in July.   Just announced on @GMA: the #UFC200 Main Event will be @JonnyBones (Jon Jones) vs. @dc_mma (Daniel Cormier). @UFChttps://t.co/7Hcnmh3Enp — Good Morning…

April 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan signs with WSOF Nick Baldwin of BloodyElbow.com spoke to Heavyweight Shawn Jordan about the news that the former UFC heavyweight has signed with WSOF. Jordan (18-7) revealed in the interview that the UFC decided not to re-sign the former LSU football player. Jordan went 6-4 in the UFC including a…

April 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor tweets he’s back on UFC 200  Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016   However multiple sources including MMAJunkie believe that this isn’t set in stone Multiple sources…

April 24th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 153 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by Flo Combat’s Senior editor Duane Finley to discuss his new role with the company. Then welterweight James Terry discusses his upcoming fight with Buddy Wallace at Conquer FC 2 on April 30th. Finally we’re joined…

April 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 197 co-main event between Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo. I spoke to the following fighters. Jesse Ronson – UFC Veteran / Welterweight 00:00:09 Peter Barrett – 6-0 Lightweight Fighter 00:00:25 Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight 00:00:36…

April 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 197 main event between Jon Jones vs. Henry Cejudo. I spoke to the following fighters. Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight 00:00:09 Peter Petties – Titan FC featherweight 00:00:48 Chase Sherman – Titan FC Heavyweight 00:01:24 Jesse…

April 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2016 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. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time around. After 10 events…

April 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 19: “Jones vs OSP” takes place today (Friday, April 22, 2016) from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 7:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a light heavyweight interim title bout between Jon Jones and…

April 22nd, 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 Saturday’s night main event as Jon Jones returns to the octagon to face Ovince St. Preux for the light heavyweight interim title.   Jon Jones (Record: 21-1, -650…

April 21st, 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 197 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 197. 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. Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson – UFC 135 Upcoming Bout: Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s been 15 months since Jon Jones stepped foot inside the Octagon. Saturday night, the wait is over. While Jones has certainly remained intriguing and entertaining outside of the cage (his interactions with Daniel Cormier being particularly amusing), there’s nothing quite like seeing the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA today — and perhaps the best…

April 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Diego Brandao arrested after allegedly striking strip club employee with gun Sherdog.com broke the news Saturday night that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested on Friday after allegedly striking a strip-club employee in the face with a gun on Thursday. Brandao (20-11)  had an altercation with a DJ at Albuquerque strip club “Knockouts” and was later denied…

April 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier offers OSP a training camp at AKA to prep for Jon Jones at UFC 197 Injured and off UFC 197, Daniel Cormier was on The MMA Hour Monday and revealed that he’s willing to fly Ovince St-Preux out to San Jose to train at American Kickboxing Academy. Hat tip to Zane Simon of BloodyElbow who has the transcript…

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones One of the top pound-for-pound MMA fighters on the planet, Jon ”Bones” Jones (20-1) has dominated the light heavyweight scene, becoming the youngest UFC title holder ever early in 2011 at the age of 23. With an…

April 1st, 2016
James Lynch

DA recommends curfew, courses for former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones Following his five traffic citations last week, Jon Jones now requires permission from probation officer to use a motor vehicle. However the most important news for MMA fans, Jones will still compete at UFC 197 against Daniel Cormier, which takes place April 23 at Las Vegas’ MGM…

March 30th, 2016
James Lynch

After drag racing citation, Jon Jones arrested on probation violation Jon Jones was arrested Tuesaday by Albuquerque police five days after being cited on multiple traffic charges according to TMZ. Jones (21-1) was pulled over last Thursday and cited for drag racing, exhibition driving, weaving, failing to properly display his license plate, and modifying his exhaust pipe according to a…

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…

November 29th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 133 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by ONE Championship heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera who discusses his upcoming fight with Chi Lewis-Parry on Dec. 11th. Then UFC welterweight John Howard talks about his upcoming fight with Tim Means at UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10th. Also…

November 25th, 2015
James Lynch

Josh Barnett vs. Ben Rothwell set for UFC on FOX 18 Last night on FOX Sports Live it was announced that Josh Barnett will be taking on Ben Rothwell January 30th at UFC on FOX 18. The card is headlined by Anthony Johnson taking on Ryan Bader. Barnett (34-7), is coming off a five-round unanimous decision victory…

November 3rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It’s good to be back, and it’s good to see MMA hasn’t changed in the couple of weeks I’ve been gone. Injuries and personal drama seem to be the order of the day, just as they always were. The biggest news coming out Monday night is that UFC welterweight contender Matt Brown is out of…

October 26th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The biggest MMA story of 2015 came to a conclusion this past weekend when former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was reinstated by the UFC. Jones had been suspended indefinitely and had his title stripped following a felony hit and run earlier this year where a pregnant woman was injured. Eventually,…

September 30th, 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 UFC 192 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

September 30th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was headlined by yet another fighter appearing in court, although this hearing had a more favorable result for the party in question. UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was given what amounted to little more than a light tap on the wrist for the accident he caused resulting in a pregnant woman breaking her…