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February 18th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 172: Fedor vs. Mitrione Date: February 18, 2017 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Bellator Fighting Championship is back this Saturday (February 18, 2017) with Bellator 172: Fedor vs Mitrione. The five-fight main card is scheduled to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike TV, with preliminary action preceding it on the…

May 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Undisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson off Bellator 154 fight with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler due to an undisclosed injury according to FloCombat.com. Both Thomson’s (22-8 ) and Chandler (14-3) are both coming off back-to-back wins. There is no word on what type of injury Thomson had sustained. A replacement opponent…

December 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

On one of the last weekends of the year without a UFC, Bellator will return to Scott Coker’s old stomping grounds for Bellator 147. It won’t be the Shank Tark hosting the event, but the San Jose State University Event Center will host Strikeforce veterans such as Josh Thomson, Virgil Zwicker, and James Terry. Thomson…

November 26th, 2015
James Lynch

Bellator MMA lightweight John Alessio made headlines weeks ago when a post on Reddit revealed he is working for Uber. Fans and even some media suggested the Canadian was working for Uber because he was broke from his fighting career. Alessio (35-17 2 NC) spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 132 of The Parting Shot Podcast about this and also…

August 19th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Not to be outdone by a wide variety of fight announcements on Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kept journalists very busy with a huge day of bookings, specifically the upcoming UFC Fight Night 77 event this November in Brazil. Here are the details and my thoughts: UFC Henry Cejudo vs Jussier Formiga, TUF Latin America Finale…

July 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 71. The Surprises Frank Mir — The main event saw Mir KO Todd Duffee in devastating fashion in the very first round. Mir looked great in this fight. His power was huge, his chin held up, and with two-straight wins, he’s…

July 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 71 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. Frank Mir wins by T/KO (+415)/Mir wins in round 1 (+350) The main event of the evening featured one…

July 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

As the third UFC event in a five-day stretch, there weren’t high expectations placed on UFC Fight Night 71. Most fans already got their fix from UFC 189 and the TUF 21 Finale, and to most, this card felt like a bunch of scrap “leftover” fights that didn’t make it to the two Vegas cards….

July 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 71 is a three-round lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Josh Thomson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Ferguson is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Thomson is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Ferguson at…

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…

March 31st, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two huge fights were announced by the UFC on Monday, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both bouts. Glover Teixeira vs. Alexander Gustafsson, UFC Fight Night 69 The main event of UFC Fight Night 69 will be a five-round fight between top light heavyweight contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Glover…

February 27th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the most injury-prone fighters in MMA has pulled out of his latest fight. Josh Thomson, who has suffered a number of injuries during his illustrious MMA career, announced Thursday he has pulled out of his upcoming fight at UFC Fight Night 62 against Gilbert Burns, and the UFC is looking for a replacement…

January 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC is going back to Brazil in March, and it’s bringing back a star-studded lineup when it does. According to Combate, UFC Fight Night 62 will take place March 21 at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the main event will be a five-round bantamweight fight between top contenders Urijah Faber…

January 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Last time in our series reviewing 2014 in MMA betting, we took a look at the most profitable UFC fighters of the year. This time around, we take a peek at what was on the other side of the coin, listing the ten least profitable fighters from the past twelve months. By the very nature…

July 29th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC on Fox 12 taking place last weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update….

July 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Photo Courtesy, Esther Lin – MMAFighting.com 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 on FOX 12. Surprises Bobby Green — In what was the biggest upset of hte…

July 26th, 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 on FOX 12 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Robbie Lawler wins by decision (+492)/ Lawler wins by unanimous decision (+575)…

July 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 12 took place tonight at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, and the card provided a great night of mixed martial arts action for fans of the sport in attendance and those watching on television. Overall, 10 favorites came through while two underdogs score. Here’s a betting recap for UFC on…

July 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returns to network TV on Saturday with a four-fight bill on Fox that has fans salivating at the potential for exciting fights. Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown have provided some of the most memorable bouts and moments in recent UFC history, and the combination of them in the same cage seems sure to…

July 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 12 Date: July 26, 2014 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA UFC on FOX 12 will be live from San Jose, CA on Saturday at 8pm ET on FOX with a four-fight main card to be headlined by a five round welterweight contest between Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown, which will…

July 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC on FOX 12 televised prelims is a three-round lightweight bout between Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal and Daron “The Detroit Superstar” Cruickshank. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Masvidal as a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Cruickshank is a +215 underdog (bet $100 to win…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 12 is a five-round welterweight bout between “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler and Matt “The Immortal” Brown. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Lawler as a -355 favorite (bet $355 to win $100) while Brown is a +320 underdog (bet $100 to win $320). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round featherweight bout between Dennis “The Menace” Bermudez and Clay “The Carpenter” Guida. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bermudez as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Guida is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout of UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round lightweight bout between Josh “The Punk” Thomson and Bobby “King” Green. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Thomson as a -260 favorite (bet $260 to win $100) while Green is a +220 underdog (bet $100 to win $220). MMA…

July 25th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 12 lightweight Josh Thomson as he prepares for his main card bout Saturday night (July 26, 2014) against Bobby Green at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The former Strikeforce lightweight champion knows how close he is to the top of the division, and he’s…

July 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round women’s strawweight bout between Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Juliana Carneiro Lima. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Jedrzejczyk as a -280 favorite (bet $280 to win $100) while Lima is a +255 underdog (bet $100 to win $255). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round featherweight bout between “Super” Steven Siler and Noad “Neo” Lahat. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Siler as a -230 favorite (bet $230 to win $100) while Lahat is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA…

July 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the televised prelims at UFC on FOX 12 is a three-round welterweight bout between Tim “The Dirty Bird” Means and Hernani Perpetuo. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Means as a -225 favorite (bet $225 to win $100) while Perpetuo is a +205 underdog (bet $100 to win $205). MMA…

July 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday, one of the most anticipated fights of the year goes down on Fox. Welterweights Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown will look to inflict all sorts of damage upon one another in an effort to move a step closer to champion Johny Hendricks. Before the four-fight main card kicks off on Big Fox, one…

July 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While the atmosphere certainly won’t be the same in San Jose next Saturday as it was in Dublin, the fights are shaping up to be just as, if not more, exciting. Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown should provide spectacular entertainment in the main event, while Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson looks to continue his recent light heavyweight…

July 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on these newly-announced fights. Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green, UFC on FOX 12 Due to an injury to Michael Johnson, the UFC called upon Bobby Green to fill in for Johnson against…

May 15th, 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… ”The California Kid” Urijah Faber vs Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres – This bantamweight scrap was just announced and will be on the main card for UFC…

May 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC on FOX 12 card just got a little bit better. The upcoming fight card, which takes place July 26 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, yesterday received the addition of a three-round welterweight bout between UFC newcomer Andreas Stahl and TUF Brazil 2 vet Viscardi Andrade. The fight booking was first reported…

May 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC fights were announced over the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all the new fight bookings. Jake Lindsey vs. Jon Tuck, UFC Fight Night 42 A three-round lightweight bout between Jake Lindsey and Jon Tuck is the latest addition to…

January 27th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 turned in another very competitive fight, but also another main event split decision that caused flare-ups around the Twitter-sphere. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson won the fight on two scorecards with 49-46 and 48-47 final tallies, while Josh Thomson won according to a third judge 48-47….

January 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

If you were smart/bold enough to attack the prop bets for UFC on FOX 10 then you would have made a ton of cash because a number of massive underdog prop bets came through. Here are five crazy UFC on FOX 10 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Benson…

January 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another UFC card provided yet another night full of surprises and disappointments. Here’s three of each from Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 10 event. Surprises Josh Thomson — In the main event of the evening, Josh Thomson put on one of the best performances of his career, defeating Benson Henderson to earn himself a shot…

January 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s latest foray on network television certainly provided some interesting results. The actual winners of the fights are almost exactly what most had predicted, but the manner in which those victories came wasn’t necessarily what was expected. Nowhere was this more evident than in the main event, where Benson Henderson (20-3) picked up a…

January 26th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 37 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Chris McMaster (@MMADecisions), the founder of MMADecisions.com to talk all about his unique website that keeps track of all MMA judging.  Also The MMA Report’s  Jason Floyd (@Jason_Floyd) discusses the big story he broke this week between NBC and Bellator, and other various notes…

January 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 10 took place tonight at United Center in Chicago, Ill., and the event turned out to be a lot of fun from an entertainment standpoint, as well as profitable from a betting standpoint if you were counting on the favorites to win — but not if you bet the dog in the main…

January 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 10 is live today from The United Center in Chicago, IL with a sure to be great 11-fight card. From a betting perspective, there are several props I like. If interested in betting these, or any other props, you may do so at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. These are my prop plays for UFC…

January 24th, 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 betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our MMA betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early on…

January 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off our first losing event in eight tries, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC on Fox 10. MMAOddsbreaker Premium has made a profit in 17 of the last 22 events overall and are up 55 units life-to-date for a return on investment of 20%. You…

January 24th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com 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 on Fox 10 tonight (Jan. 25, 2014) which…

January 24th, 2014
Bryan Levick

Over the past eight or nine months, current top UFC lightweight and former Strikeforce 155-pound champion Josh “The Punk” Thomson has experienced a plethora of excitement, but one moment in particular has brought about significant changes. Returning to the Octagon in April and putting on a great display in front of a new era of…

January 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 10 is a five-round lightweight bout between top contenders Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Josh “The Punk” Thomson. The current betting line for this match at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Henderson as a -290 favorite (bet $290 to win $100), while Thomson is a +260 underdog (bet $100 to win $260). MMA…

January 23rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 10 January 25, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Benson Henderson vs. Josh Thomson By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  After an injury shuffle for UFC on FOX 10 we have Benson Henderson and Josh Thomson facing off in the main event. Neither of these two own at belt at the moment, which is…

January 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draws dropping like flies towards the end of 2013, there was (and is) a significant gap in the ability to draw large numbers of fans in moving forward. With that in mind, the four shows where the UFC airs on Fox could very well become the biggest shows the company…

January 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 36 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (@thebigticket205), who fights this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10 against Nikita Krylov. Later we welcome Maximum Fighting Championship President & CEO Mark Pavelich to discuss his promotion’s plans for 2014. The Big Three 1) WSOF…

January 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC ON FOX 10: HENDERSON VS. THOMSON Date: Jan. 25, 2014 Location: Chicago, Il. Broadcast: FOX UFC Lightweight Benson Henderson (-210) Profile: The former WEC lightweight champion and the man to dethrone Frankie Edgar from his 155-pound UFC title, Benson “Smooth” Henderson (19-3) had his seven-fight winning streak snapped by his former WEC foe, Anthony Pettis, at UFC 164. This…

January 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC ON FOX 10: HENDERSON VS. THOMSON Date: Jan. 25, 2014 Location: Chicago, Il. Broadcast: FOX UFC Heavyweight Stipe Miocic (-210) Profile: Ohio native Stipe Miocic (10-1) was bred for MMA. A former Golden Gloves champion, Miocic supplemented his stand up skills with NCAA Division I wrestling, and started his MMA career 10-0 with nine knockouts, blazing a path through the…

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