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October 8th, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC 229 was billed as one of the biggest cards in MMA history and it turned out to be an amazing show full of terrific fights and unexpected finishes. At the same time, we know things took a real ugly turn when Khabib Nurmagomedov jumped over the Octagon fence after choking out Conor McGregor in…

October 6th, 2018
MMA OddsBreaker

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 28 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…

October 6th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Reed Kuhn, author of “Fightnomics,” offers some intriguing statistics about the two fighters competing in the UFC 229 main event, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. The first three graphs tell the following story: 1. These are two of the most dominant fighters in the division… but in very different ways. 2. Clearly Conor’s striking is…

October 5th, 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 biggest fight of 2018 as Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon to take on undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a colossal clash at UFC 229….

October 4th, 2018
Chris White

Despite there not being as much buzz as usual for a Conor fight, this is a huge fight for the promotion and the sport overall. Conor is returning to MMA after a two-year layoff, returning from a lottery fight with boxing’s best. He has his work cut out for him in his return as he…

October 4th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

BetDSI has opened Conor McGregor as an underdog for a second straight fight in the combat sports arena. The polarizing Irishman was a massive underdog in his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather last summer, and now he’s an underdog in the Lightweight title fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, which ws…

October 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

UFC 229 takes place Saturday, October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the opening odds for the full card, and here they are. UFC 229 Opening Odds Khabib Nurmagomedov -185Conor McGregor +155 Tony Ferguson -265Anthony Pettis +185 Alexander Volkov -185Derrick Lewis +145 Dominick Reyes -165Ovince Saint-Preux +125 Michelle…

March 30th, 2017
Jay Primetown

A quarter of the way into 2017, and there have already been some memorable moments. Jay Primetown gives his picks for the most memorable moments in the UFC during the first three months of 2017. Biggest Moment: The Fight That Didn’t Happen The biggest moment in the first quarter of 2017 was in fact the…

March 7th, 2017
James Lynch

Khabib Nurmagomedov releases statement after withdrawing from UFC 209 After pulling out of Saturday’s UFC 209 matchup with Tony Ferguson due to “weight management issues” Khabib Nurmagomedov posted an update via his Instagram account.. “Whoever you are or whatever you do, you’ll get only what God prescribed for you. AlhamduliLlah for everything God gifted me…

March 4th, 2017
Matty

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with UFC 209 this Saturday (March 4, 2017). The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA oddsmaker previewed the main and co-main events, featuring a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and top contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Trigg and…

February 28th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 12 scheduled bouts that are set to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET….

February 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the interim UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson. Click below to see who picked who… Aiemann Zahabi – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Eric Spicely – UFC middleweight – 00:00:32 Mike ‘Biggie’ Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight champion – 00:01:00 Gerald Meerschaert – UFC middleweight – 00:01:12 Jeremy Kennedy –…

February 27th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

While it may not do blockbuster business, next weekend’s UFC 209 is a massive card for hardcore MMA fans. Headlined by a pair of very intriguing title fights, the card also features plenty of fan favorites, and several of the more highly regarded prospects on the roster at the moment. The main event will be…

February 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC welterweight title fight rematch between champ Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson. Click below to see who picked who…   Randy Brown – UFC welterweight – 00:00:09 Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight – 00:00:17 Aiemann Zahabi – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:48 Mike Biggie Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight champion – 00:00:59…

January 13th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

With several title fights recently announced for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it’s time to get back to work. Taking place in just about a month and a half, UFC 209 will feature not one, but two title fights as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley rematches Stephen Thompson and an interim lightweight title will be decided between…

January 13th, 2017
James Lynch

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson set for interim 155 title fight at UFC 209  UFC officials announced Thursday that Tony Ferguson will face Khabib Nurmagomedov for the interim lightweight title at UFC 209. With lightweight champion Conor McGregor (21-3) not expected to return to action until mid-2017, the promotion add interim belt to the equation. Ferguson (22-3) heads into this matchup…

January 3rd, 2017
Matty

Khabib Nurmagomedov offers Tony Ferguson $200,000 to fight him So far in 2017, a few high-profile UFC fighters seem to be taking it into their own hands — and mouths — to try to make some blockbuster matchups happen even if the organization has yet to approve them. Nothing has been formally planned out past…

November 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Conor McGregor set a record last weekend (November 12, 2016) at UFC 205 when he became the first man to simultaneously hold championships in multiple weight classes, winning the featherweight strap from Jose Aldo last year at UFC 194 and most recently defeating Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight belt on Saturday night. So the big question…

November 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Five Props 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 are five UFC 205 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook… 1) Woodley/Thompson is a Draw (+6500) Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Woodley fought…

November 12th, 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 undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on fellow top ten lightweight Michael Johnson.   Michael Johnson (Record: 18-10, +240 Favorite, Fighter Grade: A-) Blackzilians fighter Michael Johnson enters UFC…

November 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 205 Date: November 12, 2016 Arena: Madison Square Garden City: New York City, NY The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to New York City for the first time in both promotional and mixed martial arts history for UFC 205. The stacked 13-fight card will get going with preliminary card action on UFC Fight Pass…

November 8th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 205 lightweight Michael Johnson as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (November 12, 2016) against Khabib Nurmagomedov at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The St. Louis native discusses fighting at MSG and how he plans to beat Nurmagomedov: “Nothing special to me, it’s New York, it’s good for the sport….

September 28th, 2016
Matty

Michael Johnson to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 205 The final piece to what looks like the best MMA card of all-time was announced by the UFC on Tuesday, as lightweights Michael Johnson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will clash at UFC 205 on November 12th in New York City. The matchup between two top contenders at 155…

September 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov in the works for UFC 206 in Toronto  Yesterday evening on FS1’s “UFC Tonight” Megan Olivi reported that lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez had missed the contract deadline for a potential matchup at UFC 205 in New York on November 12th. As a result, the former Bellator champ is reportedly facing Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC…

April 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Lance celebrating the birth of his second child, Sean decided to rejoin the podcast for once. On a weekend where the Fox card features some of the greatest MMA Analysis official nicknames in the sport, this one still turned out alright without our usual host. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Lyoto Machida & Beneil…

April 12th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend the UFC returns to big FOX with a slightly altered card. The main event was set to be Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson in a lightweight title eliminator, but a late injury forced… NOT Khabib out of the fight. Who saw that one coming? As a result, Khabib will now be getting the…

April 12th, 2016
James Lynch

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Darrell Horcher will be at 160-pound catchweight Darrell Horcher told Ariel Helwani Monday on The MMA Hour, that he was 181-pounds when he got the call to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov. Because of this, both parties agreed to a 160-pound catchweight matchup instead of a lightweight contest. “That last five pounds is a big difference. Losing those…

April 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Khabib Nurmagomedov takes on short-notice opponent Darrell Horcher  With an injury to Tony Ferguson, UFC officials announced Thursday they’ve signed Darrell Horcher to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at next weeks UFC on FOX 19 event. Nurmagomedov (22-0) hasn’t competed since a 2014 victory over current champ Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 11. He’s currently 6-0 inside the octagon….

April 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19  MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card’s new main event….

January 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has several more intriguing bouts booked for 2016 already, including an upcoming main event for UFC on Fox 19, which takes place later this spring (April 16, 2016) at a yet to be determined venue and location. The event will be headlined by a lightweight clash between top contenders Tony Ferguson and…

January 27th, 2016
James Lynch

Johny Hendricks vs. Stephen Thompson headline UFC 196, which now airs on FOX Sports 1 With injuries to headliners Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum, the UFC announced Wednesday that the UFC 196 PPV has been moved to FS1. In addition, welterweights Johny Hendricks and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson have been elevated to the main event, which will be…

November 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

On Tuesday it was announced that Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic had pulled out of his schedule fight at UFC Fight Night 79 and also announced his retirement from MMA (again). It was thought that the decision was made in large part due to injury, however some additional news surfaced yesterday that changes the picture a bit….

October 30th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

In perhaps the least surprising news of the year, top UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is injured again. According to reports, Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of his upcoming Ultimate Fighter 22 Finale co-headlining bout against Tony Ferguson due to a rib injury. There are preliminary talks of Edson Barboza stepping in to replace him,…

August 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Friday saw the announcement of a fantastic fight between two of the fastest rising contenders in the UFC’s lightweight division. That bout of course is between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Both men have competed 22 times professionally, with Nurmagomedov emerging victorious in each of his appearances, while Ferguson has racked up a 19-3 record….

March 26th, 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…

March 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s next pay-per-view card in Montreal has already been booked and altered by injuries, as the originally scheduled main event between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao had to be postponed once again. The last time this fight got postponed it was due to Barao falling ill due to a bad weight cut. This time…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC’s return to Las Vegas, Nevada, on May 23 with a stacked card that is one of the best of the year on paper. Here are the five fights that have been booked for the super card so far, along with my thoughts on them: Jon Jones vs. Anthony Johnson The main event of…

April 19th, 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 11 today (April 19, 2014) which…

April 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC on FOX 11 preliminary card is a three-round lightweight matchup between top contenders Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov and Rafael dos Anjos. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Nurmagomedov as a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while dos Anjos is a +230 underdog (bet $100…

April 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 11 Date: April 18, 2014 Arena: Amway Center City: Orlando, FL Heavyweight bout: Fabricio Werdum (+170) vs Travis “Hapa” Browne (-200) Gabe’s Prediction: I think this fight is going to end early, either by Browne knocking Werdum out, or Werdum securing a submission. If that happens, it will likely be off his…

February 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 170’s loss is UFC on FOX 11’s gain. The promotion late last night announced that Rustam Khabilov vs. Rafael dos Anjos has been scratched from this month’s UFC 170 event due to an undisclosed injury to Khabilov, and now dos Anjos will move to the UFC on FOX 11 card in April, where he’ll…

October 11th, 2013
Staff

With a pair of events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as every weight class sees some sort of change. Also of note, we’re switching to a top 10-based format for all weight divisions rather…

September 21st, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 165 is poised to be one of the best MMA events of the year from both an excitement standpoint as well as a betting standpoint as there’s a ton of interesting prop bets available at 5Dimes Sportsbook for tonight’s card that I believe have a great chance of hitting. Here’s five prop bets that I believe bettors…

September 20th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 165 Date: September 21, 2013 Arena: Air Canada Centre City: Toronto, Ontario, Canada Lightweight bout: Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov (-245) vs Pat “Bam-Bam” Healy (+205) Fight Breakdown: Kicking things off for the UFC 165 main card is a highly anticipated match-up between two willful warriors who look to advance in the top 10 of…

September 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The most important lightweight matchup out of four 155-pound fights scheduled for next weekend’s (Sept. 21, 2013) UFC 165 card is a battle between the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov and veteran Pat Healy which will see the winner rocket into title contention. 5Dimes Sportsbook currently lists Nurmagomedov as a -230 betting favorite (bet $230 to win $100) while…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC 160 weigh-ins today took place in Las Vegas, NV, and, with former heavyweight boxing champ Mike Tyson flanking UFC president Dana White on stage, 23 of the 24 fighters on the card make weight. The lone exception was lightweight fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, who weighed in 156.5 pounds for his preliminary bout against Abel…

January 18th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FX 7: January 19, 2013 Ibirapuera Arena in São Paulo, Brazil UFC Lightweight Contender Khabib Nurmagomedov (-200) Profile: The undefeated Russian combat master Khabib Nurmagomedov (18-0) is considered a master in Combat Sambo, (translated as self-defense without weapons), holds a black belt in judo and also trains stand up with the American Kickboxing…