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March 28th, 2017
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of March. March 4th – BRACE 46 (Queensland, Australia)  B.J. Bland def. Ben Wall via TKO (Elbows)…

March 3rd, 2017
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC, Bellator or WSOF – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for…

May 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Shannon Knapp leaves spot open for Cyborg at Invicta FC 18 in July Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp told MMAJunkie on Thursday that she’s targeting July 29th for Invicta FC 18 and she’s leaving a spot open for current featherweight champion Christine “Cyborg” Justino. Knapp mentioned that she’s targeting July 29 for Invicta FC 18 at a city to be determined…

May 28th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 67 Date: May 30, 2015 Arena: Goiana Arena City: Goiana, Goias, Brazil Featherweight bout: Lucas Martins (+325) vs Mirsad Bektic (-400) Fight Breakdown: Kicking things off for the UFC Fight Night 67 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be a featherweight match-up between the Brazilian, Lucas Martins and the Bosnian, Mirsad…

May 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 67 is a three-round featherweight bout between Mirsad Bektic and Lucas Martins. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Bektic is a -360 favorite (bet $360 to win $100) while Martins is a +300 underdog (bet $100 to win $300). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Bektic…

May 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Colby Covington vs. Mike Pyle, UFC 187 Sean Spencer is injured and out his bout at Mike Pyle, and now the veteran welterweight will take on Colby Covington at UFC…

October 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 179 that I find very intriguing is a three-round featherweight bout between Darren Elkins and Lucas Martins. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Elkins is a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Martins is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155)….

October 20th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 179 Date: October 25, 2014 Arena: Maracanazinho Gymnasium City: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Featherweight bout: Darren “The Damage” Elkins (-175) vs Lucas Martins (+155) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC 179 on Pay Per View will feature a featherweight match-up between Indiana native Darren “The Damage” Elkins and Brazilia’s own Lucas Martins. Elkins…

September 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two more bouts were added to the UFC’s October PPV event, UFC 179, which takes place October 25 at Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both of these bouts will be on the preliminary card. The first is a featherweight bout between Darren Elkins and Lucas Martins. Elkins is the prototypical grinder who uses his wrestling…

July 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Your Best Bets for UFC Fight Night 45’s ‘Fight of The Night’ UFC Fight Night 45 will be live today from Atlantic City with an 11-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will kick off at 9:00 pm ET on FOX Sports 1, with preliminary action getting going at 6:30 pm ET on UFC…

July 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 45 is a three-round lightweight bout between Edson “Junior” Barboza and Evan Dunham. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Barboza as a -260 favorite (bet $260 to win $100) while Dunham is a +220 underdog (bet $100 to win $220). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas originally…

July 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 45 is a three-round featherweight bout between Alex “The Spartan” White and Lucas “Mineiro” Martins. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists White as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Martins is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win $140). MMA…

July 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 45 is a three-round women’s bantamweight bout between Leslie “The Peacemaker” Smith and Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Smith as a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Duke is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120)….

July 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 45 is a three-round lightweight battle between veterans Gleison Tibau and Pat “Bam Bam” Healy. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Tibau as a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Healy is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA oddsmaker…

July 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 45 Date: July 16, 2014 Arena: Revel Casino Hotel City: Atlantic City, NJ Featherweight bout: Alex “ The Spartan” White (-160) vs Lucas Martins (+140) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action started for UFC Fight Night 45 on FOX Sports 1 will be a 145 pound scrap between Alex “The Spartan” White and…

June 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC matchups were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Alex White vs. Lucas Martins, UFC Fight Night 45 Due to an injury to Jim Alers, Alex White has been called upon to take on Lucas Martins in a featherweight bout…

May 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC had a busy day yesterday, announcing a bevy of new matchups for upcoming fight cards. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Robert Whittaker vs. Mike Rhodes, UFC Fight Night 43 The UFC added a welterweight bout between Robert Whittaker and Mike Rhodes to…

January 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two new bouts for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on both of them. UFC 169: Jamie Varner vs. Abel Trujillo The first new matchup is a lightweight bout that will kick off the UFC 169 PPV card between Jamie Varner and…

September 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

As per usual, a number of new UFC matchups were announced over the weekend, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on all the upcoming bouts. John Moraga vs. Darren Uyenoyama, UFC on FOX 9 The UFC felt like making the upcoming UFC on FOX 9 card more stacked, so they…

September 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 28 Date: September 4, 2013 Arena: Mineirinho Arena City: Belo Horizonte, Brazil Bantamweight bout: Lucas Martins (-130) vs Ramiro Hernandez, Jr. (+120) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 28 prelims features a contest between two bantamweight warriors when the Brazilian Lucas Martins takes on Iowa’s Ramiro Hernandez, Jr. Martins is currently the…

May 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There is often an extreme amount of value that’s hidden in prop lines for UFC events, and UFC on FX 8 was no exception to this as a number of crazy prop bets cashed big time to those who bet them. Below are five prop bets that cashed out huge last night at UFC on…