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September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Now that the NFL season has kicked off, with the NBA and NHL just around the corner as well, it’s time for the Octagon to embark on its annual fall world tour. Stops this year include Brasilia (September 24th), Manchester (October 8th), Manila (October 15th), Mexico City (November 5th), a two-event day on November 19th…

July 2nd, 2016
Betting Bruiser

Going into the rematch against Luke Rockhold, not many people gave Michael Bisping a better chance of surviving than a snowball’s chance in hell. Oddsmakers around the world essentially gave Bisping less than a 15% chance of winning the championship, an opportunity he was given on short notice. Maybe Luke Rockhold made the same mistake…

June 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC upcoming this weekend, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun (Lance has been fired, and Old Sean is back on probation) were able to dive deep into UFC 199 to recap the most entertaining MMA event of 2016. Some of the big moments covered include Michael Bisping’s shocking win, Dan Henderson’s brutal KO, and…

June 4th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 199: Rockhold vs Bisping Date: June 4, 2016 Arena: The Forum City: Los Angeles, CA Middleweight title bout: Michael Bisping (+540) vs Luke Rockhold (-600) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 199 in Los Angeles will be a middleweight title fight between defending champion Luke Rockhold and the challenger Michael Bisping, with Bisping…

June 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

There are only three things missing from this week’s MMA Analysis: 1) Surrender 2) Retreat 3) Lance You won’t find any of those in our UFC 199 preview, as we’ve got the crew with us, so you know we mean business. We don’t spend much time on the top two fights — as each champion…

June 1st, 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 the main event of UFC 199 in Los Angeles, California as Luke Rockhold defends his middleweight title against England’s Michael Bisping.   Michael Bisping (Record: 28-7, +600 Underdog,…

May 31st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The summer run of big fights continues in the Octagon this Saturday at UFC 199. We saw a title change hands at UFC 198 when Stipe Miocic upset heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum, and a pair of challengers hope to replicate that feat this weekend. For challengers Michael Bisping and Urijah Faber, it would also mean…

May 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC 199 Date: June 4th, 2016 Location: Inglewood, California Venue: The Forum Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (15-2) Entering the Octagon as an immediate contender, former Strikeforce middleweight champion Rockhold was matched up with Vitor Belfort for his UFC debut and he was stopped with a knockout of the year contender. An…

May 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Michael Bisping replaces Chris Weidman against Luke Rockhold at UFC 199   UFC President Dana White today announced Wednesday on ESPN Sportscenter that Michael Bisping has stepped in on short notice to face UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold at UFC 199. This comes after the news yesterday that Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from the main…

March 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: UFC 196 post fight presser   Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson headline UFC Ottawa UFC President Dana White announced Friday that  Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson will headline UFC Fight Night 89 in the promotions…

February 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Futures: Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Date: June TBD Location: N/A Venue: N/A Broadcast: PPV UFC Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold The undisputed, defending middleweight champion of the world Luke Rockhold (14-2) 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…

January 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champ Marcin Tybura signs with the UFC According to Marcin Tybura’s management, the Russian heavyweight is the newest member of the UFC roster. Tybura (13-1) is a former M-1 Challenge heavyweight champion and boasts 11 of his 13 career wins by stoppage including a victory over UFC/Bellator veteran Damian Grabovski. He…

January 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Report: UFC 197 adds Dos Anjos vs McGregor headliner, Holm vs Tate co-main event Champion vs. Champion at UFC 197? Apparently so. Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter is reporting the news that UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor will fight lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos. Botter also mentions we could hear an official announcement from the UFC this weekend….

December 14th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC194: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds UFC 194: Luke Rockhold becomes the new UFC middleweight champion UFC 194: Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza video highlights UFC 194: Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz video highlights   UFC 196 adds Hendricks vs. Thompson and more On Saturday night, the UFC announced a number…

December 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the biggest and best UFC card ever on paper, UFC 194 turned in a bit of everything. Some great performances, some shocking performances, and a few duds as well. In the end, however it didn’t matter what happened at the beginning of the night, or even through the first four fights of the main…

December 10th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 194 Date: December 12, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Middleweight title bout: Chris Weidman (-150) vs Luke Rockhold (+130) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC 194 will be a highly anticipated middleweight title-fight between defending UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman and the challenger Luke Rockhold, with Weidman being…

December 8th, 2015
Mike James

Chris Weidman versus Luke Rockhold is perhaps the greatest middleweight title fight in UFC history, yet nobody is talking about it because UFC 194 is being billed as the Conor McGregor show. For hardcore fans like myself, Weidman versus Rockhold is a tremendous fight between two absolute killers that are in the prime of their…

December 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

UFC 194 Conference Call Here’s yesterdays UFC 194 Conference Call (via Submission Radio) featuring UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and Luke Rockhold. UFC 194 takes place Dec. 12 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nev.   Conor McGregor signs endorsement deal…

August 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was a busy day for both Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator, as both promotions made multiple title fights official. Here’s the rundown: Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold, UFC 194 The fight has been announced for quite a while, but it was finally made official last night as middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to defend…

July 21st, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Futures: Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold Date: N/A Location: N/A Venue: N/A Broadcast: PPV UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman The undisputed, defending middleweight champion of the world, Chris Weidman (13-0) is an absolute beast. After two freakishly odd, yet dominating wins over Anderson Silva, Chris Weidman is ready to leave the entire storyline of Silva killer behind and…

June 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Undefeated UFC middleweight Elias Theodorou made headlines last week as it was announced he was a contestant (along with his girlfriend Max) on the upcoming season of The Amazing Race Canada. The Canadian spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 110 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss this and a variety of other topics. How the audition came together “My…

June 4th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has announced two title fights in the last 24 hours for as yet unspecified events. MMAOddsmaker Nick Kalikas was quickly called to action and we now have opening betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks for both the UFC Light Heavyweight and UFC Middleweight title bouts featuring Daniel Cormier (c) vs Alexander Gustafsson…

June 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC has officially confirmed the next title fights at 185lbs and at 205lbs. UFC president Dana White confirmed late Wednesday evening that UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will next defend his title against former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. As for UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, his opponent will be none other than…

April 19th, 2015
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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC On FOX 15. Surprises Max Holloway — I figured Max Holloway vs. Cub Swanson would be a close fight, but…

April 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment of the column, we will look at UFC On FOX 15. The first fight of the Fight Pass prelims…

April 19th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 101 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) feature another all Canadian edition of the show. First UFC lightweight fighter John Makdessi joins us to discuss his upcoming fight with Shane Campbell at UFC 186. Then UFC strawweight fighter Jessica Rackozy discusses her layoff and her UFC 186 fight against Valerie…

April 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets 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’s five crazy UFC On FOX 15 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Max Holloway wins by submission (+915)/Holloway wins in round 3 (+1700)…

April 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night’s UFC on Fox 15 from the Prudential Center played host to three of the top five middleweight fighters in the world, and there were a pair of performances worthy of that standing. While Chris Weidman is scheduled to defend his 185lb title against Vitor Belfort in a little over a month, both Luke…

April 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC on Fox 15. 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. Normally I try my best to find compelling fights outside of the UFC…

April 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for the big Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC On FOX 15 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by…

April 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 15 is a five-round middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Lyoto Machida. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Rockhold is a -150 favorite (bet $150 to win $100) while Machida is a +130 underdog (bet $100 to win $130). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Rockhold at…

April 15th, 2015
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 and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our on Fox 15 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part…

April 13th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks UFC on Fox 15 middleweight Luke Rockhold as he prepares for his upcoming main event this Saturday night (April 18, 2015) against Lyoto Machida at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The talented former Strikeforce middleweight champion gets his fair share of attention from the ladies, but he (jokingly) feels…

April 11th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will go from its smallest platform to it’s largest in the span of a week, as the next card for the organization will be UFC on FOX 15 from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. The event is headlined by a fantastic middleweight bout between a pair of former champions, as Lyoto…

January 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC On FOX 15: Machida vs. Rockhold Date: April 18, 2015 Location: Newark, New Jersey Venue: Prudential Center Broadcast: FOX UFC Middleweight Contender Luke Rockhold Luke Rockhold (13-2) came into the UFC as the final Strikeforce middleweight champion. He was a force in the San Jose-based promotion, winning all nine of his fights there, including defeating Jacare Souza…

January 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Paul Redmond vs. Mirsad Bektic, UFC on FOX 14 Due to an injury to Alan Omer, top prospect Mirsad Bektic will now take on UFC newcomer Paul Redmond at…

January 11th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Just a week into 2015 and one card under the belt, the UFC’s fight calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Manny Gamburyan vs Aljamain Sterling I do not like this match-up; it just does not make sense for me, at all. I am assuming Bryan Caraway is…

November 11th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 55, UFC Fight Night 56 and The Ultimate Fighter season 20 taking place these past few weeks, 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….

November 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship produced back to back events this past weekend, with Australia’s UFC Fight Night 55 on Friday, and Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 56 on Saturday. There were a total of 21 bouts over the weekend, with 15 of them resulting in finishes, and a record breaking 11 of 11 of them coming…

November 10th, 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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 55. Surprises Robert Whittaker — In a middleweight main card match at UFC Fight Night 55, Robert…

November 9th, 2014
Jay Primetown

TheMMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia. #5 The Step Up – My favorite type of fight is the one where a “prospect” takes a significant step up in competition. It’s an opportunity to see whether the prospect can compete…

November 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This weekend saw another two UFC cards, and despite having similar makeups, the events couldn’t have ended up more different. On Friday night, the card from Sydney, Australia aired on UFC Fight Pass, moved along swiftly, and saw a UFC record set as each of the eleven fights ended inside the distance. Saturday’s card from…

November 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 78, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome former WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl, who talks about his request to be released from the promotion. Then Combat Press journalist Neil Rooke to recap UFC Fight Night 55 from Australia.  The Big Three 1) OSP upsets Shogun. Is it a case of Shogun’s decline or is OSP…

November 9th, 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 55 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Al Iaquinta wins inside the distance (+350) In a lightweight matchup, Al…

November 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two…

November 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55 took place tonight at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and overall the card was absolutely fantastic, as it featured a ridiculous variety of finishes that wowed the crowd from start to finish. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites and five underdogs won, while one fight was a Pick ’em based on…

November 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 55 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (November 7, 2014) from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and features a huge middleweight showdown between Luke Rockhold…

November 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55, and the entire event will be live on UFC Fight Pass; with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and preliminary action getting going…

November 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has 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 Fight Night 55 tonight (November 7, 2014) in Sydney, Australia….

November 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia Middleweight bout: Luke Rockhold (-450) vs Michael Bisping (+360) Fight Breakdown: Headlining UFC Fight Night 55 will be a highly anticipated bout full of beef and animosity between both fighters, as former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold takes on The…

November 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 55 will be live on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8th from Sydney, Australia (which means it will be airing on Friday for those of you reading this in North America). The 11-fight card will be shown in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. Even though I’m not receiving any kickbacks from…