lyoto machida

November 17th, 2016
James Lynch

Lyoto Machida suspended 18 months for USADA doping violation  Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has been suspended 18 months for accepting a USADA doping violation. Officials announced the suspension, which is retroactive to April 8th this year. USADA released the following statement. “USADA announced today that UFC athlete, Lyoto Machida, of Salvador, Brazil, has…

April 14th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Dan Henderson, who was expecting to fight Lyoto Machida this Saturday night (April 16, 2016) at the Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida, before Machida tested posted for banned substances and the fight was cancelled. Editor’s note: There are a few audio issues about halfway through the interview. Needless to say,…

April 14th, 2016
James Lynch

Lyoto Machida admits use of banned substance, UFC on FOX 19 rematch with Dan Henderson scrapped The rematch between Lyoto Machida and Dan Henderson has been pulled from UFC on FOX 19 this Saturday due to the Brazillian admitting to taking a banned substance.  The UFC released an official statement. “The UFC organization was made aware today…

April 13th, 2016
Reed Kuhn

UFC on FOX 19 April 16th, 2016 Middleweight Matchup: Lyoto Machida vs Dan Henderson By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  It’s hard to imagine that this weekend will mark the 19th time the UFC has put fights on network primetime, and yet here we are with a FOX card loaded with veterans and fresh stars alike…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida II set for UFC on FOX 19 MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC on FOX 19. These two previously fought at UFC 157 in February 2013, with Machida taking home a split-decision victory. Henderson (31-14) is coming off a first round knockout…

July 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With no major MMA events this week, the MMA Analysis decided to bring one of the co-founders of podcast sponsor Dude Wipes on to the show. Ryan Meegan joins the crew this week to discuss Dude Wipes, their work in MMA, and some of the biggest news in the sport recently. Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

June 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 70. The Surprises Yoel Romero — The main event of UFC Fight Night 70 saw a star born as Romero finished Lyoto Machida for his highest-profile victory in the Octagon to date. The betting line favored Machida, but it was…

June 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 70 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. Yoel Romero wins in round 3 (+1200) The main event saw Yoel Romero destroy Lyoto Machida in the…

June 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 70 had, well, let’s just say a lot of changes made to it, most of them due to visa issues. Just a week before the event, a number of scheduled bouts were scratched from it including a fantastic welterweight fight between Erick Silva and Rick Story that everyone was looking forward to….

June 28th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 111 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we welcome UFC welterweight Tim Means who takes on Matt Brown on July 11th at UFC 189.  Then we welcome MMAJunkie’s Showdown Joe to talk about his career in the MMA industry. Finally we welcome journalist…

June 28th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw the UFC take their efforts back to Florida for a card that went through as many changes as any in recent memory. The event was originally supposed to be held in Brazil, then was to feature fighters from TUF Brazil 4, then just became an amalgamation of random Brazilians, and whatever Floridians…

June 27th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 70. 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. 1. Lyoto Machida vs. Rich Franklin – Inoki Bom-Ba-Ye 2003 Upcoming Bout: Lyoto…

June 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 70 is a five-round middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and Yoel Romero. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Machida is a -170 favorite (bet $170 to win $100) while Romero is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win $150). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Machida…

June 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After a weekend of MMA featuring Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock, UFC Fight Night 70 and Bellator 139 are left with the unfortunate task of trying to measure up. The whole MMA Analysis crew is back together this week to attempt to inject some fun into a rather bleak set of fights, and with podcast…

June 24th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 70 June 27th, 2015 Middleweight Matchup: Lyoto Machida vs Yoel Romero By @fightnomics Lyoto Machida has been fighting in main and co-main events since 2011 with title appearances in two divisions, so he’s no stranger to the big stage. Across the cage Yoel Romero, despite his age of 38 years, is a…

June 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Due to visa issues, a number of fights were scrapped, moved, or changed for UFC Fight Night 70, which goes down this Saturday at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. If you’re looking at the odds and wondering where some fights you were looking forward to betting went, here’s what happened to…

June 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Between injuries and visa issues, UFC Fight Night 70 has lost no less than five bouts over the past few days. Currently, only eight bouts make up the card to be held in Hollywood, Florida, but the UFC may find some late replacements or add a few more bouts from the most recent season of…

June 9th, 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…

May 31st, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 70: Machida vs. Romero Date: June 27, 2015 Location: Hollywood, Florida Venue: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Broadcast: FS1 UFC Middleweight Lyoto Machida Lyoto Machida (22-6) is now 36 years old but remains one of the top middleweights in the sport. After a long career at 205lbs, where he was the division’s champion,…

May 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new matchups were announced in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Chris Wade vs. Christos Giagos, UFC Fight Night 68 A lightweight contest between Chris Wade and Christos Giagos is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 68, which takes…

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 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…

December 22nd, 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 58. Surprises Rashid Magomedov — I was expecting Elias Silverio to give Rashid Magomedov a tough fight,…

December 22nd, 2014
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 FN58 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rashid Magomedov wins in round 3 (+1150) In a lightweight bout, Rashid…

December 22nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s final card of 2014 pretty much went to plan, much like the organization’s earliest efforts in reopening the Brazilian market. The event from Barueri featured a six-fight main card, and the hometown fighters were large favorites in three of those. All three came through with stoppage victories — two inside the first round…

December 21st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 84 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome the man known as “Lopez”, who hosts The Ten Minute First Round and Lopez Radio podcasts. He joins us to recap all the action from UFC Fight Night 58. Then Mr. MMAOddsbreaker himself, professional line setter Nick Kalikas…

December 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 58 took place Saturday night at Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil, and overall the card provided a number of exciting fights and killer finishes for the fans. Overall from a betting perspective, 10 betting favorites and two underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

December 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 58. 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. 1. Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader – UFC on Fox 4 Upcoming Bout:…

December 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Things not discussed on this episode of The MMA Analysis: UFC Lawsuit, CM Punk. Things discussed on this episode of The MMA Analysis: Actual fights that are actually happening. It’s a new and interesting take on the sport of MMA to actually cover the sport, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s your…

December 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 58 is a three-round welterweight bout between Erick Silva and Mike Rhodes. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Silva is a -420 favorite (bet $420 to win $100) while Rhodes is a +335 underdog (bet $100 to win $335). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

December 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 58 Date: December 20, 2014 Arena: Jose Correa Arena City: Barueri, Brazil Middleweight bout: CB “The Doberman” Dollaway (+650) vs Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (-600) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 58 in Brazil will be a middleweight contest between first-time headliner CB “The Doberman” Dollaway and Brazil’s own…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 58 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Renan Barao and Mitch Gagnon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barao is a -750 favorite (bet $750 to win $100) while Gagnon is a +525 underdog (bet $100 to win $525). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Barao at…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 58 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Patrick Cummins and Antonio Carlos Junior. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Cummins is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Carlos Junior is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 58 is a five-round middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Machida is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Dollaway is a +450 underdog (bet $100 to win $450). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Machida…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $50 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 58 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 picking fights. If you haven’t…

December 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The odds for the main card of the UFC’s final event of 2014 were released last week, and each of the fights falls under one of two categories thus far. Either the Brazilian fighter is a large favorite (Lyoto Machida, Renan Barao, and Erick Silva) or the line is extremely close. Theoretically, that should make…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full preliminary card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 58 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting preview of the evening’s six-fight preliminary card. Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. A middleweight bout between Daniel Sarafian and Antonio dos Santos Jr. was moved to the main card, but since I didn’t write about it…

December 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 58 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting preview of the evening’s six-fight main card. Lyoto Machida vs. CB Dollaway The main event features former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida taking on the upstart CB Dollaway in a five-round middleweight bout. Machida opened at -600…

December 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The final UFC card of 2014 goes down next Saturday from Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Fight Night 58 is a solid card to cap off the year, and it features a couple fighters who were notable in the sport over the year. In the main event, Lyoto Machida — half of a 2014 fight of…

December 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 59: Machida vs. Dollaway Date: December 20, 2014 Location: Barueri, Brazil Venue: Ginasio Jose Correa Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Middleweight Contender Lyoto Machida Lyoto Machida (21-5) is now 36 years old and four years removed from his short-lived light heavyweight title reign. Since losing to Mauricio Rua in 2010, Machida has gone 4-4 inside the Octagon, losing…