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October 9th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 207 takes place Friday, October 12 at Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the full opening odds for the card, and here they are.  Bellator 207 Opening Odds Ryan Bader -210Matt Mitrione +160 Roy Nelson -245Sergei Kharitonov +175 Kevin Ferguson Jr. -475Corey Browning +325 Carrington Banks -305Mandel Nallo +225…

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 promotion’s website at…

February 16th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since 2011, Fedor Emelianenko will return to North America to compete this Saturday (February 18, 2017) at Bellator 172 in San Jose, CA. After falling to Dan Henderson in July 2011 — his third consecutive loss following a 28-fight winning streak — Emelianenko fought three times (successfully) under the M-1 and…

July 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday, Bellator will be taking their show across the pond for Bellator 158 in London, England. The show will be the promotion’s second outside of North America, and first in the UK. The card features a litany of familiar names for fans of Bellator, UFC, and local UK promotions like Cage Warriors and BAMMA….

June 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Shaun Asher (11-2-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Jordan Johnson (4-0) at RFA 39 on June 17th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Shaun also talks about how this deal with RFA came together, his experience competing in Canada last year, balancing his construction job along with MMA and he reveals his favorite…

March 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA  Bellator officials confirmed Monday that former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Mitrione (9-5) made it to the quarterfinals on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter despite having no pro-MMA bouts prior to entering the competition. The 37-year old former NFL…

March 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor drops in on fan’s apartment  Video leaked yesterday shows Conor McGregor surprising a superfan of his. This stemmed from an episode of UFC Embedded where McGregor was driving, only to see a cardboard cutout of himself and an Irish flag on a nearby apartment balcony. McGregor ended up crashing the fan’s apartment and TMZ has the video…

January 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s rare for The MMA Analysis to do a recap of a Fight Night card with nothing to preview, but UFC Fight Night 81 was no ordinary card. The event saw the UFC re-crown Dominick Cruz as bantamweight champion, concluding one of the greatest stories in MMA history. Listen in as Lance, Jay, Brad, and…

January 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 81: Dominick Cruz vs. T.J. Dillashaw video highlights   Urijah Faber scored the main event for Dominick Cruz, demands trilogy bout UFC Fight Night 81: Eddie Alvarez vs. Anthony Pettis video highlights   UFC Fight Night 81: Travis Browne vs. Matt Mitrione video highlights   Jedrzejczyk, Gadelha rematch on July 8 and announced as…

January 15th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 81 heavyweight Matt Mitrione as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Sunday night (January 17, 2016) against Travis Browne at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts. The former Ultimate Fighter season 10 contestant believes his athleticism and speed will make a huge difference in…

October 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We covered the loss of the huge upcoming heavyweight co-main event for UFC Fight Night 76 yesterday with the announcement that Stipe Miocic was forced to back out of his fight against Ben Rothwell, but there’s more to the story and a few other fight announcements/injuries to go over today. UFC appears to be looking…

October 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Somewhere along the way, Uriah Hall and Donald Cerrone must have switched bodies, because Hall has been acting very much like ‘Cowboy’ in terms of his fight bookings lately. After Roan Carneiro pulled out of his scheduled fight with Gegard Mousasi little more than a month out, Hall stepped in to take the fight. As…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 68. Surprises Dan Henderson – After losing five of his last six fights and getting knocked out in a minute by Gegard Mousasi, I really thought Dan Henderon was done, but he showed with a blistering first-round KO over Tim…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68 was, quite simply, one of the best UFC events I have ever watched. It totally blew away my expectations, and at the end of it I felt good to a fan of MMA again. Let’s start with the preliminary card. The opening fight of the Fight Pass prelims was surprising, as…

June 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 68 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. Ben Rothwell wins by submission (+1000)/Rothwell wins in round 1 (+450) In the co-main event, Ben Rothwell picked…

June 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mitrione is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Mitrione…

June 2nd, 2015
James Lynch

UFC heavyweight Shawn “The Savage” Jordan looks to extend his winning streak to three straight on Saturday when he faces off against Derrick Lewis, in a rematch, at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans. The former LSU fullback spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 107 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics.  …

March 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of exciting fights for upcoming spring fight cards, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll list the new bouts and give my thoughts on them. Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle, UFC 187 A welterweight matchup between Sean Spencer and Mike Pyle is the latest addition to UFC 187, which is…

December 15th, 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 on FOX 13. Surprises Stipe Miocic — Not many people were giving Stipe Miocic much of a chance to…

December 15th, 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 on FOX 13 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Junior dos Santos wins by any decision (+600)/JDS wins by…

December 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 13 took place Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, and overall it was a terrific fight card that featured a number of standout performances, big-time upsets and brutal finishes. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a…

December 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 13 Date: December 13, 2014 Arena: US Airways Center City: Phoenix, AZ Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (+115) vs Matt Mitrione (-125) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action started for the UFC on FOX 13 main card will be a heavyweight contest that sees Brazilian veteran Gabriel Gonzaga take on The Ultimate Fighter Season…

December 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC on FOX 13 is a three-round heavyweight contest between Matt Mitrione and Gabriel Gonzaga. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mitrione is a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Gonzaga is a +110 underdog (bet $100 to win $110). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

December 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC on FOX 13 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting preview of the evening’s four-fight main card. Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic The main event of UFC on FOX 13 pits the former champ Junior dos Santos against rising contender Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight matchup. JDS…

September 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 13 is turning into quite a “big” event, as the promotion added two more gigantic heavyweight fights to the card. And for Monday’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic, UFC on FOX 13 The main event of UFC on FOX 13…

September 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 70, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Fight Network host Robin Black to talk about his upcoming fight at KOTC: Madness on September 19th. Then middleweight fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers joins the show to talk about his co-main event fight at Bellator 125 on Friday. Finally Bryan Levick, head of public…

September 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 50, Invicta FC 8 and Bellator 123 taking place this past 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…

September 7th, 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’s the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 50. Surprises Ben Rothwell — Not many people believed in Ben Rothwell heading into UFC Fight Night 50, but…

September 7th, 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 50 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jacare Souza wins in round 3 (+1075) In the main event of…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 50 took place tonight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT, and the card overall turned out to be a surprise hit as it featured a number of awesome finishes and great fights overall. In total, five favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

September 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT Heavyweight bout: Matt Mitrione (+140) vs Derrick Lewis (-150) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut will be featuring a heavyweight contest in the form of Matt Mitrione vs Derrick Lewis, with Mitrione being an…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and John Moraga. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Scoggins is a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Moraga is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most exciting fights at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Chiesa is a -135 favorite (bet $135 to win $100) while Lauzon is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Matt Mitrione. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mitrione is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -570 favorite (bet $570 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Overeem…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a five-round middleweight bout between Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jacare is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Mousasi is a +250 underdog (bet $100 to win $250). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Jacare…

September 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 50 heavyweight Matt Mitrione as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Derrick Lewis this Friday (September 5, 2014) at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The former Ultimate Fighter season 10 standout “In my opinion, Derrick Lewis is a bigger Kimbo. He’s got…

August 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released the full-main card lines for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 50 card, and for Monday morning’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on each of the new lines. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Overeem opened at -380, the comeback on Rothwell +260. After action…

July 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card fights at UFC 175 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Stefan “Skyscraper” Struve and Matt Mitrione. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Struve as a -160 favorite (bet $160 to win $100) while Mitrione is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win $140). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

July 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 175 Date: July 5, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Heavyweight bout: Matt Mitrione (+140) vs Stefan Struve (-160) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 175 main card on Pay Per View will be featuring a heavyweight tilt between The Ultimate Fighter season 10 veteran Matt Mitrione and the Dutchman, Stefan “The…

May 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce a number of new matchups in the last 24 hours or so, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all the new fights. Stefan Struve vs. Matt Mitrione, UFC 175 He’s back! The UFC yesterday announced that heavyweight Stefan Struve will return from a…

March 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column that comes out the day after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here are the three surprises and three disappointments for the TUF China Finale. Surprises Dong Hyun Kim — The main event was one for the ages as Kim…

January 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of great new matchups over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my take on all of them. Matt Mitrione vs. Shawn Jordan, TUF China Finale The first fight I want to mention is a fun heavyweight tilt between Matt Mitrione and Shawn Jordan, which takes…

September 22nd, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 165 card headlined by Jon Jones versus Alexander Gustafsson last night (Sept. 21, 2013) featured a solid supporting cast of matches that started out with two decisions and ended with two decisive finishes. The Pat Healy-Khabib Nurmagomedov match showed that the Russian certainly belongs in bigger fights, as he ran his record to…

September 21st, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 165 Knockout of the Night Betting Props UFC on 164 is live from the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada tonight! The 13-fight card will feature many exciting fights, and likely plenty of finishes. The UFC will be handing out a $50,000 bonus for Knockout of the Night — the option to bet…

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
Reed Kuhn

UFC 165 September 21, 2013 Heavyweights: Brendan Schaub vs. Matt Mitrione By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  Two former Ultimate Fighter teammates (and both aspiring NFL players) will finally face off at UFC 165 when Brendan “The Hybrid” Schaub takes on Matt “Meathead” Mitrione. Since both fighters had their climb up the division ladder…

September 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of two heavyweight bouts scheduled to take place at next week’s UFC 165 card is a matchup between former NFL players and TUF 10 housemates as Matt Mitrione takes on Brendan Schaub in a fight that more than likely will not go the full 15 minutes. The bout is currently close to a Pick…

July 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced a number of changes to next week’s UFC on FOX 8 card, some good, and some bad. The first change the UFC announced that that the heavyweight matchup between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has officially been scratched from the event after an injury to Mitrione left Schaub without an opponent….

July 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of the more intriguing heavyweight matches of the summer has been put on the back burner after an injury to one of the competitors. According to MMAFighting.com, heavyweight Matt Mitrione is injured and off the UFC on FOX 8 card. His scheduled opponent, Brendan Schaub, has also been pulled from the event, which is…

May 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Yesterday, the UFC suspended lightweight contender Nate Diaz indefinitely pending internal investigation for a controversial tweet directed at bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway in which Diaz wrote that Caraway was a “f**.” Today, the UFC released details of the suspension to Diaz. The Stockton native has been suspended 90 days starting today and has also been…

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