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June 28th, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, 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 June.   June 3rd –  Absolute Championship Berkut 40: Battleground (Krasnodar,…

May 30th, 2016
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…

February 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month on MMAOddsBreaker, 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 January. Jan 9th – WFC 46 (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Nolan Norwood def. Kyle Bradley via…

December 30th, 2015
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…

January 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 59 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Sean O’Connell and Matt Van Buren. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, O’Connell is a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Van Buren is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA oddsmaker…

November 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced three new fights on Monday, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the bouts and give my thoughts on the new announcements. Tom Niinimaki vs. Rony Jason, UFC Fight Night 58 A featherweight bout between Ton Niinmaki and Rony Jason is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 58, which…

July 9th, 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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from the TUF 19 Finale. Surprises Eddie Gordon — In the finals of the TUF season 19 middleweight tournament, Eddie Gordon knocked out Dhiego…

July 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 TUF 19 Finale bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Frankie Edgar wins by T/KO (+325)/Edgar wins in round 3 (+925) In the…

July 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale took place tonight (July 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event was a huge success as it featured a number of breakthrough performances by some up-and-coming prospects that everyone needs to keep an eye on. Overall, seven favorites cashed while four underdogs…