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October 16th, 2018
Adam Martin.

There’s been a change to the upcoming UFC Moncton card in the wake of the Khabib Nurmagomedov camp vs. Conor McGregor camp melee at UFC 229, and I’ll give my thoughts on the switcheroo in today’s MMA odds and ends. Michael Johnson vs. Artem Lobov, UFC Fight Night 138 A featherweight bout between Michael Johnson…

November 12th, 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 undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov taking on fellow top ten lightweight Michael Johnson.   Michael Johnson (Record: 18-10, +240 Favorite, Fighter Grade: A-) Blackzilians fighter Michael Johnson enters UFC…

November 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 205 Date: November 12, 2016 Arena: Madison Square Garden City: New York City, NY The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to New York City for the first time in both promotional and mixed martial arts history for UFC 205. The stacked 13-fight card will get going with preliminary card action on UFC Fight Pass…

November 8th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 205 lightweight Michael Johnson as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (November 12, 2016) against Khabib Nurmagomedov at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The St. Louis native discusses fighting at MSG and how he plans to beat Nurmagomedov: “Nothing special to me, it’s New York, it’s good for the sport….

September 28th, 2016
Matty

Michael Johnson to take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 205 The final piece to what looks like the best MMA card of all-time was announced by the UFC on Tuesday, as lightweights Michael Johnson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will clash at UFC 205 on November 12th in New York City. The matchup between two top contenders at 155…

September 20th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Hidalgo, TX for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 94: Poirier vs Johnson. It was an entertaining night of bouts that saw seven of 12 matches end inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of…

September 19th, 2016
Matty

Two devastating first-round knockouts. Two post-fight demands. Two fighters who still have work to do. That was my takeaway from UFC Fight Night 94 in Hidalgo on Saturday with lightweight Michael Johnson and middleweight Derek Brunson both stating their case for a big step up in competition and more money the next time they step…

September 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Five Props 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 UFC Fight Night 94 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. 1) Johnson by T/KO (+322) TUF 12 finalist Michael Johnson…

September 19th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 94 Fight Video Highlights: Michael Johnson vs. Dustin Poirier   UFC Fight Night 94 Fight Video Highlights: Derek Brunson vs. Uriah Hall UFC Fight Night 94 Fight Video Highlights: Evan Dunham vs. Rick Glenn   Legacy FC 59 Video Highlights

September 18th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 174  brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) & MMA Journalist Adam Martin (@MMAdamMaritn) recap all the action from UFC on Fight Night 94 and preview UFC Fight Night 95.   The Big Three  1) Michael Johnson knocks out Dustin Poirier. How surprising was this outcome? 2) Anything else…

September 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC Fight Night 94 lightweight main event Dustin Poirier vs. Michael Johnson. See below who picked who. Belal Muhammad – UFC welterweight – 00:00:09 Chas Skelly – UFC featherweight – 00:00:21 Jimmie Rivera – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:31 Eric Spicely – UFC middleweight – 00:00:37 Joey Gomez – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:51  

September 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a crazy card took place in Cleveland last weekend, the Octagon’s first trip to Hidalgo has quite the act to follow. It may not be able to match the madness of UFC 203, but with action fighters like Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson atop the card, it should be able to provide plenty of…

September 14th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 94 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend here at MMAOddsBreaker.com we released the opening odds for the main card of UFC Fight Night 94. The card is headlined by a matchup between lightweight contenders Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson. A solid supporting cast is topped by a middleweight contest pitting Derek Brunson against Uriah Hall. Today, we shift gears to…

September 12th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC Fight Night 94 Date: September 17, 2016 Location: Hidalgo, Texas Venue: State Farm Arena Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Lightweight Contender Dustin Poirier One of the premier action fighters over the past several years in the UFC, it’s easy to forget that Dustin Poirier is still only 27 years old. ‘The Diamond’ has…

September 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After UFC 203 is headlined by a pair of heavyweight bouts in Cleveland, the Octagon will be heading down to Hidalgo, Texas with a card that doesn’t feature any fighters above middleweight. UFC Fight Night 94 has a very solid top two fights, and the remainder of the event could be a source of good…

September 11th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 173  brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) recap all the action from UFC on Fight Night 93 and preview UFC 203. Once again, no guests this week.   The Big Three  1)  Stipe Miocic defeats Alistair Overeem via TKO. How crazy was that fight? 2) Anything else stand out…

July 19th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Jones receives temporary suspension from USADA for estrogen blockers Monday the NSAC confirmed that interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tested positive prior to UFC 200 for hydroxy-clomiphene, “an anti-estrogenic agent” and “letrozole metabolite,” an “aromatase inhibitor,”according to NSAC attorney Caroline Bateman Jones (22-1) failed an out-of-competition drug test June 16 ahead of his UFC 200 matchup…

December 21st, 2015
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 17 Highlights Rafael Dos Anjos knocks out Donald Cerrone Nate Diaz wins a decision over Michael Johnson Classic Nate Diaz post fight interview  UFC on FOX 18 adds Sage Northcutt vs. Andrew Holbrook This matchup was announced on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 17 broadcast as Sage Northcutt finally makes his long awaited debut on…

August 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Monday started out as a relatively tame news day in MMA. There were a couple of fight announcements that knocked nobody’s socks off (Aisling Daly vs. Ericka Almeida at Fight Night 76, and Brendan O’Reilly vs. William Macario at UFC 193), World Series of Fighting did World Series of Fighting things (announcing a one-night, eight-man…

August 11th, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 73’s co-main event was a controversial fight between top lightweight contenders Michael Johnson and Beneil Dariush. The fight has been the talk of mixed martial arts fans and pundits since the event, with many questioning the judges’ call in awarding Dariush the winner via split decision (29-28×2, 28-29). Since the fight has…

August 9th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 73 took place last night (August 8, 2015) at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee. Overall the card featured a number of exciting finishes but unfortunately all of that was overshadowed by a controversial decision in the evenings co-main event. From a betting perspective, nine favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

August 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This week, I’m making ‘Five Fights’ about me since I will be live in attendance at Fight Night 73 in Nashville. These fights involve the five fighters I’m most excited to see on Saturday night. 1. Ray Borg I truly believe that Ray Borg is a future flyweight champion. He just turned 22, already has…

August 5th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main of UFC Fight Night 73 is an intriguing matchup between two fighters that are quickly moving up the ranks in the stacked lightweight division. Johnson has strung together four straight wins, while Dariush has won five out of his six Octagon appearances. With both fighters inching closer toward title contention, I expect them…

August 4th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee is coming off an impressive first round submission victory over James Moontasri at UFC Fight Night 71, which improved his winning streak to four straight. Lee (11-1) caught up with MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 116 of The Parting Shot Podcast and discussed a variety of topics. Moontasri win most impressive of his…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC fights were announced over the weekend. Here they are, along with my thoughts on each. Beneil Dariush vs. Michael Johnson, UFC Fight Night 73 A lightweight bout between top-ranked contenders Beneil Dariush and Michael Johnson will likely serve as the co-main event for UFC Fight Night 73, which goes down August…

February 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 93 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) with UFC Fight Night 61 being on Sunday we did a special live edition of the show on Monday night recapping the card. We also talked with fellow Canadian and Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight champion Misha Cirkonov (on the audio…

February 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC put on a rare Sunday night offering from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and there wasn’t much fanfare heading into the event. The topic of discussion quickly shifted from the lackluster event on paper to the stunning turn of events that saw 10 of the 11 bouts on the card end via upset, a new…

February 20th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson (+125) vs Edson Barboza (-145) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of the evening will be a lightweight contest between a pair of talented strikers. Fireworks are expected when TUF 12 finalist Michael…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barboza is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Johnson is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Barboza at…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

February 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great month to be an MMA fan, as a total of three UFC cards as well as two Bellator cards take place this month. There’s even an Invicta FC card for lovers of the female fighters. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five fights…

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 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 61 has its co-main event secured, and it’s a good one as top-10 lightweights Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza will face off in what should be an exciting three-round scrap. The card takes place February 22 at Ginasio Gigantinho in Porto Algere, Brazil, and is the co-headliner to the main event of…

August 3rd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 64, Adam is away on vacation so myself (@LynchOnSports) is riding solo however I brought in two great guests. First Lance Fischel, co-host of The MMA Analysis podcast here on MMA Oddsbreaker joins the show to talk about MMA betting. After MMASucka.com owner Jeremy Brand stops by to talk all about what it’s like…

May 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC on FOX 12 card just got a little bit better. The upcoming fight card, which takes place July 26 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, yesterday received the addition of a three-round welterweight bout between UFC newcomer Andreas Stahl and TUF Brazil 2 vet Viscardi Andrade. The fight booking was first reported…

May 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC fights were announced over the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all the new fight bookings. Jake Lindsey vs. Jon Tuck, UFC Fight Night 42 A three-round lightweight bout between Jake Lindsey and Jon Tuck is the latest addition to…

March 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 UFC Fight Night 37. Surprises Neil Seery — In a bantamweight bout that most expected to be a blowout, Neil…

March 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 37 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Alexander Gustafsson wins in round two (+425) In the main…

March 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon travelled to London, England for a Saturday matinee event, but the locals didn’t get much to cheer about across the nine fight card. Brits took on visiting fighters in six bouts and only emerged with two victories. Included amongst those losses was a vicious knockout suffered by Jimi Manuwa (14-1) at the hands…

March 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 37 is over and done with, and it featured a main event that contained one of the top KOs of the year to date as well as a number of other exciting fights that proved the $9.99 cost of Fight Pass. Overall, eight favorites cashed one one dog hit. Here’s a betting…

March 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com 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 37 today (March 8, 2014) which…

March 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 37 Date: March 8, 2014 Arena: O2 Arena City: London, England UFC Fight Night 37 will be live on UFC Fight Pass, with the preliminary card kicking off at 12:30pm ET, and the main card getting going at 3:00pm ET. If interested in wagering on my recommended props, or any other plays…

March 7th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 37 March 8, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Melvin Guillard vs #14 Michael Johnson By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The co-main event in London will feature a late matchmaking shuffle due to an injury to Ross Pearson that will delay his lightweight rematch with Melvin Guillard. Instead, Michael Johnson steps in to…

March 7th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 38 lightweight Michael Johnson as he prepares for main card bout Saturday (March 7, 2014) against Melvin Guillard at the O2 Arena in London, England. The talented Ultimate Fighter season 12 finalist is on the verge of contention, and he knows he has a tough test…

March 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 37 Date: March 8, 2014 Arena: O2 Arena City: London, England Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson (-135) vs Melvin Guillard (+125) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 37 will be an action-packed lightweight affair between a pair of tremendously quick and gifted strikers, when Blackzilian product Michael “The Menace” Johnson…

March 7th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 41 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome @RFAFighting matchmaker Scott Cutbirth (@rfacuthbirth) and RFA featherweight fighter Dan Moret (@DanHitman) to talk about the upcoming RFA 13: Cochrane vs. Escudero event this Friday night. The Big Three 1) Was Kim’s KO on Hathaway KOTY? Is Kim a title contender? 2) Nevada has…

March 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

From Macau, China last Saturday to London, England this coming weekend, the UFC continues its focus on global expansion with UFC Fight Night 37. The anticipation for this card is significantly higher than it was for TUF China, and that is a direct result of this being a much better card. The main event between…

March 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship is set to make it’s first of several visits to the United Kingdom for the year, as the promotion heads to the O2 Arena in London, England on Sat., March 8th for UFC Fight Night 37. It will be a 10 fight card, which will feature all 10 bouts on UFC…

January 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Michael Johnson has been trying to get a fight booked with seemingly every name fighter in the UFC lightweight division, and now, after an injury to a divisional rival, he’s been given the chance to step up on short notice. The UFC today announced that Ross Pearson is injured and now Johnson will replace him…

December 30th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC 168 made us cheer and cringe as it came and went this past weekend (Dec. 28, 2013). Now that the final fight card of the year has concluded, here are some potential match-ups I would be interested in seeing for the winners of the evening… Robbie “Problems” Peralta vs Jimy “The Kid” Hettes –…

December 29th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 168 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger are now four for four since teaming up with yet another highly profitable night. Part one is available for…

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