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October 6th, 2018
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2018 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. After 28 events thus far, we have quite a battle brewing for the top spot. Brian Hemminger remains at the top, currently in first place with an…

April 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Kansas City, MO for the first time in promotional history on April 15th with UFC on FOX 24: Johnson vs. Reis. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with preliminary card action starting at 4:30 p.m. (ET) on UFC Fight Pass followed by more prelims and…

April 1st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

Much of the UFC’s spring schedule has already been sorted out, and matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard have begun to fill in the summer events for the promotion. However, up until now there are no betting odds for any events beyond June 3rd’s UFC 212. That changed today as MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

April 1st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has wrapped up it’s action for the month of March, so let’s take a quick look at three main card barn burners that await us in the upcoming month… Fight: Chris Weidman vs. Gegard Mousasi Card: UFC 210 Where: Buffalo, NY When: April 8, 2017 Thoughts: This is arguably the…

April 1st, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has two women’s divisions (strawweight and bantamweight) that are hot and growing, one recently launched (featherweight) with rumors of two more (atomweight and flyweight) being added to the promotion’s roster in the not so distant future. Here, I will highlight the six scheduled women’s bouts that await us in the upcoming…

February 8th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Houston, TX for the fifth time in promotional history this past Saturday (February 4, 2017) with UFC Fight Night 104: Bermudez vs. Korean Zombie. It was a fun night of mixed martial arts action that saw seven of 12 bouts end inside the distance. The scraps are now…

December 21st, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Sacramento, CA this past Saturday night with UFC on FOX 22: VanZant vs. Waterson. It was an entertaining night of action, despite of the fact that only four of 13 scheduled bouts ended inside the distance. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters…

December 19th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 22: Michelle Waterson vs. Paige VanZant video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Mickey Gall vs. Sage Northcutt video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Urijah Faber vs. Brad Pickett video highlights UFC on FOX 22: Alan Jouban vs. Mike Perry video highlights 

December 17th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 187 Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) and Ian (@ParkerCageHero) recap UFC on FOX 22 and preview UFC 207. The Big Three with Blake Stevenson (@MoneyBlakeWeather) 1) Michelle Waterson submits Paige VanZant in the first round.  What does the UFC do with PVZ? 2) Anything else stand out to you on the card? 3) Quick Picks – UFC  207   Fight Fixin’  …

December 16th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC on Fox 22 strawweight Michelle Waterson as she prepares for her upcoming main event tomorrow night (Saturday, December 17, 2016) against Paige VanZant at the Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. The former Invicta FC atomweight champion has been training and competing for much longer than her upcoming opponent…

December 15th, 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 on Fox 22 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in…

October 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes set for UFC 207 UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on FS1 that former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will return at UFC 207 against current champion Amanda Nunes. In addition our own Nick Kalikas released the opening line for the championship matchup via ESPN.  Rousey…

August 10th, 2016
James Lynch

Tim Means now faces newcomer Sabah Homasi, Mike Perry faces Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202  Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting reported Tuesday that Titan FC welterweight Sabah Homas will step up on short notice to face Tim Means at UFC 202. Means was initially slated to face Sean Strickland, who was forced off the card due to a knee injury. Homasi (11-5)…

July 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia headlines UFC on FOX 21  UFC officials announced that Carlos Condit vs. Demian Maia has been moved to UFC on FOX 21 as the main event. The matchup previously served as the co-main event for UFC 202 in Las Vegas. Condit (30-8) heads into this matchup off a split decision…

November 26th, 2015
James Lynch

Cathal Pendred retires from MMA Yesterday UFC welterweight Cathal Pendred made a surprising announcement that he’s retired from MMA at just 28-years of age. Onto the next chapter….. pic.twitter.com/ebKMx666qP — Cathal Pendred (@Pendred) November 25, 2015 Pendred (17-4-1) mentioned that his lack of passion for the sport was a major factor in his decision. The SBG Ireland…

September 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

About 10 minutes before this article was to be posted, the news officially broke that Fedor Emelianenko, the greatest heavyweight to ever compete in MMA, will be joining the UFC. Rumors are out there that Emelianenko may make his UFC debut at UFC 193 in Australia, in an effort to help Ronda Rousey and Holly…

July 10th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at the TUF 21 Finale is a three-round women’s strawweight bout between Michelle Waterson and Angela Magana. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Waterson is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Angela is a +450 underdog (bet $100 to win $450). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

July 8th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale strawweight Michelle Waterson as she prepares for her upcoming main card bout against Angela Magana this Sunday night (July 12, 2015) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former Invicta champion will be making her UFC debut on Sunday and she’s…

July 7th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former Invicta Atomweight champion Michelle Waterson as she takes on Angela Magana at the TUF 21 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Michelle “Karate Hottie” Waterson Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colorado Age: 29 Height: 5’4” Reach:…

April 30th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A slew of new UFC bouts have been announced in the last few days, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the new bouts and give my thoughts on them. Norman Parke vs. Francisco Trinaldo, UFC Fight Night 67 Due to an injury to Gilbert Burns, Norman Parke will now take on Francisco…

December 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Invicta FC 10 took place tonight in Houston, Texas, and the card overall featured a number of underdogs pulling off the upset, including a shocker in the main event. Overall from a betting perspective, four favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Underdogs…

December 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Invicta FC 10 is a five-round title fight between Invicta FC atomweight champion Michelle Waterson and challenger Herica Tiburcio. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Waterson is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Tiburcio is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA oddsmaker…

December 4th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Invicta FC 11 atomweight Michelle Waterson as she prepares for her main event title defense against Herica Tibercio this Friday night (Dec. 5, 2014) at the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas. The talented 105-pounder is a pretty large atomweight, and while she knows she could gain a ton more recognition…

December 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Following a weekend devoid of opportunities for MMA bettors, the coming slate of fights offers in excess of 20 lined bouts between Friday and Saturday. The biggest event of the weekend is obviously UFC 181 on Saturday evening, but Friday is the busier day in terms of volume of fights. One of three events on…

December 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

Invicta FC 10 Date: December 5, 2014 Arena: Arena Theatre City: Houston, TX Invicta Fighting Championship returns tonight with Invicta FC 10. The eight-fight card will be live on UFC Fight Pass beginning 9pm ET and will be headlined by a five round main event that sees Invicta FC 105 pound champion Michelle “The Karate…

September 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Invicta FC 8 took place tonight (Sept. 6, 2014) at Municipal Auditorium in Kansas City, Missouri, and the card overall provided quite a bit of action for hardcore fans, especially during a great main card that featured a number of impressive finishes. In total, four favorites and two underdogs won based on the closing odds…

September 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Invicta FC 8 Date: September 6, 2014 Arena: Municipal Auditorium City: Kansas City, MO The long-awaited Invicta FC 8 will be live at 8pm ET tonight (Saturday, Sept. 6th) for the first time on UFC Fight Pass with a 10-fight card, and fireworks are certainly expected. If interested in making this parlay, or any wagers…

September 6th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Invicta Fighting Championships held its weigh-ins earlier today (Sept. 5, 2014) at Municapal Hall in Kansas City, Missouri, for the Invicta FC 8 event tomorrow night (Sept. 6, 2014) on UFC Fight Pass. The 10-fight event will feature two title fights including promotion superstar Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson’s first defense of her Invicta women’s…

September 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Saturday marks Invicta FC’s return to the cage for the first time in 2014. The promotion hasn’t put on a card since December 2013, and even though they’ve had no action in terms of fights there have been several changes to the organization. The biggest is that their partnership with the UFC is slightly more…

August 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. The Verbal Submission has been around for nearly four years now and is hosted by yours truly. What can you expect from this show? Get to know new fighters – We search out top prospects and lesser known fighters to help give them…

July 13th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Invicta FC is back, and after five incredibly entertaining shows, it could be said that this is the biggest and best card Shannon Knapp and company have ever put on. Invicta 6 has it all, title fights, number one contender fights, and great talent from top to bottom. It all goes down at 9PM EST…

April 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Invicta FC 5 took place tonight and the event was a huge success, as it provided a ton of action via some awesome knockouts and submissions. Overall, from a betting perspective, five favorites won, while three underdogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap for the event based on the closing MMA odds: INVICTA FC 5 BETTING FAVORITES THAT…

April 5th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Every Invicta show to date has delivered ‘show of the year’ level action, and now Shannon Knapp and her crew of WMMA’s brightest have a stacked card on Pay Per View to kick off Invicta’s 2013 run. Champs, challengers, vets and newcomers, this show has everything and looks like it should be a hell of…