Middleweight

March 15th, 2016
Gabe Killian

In this clip uploaded by Fancy MMA, former UFC Middleweight Champion is hilarious in his reenactment of a scene from the hit motion picture Bad Boys II. When his daughters boyfriend arrived at their home to take her out on a date, Silva began portraying the character played by Martin Lawrence in the film. It…

December 8th, 2015
Mike James

Chris Weidman versus Luke Rockhold is perhaps the greatest middleweight title fight in UFC history, yet nobody is talking about it because UFC 194 is being billed as the Conor McGregor show. For hardcore fans like myself, Weidman versus Rockhold is a tremendous fight between two absolute killers that are in the prime of their…

February 21st, 2015
Miguel

Paul Smith is getting a second chance at Arthur Abraham and the WBO World Super Middleweight title when they fight tonight (February 21, 2015). The fight takes place at the O2 World Arena in Berlin, and at the books, Abraham, who won the first meeting between the two, is coming in a big (-650) favorite…

February 4th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 59, UFC on Fox 14, UFC 183 and Bellator 132 taking place these past three weeks, 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…

January 9th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 182 and UFC Fight Night 58 taking place these past few weeks, 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 changes in…

December 5th, 2014
Miguel

Heading into the last month of 2014, 5Dimes Sportsbook has odds for boxing bouts on three different events being held world-wide during the month’s opening weekend. Here’s my breakdown of all headlining bouts globally. On Saturday, December 6th in New Zealand, Heavyweight prospect Joseph Parker (11-0) faces off against Brazilian veteran Ireneu Costa Jr, Parker…

December 2nd, 2014
Miguel

This coming Wednesday, (December 3, 2014) Australia’s Horden Pavilion hosts a Middleweight bout between Australians Daniel Geale and Jarrod Fletcher. Both men are looking to get their careers back on track after sustaining losses in high profile matches in the States. Right now at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Geale is the favorite at (-320), with the comeback…

October 25th, 2014
Miguel

Tonight (October 25, 2014) in Monte Carlo, Monaco hosts a highly anticipated card that will air on British TV. The most watched match features Merseyside’s Martin Murray taking on Italian Domenico Spada in a Middleweight fight for a WBC Silver title. Right now at the books, Murray (-1375) is a big favorite, with Spada returning…

October 17th, 2014
Miguel

The StubHub Center in Carson, California will host the Middleweight title bout between Champion Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio this Saturday, October 18th, 2014.  Heading into the week of the fight, the sport books have posted Golovkin an incredible (-7000) favorite over Rubio, who returns at (+3000). Now, Marco Antonio Rubio is a solid…

June 3rd, 2014
Miguel

June 7th is the date for the Middleweight battle between Miguel Cotto and Sergio Martinez at New York’s venerable Madison Square Garden. Cotto originally opened as the underdog at (+180) despite fighting in his adopted home of New York. Martinez was initially (-240) as the favorite when the bout was announced. The question is, is…

June 2nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 41 and The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3 Finale taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after every UFC event. As always, we only show…

May 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 173 and Bellator 120 taking place the last twoweeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated just about after every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings…

April 4th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 115 middleweight Johnny Cisneros as he prepares for his main card bout tonight (April 4, 2014) against Mikkel Parlo at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The Mike Guyman-trained fighter has a very tall task ahead of him in the talented young Parlo, but he hopes everyone…

April 3rd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 115 middleweight Dan Cramer as he prepares for his tournament bout on Friday night (April 4, 2014) against Jeremy Kimball at the Reno Events Center in Reno, Nevada. The American Top Team fighter knows he’s just two fights away from a middleweight title shot against current champion Alexander…

March 28th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 114 middleweight Brett Cooper as he prepares for his tournament bout tonight (March 28, 2014) against Kendall Grove at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The recent middleweight title challenger understands the importance of keeping your opponent guessing and he feels that will be vital to…

March 28th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 114 middleweight Kendall Grove as he prepares for his tournament bout tonight (March 28, 2014) against  Brett Cooper at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The former season three winner of The Ultimate Fighter has quietly started to turn his career around and he’s hoping his…

March 28th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 114 middleweight Brennan Ward as he prepares for his title bout tonight (March 28, 2014) against champion Alexander Shlemenko at the Maverik Center in West Valley City, Utah. The current number one contender earned his title shot by winning three straight bouts via second round stoppages as an…

March 17th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with retired UFC Middleweight Brian Stann about life after fighting, including his stints as a UFC and college football commentator as well as his expanded role with his charity Hire Heroes USA. The former WEC champion discussed the differences between working for UFC and for Fox, as well as how his…

January 27th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with recently retired UFC middleweight Chris Leben, who stepped away from the sport following a tough loss to Uriah Hall on the UFC 168 preliminary card. The former standout of The Ultimate Fighter season one is taking a mellower approach to retirement, and he readily admits that the same fire…

January 2nd, 2014
Miguel

The UFC 168 card ended 2013 and likely the legendary career of Anderson Silva, as he succumbed to Chris Weidman after breaking his leg in brutal fashion on “The All-American’s” knee. For Weidman, this is his second win over Silva, but the way it ended did not seem to put the exclamation point on his…

November 10th, 2013
Miguel

Bellator 107 went down this past Friday night (Nov. 8, 2013), with season nine tournament finals in the Heavyweight, Middleweight and Bantamweight divisions. The Heavyweight tournament saw Cheick Kongo take out Peter Graham, while the Bantamweight tourney saw Joe Warren earn a TKO victory over Travis Marks and Brennan Ward beat Mikkel Parlo via second…

November 8th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator 107 comes from the renowned Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, Oklahoma, as the finals to the heavyweight,  bantamweight, and middleweight tournaments will all come to a close. Let’s jump right in. Headlining the show is former UFC heavyweight Cheick Kongo (19-8-2), and will be fighting former K-1 fighter Peter Graham (10-5). This tournament was…

November 4th, 2013
Staff

With multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. This time around, it’s the light heavyweight, middleweight, welterweight and lightweight divisions that see some major shifts. Without further…

October 17th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 104 middleweight Kendall Grove as he prepares for his main card bout on Friday night (Oct. 18, 2013) against Joe Vedepo at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The former winner of The Ultimate Fighter season three made no bones about his dislike for the fighting style…

October 15th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 104 middleweight Joe Vedepo as he prepares for his main card bout on Friday night (Oct. 18, 2013) against Kendall Grove at U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The 20-fight veteran knows what to expect as he faces The Ultimate Fighter season three winner in Grove, one…

October 11th, 2013
Staff

With a pair of events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as every weight class sees some sort of change. Also of note, we’re switching to a top 10-based format for all weight divisions rather…

June 20th, 2013
Miguel

After going 1-2 in his first three UFC fights at Middleweight, Hector Lombard is heading to the Welterweight division. It would seem like a wise move for the Cuban fighter, who has heard the call to drop a weight class periodically throughout his career; however because of his strength and explosiveness he has always felt…