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October 22nd, 2017
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 118 in our rear view, it’s time to head to Brazil for UFC Fight Night 119 as the Ultimate Fighting Championship has a loaded fight card full of high octane battles. In the main event of the evening, Lyoto Machida returns to action to take on Derek Brunson. Machida has not…

October 21st, 2017
Brad Taschuk

With the UFC heading to Gdansk, Poland for the first time, and bringing a card garnering a tepid response with it, I’ll do my best to avoid terrible puns with the word Gdansk involved. No promises though. As far as the event goes, the Polish crowd will have seven of their own to cheer for, which…

October 7th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

There are two belts on the line, and a whopping 12 fights on UFC 216 this Saturday. So rather than the usual preamble, let’s jump right into the odds and see what jumps back out at us on this card. Opening lines from 5Dimes Sportsbook are in bold. Tony Ferguson (-185) vs. Kevin Lee (+145):…

February 8th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back breaking down the first PPV of the year. Before that we talked about the group of current free agents and then went over the UFC Fight Night 104 card from the past weekend. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Jacare Souza/Glover Texeira (-108) Half Play: Nik Lentz (+220) Consensus Bet Record…

January 25th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

This week we’re back in the… studio (?) for a recorded version of The MMA Analysis. Jay, Brad, and Wes tackle UFC on Fox 23, a solid card featuring the 74th women’s main event in a row, and give out a consensus bet for the card. They also briefly talk about the carnage that was…

December 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In the final MMA Analysis of 2016, Brad, Shaun, and Wes take a look at the stacked year-end card going down on December 30th. In addition to breaking down the return of Ronda Rousey, they also recap UFC on Fox 22 from last weekend, and talk about the interim lightweight title business going on at…

December 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With the final UFC card before the holidays on the horizon, The MMA Analysis crew was fully prepared to offer a holiday gift of a pair of losing bets as this week’s consensus plays rather than the usual one. However, despite six pick em bouts on this UFC on Fox 22 card Jay, Brad, Shaun,…

December 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend brings us another multi-event slate from the UFC, and The MMA Analysis is here to break everything down for you. After taking a quick peek back at a very entertaining TUF 24 Finale card, Jay, Brad, and New Shaun head to upstate New Yaaaahk to tackle UFC Fight Night 102 (at 31:20), before…

December 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week, The MMA Analysis tackles the TUF 24 Finale and its “mystery” main event. Lance makes one last hosting gig before he travels to Bulgaria for his experimental surgery, and Brad is the one missing from the podcast instead. You know it can never be a full house when the MMA Analysis goes down….

November 24th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

In a special holdiay edition of the MMA Analysis, the only difference is that all of us Rockstars gather together during the morning instead of the evening. There are still drunks (Brad), people falling asleep (Sean), fraudulent grades (Jay), and the newest co-host Wesley, poor Wesley, who is stuck with the rest of us. Still,…

November 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 205 is so big that Lance Fischel even decided to show up for the podcast for once. It took him a few minutes, naturally, but he got there eventually. With a full crew present, The MMA Analysis gives you a thorough breakdown of UFC 205 from the three title fights at the top of…

November 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis welcomes a new co-host to the show this week, as Wes Colvin (@TruUKFan) joins the crew to break down UFC Fight Night 98 and Bellator 163. After a little hiatus due to the UFC’s break, expect all the Analysis you can handle in the coming weeks, fans. Listen Here: Consensus Bet: Parlay:…

October 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s Vegas week for The MMA Analysis! If you’re in Sin City anytime from Thursday-Monday, you can meet up with the crew (sans KING Kevin Casey, as he had prior commitments), and help us feed our alcohol and degenerate gambling addictions. Saturday night in particular will be a treat, as some of the worst minds…

September 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The focus of the MMA world for the past few days has been the fantastic card the UFC is putting together for its debut at Madison Square Garden. However, this weekend the Octagon will host a great fight at the top of UFC Fight Night 96, as violence overlord John Lineker squares off with John…

September 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The band is back together for the first time in months, as Lance, Jay, Brad, Sean, and New Shaun are all here to break down UFC Fight Night 95 (aka UFC Fight Night: Cyborg Kills Another Chick). Why they all chose this card to show up to is a mystery, but at least there seem…

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 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week the MMA Analysis kicks off with one of the truly great intro songs in the history of all things ever created. Cleveland deserves no less, since the city is sure to befall some horrible tragedies after an unexpectedly good summer. Will the first of those tragedies be Stipe Miocic dropping his UFC heavyweight…

August 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The guys broke down the unbelievable fight that was Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz as well as touched on a couple of the other fights on UFC 202. Then they previewed UFC on FOX 21 delving deep into a bunch of newcomer’s fight camps and back stories only the way we know how. Lance bullied…

August 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

We hope that our longtime listeners will listen to this week’s episode of The MMA Analysis Faithfully, while new listeners will greet us with Open Arms. If not, it’s okay, we can agree to go our Separate Ways. Just remember when it comes to MMA podcasts, only The MMA Analysis can bring it Any Way…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back to take a look at this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 card. While the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and the co-main event featuring Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez are getting most of the headlines, once again the MMA world has missed the script. The real battle…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With Lance celebrating the birth of his second child, Sean decided to rejoin the podcast for once. On a weekend where the Fox card features some of the greatest MMA Analysis official nicknames in the sport, this one still turned out alright without our usual host. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Lyoto Machida & Beneil…

January 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week is a big one for The MMA Analysis. Not only is the patron saint of the podcast fighting this weekend, but Old Sean returns from the dead to break down this most important of bouts. There are also a pair of consensus bets dished out, and some talk about recent MMA news since…

January 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This weekend, the UFC is putting a phenomenal fight on free TV, so the MMA Analysis figured it would follow suit with a special free edition of the show covering UFC Fight Night 81. Oh, and if you have yet to pay for all of those episodes you listened to thus far, fear not, the…

November 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis had its regular host back this week as Lance just could not miss breaking down the epic UFC card this weekend in South Korea. In true union fashion however, one of the co-hosts had to take the night off, and this week the roulette wheel landed on Jay, while Sean remains missing…

September 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With the choppy UFC schedule of late, the MMA Analysis has been forced to put out some episodes with more filler than normal. However, this week your hosts are back back at what they do best, breaking down fights and making bad jokes. The targets are a plenty too, from the ever-present needling of some…

August 1st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

With Jon Jones out of the light heavyweight title picture for the foreseeable future, every bout in the division has taken on a new importance of late. That is especially true for fighters who already had a shot at Jones and were soundly defeated (like Rashad Evans and Glover Teixeira). If anyone is able to…

July 29th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While most of the headlines this weekend will be revolving around one of the UFC’s biggest stars, Ronda Rousey, MMA fans may find themselves switching over to NBC Sports Network during the UFC 190 broadcast to catch some of World Series of Fighting 22. While fans will certainly be interested in the likes of ‘Shogun’…

July 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC on FOX 16. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Jessica Eye vs. Zoila Frausto-Gurgel – Bellator 83 Upcoming Bout: Jessica Eye…

July 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the rematch between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and the man he took the title from, Renan Barao. The two were previously scheduled to tangle again at both UFC 177 and UFC 186, with each fighter being forced from the bout once. Unless a repeat of…

July 18th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After the UFC makes their debut in Scotland on Saturday afternoon, UFC Fight Pass will get even more work in, as Titan Fighting Championship makes their debut on the platform. Titan FC 34 will be a fantastic first effort for the promotion on Fight Pass, as the organization has put together a card with four…

July 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Just a week after Conor McGregor became the first UFC champion to ever hail from the British Isles, the promotion will return to the region (albeit a different nation) for UFC Fight Night 72. The man once thought to be the area’s best chance at a UFC title, Michael Bisping, will headline Scotland’s first UFC…

July 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

As if UFC 189 and the TUF 21 Finale on back-to-back nights wasn’t enough, the UFC will only go two days without an event before UFC Fight Night 71 kicks off from Sand Diego on Wednesday night. The 13-fight event looks to be more high-profile than the average fight night card, and the matchups appear…

May 28th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis rejoices at the return of Carlos Condit, one of the most entertaining fighters in all of MMA. Lance, Brad, and Old Sean were up to their usual tricks, while backup executive producer New Shaun partially filled in for Jay Primetown. The important thing to remember is that both Condit and Do Bronx…

May 27th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 67 light heavyweight Ryan Jimmo about his upcoming main card bout this Saturday night (May 30, 2015) against Francimar Barroso at the Goiania Arena in Goiania, Brazil. The former MFC champion believes this is the perfect showcase fight for him as he has a significant number of…

May 23rd, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 187 welterweight Mike Pyle as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card fight tonight (May 23, 2015) against Colby Covington at the MGM Grande Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The longtime veteran had to deal with an opponent change but he feels he’s more than experienced enough to…

May 22nd, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 187 lightweight John Makdessi as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Saturday night (May 23, 2015) against Donald Cerrone at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented striker knows he’s a big underdog coming into this fight and he’s sincerely hoping Donald…

May 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the best MMA event of the year deserves the best MMA podcast around, so the MMA Analysis breaks down UFC 187 on this show. The rare UFC card which is stacked from top to bottom brings a surprising amount of serious fight discussion from your co-hosts, but they still find time to debate the…

May 21st, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 187 heavyweight Daniel Cormier as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Saturday night (May 23, 2015) against Andrei Arlovski at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented heavyweight understands that he has a relationship with Arlovski, but that won’t stop him from…

May 20th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 187 light heavyweight Daniel Cormier as he prepares for his upcoming main event title fight this Saturday night (May 23, 2015) against Anthony Johnson at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former two-time Olympian knows he isn’t facing a fighter as diverse as Jon Jones…

May 15th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 light heavyweight Virgil Zwicker as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout tonight (May 15, 2015) against Razak Al-Hassan at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The longtime veteran has a ton of confidence in himself and he feels that mental toughness will help put…

May 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 middleweight Kendall Grove as he prepares for his upcoming main event title bout this Friday night (May 15, 2015) against champion Brandon Halsey at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The former Ultimate Fighter winner has been there and done that in his MMA career and…

May 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Be sure to listen in to this episode of The MMA Analysis early, since UFC Fight Night 66 takes place on Saturday morning from the Philippines. Even without Jay for a portion of the podcast, Lance, Brad, and Sean managed to take way too long breaking down a card that has not seemed to garner…

May 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 66 middleweight Gegard Mousasi as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout this Saturday morning (May 16, 2015) against Costas Philippou at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight champion has had mixed results in the UFC since dropping down…

May 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While Friday night will host a fairly interesting Bellator event, and Saturday morning will be dominated by the UFC card from the Philippines, that isn’t the extent of MMA available to bet on this weekend. The two most prominent promotions in the Scandavian MMA scene (Sweden’s Superior Challenge and Finland’s Cage) will both hold shows…

May 14th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 137 bantamweight Mike Richman as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Friday night (May 15, 2015) against former champion Eduardo Dantas at the Pechanga Resort and Casino in Temecula, California. The talented striker has become a serious contender at bantamweight since dropping down to the weight…

May 13th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 55 middleweight Mark Munoz as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Saturday (May 16, 2015) against Luke Barnatt at the Mall of Asia Arena in Pasay, Philippines. The longtime veteran is calling it a career after this fight, but he’s still incredibly motivated to…

May 9th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAoddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with “Showdown” Joe Ferraro about tonight’s (May 9, 2015) UFC Fight Night 65 event, which takes place at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia and features a heavyweight main event between Mark Hunt and Stipe Miocic. The mixed martial arts insiders passionately discussed the entire fight card as well as…

May 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Friday marks an historic night for AXS TV, as for the first time in the network’s history two promotions will come together to put on a supercard of sorts, with three different belts on the line at the top of the card. The headliner pits the first AXS TV superfight title at stake in the…

May 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Finally, the MMA Analysis is back in your lives! Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean overcome the ghosts of podcasts lost to preview UFC Fight Night 65. The Australian card is not too high on name power, but the crew makes delving into it fun nonetheless. The full breakdowns, plus the latest consensus bet, some discussion…

May 5th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Sam Alvey speaks with UFC Fight Night 65 middleweight Sam Alvey about his upcoming preliminary card fight this Saturday night (May 9, 2015) against Dan Kelly at the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in Adelaide, Australia. The former MFC champion brought home the bacon in his last fight with a huge 50k “Performance of the Night”…