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October 14th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that December’s UFC 232 event will feature a light heavyweight title main event between former champion Jon Jones and former two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas’ betting line for the upcoming bout was released via ESPN earlier today. Here’s what Kalikas had to say about the contest: “Former champion…

October 13th, 2018
Pig Lord

In a heavyweight fight that’s likely to be a hideous grindfest, this contest will be infinitely more exciting for those of us who have money on the line. Both former UFC heavyweights will look to score an emphatic win in order to fight for the Bellator title in the not too distant future. From Kickboxer…

October 11th, 2018
Pig Lord

On a quest to find value on the two Bellator cards this weekend, I’m interested in this classic heavyweight match between Sergei Kharitonov and Roy Nelson. Both fighters are late in their careers and it remains to be seen if either can perform to their potential. “The Russian Mercenary” Known for walking out in full…

October 11th, 2018
Pig Lord

In a rare Russian versus Russian match-up taking place in the United States, Alexander Shlemenko and Anatoly Tokov are guaranteed to put on a great show for the fans. This fight is intriguing from a betting perspective. A Storm is Brewing A flashy and unpredictable southpaw striker, “Storm” is an appropriate nickname for Alexander Shlemenko….

October 10th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Ultimate Fighting Championship announced today that December’s UFC 231 event will feature a women’s flyweight title co-main event between top contender Valentina Shevchenko and former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas’ betting line for the upcoming bout was released via ESPN earlier today.Here’s what Kalikas had to say about the contest: “The UFC turned heads with…

October 10th, 2018
Jay Primetown

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 are five UFC 229 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds from across various sportsbooks.  1) Scott Holtzman by Knockout (+825) In his best performance ever…

October 9th, 2018
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin   LaFlare: He has some success in the first round, but his lack of…

October 8th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas is offering odds via BetDSI on the hypothetical rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, and the favorite from the first fight is even bigger chalk in the potential Part II.    Nurmagomedov closed as a -200 favorite Saturday night while McGregor was a +170 underdog. The opening odds for the…

October 7th, 2018
Jay Primetown

UFC 229 took place Saturday, October 6, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by by the lightweight title fight between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and challenger Conor McGregor. Closing odds are courtesy of BetDSI. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights. Favorites that Won Khabib Nurmagomedov retained his lightweight title as…

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…

October 6th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn (@Fightnomics) organizes the Fightmetric data of all fights for each UFC event. When there is enough data on both fighters, he’s able to create an “Uber Tale of the Tape,” which showcases what he feels highlights some of the most important match-up data in a fight. Data includes fighter age, knockdowns,…

October 6th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas is taking it to the airwaves today as the co-host for a special edition of The Oddscast on Fox Sports Radio via WCKG Radio Chicago. Anyone interested in tuning in can check out the show at the link here.  http://streamdb8web.securenetsystems.net/v5/WCKG Kalikas will be joined for segments from MMAOddsBreaker personalities Kyle Marley,…

October 6th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

Reed Kuhn, author of “Fightnomics,” offers some intriguing statistics about the two fighters competing in the UFC 229 main event, Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. The first three graphs tell the following story: 1. These are two of the most dominant fighters in the division… but in very different ways. 2. Clearly Conor’s striking is…

October 5th, 2018
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 ahead to the biggest fight of 2018 as Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon to take on undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in a colossal clash at UFC 229….

October 5th, 2018
Kyle Marley

If you are just starting out in DFS MMA here are some common terms and their meanings that you will hear every week along with the general rules of MMA DFS: GPP = Guaranteed Prize Pool (aka tournaments where the top ~25% of the field get paid) Cash Games = H2Hs, 50/50s, Double-Ups Stacking =…

October 4th, 2018
Chris White

Despite there not being as much buzz as usual for a Conor fight, this is a huge fight for the promotion and the sport overall. Conor is returning to MMA after a two-year layoff, returning from a lottery fight with boxing’s best. He has his work cut out for him in his return as he…

October 4th, 2018
Pig Lord

Savage Brazilian striker, Thiago Silva, moves up to heavyweight on short notice to fight British bruiser, James McSweeney. Both fighters are UFC veterans and will want to put on a show for the KSW fans in London, England. A few Euro Books are offering lines on this fight. The Ultimate Journeyman With 15 wins and…

October 4th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

BetDSI has opened Conor McGregor as an underdog for a second straight fight in the combat sports arena. The polarizing Irishman was a massive underdog in his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather last summer, and now he’s an underdog in the Lightweight title fight versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in Las Vegas, which ws…

October 4th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas will appear on ESPN Radio with the Las Vegas Sports Network at 5:30 p.m. eastern time today alongside Dave Cokin, Teddy Covers and Patrick Everson to talk this weekend’s massive UFC 229 event. Check out Nick’s appearance live at this link: https://www.lvsportsnetwork.com/episode/10-03-lv-sportsline-2pm-3pm/  

October 4th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Tony Ferguson Age: 34 Nationality: American MMA Record: 23-3 UFC Record: 13-1 Notable Wins: Kevin Lee, Rafael Dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson Notable Losses: Michael Johnson Last Fight: Submission win over Kevin Lee Fighter Profile: A former Ultimate Fighter winner, Ferguson is one of the most complete lightweights on the UFC roster. A joy…

October 4th, 2018
Brian Hemminger

BetDSI Sportsbook has posted a host of props and odds for the much-anticipated UFC 229 event, featuring the title fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.    Clients at BetDSI can wager on an abundance of options such as Saturday’s weigh-in, Octagon accessories, PPV buys, first blood and more.    You can find the full list of props…

October 4th, 2018
Pig Lord

For those looking for betting opportunities outside of UFC 229 this weekend, KSW 45 is hosting a stacked card in London, England. Lines are available at a few Euro books. Former UFC veteran, Wagner Prado, has been performing well on the regional circuit. He takes on Swedish fighter, Max “Power” Nunes – who fights out of…

October 1st, 2018
Pig Lord

After an exciting regular season, the highly anticipated PFL playoffs have arrived. Looking for betting spots on tonight’s PFL 8 card, I’ve found a fight that intrigues me.After an exciting regular season, the highly anticipated PFL playoffs have arrived. Looking for betting spots on tonight’s PFL 8 card, I’ve found a fight that intrigues me….

April 15th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker
MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2017 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. There were only three unanimous picks out of 13 fights in total (Demetrious Johnson, Tom Duquesnoy & Rashid Magomedov). The most contentious fight was Rose Namajunas vs...
April 9th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsBreaker.com. Magomed Bibulatov vs. Jenel Lausa Bibulatov: As complete a performance as one will show in a UFC debut. He…

April 7th, 2017
James Lynch

LFA 8 Betting Odds LFA 8 emanates from the TD Convention Center in Greenville, South Carolina tonight (April 7th) live on AXS TV. This is the first national and international broadcast of a MMA event in South Carolina history. In the main event, flyweight Cee Jay Hamilton looks to extend his winning streak to five-straight when he…

April 7th, 2017
Staff

The Ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 210: “Cormier vs. Johnson 2” takes place today (Friday, April 7, 2017) from KeyBank Center in Buffalo. The event is headlined by a Light Heavyweight Title bout between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. UFC 210 Ceremonial Weigh-in Stream: UFC Fight Night 210 Early Weigh-in Results:  MAIN CARD – PPV, 10 PM ET 205…

April 5th, 2017
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 210 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week right…

April 5th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at flyweight Magomed Bibulatov as he makes her UFC debut against the Philippines Jenel Lausa at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Magomed Bibulatov Hometown: Grozny,  Russia Age: 28 Height: 5-foot-5 Reach: NA Weight Class:…

April 4th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at women’s strawweight Pearl Gonzalez as she makes her UFC debut against Cynthia Calvillo at UFC 210 in Buffalo, New York. Pearl Gonzalez Hometown: Chicago, Illinois Age: 30 Height: 5-foot-4 Reach: 69.5 inches Weight Class:…

April 4th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 210 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles and interviews we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (Saturday, April 8th, 2017) in Buffalo, New York and features a rematch for the light heavyweight title as champion Daniel Cormier…

April 3rd, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon returns this Saturday after a couple weeks out of commission with UFC 210, and with it comes a massive fight in one of the organization’s marquee divisions. While the depth of the light heavyweight division isn’t what it used to be, the top of 205 still creates some of the biggest matchups in…

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
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…

March 31st, 2017
James Lynch

Cage Warriors 82 Opening Odds Cage Warriors 82 takes place at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, England tomorrow (April 1st) live on UFC Fight Pass at 1pm EST. In the main event electric featherweight prospect Paddy Pimblett (13-1) defends his 145-pound title against Nad Narimani. The 22-year-old heads into this matchup on a nine-fight win streak and…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 31st, 2017
James Lynch

CES 42 Betting Odds CES 42 emanates from the Twin River Casino in Lincoln, Rhode Island tonight (March 31st) live on AXS TV. In the main event, welterweight champion Chris Curtis defends his title for the first time as he battles “The Brown Bomber” Will Santiago. Curtis (14-5) has won four of his last five fights and trains…

March 31st, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II Date: March 31, 2017 Arena: Allstate Arena City: Rosemont, IL Bellator Fighting Championship (Bellator FC) heads to Rosemont, IL outside Chicago this Friday (March 31, 2017) for Bellator 175: Rampage vs. King Mo II. The five-fight main card is set to kick off at 9 p.m. ET on Spike…

March 30th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Prior to UFC 210, the four fighters (Daniel Cormier, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Chris Weidman and Gegard Mousasi) competing in the main and co-main events got on a conference call Thursday (March 30, 2017). Listen to the audio below…

March 30th, 2017
Jay Primetown

A quarter of the way into 2017, and there have already been some memorable moments. Jay Primetown gives his picks for the most memorable moments in the UFC during the first three months of 2017. Biggest Moment: The Fight That Didn’t Happen The biggest moment in the first quarter of 2017 was in fact the…

March 29th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has wrapped up its action for the month of March, so let’s take a quick look at three preliminary card barn burners that await us in the upcoming month… Fight: Charles Rosa vs. Shane Burgos Card: UFC 210 Where: Buffalo, NY When: April 8, 2017 Thoughts: This featherweight scrap is…

March 29th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is always releasing fighters from their roster, but to balance things out, new fighters are consistently making their debuts from show to show. Look for MMAOddsBreaker’s Jay Primetown to cover these fighters in-depth in his Newcomer Breakdown series in the upcoming month. Let’s take a quick peak at the five newcomers…

March 28th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action…

March 27th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action…

March 27th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads back to Buffalo, NY for the second time in promotional history and first time in nearly 22 years with UFC 210: Cormier vs. Johnson II. The stacked 13-fight card is set to kick off with four preliminary fights on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15 p.m. ET, with preliminary action…

March 26th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are heading into the fourth month of the year, and the UFC’s 2017 calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked matchups… Fight: Krzysztof Jotko vs. David Branch Card: UFC 211 Where: Dallas, TX When: May 13, 2017 Thoughts: Branch is giving up his WSOF middleweight and light heavyweight…

March 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Invicta FC took place Saturday night (March 25, 2017) in Kansas City, Missouri. Overall from a betting perspective, three favorites were victorious while only one underdog won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight… Favorites That Won In the main event, Invicta FC champion Tonya Evinger successfully defended her bantamweight title in a rematch…

March 24th, 2017
Gabe Killian

According to current UFC bantamweight champion Cody “No Love” Garbrandt, the answer is yes as to whether or not former champ TJ Dillashaw ended Chris Holdsworth’s MMA career. In response to a Dillashaw interview BJPenn.com tweeted out, Garbrandt replied with a tweet of his own saying, “He knows there’s more to the story! how about ending…

March 24th, 2017
James Lynch

LFA 7 Betting Odds LFA 7 emanates from the Arena Theatre in Houston, Texas tonight (March 24th) live on AXS TV. In the main event,  Roberto Sanchez looks to keep his unblemished record in tact when he battles Klayton Mai  in a flyweight affair. Sanchez (5-0) has won four of his five career fights by submission, all under…