nick diaz

November 16th, 2018
Adam Martin.

One of the most popular MMA fighters of all time is finally ready to return to the Octagon after a long layoff, and I’ll give my thoughts on his return bout in today’s MMA odds and ends. Nick Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal, UFC 235 An exciting welterweight bout between Nick Diaz and Jorge Masvidal is…

August 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

At long last, Nick Diaz is a free man, so he received quite a bit of attention yesterday, the first day that his suspension is over. Diaz was popped for marijuana following his fight against Anderson Silva at UFC 183 on January 31, 2015 and has not competed since. It was the third time Diaz…

February 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz Date: March 5, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV This bout will be contested at 170 pounds and will be five rounds. UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor A character who backs up his trash talking with vicious knockouts inside the cage, Conor McGregor (19-2) has…

February 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Peter Barrett (5-0) and brother Max Barrett (1-0) discuss their wins at Cage Titans 27 on Jan. 30th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  They also talk about the cage breaking loose in one of the earlier fights on the card, how they celebrated after their victories and when they’d both like…

January 30th, 2016
James Lynch

Peter Barrett (4-0) and his brother Max Barrett (0-0) discuss their upcoming fights at Cage Titans 27 on Jan. 30th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Peter and Max also talk about growing up together, influence of the Diaz brothers, fine dining and why they plan on sticking around with Cage Titans…

January 13th, 2016
James Lynch

Nick Diaz’s suspension reduced, could return in August  Good news for fans of popular UFC welterweight Nick Diaz. On Tuesday the Nevada Athletic Commission reduced its penalty against Diaz after a settlement agreement. The former Strikeforce champion will be suspended 18 months and fined $100,000 stemming from a positive test at UFC 183 for marijuana per…

December 27th, 2015
James Lynch

Our 2015 Awards Show is brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) hand out a number of awards for the following categories. Knockout Of The Year Award – 01:17 Submission Of The Year Award – 02:48 Fight Of The Year Award – 04:29 Upset Of The Year Award – 07:19 Surprise Of The…

September 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC and ONE FC were adding to their schedules on Wednesday with a total of three bouts for the coming months. The most notable is a clash between rising bantamweights Pedro Munhoz and Jimmie Rivera. Pedro Munhoz was given a tough task in his UFC debut, facing top five UFC bantamweight Raphael Assuncao, and dropped…

September 16th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 142 light heavyweight Tito Ortiz as he prepares for his upcoming main event title fight this Saturday night (September 19, 2015) against Liam McGeary at the SAP Center in San Jose, California. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and Hall of Famer wasn’t afraid to mince words when discussing…

September 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps the world’s top welterweight outside of the UFC got his latest assignment recently, as ONE FC champion Ben Askren will be rematching his last opponent, Luis ‘Sapo’ Santos. The rescheduled bout is set for ONE FC 34 taking place in Singapore on November 13th. The first time Askren and Santos met, the bout resulted…

September 15th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

While the MMA community is still rightly focused on the aftermath of Nick Diaz’ hearing and subsequent five-year suspension at the hands of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, Monday night was back to business as usual in terms of fight bookings. However, before we get to that, check out Nick Diaz’ thoughts on his time…

September 14th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Nearly eight months after his last appearance inside a cage, Nick Diaz finally had his hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission earlier today. To put it mildly, things did not go well for Mr. Diaz. While the punishment technically could have been more harsh, the commission effectively put an end to Diaz’ career as…

February 8th, 2015
Brad Wharton

It was supposed to be the UFC’s comeback year. After the horror show that was 2014, with event cancellations, an injury epidemic that wiped out or altered nearly all of their originally advertised Pay Per View main events, depressing TV ratings and an impending lawsuit that could change the business forever, 2015’s marquee first quarter…

February 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015 was a dark day for the sport of mixed martial arts, as the UFC announced that, just days after their main event fight at UFC 183, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz both failed drug tests, with Silva testing positive for two anabolic steroids in a pre-fight drug test…

February 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets 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 crazy UFC 183 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Anderson Silva wins by decision (+423)/Silva wins by unanimous decision (+495) A…

February 1st, 2015
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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 183. Surprises Thiago Alves — “The Pitbull” is back. After getting outstruck by Jordan Mein in the first round…

February 1st, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 90 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Sherdog.com MMA Analyst Patrick Wyman to talk about prospects and the technical side of breaking down fights. The PR guru Mike Russell joins us to talk about the Jon Jones situation and the overall image of MMA. Finally WSOF…

February 1st, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 183 took place Saturday night in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the event overall was quite entertaining, even though the main event proved to be one of the stranger fights in recent memory. Overall from a betting perspective, eight betting favorites won while three underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

January 31st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 183. 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. Anderson Silva vs. Forrest Griffin – UFC 101 Upcoming Bout: Anderson Silva vs. Nick…

January 30th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This week, the MMA Analysis crew takes a look into one of the deepest UFC cards in recent memory. UFC 183 features a fascinating main event, and as many as three number one contenders bouts. Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean discuss all twelve bouts on the card and offer their plays for Saturday night. MMA…

January 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 183 is a five-round middleweight bout between Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Silva is a -470 favorite (bet $470 to win $100) while Diaz is a +375 underdog (bet $100 to win $375). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Silva at…

January 28th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC 183 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. If you haven’t played before,…

January 27th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn 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 183 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one…

January 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC is back in Las Vegas on January 31st, and there is no place as fitting for the potential circus of a bout between former middlewight champion Anderson Silva and one of the most polarizing fighters in MMA history, Nick Diaz. The bout marks a pair of returns, as Silva returns 13 months after…

January 13th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC got off to a big start in 2015 with Jon Jones defeating Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 182, and then making everyone forget about his performance when his positive drug test for cocaine was revealed a couple days later. Since then, it has been a PR maelstrom for the organization,…

January 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Anderson Silva could be fighting for a UFC title again very soon. UFC president Dana White announced on Wednesday’s edition of “UFC Tonight” that Silva, the former long-time middleweight champion, will fight the winner of UFC 184’s main event between Chris Weidman and Vitor Belfort should he defeat Nick Diaz at UFC 183 later this…

August 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The fight cards on the UFC’s second half of 2014 calendar continue to fill up, with new fight bookings being announced on a near-daily basis. Here are my thoughts on some of them… Anderson Silva vs Nick Diaz It was announced that two of the biggest draws in UFC history will return to action to…

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…

July 30th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Tuesday was a big day for the UFC in terms of fight announcements, and few announcements that the organization made could have been bigger than convincing both Anderson Silva and Nick Diaz to sign the dotted line for the main event at UFC 183. The event takes place on January 31st and takes the UFC…

July 30th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 183: Silva vs. Diaz Date: January 31, 2015 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: TBD Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Contender Anderson Silva (-405) Profile: 2013 was a year to forget for Anderson Silva (33-6). Long considered the top pound-for-pound MMA fighter on the planet, “The Spider” saw his UFC records for the most consecutive title…

December 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The welterweight division received a earthquake-esque shakeup this past week with divisional kingpin and future UFC Hall of Famer Georges St-Pierre vacating his welterweight crown and the UFC booking a title fight between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler at UFC 171. And after all the dust from that has settled from St-Pierre’s decision, it’s Carlos…

November 2nd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

The importance of pace should be obvious to fighters, fans, and judges alike. Pressing the action means launching more weapons, each one offering a small probability of being the one that counts. Even in fights that go the distance, a high pace of output means a fighter doing all they can to control the action,…

October 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nick Diaz appears to be closer and closer to a return to the Octagon, only this time at 185 pounds. According to Diaz’ friend and MMA video journalist for MiddleEasy, Michael Mardones, Diaz is interested in a fight with Michael Bisping and it’s the kind of fight that would make him come out of his…

August 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White revealed to reporters in Boston ahead of UFC Fight Night 26 that he has made a fight offer to retired welterweight contender Nick Diaz: a middleweight matchup against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. So far, reaction to this possible fight booking has been mixed on social media with a…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Following a string of injuries to next weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 card, a number of key matchups on the card were changed. Robbie Lawler, who was originally scheduled to fight former Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine and then Siyar Bahadurzada on the main card, will now take on Bobby Voelker in a fight that…

May 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There’s a heavyweight fight rumored for this summer, and it’s a big one. According to MMAjunkie.com, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is expected to return to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored opponent is none other than heavyweight banger Travis Browne,…

March 30th, 2013
Miguel

As a bettor of UFC and MMA in general, I like it when Nick Diaz fights. Diaz is a highly skilled fighter that has always made for solid fights, compelling fights and his outlandish and sometimes bewildering behavior acts as a polarizing force – people either love him or hate him, but there is always…

March 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nick Diaz has formally requested a rematch with Georges St-Pierre. The Diaz camp today sent out a statement, which MMAFighting.com reported, where they said that due to “Weight Gate” — basically, St-Pierre is alleged to have received up to a .9 pound allowance in his UFC 158 title defence against Diaz — there should be a rematch….

March 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Georges St-Pierre has been nearly invincible in mixed martial arts. The long-time UFC welterweight champion, who set the record for 170 pound title defences with his decision victory over Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158, is 24-2 overall in the sport, including an 18-2 mark while fighting in the Octagon. The only…

March 17th, 2013
Miguel

The welterweight heavy UFC 158 card went down last night in Montreal, Quebec, Canada as champion Georges St-Pierre successfully defended his title with a five round decision over challenger Nick Diaz. In the same division, heavy handed Johny Hendricks won decision over Carlos Condit and Jake Ellenberger KO’d Nate Marquardt. None of the underdogs were able to…

March 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 158 was a solid event from both an entertainment point of view as well as a betting perspective. Overall, nine favorites came through, while three underdogs cashed. The MMA Oddsbreaker crew had a solid night overall, so if you tailed us in your bets you likely had a good night. UFC BETTING FAVORITES THAT…

March 15th, 2013
Miguel

There is something about Nick Diaz — who challenges Georges St-Pierre for the UFC welterweight title this Saturday night in Montreal — that puts people on edge. You can see it at the press conferences and public appearances, when the tension in the body language tension of his opponents is evident. They are leery of…

March 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 158 Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec Saturday, March 16, 2013 Welterweight Title Fight: Georges St-Pierre (-550) vs. Nick Diaz (+425) Fight Breakdown: The UFC welterweight title is on the line as champion Georges St-Pierre takes on his arch rival Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158. This is one of the biggest fights…

March 11th, 2013
Matty

UFC 158: March 16, 2013 Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada UFC Welterweight Champion Georges St-Pierre (-440) Profile: Without a doubt one of the greatest fighters in the history of MMA, Georges St-Pierre (23-2) has been virtually untouchable in the welterweight division for the better part of the last decade. He has defended his welterweight…

March 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Less than a week from now, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will once again put his strap on the line, this time against  Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158, which takes place March 16th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It will be St-Pierre’s eighth title defence since winning the undisputed…

March 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There are some absolutely fantastic fights that are scheduled to take place in March 2013, and as always MMAOddsbreaker has got you covered. Here are five MMA fights to be excited for this month from all over the world of mixed martial arts. Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, UFC 158 The main event of UFC…

March 8th, 2013
Miguel

UFC 158, scheduled for the Bell Centre in Montreal on March 16th, will go down next weekend. The event is headlined by the eighth Welterweight Title defense of champion Georges St-Pierre, as he takes on the talented and brash Nick Diaz. The main card also features other top welterweights in action, as Carlos Condit takes…

January 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and challenger Nick Diaz were in Montreal today for the UFC 158 pre-fight press conference. St-Pierre said he’s wanted to fight Diaz for a very long time and that’s why he called him out, while Diaz said he’s up for the challenge of taking on the dominant champion in his…