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May 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After attempting to go head-to-head with the UFC last weekend, Bellator returns to its normal Friday night slot this week for Bellator 155. The card is headlined by a middleweight title bout between Rafael Carvalho and Melvin Manhoef which should provide some fireworks on the feet. Carvalho has had a somewhat surprising run to become…

February 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Rafael Carvalho vs. Melvin Manhoef title fight headlines Bellator 155  Bellator announced Friday that newly crowned middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho will defend his title against Melvin Manhoef. Carvalho (12-1)  won the vacant middleweight title with a body kick TKO of Brandon Halsey at Bellator 144. Heading into this matchup he’s currently riding a 12-fight winning streak. Manhoef…

October 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We covered the loss of the huge upcoming heavyweight co-main event for UFC Fight Night 76 yesterday with the announcement that Stipe Miocic was forced to back out of his fight against Ben Rothwell, but there’s more to the story and a few other fight announcements/injuries to go over today. UFC appears to be looking…

June 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

For the first time since October 2014, Bellator will be holding events on back-to-back weeks. Last week, the organization put on the most-watched show in its history, as Kimbo Slice defeated Ken Shamrock in an absurdly entertaining fight and event. Scott Coker and company will be hoping that some of the audience from last week…

June 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

While fans recover from last weekends MMA hangover with Bellator 138, the Viacom owned promotion is back this Friday with an action packed event for Bellator 139. With fighters like Cheick Kongo, David Rickels and Joe Shilling, this card has no shortage of name value. Here are five reasons to tune into Bellator 139 on Friday night….

February 9th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

To be honest, I miss Bjornator. Sure, the new Strikeator (Spikeforce? Bellaforce?) under Scott Coker’s guidance has given us some entertaining fights (who didn’t enjoy Joe Schilling and Melvin Manhoef?), but the promotion seems to not have any real direction anymore. The paring down of events was supposed to give us deeper cards, but as…

December 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator announced yesterday the addition of two new fights to the upcoming Bellator 133: Shlemenko vs. Manhoef event, which takes place February 13 at Save Mart Center in Fresno, California, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both of these great matchups. Pat Curran vs. Daniel Weichel Former Bellator featherweight…

September 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 50, Invicta FC 8 and Bellator 123 taking place this past weekend, 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…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 123 took place tonight at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT, and the card overall was a fun night of fights on Spike TV that went up against the UFC’s showing over on FS1. In total, all four favorites won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

September 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While the preliminary portion of UFC Fight Night 50 is going down just 20 minutes away at Foxwoods Casino, Bellator will be live on Spike TV with their four-fight main card from the Mohegan Sun starting at 8pm ET. The scheduling of these two events is almost perfect for MMA fans, as the Bellator main…

September 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 123 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Mohegan Sun Casino City: Uncasville, CT Bellator Fighting Championships returns Friday night from the Mohegan Sun Casino in Connecticut for Bellator 123. The event will feature a four-fight main card that will be headlined by a five-round featherweight title bout between challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and champion Pat…

September 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Bellator 123 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Mohegan Sun Casino City: Uncasville, CT Bellator Featherweight title bout: Pat Curran (+105) vs Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (-115) Fight Breakdown: Headlining Bellator 123 is going to be a five-round featherweight title-fight between the challenger Patricio “Pitbull” Freire and the Champion Pat Curran, and fireworks are expected in this…

September 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Uncasville, Conn. (September 4, 2014) – The Bellator weigh-ins have been completed from Mohegan Sun Arena in preparation for Bellator MMA’s September 5th event, which will showcase a Bellator Featherweight Title fight, the return of King Mo and the Bellator debut of Bobby Lashley. Bellator MMA will take place from Mohegan Sun Arena on Friday,…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 123 is a five-round title fight between Bellator featherweight champion Pat Curran and challenge Patricio Pitbull. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Curran is a -115 favorite (bet $115 to win $100) while Pitbull is a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

September 2nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

There’s already been one Bellator card since Scott Coker took over the reins of the promotion early this year, but Bellator 123 is the first event that Coker has really been able to put his stamp on. With that in mind, this looks very much like a Strikeforce card. It’s headlined by a solid title…

September 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 123 featherweight Pat Curran as he prepares for his upcoming world title bout against Patricio Pitbull this Friday (September 5th, 2014) at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The current Bellator featherweight champion made some big changes heading into this fight, primarily the decision to leave his cousin’s…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Bellator 112 took place tonight live from the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana, and the event overall was a success as it provided a number of memorable fights with memorable endings for the fans. Overall, four underdogs cashed out while only one favorite came through. Here’s a betting recap for Bellator 112 based on the…

March 14th, 2014
Jason Nawara

Hammond, Indiana plays host to to Bellator 112 tonight (March 14, 2014). Viewers on Spike TV will be greeted with a featherweight title rematch that was made, not earned, as well as the first round of the welterweight tournament. After seeing year after year of basically the same contenders in the welterweight tournament, this should…

March 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of Bellator 112 is a five-round title fight trilogy match between current Bellator featherweight champion Daniel Straus and former champ Pat “Paddy Mike” Curran. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Straus as a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Curran is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to…

March 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

As is bound to happen when a promotion undertakes the task of putting on a fight card every week, Bellator had to do some serious reshuffling of the card featuring the opening round of their welterweight tournament. Luckily for the promotion, the centerpiece of the entire card hasn’t changed as Daniel Straus will still defend…

March 3rd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Bellator 111 featherweight Pat Curran as he prepares for his title fight rematch next Friday night (March 14, 2014) against Daniel Straus at the Horseshoe Casino in Hammond, Indiana. The former Bellator featherweight champion has been dealing with personal issues in the last year, and opened up to MMAOddsBreaker…

January 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another UFC card provided yet another night full of surprises and disappointments. Here’s three of each from Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 10 event. Surprises Josh Thomson — In the main event of the evening, Josh Thomson put on one of the best performances of his career, defeating Benson Henderson to earn himself a shot…

January 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 10 took place tonight at United Center in Chicago, Ill., and the event turned out to be a lot of fun from an entertainment standpoint, as well as profitable from a betting standpoint if you were counting on the favorites to win — but not if you bet the dog in the main…

January 19th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 36 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome UFC Heavyweight Walt “The Big Ticket” Harris (@thebigticket205), who fights this Saturday at UFC on FOX 10 against Nikita Krylov. Later we welcome Maximum Fighting Championship President & CEO Mark Pavelich to discuss his promotion’s plans for 2014. The Big Three 1) WSOF…

January 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rubber match that no one wanted. Bellator MMA yesterday announced that Daniel Straus’ first title defence of the Bellator featherweight championship will come against the man he just beat for the belt two months ago, Pat Curran. The two will tango at Bellator 112, which takes place March 14 in Hammond, IN. My first…

November 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Bellator 106 took place this past Saturday night (Nov. 2, 2013) and we had an up and down night with suggested bets. Our first bet for the Bellator 106 card was a moderate play on Akop Stepanyan -180, who I’m starting to think has the worst luck in MMA history. Every fight he has lost,…

November 3rd, 2013
Miguel

When Bellator 106 ended last night (Nov. 2, 2013), there were three new champions crowned, and the company took a nice step forward in terms of competition. In the final accounting, Eddie Alvarez had taken back his Lightweight belt from Michael Chandler, Daniel Straus had upended Featherweight belt-holder Pat Curran and Emanuel Newton outlasted King…

November 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 106 was billed as the biggest event in the promotion’s history and it turned out to be an absolutely fantastic card with a number of upset victories and surprising endings to fights. Overall, six betting favorites hit while four big underdogs scored in an evening of violence that surprised many bettors. Here’s a betting…

November 2nd, 2013
Brian Hemminger

It’s been a long, rough year for Daniel Straus. Everything looked so promising last October when the American Top Team fighter not only defeated UFC veteran Alvin Robinson, but finished him via second round rear naked choke while patiently waiting in line for a shot at Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran. When the time finally…

November 1st, 2013
Jason Nawara

Bellator 106, once headlined by Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz, has now seen a mish-mash of match-up mangling, to bow to the almighty alliteration usage. Now we have a newfangled card featured on Spike TV Saturday night rather than PPV. Let’s take a look at what fights await us. In this restructured main event, Tito…

October 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

One of three title fights at this weekend’s Bellator 106 event is a five-round fight for the Bellator featherweight championship between titleholder Pat Curran and challenger Daniel Straus. The current betting line for the fight sees Curran as a -350 betting favorite (bet $350 to win $100), while Straus is a +250 dog (bet $100…

October 29th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

This Saturday was meant to be a landmark for Bellator, as it was scheduled to be the company’s first ever PPV. The organization stacked the card to the point that the rest of its season nine schedule suffered a bit, and one week prior to the card we received news that headliner Tito Ortiz had…

April 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 95 Revel, Atlantic City, NJ Thursday, April 4, 2013 Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (-165) vs. Shahbulat Shamhalaev (+145) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator featherweight title is up for grabs this Thursday night on Spike TV when champion Pat Curran puts his belt on the line against challenger Shahbulat Shamhalaev. The champion Curran is currently a -165 betting…

March 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The month of April 2013 is going to be very good for MMA fans, as the UFC has four events scheduled, Bellator has one, and even Invicta FC has one. And, as always, MMAoddsbreaker.com will be here to cover all of your betting needs for all of these upcoming fight cards. Here’s a look at…

January 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Bellator 85 UCI Bren Events Center in Irvine, California Thursday, January 17, 2013 Featherweight Title Fight: Pat Curran (-120) vs. Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (-110) Fight Breakdown: The first of two Bellator world title fights scheduled for Bellator’s debut on Spike TV sees featherweight champ Pat Curran put his title on the line for the first time since…

January 17th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

BELLATOR 85: CHANDLER VS. HAWN Date: January 17, 2013 Location: Irvine, California Venue: Bren Center Broadcast: Spike TV, Spike.com Bellator Fighting Championships Featherweight Title Bout Bellator Featherweight Champion Pat Curran (-120) Profile: Pat Curran (17-4) has won four straight bouts since losing a unanimous decision to Eddie Alvarez for the Bellator lightweight championship last April…

November 8th, 2012
Adam Martin.

Event: Bellator 80 Matchup: Joe Warren (-1050) vs. Owen Evinger (+650) Location: Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, Hollywood, Florida Time: 8 p.m. (ET) How to watch: Spike.com, MTV2 TALE OF THE TAPE: THE FAVORITE Name: Joe “The Baddest Man on the Planet” Warren MMA Record: 7-3 Bellator Record: 5-2 Age: 35 Nationality: American Height: 5-5 Weight: 135 pounds Style: Greco-Roman Wrestling Camp: Team Quest Strengths: Wrestling, heart, strength, warrior…

June 8th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Bellator 73 Featherweight Title: Pat Curran (-160) vs Patricio Freire (+130)