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November 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This Friday, Bellator puts on one of the best fights the promotion is capable of producing, as Liam McGeary puts his light heavyweight title on the line against Phil Davis in the main event of Bellator 163. McGeary remains undefeated in 11 career bouts, scoring stoppages in all but his title win over Emanuel Newton….

October 31st, 2016
Jay Primetown

With one of the best Bellator events of the year on the horizon, Jay Primetown gives his quick thoughts on Bellator 163’s main card… Javy Ayala vs. Sergei Kharitonov The main card kicks off with yet another highly-anticipated Bellator debut. The promotion had made waves in recent months signing some of the top available talent…

May 20th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 198 and Bellator 154, UFC Fight Night 87 and Invicta FC 17 taking place the last two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the…

May 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

When Bellator ran their one-night, four-man light heavyweight tournament back in September, Phil Davis and Mo Lawal were expected to meet in the final. Each got the job done in their first round bout, but Lawal was not cleared to compete in the final. Instead, Davis knocked out Francis Carmont in just over two minutes…

November 10th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC and Bellator veteran Rodney Wallace (23-10-1) discusses his upcoming fight Friday at Hard Knocks 47 against Adrian Miles (15-7) during a  “1 on 1” edition of “The Parting Shot Podcast” Rodney also talks about a variety of other topics including – Fighting Adrian Miles in this main event instead of Todd Stoute – Why he’s in the best…

September 21st, 2015
Brad Taschuk

After rumors emerged a few weeks ago that Fedor Emelianenko was set to sign with the UFC, and could have been debuting with the organization as early as UFC 193 in Australia, “The Last Emperor” himself put those talks to bed. On Saturday night during Bellator Dynamite! the former PRIDE champion announced that he would…

September 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Bellator’s ode to the Japanese mixed rules cards went off on Saturday night on Spike TV, as the organization had their light heavyweight division on display with a title bout and a four-man tournament. The broadcast also featured some GLORY kickboxing bouts and the Bellator debut of Josh Thomson. Including the kickboxing bouts, there were…

September 19th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Bellator 142: Dynamite Date: September 19, 2015 Arena: SAP Center City: San Jose, CA Light Heavyweight bout: Emanuel Newton (+325) vs Phil Davis (-400) Fight Breakdown: The Bellator 142: Dynamite! main card will be featuring a light heavyweight contest for the 205-pound title tournament with “The Hardcore Kid” Emanuel Newton greeting “Mr. Wonderful” Phil Davis…

September 15th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Bellator MMA is picking up momentum in the latter half of 2015 as the promotion is bringing back a one-night tournament for its 142nd event, which will take place in San Jose, California on September 19th. Bellator 142: Dynamite will feature a light heavyweight title bout between champion Liam McGeary and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz. McGeary took the…

June 15th, 2015
James Lynch

Jimmy Smith has established himself as one of the best MMA commentators in the sport and already has wealth of accomplishments in his career so far. Along with amassing a professional MMA record of 5-1, Smith’s also hosted “Fight Quest” on the Discovery Channel and is currently doing commentary for Bellator MMA and PBC boxing. Smith spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 109…

April 17th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Bellator made a huge splash in the MMA free agent market this week, signing former UFC light heavyweight Phil Davis to a multi-fight contract. Davis (13-3, 1 NC) went 8-3, 1 NC in the UFC since 2010, defeating the likes of Alexander Gustafsson, Glover Teixeira, and Lyoto Machida. Davis, who is 30 years of age,…

January 26th, 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 On Fox 14. Surprises Anthony Johnson — I didn’t think Anthony Johnson would beat Alexander Gustafsson and I’ll be…

January 26th, 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 On FOX 14 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Anthony Johnson wins by T/KO (+430)/Johnson wins in round 1…

January 25th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 14 took place Saturday night in Stockholm, Sweden, and it was one of the most insane cards ever as it featured a number of crazy finishes that no one expected to happen. Overall from a betting perspective, five betting favorites won while seven underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s…

January 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC on FOX 14 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Phil Davis and Ryan Bader. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Davis is a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Bader is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker…

January 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $50 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC On FOX 14 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…

December 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced one new bout over the weekend, and it’s a good one. And for Monday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on the new matchup. Phil Davis vs. Ryan Bader, UFC on FOX 14 A three-round light heavyweight bout between top-10 contenders Phil Davis and Ryan Bader is the latest addition…

October 26th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 76, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Titan FC President Jeff Aronson back on the show to talk about Titan FC 31 on Halloween night. Then  Tom DeBlass joins the program to talk about his upcoming fight at Bellator 131 against King Mo on November 15th.  The Big Three 1)  How did you score Aldo/Mendes? What’s…

October 26th, 2014
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 179. Surprises Fabio Maldonado — Anyone who follows me knows I am a huge fan of Fabio Maldonado, but…

October 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC 179 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Phil Davis wins by decision (+325) In a lightweight heavyweight matchup, Phil Davis was…

October 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 179 took place tonight live from Ginásio do Maracanãzinho in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the card overall was pretty exciting as there were a number of slick finishes and a few standout performances that were of merit. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and two underdogs won, while one fight closed as a…

October 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

There are a number of props available for UFC 179, and I’ve scoured through all of the available lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook and have selected five which I think are worth considering for a bet. They are: Fabio Maldonado vs. Hans Stringer goes three-round distance (-175) One of the fights that I am looking forward to at…

October 23rd, 2014
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 179 card. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash…

October 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 179 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Phil Davis. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Teixeira is a -335 favorite (bet $335 to win $100) while Davis is a +275 underdog (bet $100 to win $275). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Teixeira at -285…

October 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 179 is just around the corner, and with the event just a few days away, I’ve decided to do a sneak peek of the main card in order to get you prepped for your bets. Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes The main event of UFC 179 is a title fight between UFC featherweight champion…

October 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 179: Aldo vs. Mendes II Date: October 25, 2014 Location: Ginásio do Maracanãzinho Venue: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil Broadcast: PPV UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (-190) The best featherweight MMA fighter the world has ever seen, UFC champion Jose Aldo (24-1) has no peer. His ferocious leg kicks, fantastic takedown defense and overall MMA skills translate into someone…

August 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

When the UFC announced plans to hold an event in Halifax for the first time, many expected that T.J. Grant would end up headlining. The Nova Scotia native was on a five-fight win streak and scheduled to face Benson Henderson for the lightweight title back in 2013, but a concussion suffered in training camp for…

May 1st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 50 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome newly signed Titan FC 170lb fighter Ben “Killa B” Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) to talk about  Bellator, Titan FC & Street Fighter II. Then referee and judge Brian Beauchamp joins the show again to talk about his upcoming assignments and gives us clarification on the…

April 27th, 2014
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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC 172. Surprises Anthony Johnson — In his return to the Octagon, Anthony Johnson beat Phil Davis fair and square with a three-round…

April 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC 172 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jon Jones wins by decision (+309)/Jones wins by unanimous decision (+370) UFC light heavyweight…

April 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 172 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ Premium bets do? Premium went  0-2 to lose 7 units overall.  Full results below. Premium UFC 172: 0-2, –7 units Wins: none Losses: 3.5u: Yancy Medieros (+165), Parlay of Phil Davis with Jones/Texiera UNDER 3.5 rounds (+129) Free play: none Total on the night: -7 units…

April 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 172 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Davis as a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Johnson is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 22nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC has put on four free events since the last time they were on PPV, but this Saturday night it’s back to the wallets for MMA fans. Luckily, UFC 172 features one of the best fighters in the world in Jon Jones, a credible challenger riding a huge winning streak in Glover Teixeira, and…

March 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, UFC line setter Nick Kalikas opened a number of new lines for the upcoming UFC 172 card, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on the lines. Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira In the main event of the evening, Jon Jones puts the UFC light heavyweight title…

March 16th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although the event is still more than a month away, UFC 172 is shaping up as another excellent pay-per-view card for the organization. It seems that Zuffa really is beginning to put a priority on well-constructed numbered events. Despite complaints from every direction that the amount of cards has decreased the quality of the product,…

February 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Rumble is back. UFC president Dana White today announced that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has returned to the UFC as a light heavyweight and in his first fight back with the promotion he will take on Phil Davis at UFC 172. This is an excellent matchup between two very athletic 205ers and the winner will be…

August 7th, 2013
Staff

UFC 163 featured some top talent in the Featherweight, Light Heavyweight and Flyweight divisions, but after the results from Saturday night, the 205lb class was the only one to see any real upheaval. Jose Aldo retained his championship despite a broken foot in the main event, while top flyweights Ian McCall and John Lineker both…

August 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

After every UFC event I love to look back at all the prop bet lines and see which of them cashed, and many times some of the props you never thought would cash do. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC 163 prop bets that cashed big, based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Anthony…

August 4th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 163 event came to us from Brazil last night, and featured a few surprises and a coronation. The main event between UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo and challenger Chan Sung Jung lasted into the fourth round, as predictably the ‘Korean Zombie’ came to leave it all in the ring, but at the end…

August 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163 took place last night in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and the event featured one of the worst robbery decisions in a long time in the co-main event, as well as a main event with a strange ending. Overall from a betting perspective, nine favorites won while three underdogs cashed out. Here’s a betting recap of…

August 3rd, 2013
Staff

Professional MMA handicapper Luca Fury gives you his betting advice and insight on the Lyoto Machida vs Phil Davis Light Heavyweight match-up at UFC 163. MMAOddsBreaker offers the best in MMA betting picks, and fight card predictions on all MMA events. Before you make your bets, get inside information for the upcoming UFC match ups.

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The official weigh-ins for UFC 163 took place today, and out of the 24 fighters scheduled to appears on tomorrow night’s card, 23 of them made weight. The lone fighter to miss weight was flyweight John Lineker, who weighed in at 129 pounds for his flyweight bout against Jose Tome, a fight that is scheduled…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo (-505) Profile: The best featherweight MMA fighter the world has ever seen, UFC champion Jose Aldo (22-1) has no peer. His ferocious leg kicks, superlative takedown defense and incredible MMA skills translate into someone who was last defeated seven years ago and has…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Light Heavyweight Lyoto Machida (-280) Profile: Lyoto “The Dragon” Machida (19-3) showed his championship form after losing three of his previous four bouts by crushing Ryan Bader with a second-round knockout at UFC on FOX 4 on August 4, 2012. Machida had suffered all three of his career losses since winning…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Middleweight Cezar Ferreira (-430) Profile: Vitor Belfort’s first pick and the second selection overall on Brazil’s inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter, Cezar Ferreira (4-2) was expected to be in the finals fighting for the coveted title, and he has lived up to expectations and looks…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Middleweight Thales Leites (-140) Profile: Thales Leites (20-4) is no stranger to the UFC, fighting his way up to Anderson Silva in a bid for the middleweight title at UFC 97, which created one of the weirdest and worst matches in modern memory. Rather than dwell on…

August 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 163:  August 3, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil UFC Flyweight John Lineker (-350) Profile: John Lineker (21-6) boasts an impressive arsenal of weapons for only being 23-years-old. The Brazilian has made a decent impact on the UFC flyweight division, where he currently resides at the #8 position on the official rankings, mostly due to his heavy hands…

June 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today unveiled five new lines for future fights on 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here are the odds for the new lines and my analysis of each of them. Current lines are as of 3pm EST on Thursday: UFC on FOX 8: Demetrious Johnson vs. John Moraga Opening moneyline: Johnson (-380)/Moraga (+260) Current moneyline: Johnson (-380)/Moraga…

June 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has reportedly booked a high-profile light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua as the co-main event of UFC 161, according to Brazilian outlet Globo. Sonnen takes the fight on less than two weeks’ notice after Antonio Rogerio Nogueira was forced to pull out of the fight with “Shogun” yesterday due to…

April 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 159 Prudential Center, Newark, New Jersey Saturday, April 27, 2013 Light Heavyweight Fight: Phil Davis (-335) vs. Vinny Magalhaes (+275) Fight Breakdown: Light heavyweight rivals meet in a three-round bout on the main card of UFC 159 as Phil Davis takes on Vinny Magalhaes. Davis is a -335 favorite (bet $335 to win $100) at 5Dimes…

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