rafael dos anjos

November 30th, 2018
Staff

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 34 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…

November 29th, 2018
Adam Martin.

The TUF 28 Finale takes place Friday, November 30 at Pearl Theatre at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. The offshore sportsbooks recently opened up the complete odds for the card, and here they are. TUF 28 Finale Opening Odds Kamaru Usman -215 Rafael dos Anjos +165 Bryan Caraway -275 Pedro Munhoz +195 Antonina…

November 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Mexico City, Mexico with UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the Night’. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes…

November 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in Mexico City, Mexico with UFC Fight Night 98: Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson. Following the entertaining night of scraps south of the border, let’s take a look at a few potential matchups featuring some of the competitors from the evening… Rafael dos Anjos vs. Dustin Poirier Dos Anjos…

November 6th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 181 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) recap UFC Fight Night 98, discuss Ronda Rousey’s potential retirement after UFC 207 and we preview UFC 205 in New York. The Big Four with Ian Parker (CageHero, Founder)  1) Tony Ferguson defeats Rafael Dos Anjos. How’d you score the fight? What’s next…

November 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC Fight Night 98 lightweight headliner Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson. Click below to see who picked who. Jimmie Rivera – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Belal Muhammad – UFC welterweight – 00:00:16 Peter & Max Barrett – Cage Titan LW & BW – 00:00:24 Grant Dawson – Victory FC featherweight – 00:00:42 Mike De La Torre –…

November 3rd, 2016
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 Fight Night 98 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in…

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 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After one of the longer breaks of the year, the Octagon will return to Mexico City for UFC Fight Night 98. The main event is a bout that could have easily been for the UFC lightweight title just a couple of months ago. However, after former champion Rafael dos Anjos lost his belt to Eddie…

September 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Now that the NFL season has kicked off, with the NBA and NHL just around the corner as well, it’s time for the Octagon to embark on its annual fall world tour. Stops this year include Brasilia (September 24th), Manchester (October 8th), Manila (October 15th), Mexico City (November 5th), a two-event day on November 19th…

August 3rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As first reported by MMA Fighting last night, Tony Ferguson will get his shot at Rafael dos Anjos later this fall. Ferguson had been campaigning for a shot against RDA, although it will have to come after dos Anjos lost his title to Eddie Alvarez this past July. Ferguson is currently riding an eight-fight winning…

July 5th, 2016
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 Fight Night 90 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

July 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Thursdays UFC Fight Night 90 main event lightweight title fight between Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez. I spoke to the following fighters. Erik Koch – UFC lightweight – 00:00:09 Rob Font – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:38 Mike…

July 1st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hey fans, it’s Canada Day long weekend and Independence Day long week weekend, so what better way to spend it than listening to your favorite Canadians and Americans break down some fights. The guys broke down the UFC Fight Night 90 and The Ultimate Fighter 23 Finale cards as well as touched on the sad…

June 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The second weekend of July will be a massive one for the UFC. UFC 200 taking place on Saturday, July 9th alone would make it an important weekend, but the organization will be putting on three separate cards with title bouts from Thursday to Saturday. Kicking it all off on Thursday, July 7th is UFC…

June 25th, 2016
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 at the main event of UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas, Nevada as Rafael dos Anjos puts his lightweight championship on the line against Eddie Alvarez.   Eddie…

April 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 90: dos Anjos vs. Alvarez Date: July 7th, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass Rafael dos Anjos – UFC Lightweight Champion After starting his UFC career a pedestrian 4-4, Rafael dos Anjos turned a corner in 2012. The Brazilian put together at five-fight win…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor According to MMAFighting, Rafael dos Anjos is out of his main event fight against Conor McGregor next week due to a foot injury. Also in the report, it mentions that the UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight…

January 21st, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 197 Kickoff Press Conference Replay  Wednesday UFC President Dana White, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, featherweight champion Conor McGregor, women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm and bantweight title challenger Miesha Tate all attended a UFC 197 presser at the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas. As expected, outspoken featherweight champion Conor McGregor stole the show making…

January 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Report: UFC 197 adds Dos Anjos vs McGregor headliner, Holm vs Tate co-main event Champion vs. Champion at UFC 197? Apparently so. Bleacher Report’s Jeremy Botter is reporting the news that UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor will fight lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos. Botter also mentions we could hear an official announcement from the UFC this weekend….

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…

December 21st, 2015
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 17 Highlights Rafael Dos Anjos knocks out Donald Cerrone Nate Diaz wins a decision over Michael Johnson Classic Nate Diaz post fight interview  UFC on FOX 18 adds Sage Northcutt vs. Andrew Holbrook This matchup was announced on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 17 broadcast as Sage Northcutt finally makes his long awaited debut on…

December 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Conor McGregor has been all the rage in the last few days. The current UFC featherweight champion dethroned Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds a week ago in the main event of UFC 194, and now he’s clamoring for a lightweight title shot. With Rafael dos Anjos’ successful UFC lightweight title defense via first round…

December 20th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 136 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First we’re joined by UFC welterweight Stephen”Wonderboy” Thompson who has a big fight coming up Feb. 6th against Johny Hendricks. Then Canadian welterweight Sheldon Westcott discusses his upcoming fight with Edgar Garcia at UFC 195 on Jan 2nd.   The…

December 18th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 17: “Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2” takes place today (Friday, December 18, 2015) from inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 4:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a lightweight title bout between champion Rafael dos Anjos and challenger…

December 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Following the biggest weekend in UFC history, only one event remains on the calendar for the top MMA promotion in 2015. The MMA Analysis takes a look at UFC on Fox 17 in an attempt to end the year on a winning note. The show may have also collectively decided to hand out the first…

December 16th, 2015
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 on Fox 17 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 16th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 17 Date: December 19, 2015 Arena: Amway Center City: Orlando, FL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns this Saturday (December 19, 2015) to Orlando, FL with UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2. The action-packed 13 fight card will get going with the Fight Pass prelims at 3:30pm ET and…

December 15th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Coming off of a weekend which should be considered a rousing success for the UFC, there’s only one event left in 2015. The result of the main event will not only determine the organization’s lightweight champion, but could also create one of the biggest fights of 2016. The main card also sees important bouts in…

December 4th, 2015
James Lynch

Strawweight Randa Markos (5-2) discusses her upcoming fight with Karolina Kowalkiewicz at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19th  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Randa also discusses also talks about a variety of other topics including – Signing with Octos Management, which also represents Jessica Eye and Stipe Miocic – Moving from Windsor to…

August 14th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It was a busy day for both Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and Bellator, as both promotions made multiple title fights official. Here’s the rundown: Chris Weidman vs Luke Rockhold, UFC 194 The fight has been announced for quite a while, but it was finally made official last night as middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to defend…

March 15th, 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 185. Surprises Rafael dos Anjos – There were very few people picking Rafael dos Anjos to beat Anthony Pettis,…

March 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

My latest column at MMAOddsbreaker.com is my Rating the Card article, where I will take a look back at all the major MMA events and recap the event and then give my overall score of the card. For this instalment the column, we will look at UFC 185. The UFC 185 card started off with a bang on…

March 15th, 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 185 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rafael dos Anjos wins by decision (+631)/dos Anjos wins by unanimous decision…

March 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 185 takes place Saturday night at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, but before you lay your bets be sure to take a look at these five prop bets that I believe hold solid betting value this weekend. Anthony Pettis wins inside the distance (-155) The main event of UFC 185 sees Anthony Pettis…

March 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Back to business this week on The MMA Analysis. As the Octagon makes its way to Dallas for UFC 185, your regular co-hosts all take their turns at the mic to break down the 12-fight card from top-to-bottom. All the usual betting talk is there, plus Lance, Jay, Brad, and Sean tackle the topic of…

March 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for the big Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC 185 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….

March 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 185 is a five-round title fight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pettis is a -430 favorite (bet $430 to win $100) while RDA is a +365 underdog (bet $100 to win $365). MMA…

February 28th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Last weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the remaining betting lines for the main card of UFC 185 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. This weekend, he dove a bit deeper into the event and finalized the opening odds for the preliminary portion of the card. UFC 185 will take place from the American Airlines Center in Dallas,…

February 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Although the UFC’s February PPV offering isn’t particularly inspiring, the event on March 14th looks phenomenal. As of right now, UFC 185 features a lightweight title bout in the main event. Anthony Pettis (-420) looks to defend his 155lb belt for the second time against Rafael dos Anjos (+335). A women’s strawweight title fight occupies…

January 17th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 59 Date: January 18, 2015 Arena: TD Garden City: Boston, MA The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Boston tomorrow night (Jan. 18, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 59 and will be featuring 12 bouts, including a four fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 10pm ET, with…

January 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos Date: March 14, 2015 Location: Dallas, Texas Venue: American Airlines Center Broadcast: PPV UFC Lightweight Champion Anthony Pettis The last WEC lightweight champion and the creator of the “Showtime Kick,” Anthony Pettis (18-2) is one of the most exciting and interesting fighters to come around in a long time. A Duke Roufus…

January 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 185 was announced this weekend, and it will see UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis defend his belt against Rafael dos Anjos. The event takes place March 14 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and thus far Pettis vs. RDA is the only confirmed matchup for the card. The line…

January 3rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

During the Fox Sports 1 prelims for UFC 182, it was revealed — first on twitter by FrontRowBrian, then confirmed on the broadcast by Ariel Helwani — that UFC 185 will be headlined by Anthony Pettis’ second lightweight title defense. His challenger will be Rafael dos Anjos, who ended 2014 on a three-fight winning streak…

January 2nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

As MMA embarks on 2015, MMAOddsBreaker continues to look back on 2014. In this article, we count down the ten UFC fighters who were most profitable for bettors over the past twelve months. In order to calculate how valuable a fighter was, a standard bet of one unit (on underdogs) or to win one unit…

December 15th, 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 on FOX 13. Surprises Stipe Miocic — Not many people were giving Stipe Miocic much of a chance to…

December 15th, 2014
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 13 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Junior dos Santos wins by any decision (+600)/JDS wins by…

December 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This weekend was an interesting one in the two extremes of UFC weight classes. Friday night’s TUF 20 Finale focused almost exclusively on the women’s strawweight division, crowning the first champion at that weight. Saturday things went to the completely opposite end of the spectrum, as heavyweights more than double the size of the women…

December 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 13 took place Saturday night at Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona, and overall it was a terrific fight card that featured a number of standout performances, big-time upsets and brutal finishes. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a…

December 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC on Fox 13. 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. Nate Diaz vs. Donald Cerrone – UFC 141 Upcoming Bout: Nate Diaz…

December 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full main card betting odds for UFC on FOX 13 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting preview of the evening’s four-fight main card. Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic The main event of UFC on FOX 13 pits the former champ Junior dos Santos against rising contender Stipe Miocic in a heavyweight matchup. JDS…

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