renan barao

December 17th, 2018
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed over the weekend. Here they are, along with my initial thoughts on them. Joseph Benavidez vs. Dustin Ortiz, UFC on ESPN+ 1 A rematch between flyweight contenders Joseph Benavidez and Dustin Ortiz is set for UFC on ESPN+ 1, which takes place January 19 at Barclays Arena…

March 22nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was back in London, England last Saturday (March 18, 2017) for UFC Fight Night 107: Anderson vs. Manuwa. It was an interesting night of scraps that saw only four of 11 bouts end inside the distance. The night of scraps is now in our rear view, so let’s take a…

December 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this past Saturday night (December 10, 2016) with UFC 206: Holloway vs. Pettis. The card produced arguably the most entertaining fight of the year, with 50 percent of the bouts ending inside the distance. The incredible night of action is now in our rear-view, so let’s…

September 27th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night with UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg. It was an entertaining night that saw seven of 13 bouts end inside the distance. Following the night of scraps in Brazil, let’s take a look at a few potential matchups featuring some of…

September 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon heads back down to Brazil this Saturday for just the second card in Brazil to be headlined by a female fight. Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino and Lina Lansberg meet at a catchweight of 140 pounds, as Cyborg continues to search for more of a direction in her UFC run. While this fight likely will be just…

July 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Jeremy Stephens (25-12) talks about a potential matchup with Conor McGregor during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Jeremy also talks about his win over Renan Barao in his last fight and potential rematches with Anthony Pettis and Charles Oliveira.

May 30th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 88: Cody Garbrandt vs. Thomas Almeida video highlights   UFC Fight Night 88: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renan Barao video highlights   Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett headlines Sept 3rd’s UFC Fight Night in Hamburg UFC officials announced Sunday that Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett will headline UFC Hamburg on September 3rd. rlovski (25-12) is…

May 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of UFC Fight Night 88 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. A line was separately released for the bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway. Today, he released the odds for the remaining bouts on the card. Those include a showdown between top…

May 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

A pair of hot prospects in a division suddenly teeming with them will occupy the top spot on UFC Fight Night 88. Undefeated bantamweights Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt will put their perfect records on the line on Sunday, May 29th as the Octagon returns to Las Vegas for the Fox Sports 1 card. While…

March 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Renan Barao vs. Jeremy Stephens scheduled for a May 29th UFC Fight Night Renan Barao’s UFC featherweight debut will be against Jeremy Stephens according to an inital report from Combate and later confirmed by the UFC. Barao (33-3-1) has lost two of his last three fights with both of his setbacks coming to former UFC bantamweight champion TJ…

July 30th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley have teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming  UFC 190 event. 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. What are…

July 26th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 115 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First Jake Shields joins the show to talk about his upcoming welterweight title fight against Rousimar Palhares at WSOF 22. Then Ian McCall discusses the injury that forced him off UFC Fight Night 73 against Dustin Ortiz. Finally…

July 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon made its way to the United Center in Chicago on Saturday night for the promotion’s latest offering on Fox. UFC on FOX 16 featured 12 fights, headlined by the bantamweight title rematch between TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao. The champion managed to walk away with the belt once again in the main event,…

July 24th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC on Fox 16 Date: July 25, 2015 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL Bantamweight title bout: TJ Dillashaw (-250) vs Renan Barao (+210) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC on FOX 16 in Chicago will be a rematch for the promotion’s bantamweight title between current champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barao. Dillashaw…

July 24th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 16: “Dillashaw vs Barao 2” takes place today (Friday, July 24, 2015) from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event is headlined by a bantamweight title bout rematch between champion TJ Dillashaw and former champ Renan Barao. UFC on Fox 16 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC on Fox 16 Weigh-in…

July 23rd, 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 and Kountermove. Our UFC on Fox 16 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part…

July 22nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC on FOX 16 is a five-round title fight rematch between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and challenger Renan Barao. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Dillashaw is a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Barao is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker…

July 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Hopefully the third time will be the charm for the rematch between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and the man he took the title from, Renan Barao. The two were previously scheduled to tangle again at both UFC 177 and UFC 186, with each fighter being forced from the bout once. Unless a repeat of…

June 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

In an interview with Portal do Vale Tudo, former UFC Bantamweight Champion Renan Barao opened up about feeling pressured into his title defense against TJ Dillashaw, which he lost via knockout in the fifth and final round of action. Barao admitted that at the time, he was nowhere near ready for another fight. “I was…

April 20th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has partnered with ESPN to release breaking mixed martial arts (MMA) odds to a wider audience. Our first official co-promotion will be for this upcoming mid-summer (July 25, 2015) UFC on Fox 16 main and co-main event bouts featuring a bantamweight title rematch between champion TJ Dillashaw vs former champ Renan Barao and a…

April 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC officially announced the first three bouts for UFC on FOX 16, which takes place July 25 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on all three matchups. TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao 2 The long-awaited 135lb title fight rematch between UFC bantamweight…

February 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 16: Dillashaw vs. Barao 2 Date: July 25, 2015 Location: Chicago, Illinois Venue: United Center Broadcast: FOX UFC Bantamweight Champion TJ Dillashaw A former NCAA Division I wrestler and current Team Alpha Male member, T.J. Dillashaw (11-2) took the MMA world by storm in 2013 when he defeated UFC bantamweight champion Renan Barao via fifth-round…

February 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Yesterday, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the odds for the upcoming UFC bantamweight title fight between champion TJ Dillashaw and former champion Renan Barao. Here are my thoughts on the early line movement so far. First off, let me just say this wasn’t an easy line to set. Consider that in the pair’s first matchup,…

January 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 186 was announced over the weekend with seven bouts confirmed for the card. The event takes place August 25 at Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, and will air on pay-per-view. Here are the seven bouts, along with my initial thoughts: TJ Dillashaw vs. Renan Barao The main event features the rematch between TJ…

January 7th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Last time in our series reviewing 2014 in MMA betting, we took a look at the most profitable UFC fighters of the year. This time around, we take a peek at what was on the other side of the coin, listing the ten least profitable fighters from the past twelve months. By the very nature…

December 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC bantamweight division is officially a mess. On Monday, two of the division’s top contenders announced injuries, with Raphael Assuncao declaring himself out with a broken ankle, and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz saying he tore his ACL in his right knee, the opposite knee of the one that kept him out of…

December 22nd, 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 Fight Night 58. Surprises Rashid Magomedov — I was expecting Elias Silverio to give Rashid Magomedov a tough fight,…

December 22nd, 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 FN58 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Rashid Magomedov wins in round 3 (+1150) In a lightweight bout, Rashid…

December 22nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s final card of 2014 pretty much went to plan, much like the organization’s earliest efforts in reopening the Brazilian market. The event from Barueri featured a six-fight main card, and the hometown fighters were large favorites in three of those. All three came through with stoppage victories — two inside the first round…

December 21st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 84 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome the man known as “Lopez”, who hosts The Ten Minute First Round and Lopez Radio podcasts. He joins us to recap all the action from UFC Fight Night 58. Then Mr. MMAOddsbreaker himself, professional line setter Nick Kalikas…

December 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 58 took place Saturday night at Ginasio Jose Correa in Barueri, Brazil, and overall the card provided a number of exciting fights and killer finishes for the fans. Overall from a betting perspective, 10 betting favorites and two underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight….

December 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 58. 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. Lyoto Machida vs. Ryan Bader – UFC on Fox 4 Upcoming Bout:…

December 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Things not discussed on this episode of The MMA Analysis: UFC Lawsuit, CM Punk. Things discussed on this episode of The MMA Analysis: Actual fights that are actually happening. It’s a new and interesting take on the sport of MMA to actually cover the sport, but if anyone is up to the task, it’s your…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 58 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Renan Barao and Mitch Gagnon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barao is a -750 favorite (bet $750 to win $100) while Gagnon is a +525 underdog (bet $100 to win $525). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Barao at…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 58 is a five-round middleweight bout between Lyoto Machida and CB Dollaway. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Machida is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Dollaway is a +450 underdog (bet $100 to win $450). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Machida…

December 17th, 2014
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 Fight Night 58 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 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The odds for the main card of the UFC’s final event of 2014 were released last week, and each of the fights falls under one of two categories thus far. Either the Brazilian fighter is a large favorite (Lyoto Machida, Renan Barao, and Erick Silva) or the line is extremely close. Theoretically, that should make…

December 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full preliminary card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 58 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a betting preview of the evening’s six-fight preliminary card. Daniel Sarafian vs. Antonio dos Santos Jr. A middleweight bout between Daniel Sarafian and Antonio dos Santos Jr. was moved to the main card, but since I didn’t write about it…

December 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The final UFC card of 2014 goes down next Saturday from Sao Paulo, Brazil. UFC Fight Night 58 is a solid card to cap off the year, and it features a couple fighters who were notable in the sport over the year. In the main event, Lyoto Machida — half of a 2014 fight of…

October 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday booked two huge fights in the bantamweight division, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both of these matchups. Urijah Faber vs. Francisco Rivera, UFC 181 The first new bantamweight matchup that was announced is a three rounder between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. The two will…

September 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

140 Characters Or Less A Fight is a new addition to MMAOddsbreaker.com, where writer Adam Martin will sum up his thoughts on each bout from the latest UFC card in the size of a single tweet. TJ Dillashaw vs. Joe Soto: Dillashaw is by far the best guy at 135lbs. Really not sure if he…

August 31st, 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’s the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 177. Surprises Joe Soto — Although no one gave Joe Soto a chance, the former Bellator featherweight champion put on…

August 31st, 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 177 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. TJ Dillashaw wins in round 5 (+1850) In the main event of the evening,…

August 31st, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 177 took place tonight at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento, California, and while it wasn’t supposed to be a good card, at least not on paper, it ended up being more entertaining than most expected as it featured a number of quality finishes plus a few great back-and-forth fights. In total, all eight betting…

August 30th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC 177 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

August 30th, 2014
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively on MMAOddsBreaker.com which goes five rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik discussing his betting tips and picks on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: You made one of the boldest predictions ever by saying T.J. Dillashaw was a future UFC champion at bantamweight and publicly…

August 30th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Renan Barao is a monster. Or so we’d been told. Going into UFC 173, the former UFC Bantamweight Champion had not lost since his professional debut fight back in 2005, 35 fights prior. And in his most recent performance, he had stopped Team Alpha Male captain Urijah Faber. The most Alpha…

August 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 177 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Anthony Hamilton and Ruan Potts. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hamitlon is a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Potts is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Hamilton…

August 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC 177 is a three-round lightweight bout between Damon Jackson and Yancy Medeiros. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jackson is a -105 favorite (bet $105 to win $105) while Medeiros is also a -105 favorite (bet $105 to win $100) in a Pick ’em…

August 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 177 is a five-round title fight between UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Joe Soto. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Dillashaw is a -1500 favorite (bet $1500 to win $100) while Soto is a +700 underdog (bet $100 to win $700). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

August 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

An intriguing three-round lightweight bout between Carlos Diego Ferreira and Ramsey Nijem takes place on the UFC 177 main card. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Ferreira is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Nijem is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…