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March 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC welterweight division is a mess. Now, that’s not necessarily a bad thing. But it does make things a bit tricky for the UFC going forward, because there is no clear-cut No. 1 contender for new UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. And because of that, a number of top-ranked welterweights have asked for the…

March 16th, 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 171. Surprises Tyron Woodley — In the co-main event of the evening, Tyron Woodley became the first man to stop Carlos…

March 16th, 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 171 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Johny Hendricks wins by decision (+265)/Hendricks wins by unanimous decision (+350) In the main…

March 16th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Life in the post-Georges St-Pierre welterweight division truly began on Saturday night, and the two top contenders in the division did everything they could across 25 minutes to make onlookers forget about the former champion. Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler stood in the pocket for nearly their entire bout, throwing all manner of punches, and…

March 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFCt 171 is over and it was one of the most unpredictable events of the year as a number of expected favorites as well as a few random dogs came through in victory. Overall, 10 favorites won while three dogs cashed. Here’s a betting recap for UFC 171 based on the closing results at 5Dimes Sportsbook:…

March 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 171 will be live from the American Airlines Center in Dallax, TX with 13 scheduled bouts, including a five card main card that is sure to produce fireworks. After the fights have concluded, the UFC will be awarding a $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus for the most exciting bout of the evening. To…

March 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Here are my prop plays for UFC 171… Carlos Condot (-150) Mousasi vs Tyron Woodley (+140) Woodley by Decision (+269) 1u to win 2.69u Condit by Submission (+600) .5u to win 3u Condit could have a solid, Greg Jackson game-plan heading into this contest, and could use it brilliantly to pull off a decision victory….

March 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something new we at MMAOddsBreaker.com decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC 171 today (March 15, 2014) which features a…

March 14th, 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 betting knowledge: The Premium OddsCast. Our UFC 171 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 171 is a five-round fight for the vacant UFC welterweight championship between Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks and “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Hendricks as a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Lawler is a +325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325)….

March 14th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Nate Miller were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 171 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the host of The MMA Analysis joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Welterweight Title Bout Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler UFC…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 171 is a three-round welterweight bout between Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit and Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Condit as a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Woodley is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA…

March 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The second fight on the UFC 171 main card is a three-round welterweight bout between Hector “Lightning” Lombard and Jake Shields. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Lombard as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Shields is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

March 14th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Before the welterweights completely take over on the UFC 171 main card, fight fans are in store for what could be one of the best sets of prelims in quite some time. A solid welterweight bout between Rick Story and Kelvin Gastelum headlines a preliminary card that also includes highly touted prospects Alex Garcia and…

March 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The remaining main card odds for UFC 171 were released over the weekend by MMA line setter Nick Kalikas, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my initial thoughts on them. Myles Jury (-210) vs. Diego Sanchez (+160) The main card’s FOTN candidate is a lightweight bout between the rising Myles Jury and…

March 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 43 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome @CageWarriors commentator Brad Wharton (@MMABrad48) to recap Saturdays UFC Fight Night 37 event from London, England. The Big Three 1) With his win over Jimi Manuwa, did Alexander Gustafsson earn the next light heavyweight title shot? 2) Did Brad Pickett’s win over Neil Seery…

March 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this coming Saturday and brings a card stacked with welterweights to the American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas. For the first time since the flyweight title was decided back at UFC 152, a vacant belt will find a home as Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler throw down in the main…

February 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most stacked pay-per-view cards the UFC has put together in a long time has been officially finalized by the promotion. The official fight card for UFC 171, which takes place March 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX, is as follows. Main Card UFC vacant welterweight championship bout: Johny Hendricks vs….

January 5th, 2014
James Lynch

We’re back to kick off 2014 and this week on Episode 34 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome fellow MMA Oddsbreaker writer and co-host of the “At Odds MMA Show” (@AtOddsMMA) Brad Taschuk (@bradtaschuk) to the show to talk all about his career, MMA betting and the new UFC Fight Pass….

December 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

There are a number of fighters that had tremendous comeback years in 2013, but to me it all comes down to two men for the title of Comeback Fighter of 2013: the UFC’s Robbie Lawler, and Bellator’s Doug Marshall. Now, let’s take a look at both men’s years so we can compare. Lawler was 3-5…

December 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 171: HENDRICKS VS. LAWLER Date: Mar. 15, 2013 Location: American Airlines Arena — Dallas, TX Broadcast: PPV UFC Welterweight Johny Hendricks (-290) Profile: Johny Hendricks (15-2) was riding a six-fight winning streak into his title shot against Georges St-Pierre, with wins over Carlos Condit, and a quick knockout of Martin Kampmann. The 29-year-old Hendricks was a two-time NCAA wrestling…

November 20th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With multiple events taking place in the last few weeks, the MMA Oddsbreaker rankings were bound to see some shake-ups, and that’s exactly the case in this update, as multiple weight classes saw some major movement. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (member of official UFC rankings panel) and Jason Nawara (MiddleEasy editor) have taken over the…

November 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167 went down this past Saturday night in Las Vegas and now, on Monday morning, fans and media alike are still talking about what went down, especially as far as how the judging in the main event of the evening was concerned. Anyways, regardless of what happened with the judging, the fact of the…

November 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 167 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and it turned out to be one of the best cards of the year a it produced a number of sweet finishes as well as an extremely controversial main event decision that left the MMA world spinning. Overall, 10 betting favorites won while just two underdogs…

November 15th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 167 November 16, 2013 Welterweights: Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The Tri-Star gym is bringing more than just its current UFC welterweight champion to Las Vegas for UFC 167; they’re also bringing the young man they hope will be their future champion in Rory MacDonald. Facing MacDonald…

November 15th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Frank Trigg were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 167 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the longtime MMA veteran joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Welterweight Title Bout (c) Georges St. Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks Light…

November 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Perhaps the fight I’m most looking forward to on the entire UFC 167 card is a three-round welterweight bout between top-ranked contenders Rory MacDonald and Robbie Lawler. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees MacDonald as a massive -380 favorite (bet $380 to win $100), while the comeback on Lawler is +315…

November 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the complete main card betting odds for UFC 167 at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and here they are below. ———————– UFC 167: ST-PIERRE VS. HENDRICKS November 16, 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada ——————– MAIN CARD Johny Hendricks +180 Georges St-Pierre -260 (for UFC welterweight championship) Chael Sonnen +170 Rashad Evans -230 Robbie…

August 21st, 2013
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC matchups were announced in the past 24 hours, including a rematch between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson, which will take place at a yet-to-be-announced event in Brazil on Nov. 9. The weight class the fight will take place at is still being discussed. This is a huge matchup for both…

August 21st, 2013
Miguel

The UFC has added a welterweight clash between Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald to the November UFC 167 card headlined by Georges St Pierre’s welterweight title defense against Johny Hendricks. Nothing is certain until the final bell has rung on the GSP-Hendricks fights, but both Lawler and MacDonald are highly rated fighters who have strung…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 took place tonight at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and it was a fight night from both an action perspective as well as a betting perspective. From the 10 fights that appeared on FOX or FX, all 10 betting favorites won, making this one of the most “chalk” cards of the entire calendar…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson (-380) Profile: Demetrious Johnson (17-2-1) became the first-ever UFC flyweight champion following a split decision win over  Joseph Benavidez at UFC 152. The 25-year-old from Washington had also earned a unanimous decision win against Ian McCall in a semifinal bout at UFC on FX 3 after the…

July 27th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Welterweight bout: Bobby Voelker (+240) vs Robbie Lawler (-280) Fight Breakdown: The UFC on FOX 8 main card on July 27th brings us the BATTLE OF THE ROBERT’S: It’s BOBBY vs ROBBIE, VICIOUS vs RUTHLESS, as Kansas City’s “Vicious” Bobby Voelker takes on gritty veteran “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler. Voelker is the underdog at +240 ($100 to…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Welterweight Robbie Lawler (-350) Profile: Robbie Lawler (20-9, 1 NC) got his start fighting for Pat Miletich in the infamous Miletich Fighting Systems team out of Iowa at the turn of the century. Lawler was billed as the wunderkind of the group, a 19-year-old prospect with fists of dynamite…

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…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Women’s Bantamweight Liz Carmouche Profile: Liz Carmouche (8-3) was involved in the first-ever women’s fight in UFC history, but she came out the loser in a fun fight against Ronda Rousey at UFC 157. Now she wants to get another shot at Rousey, but first she’ll have…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 8 takes place this Saturday night at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, and 5Dimes Sportsbook is offering a number of prop bets on all the fights that can make you a lot of cash if you get your pick right. I’ve looked at all the prop bets on the board, and here are five…

July 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced a number of changes to next week’s UFC on FOX 8 card, some good, and some bad. The first change the UFC announced that that the heavyweight matchup between Matt Mitrione and Brendan Schaub has officially been scratched from the event after an injury to Mitrione left Schaub without an opponent….

June 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

This is volume 3 in a series of ongoing posts by MMA handicapper Adam Martin that will give gamling advice to all the MMA bettors out there. To read volume 1, click here. To read volume 2, click here. Note that while these posts have been written with betting on fighting in mind, much of…

June 20th, 2013
Miguel

After going 1-2 in his first three UFC fights at Middleweight, Hector Lombard is heading to the Welterweight division. It would seem like a wise move for the Cuban fighter, who has heard the call to drop a weight class periodically throughout his career; however because of his strength and explosiveness he has always felt…

April 26th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 8:  July 27, 2013 Seattle, Washington UFC Welterweight Contender Tarec Saffiedine (-170) Profile: Strikeforce welterweight champion Tarec Saffiedine (14-3) enjoyed a steady stream of success on the independent circuit earlier in his career, which led him to training with the legendary Team Quest in California and a stint with DREAM. The 26-year-old Belgian fighter was an alternate…

February 24th, 2013
Miguel

Overall, UFC 157 was a solid offering, topped off by the historic first women’s MMA match between Ronda Rousey and Liz Carmouche, but there were several stand-out moments in some of the other matches. And some not so stand out moments! Let’s take a look. The main card featured two stand-out performances in matches that…

February 22nd, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 157: February 23, 2012 Honda Center in Anaheim, California UFC Welterweight Contender Josh Koscheck (-325) Profile: A semifinalist on the inaugural season of The Ultimate Fighter as a middleweight before making a successful transition to welterweight in the UFC, Josh Koscheck (17-6) has amassed a 15-6 record in his nine years in the organization…