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January 3rd, 2019
Adam Martin.

Bellator has announced a couple of big fights for upcoming fight cards, and I’ll give my thoughts on these new matchups in today’s MMA odds and ends. Juan Archuleta vs. Ricky Bandejas, Bellator 214 Featherweight contender Juan Archuleta has decided to drop down to bantamweight and he’ll take on top prospect Ricky Bandejas at Bellator…

October 11th, 2018
Pig Lord

On a quest to find value on the two Bellator cards this weekend, I’m interested in this classic heavyweight match between Sergei Kharitonov and Roy Nelson. Both fighters are late in their careers and it remains to be seen if either can perform to their potential. “The Russian Mercenary” Known for walking out in full…

October 9th, 2018
Adam Martin.

Bellator 207 takes place Friday, October 12 at Mohegan Sun Resort in Uncasville, Connecticut. The offshore sportsbooks recently released the full opening odds for the card, and here they are.  Bellator 207 Opening Odds Ryan Bader -210Matt Mitrione +160 Roy Nelson -245Sergei Kharitonov +175 Kevin Ferguson Jr. -475Corey Browning +325 Carrington Banks -305Mandel Nallo +225…

March 16th, 2017
James Lynch

Roy Nelson vs. Alexander Volkov set for UFC on FOX 24 FOXSports.com reported that heavyweight Roy Nelson will return to action against Alexander Volkov at UFC on FOX 24 on April 15th. Nelson (22-13) is coming off a knockout victory over Antonio Silva on September 24th at UFC Fight Night 95 in Brazil. The 41-year-old has…

September 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 95: Cyborg vs Lansberg Date: September 24, 2016 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Roy “Big Country” Nelson (-450) vs Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (+360) Fight Breakdown: It’s “Big Country” vs “Bigfoot” on the main card of UFC Fight Night 95 in Brasilia on FOX Sports 1, as Roy “Big…

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 4th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Date: July 7, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson (-135) vs Derrick Lewis (+115) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 90 will be a heavyweight showdown between Roy “Big Country” Nelson and Derrick “The Blaat” Lewis, with Nelson being a slight -135 ($135 to…

June 27th, 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 co-main event of UFC Fight Night 90 in Las Vegas, Nevada as Derrick Lewis takes on Roy Nelson in a top 15 heavyweight clash.   Derrick Lewis…

May 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Undisclosed injury forces Josh Thomson off Bellator 154 fight with Michael Chandler Lightweight Josh Thomson has pulled out of his fight with Michael Chandler due to an undisclosed injury according to FloCombat.com. Both Thomson’s (22-8 ) and Chandler (14-3) are both coming off back-to-back wins. There is no word on what type of injury Thomson had sustained. A replacement opponent…

February 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Ben Rothwell vs. Junior Dos Santos headlines UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia UFC officials announced this morning that former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos will be taking on Ben Rothwell. Dos Santos (17-4) is coming off a surprising TKO loss to Alistair Overeem at UFC on FOX 17 this past December. Rothwell (36-9) meanwhile has won…

February 6th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 82 Date: February 6, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Heavyweight bout: Roy Nelson (-150) vs Jared Rosholt (+140) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of the evening for UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas this evening will be a heavyweight contest between 39-year-old Roy “Big Country” Nelson…

December 14th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC194: Conor McGregor knocks out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds UFC 194: Luke Rockhold becomes the new UFC middleweight champion UFC 194: Yoel Romero vs. Ronaldo Souza video highlights UFC 194: Urijah Faber vs. Frankie Saenz video highlights   UFC 196 adds Hendricks vs. Thompson and more On Saturday night, the UFC announced a number…

September 27th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s latest trip to Japan went down on Saturday night (or Sunday morning, if you’re from Japan) and while the card started out slow, it took a nice turn in the middle to provide some solid entertainment, and the main card featured a couple good fights and a pair of incredible stoppages. The main…

September 25th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 75: “Barnett vs Nelson” takes place today (Friday, September 25, 2015) from the Saitama Arena Saitama, Japan. The event is headlined by a veteran heavyweight battle between Josh Barnett and Roy Nelson. UFC Fight Night 75 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC Fight Night 75 Weigh-in Results:  Main Card: 265 lbs.: Josh Barnett (239) vs….

September 23rd, 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 and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 75 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for…

September 22nd, 2015
Mike James

UFC Fight Night 75 takes place this Saturday from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event is headlined by hard hitting heavyweights Josh “The Warmaster” Barnett and Roy “Big Country” Nelson, who have been top heavyweights for many years. This is the first UFC event in three weeks, which is a rarity these…

September 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will return to Japan this weekend for their annual card in the home of PRIDE. UFC Fight Night 75 will feature a man very familiar to PRIDE audiences, as Josh Barnett takes on Roy Nelson in a bout which could have some impact at the top of the newly interesting heavyweight division. The…

July 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 76: Barnett vs. Nelson Date: September 26, 2015 Location: Saitama, Japan Venue: Saitama Super Arena Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Heavyweight Contender Josh Barnett A legend in the sport of MMA and long known as one of the best and most controversial heavyweights in the sport, Josh Barnett (33-7) is a Pancrase champion, a…

May 14th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A clash between two veteran heavyweights will headline the UFC’s next foray into Japan. The UFC announced at the UFC Fight Night 66 pre-fight press conference that Roy Nelson is set to take on Josh Barnett in the main event of UFC Japan, which is set to take place September 27 at the famed Saitama…

April 13th, 2015
James Lynch

Last month Chase Gormley captured his first major championship defeating Jon Madsen at Titan FC 33 to win the promotions inaugural heavyweight title. For Gormley it was a pinnacle moment, in a career which has seen it’s share of ups and downs. Most fans and pundits remember the California native for his short stint in the UFC…

March 13th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 185 Date: 03/14/15 Arena: American Airlines Center City: Dallas, TX Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem (-190) vs Roy Nelson (+165) Fight Breakdown: Heavyweights are set to collide in Dallas for the main card of UFC 185. Looking to make it two in a row inside the Octagon, PRIDE and Strikeforce veteran Alistair “The Reem” Overeem…

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.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 185 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Overeem is a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Nelson is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Overeem…

January 11th, 2015
Gabe Killian

Just a week into 2015 and one card under the belt, the UFC’s fight calendar continues to fill up. Here are my thoughts on some recently booked match-ups… Manny Gamburyan vs Aljamain Sterling I do not like this match-up; it just does not make sense for me, at all. I am assuming Bryan Caraway is…

January 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos Date: March 14, 2015 Location: Dallas, Texas Venue: American Airlines Center Broadcast: PPV UFC Heavyweight Contender Alistair Overeem One of the most dominant heavyweight fighters in recent years, Alistair Overeem (38-14, 1 NC) was the last true Strikeforce heavyweight champion, the Dream heavyweight champ, the prestigious 2010 K-1 heavyweight Grand Prix…

September 22nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 52 and Bellator 125 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 changes in the…

September 22nd, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 71, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Bellator 126 fighter Mike Richman, to talk about his fight against Ed West this Friday. Then MMA broadcaster Richard Hunter joins us to talk about his career and covering UFC 178 next weekend. The Big Three 1)   Mark Hunt knocks out Roy Nelson. How close…

September 21st, 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 52. Surprises Mark Hunt — In the main event of the evening, Mark Hunt knocked out Roy Nelson…

September 21st, 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 Fight Night 52 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Mark Hunt wins in round 2 (+750) In the main event of…

September 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 52 took place this morning on Fight Pass from the fabled Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the card overall was absolutely fantastic on every level possible. In total, nine betting favorites and three underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites…

September 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in UFC history, the opening fight of a UFC card may be more viewed than the main event. The reason for that is the throwback schedule of the company’s most recent trip to Japan. Longtime fans of PRIDE, DREAM, Sengoku, and the like will be familiar with the early morning start…

September 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Heavyweight bout: Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt (-115) vs Roy “Big Country” Nelson (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan will be a five round heavyweight contest between a pair of heavy hitters in…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 52. After Winning 4.35 units at UFC Fight Night 51 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 35.455 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Takanori Gomi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jury is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Gomi is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Jury at…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

There were no new fight bookings yesterday, so for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll instead give my quick thoughts on some of the props available for UFC Fight Night 52 that I see having value. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson OVER 1.5 rounds (-170) The main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson is…

September 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round flyweight bout between Kyoji Horiguchi and Jon delos Reyes. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Horiguchi is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Reyes is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening preliminary card bout at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round featherweight matchup between Maximo Blanco and Daniel Hooker. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Blanco is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Hooker is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win $150). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 18th, 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 Fight Night 52 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lim is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Sato is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Amir Sadollah. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Akiyama is a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Sadollah is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a five-round heavyweight war between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hunt is a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Nelson is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Hunt…

September 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas yesterday released the opening odds for UFC Fight Night 52, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai Tate opened at -280, Nakai +200, and the public has come in on Tate, pushing her to -350 with Nakai now at…

September 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s latest trip to Japan will bring back some nostalgia for old fans of Japanese MMA promotions. The card will start at 12:30am ET, as so many PRIDE and DREAM shows used to. The fighters should provide a good deal of memories as well, with PRIDE veterans like Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi in…

September 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 70, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Fight Network host Robin Black to talk about his upcoming fight at KOTC: Madness on September 19th. Then middleweight fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers joins the show to talk about his co-main event fight at Bellator 125 on Friday. Finally Bryan Levick, head of public…

August 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Date: September 20, 2014 Location: Saitama, Japan Venue: Saitama Super Arena Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt (-140) The great Mark Hunt (9-8-1) may not have the most impressive record at first glance, but he has fought a murderer’s row of MMA hall of famers in his career. This K-1…

June 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday confirmed they will be heading to Japan this fall, as UFC Fight Night 52 was announced to take place September 20 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and a number of fighters were confirmed to fight on the card. Already announced, but confirmed again yesterday, was a five-round main event heavyweight…

May 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Three new bouts were announced yesterday for upcoming UFC fight cards, including a heavyweight slugfest that has the possibility of being the Fight of the Year in MMA. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson, UFC Fight Night 51 It’s not…

April 13th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 48 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson (@JAronsonTitanFC) to talk about his upcoming event on April 25th. As well MFC middleweight champion Sam Alvey (@smilensam) joins us to discuss his upcoming bout against Wes Swofford at MFC 40. The Big Three 1) Roy Nelson KOs Antonio…

April 12th, 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 Fight Night 39. Surprises Ramsey Nijem — In the opening main card bout on Fight Pass, Ramsey Nijem absolutely obliterated Beneil…

April 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Early on Friday the UFC put on an entertaining card from Abu Dhabi which certainly made Zuffa and their partners at Flash Entertainment happier than their last trip to the Emirates almost exactly four years ago. While the name power was nowhere near the level of that event, the action surpassed it despite only being…

April 12th, 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 Fight Night 39 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Roy Nelson wins in round one (+200) In the main event of…

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