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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…

April 3rd, 2017
James Lynch

Ryan Bader to make Bellator debut against King Mo on June 24th  On the Spike TV broadcast last Friday night, Bellator announced that newly-signed light heavyweight Ryan Bader will take on Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in his promotional debut at Bellator 180 on June 24th in New York’s Madison Square Garden. Bader (22-5) is coming…

March 21st, 2017
James Lynch

Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva headline Bellator 180 PPV event at MSG  The Associated Press reported Monday that Bellator 180 will take place June 24th at Madison Square Garden in New York and be televised on Pay-Per-View, with Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva serving as the headliner. This is the second time Bellator has gone the PPV…

November 20th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 183 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) myself (@LynchOnSports) recap UFC Fight Night 99/100 and preview UFC Fight Night 101. The Big Three Five with Ian Parker (@ParkerCageHero) & Nick Baldwin (@NickUFC)  1) Ryan Bader TKO’s Antônio Rogério Nogueira. Did you watch the fight? 2) Gegard Mousasi TKO’s Uriah Hall. Is…

November 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Fighters predict the light heavyweight rematch between Ryan Bader vs. Antônio Rogério Nogueira at UFC Fight Night 100. Click below to see who picked who… Stephen Wonderboy Thompson – UFC welterweight – 00:00:09 Zak Ottow – UFC welterweight – 00:00:30 Mike Biggie Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight – 00:00:38 Kurt Holobaugh – Titan FC lightweight –…

November 17th, 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 100 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 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a 14-fight card takes place in Belfast on Saturday afternoon, the scene will shift to Sao Paulo, Brazil for another 13-fight offering from the UFC. That’s right, 27 UFC fights are scheduled for one day. Last week, the odds were released for the top five fights on UFC Fight Night 100, and they see Ryan…

November 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in two years, the UFC will be running two events on the same day. A week after UFC 205, the Octagon will be present in Belfast, Northern Ireland and Sao Paolo, Brazil. Along with one of Bellator’s bigger fights taking place on the same night (Michael Chandler vs. Benson Henderson), November…

August 31st, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 93 light heavyweight Ryan Bader as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout this Saturday (September 3, 2016) against Ilir Latifi at the Barclaycard Arena in Hamburg, Germany. The former Ultimate Fighter season eight winner is looking to rebound from a tough loss to Anthony Johnson…

May 31st, 2016
James Lynch

Ryan Bader vs. Ilir Latifi set for UFC Fight Night in Hamburg UFC officials announced Monday that light heavyweights Ryan Bader and Ilir Latifi will clash at UFC Fight Night Hamburg. Bader (20-5) is coming off a disappointing 86-second knockout loss to Anthony Johnson which subsequently snapped a five-fight win streak for the TUF 8 winner….

May 26th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Stipe Miocic (15-2-0) vs. Alistair Overeem (41-14-0); UFC 203, September 10. The UFC Heavyweight title will actually be defended in a timely fashion for the first time in a long time as newly crowned champion Stipe Miocic headlines the UFC’s first trip to Cleveland, Ohio this upcoming September against former Strikeforce champion Alistair Overeem. Miocic…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 141 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, partners at LastWordOnSports.com and our NEW sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First were joined by welterweight fighter Cody McKenzie to discuss his fight cancellation Jan 23rd and his issues with the UFC. Then we’re joined by bantamweight Sarah Moras to discuss her upcoming fight with Lauren Murphy…

February 1st, 2016
James Lynch

Dan Henderson vs. Lyoto Machida II set for UFC on FOX 19 MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reports that Dan Henderson and Lyoto Machida have verbally agreed to a rematch at UFC on FOX 19. These two previously fought at UFC 157 in February 2013, with Machida taking home a split-decision victory. Henderson (31-14) is coming off a first round knockout…

January 28th, 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 on Fox 18 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

January 28th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This week is a big one for The MMA Analysis. Not only is the patron saint of the podcast fighting this weekend, but Old Sean returns from the dead to break down this most important of bouts. There are also a pair of consensus bets dished out, and some talk about recent MMA news since…

January 26th, 2016
Mike James

The main event of UFC on Fox 18 is a light heavyweight contest between #2 ranked Anthony “Rumble” Johnson and #4 ranked Ryan “Darth” Bader. Johnson has become a must-see attraction since re-signing with the UFC in 2014, while Bader has become a top contender by winning his last five fights. The winner of this…

January 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Fabricio Werdum pulls out of UFC 196 with injury MMAFighting.com reports that UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum also has pulled out of UFC 196 due to injury. The Brazillian was initially scheduled to face Cain Velasquez on Feb. 6, but the AKA product had to pull out due to a back injury. Werdum released the following statements to Brazillian…

January 24th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 140 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 lightweight Tony Martin who takes on Felipe Olivieri at UFC on FOX 18 Saturday night. Then we’re joined by Mike “Biggie” Rhodes who talks about his upcoming fight against Mark Stoddard at NAFC: Super Brawl also on…

January 21st, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The UFC continues gearing up to their annual Super Bowl weekend card as big Fox will play host to UFC on Fox 18 during Super Bowl media week. After the ratings success that last weekend’s bantamweight title bout ended up being, the organization has to be hoping for more of the same with continued publicity…

November 6th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has had several fights announced in the last couple weeks as well as multiple bouts altered via injury. Several new main events were announced including Paige VanZant vs Rose Namajunas, Kelvin Gastelum vs Neil Magny and most recently Ryan Bader vs Anthony Johnson while other big bouts including the rescheduled former main…

November 5th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Fight announcements were the order of the day on Wednesday, as the UFC filled some of their January cards with four separate bouts. The biggest of the four will serve as the headliner for UFC on Fox 18, set to take place on January 30th. That spot is now occupied by Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and…

October 1st, 2015
Mike James

One of the featured attractions on UFC 192’s main card is a highly relevant light heavyweight contest between former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Rashad “Suga” Evans and Ryan “Darth” Bader. The winner of this fight may be next in line to face the winner of Daniel Cormier versus Alexander Gustafsson.   Rashad Evans (19-3-1 MMA,…

September 29th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 192 light heavyweight Ryan Bader about his upcoming main card fight this Saturday night (October 3, 2015) against Rashad Evans at the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The former Ultimate Fighter season eight winner feels he has a big advantage due to his ability to stay active while Evans…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Rashad Evans is set to return to the Octagon after a nearly two-year layoff. The former UFC light heavyweight champion and the winner of TUF 2 will take on Ryan Bader at UFC 192, which takes place October 3 at Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The bout is expected to serve as the co-main event…

March 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader Date: June 6, 2015 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Venue: Smoothie King Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (15-1) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler-turned-heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs in his life. An excruciating…

February 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

There were a few fights announced in the last few days that I wasn’t able to get to for any previous editions of MMA Odds and Ends, so for today’s edition I’ll list the fights I missed and will give my quick thoughts on each. Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 62 A…

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…

August 18th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 66 myself (@LynchOnSports) & guest host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) welcome WSOF 14 headliner Ryan Ford to the show to talk about his upcoming fight with Jake Shields. Then UFC 177 co-headliner Danny “Last Call” Castillo joins the show to talk about his bout with Tony Ferguson. The Big Three w/special guest host Carlin Bardsley…

August 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 47 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you…

August 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Perhaps it was due to the fight inexplicably airing until 1am ET, or the fact that most relevant bout on the card took place approximately three hours earlier, but the end of the UFC’s first trip to Maine seemed like a downpoint. Ryan Bader controlled Ovince St. Preux for the majority of their 25 minutes…

August 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s first trip to Maine took place on Saturday night, as UFC Fight Night 47 went live from the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor. The ten fight docket appeared to be well-matched on paper, and the majority of the bouts ended up being competitive in the cage as well, with several come-from-behind victories throughout…

August 16th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

This weekend Dana White will live up to his promise to his vacation-home neighbors by bringing the UFC to Maine for the first time. And before you downplay a Fight Night event in a remote corner of the country, realize that this card is pretty stacked for a FOX Sports slot. In fact, there are…

August 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has 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 Fight Night 47 tomorrow (August 16, 2014). After 25 events,…

August 15th, 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 47 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

August 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

August 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 47. After winning 2.5 units at UFC on Fox 12 a couple weeks ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 28.605 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here….

August 10th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 47 light heavyweight Ovince St. Preux as he prepares for his upcoming headlining bout against Ryan Bader this Saturday (August 16, 2014) at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The talented Tennessee native has been on a solid run in the UFC thus far, but he…

August 9th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 47 light heavyweight Ryan Bader as he prepares for his upcoming headlining bout against Ovince St. Preux next Saturday (August 16, 2014) at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine. The former Ultimate Fighter winner feels he’s truly hitting his stride, and this bout against St. Preux…

August 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Some MMA fans have been complaining about saturation with the UFC’s schedule in 2014, while others love the fact that there’s an event nearly every week. One of those groups will be very happy over the next few weeks, as the organization takes a rare three-week break. After that however, there will be eight consecutive…

July 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 47: Bader vs. St-Preux Date: August 16, 2014 Location: Bangor, Maine Venue: Cross Insurance Center Broadcast: FOX Sports 1 UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Ryan Bader (-210) Ryan Bader (17-4) has won his last two fights over Anthony Perosh and Rafael Cavalcante in dominant fashion to re-emerge as one of the top 10 light heavyweights…

June 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them all. Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush, UFC 175 The first new bout is a middleweight match at UFC 175 between RFA middleweight champion Kevin…

June 17th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 42 and UFC 174Finale taking place over the past two weeks, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes…

June 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 are the three surprises and the three disappointments from UFC 174. Surprises Kiichi Kunimoto — Not many people gave him a chance, but Kiichi Kunimoto upped his UFC record to 2-0…

June 15th, 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 174 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Andrei Arlovski wins by decision (+451) In a main card heavyweight attraction, former UFC…

June 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 174 took place tonight (June 14, 2014) at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, B.C., and overall the card was mediocre as it featured a number of main card fights that went the distance and weren’t exciting to watch, although the prelims were much better than expected. Overall, five favorites won while five underdogs cashed and…

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