Shogun Rua

March 11th, 2017
James Lynch

On this week’s ‘Before The Bell’, MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas discuss UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017). The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA oddsmaker previewed the main and co-main events, featuring a middleweight matchup between Vitor Belfort and Kelvin Gastelum. Trigg and Kalikas break down the matchups from stylistic and betting perspectives.

March 10th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum Date: March 11, 2017 Arena: Centro de Formação Olímpica do Nordeste City: Fortaleza, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is in back in Fortaleza, Brazil for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs. Gastelum. The 12-fight main card is scheduled to kick…

March 7th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is FINALLY back to preview UFC Fight Night 106: Belfort vs Gastelum, but first they talked about the terrible fight that was Woodley vs Thompson and then the much better fights that took place at UFC 209 including the ageless wonder with two first names Dan Kelly. Listen Here: Watch Here: Consensus…

March 7th, 2017
Matty

Despite his strong desire to return to welterweight, former TUF champion Kelvin Gastelum (13-2) will continue his run at middleweight when he takes on Brazilian legend Vitor Belfort (25-13) in his home country at UFC Fight Night 106 this Saturday (March 11, 2017) in Fortaleza, Brazil. Gastelum versus Belfort is the headliner on a 12-bout card…

January 6th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Tyson Pedro vs. Paul Craig announced for UFC 209 Light heavyweight Tyson Pedro (5-0) made one hell of a first impression, surviving an early knockdown against Khalil Rountree and then managing to pick up a first round submission victory anyways. He’s now been matched up opposite Paul Craig (9-0), a fellow submission specialist who also…

March 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With today’s announcement of Cris “Cyborg” Justino making her UFC debut, the upcoming UFC 198 event just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The event is already headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout between champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic (which we opened earlier this month). A middleweight number one contender bout between former champion…

January 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship has several more intriguing bouts booked for 2016 already, including an upcoming main event for UFC on Fox 19, which takes place later this spring (April 16, 2016) at a yet to be determined venue and location. The event will be headlined by a lightweight clash between top contenders Tony Ferguson and…

July 31st, 2015
Mike James

UFC 190 goes down tomorrow night (August 1, 2015) from the HSBC Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. While Ronda Rousey is getting all the attention in the main event, the remainder of the card is filled with several high profile veterans including several Pride legends. Two of those Pride standouts will be rematching in…

July 26th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

UFC 190 looks to be the polar opposite of the last card where the organization decide to host a TUF Brazil finale on pay-per-view. With one of the sport’s most popular fighters in the main event and a host of nostalgia on the undercard, UFC 190 seems like it has something for everyone. Ronda Rousey…

April 14th, 2015
James Lynch

Official tryouts for the next season of The Ultimate Fighter are set to take place on April 27th in Las Vegas and there will be no shortage on Canadian talent for the 155lb and 170lb selection process. Leading up to this audition of a lifetime, I’ll be featuring a recurring article on MMAOddsBreaker where I put the…

November 11th, 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 56. Surprises Ovince St-Preux — In a light heavyweight bout, Ovince St-Preux staked his claim as a…

November 10th, 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 56 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Ovince St-Preux wins in round 1 (+550) In a light heavyweight match,…

November 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 78, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome former WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl, who talks about his request to be released from the promotion. Then Combat Press journalist Neil Rooke to recap UFC Fight Night 55 from Australia.  The Big Three 1) OSP upsets Shogun. Is it a case of Shogun’s decline or is OSP…

November 9th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 56 took place Saturday night in Uberlandia, Brazil, and the card was overall quite mediocre although it did feature a very exciting co-main event and a shocking finish in the main event. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a…

November 8th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 56. 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. Mauricio Rua vs. Antonio Rogerio Nogueira – PRIDE Critical Countdown 2005 Upcoming…

November 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 56 is a five-round light heavyweight bout between Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Ovince St-Preux. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Shogun is a -195 favorite (bet $195 to win $100) while OSP is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Shogun…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 cards. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash…

November 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Those who like a little bit of global flair in their MMA are in for a treat this weekend, as the UFC will be hosting cards from Australia and Brazil (not to mention an offering from ONE FC in Singapore). The Australian card will air on Friday night in North America, leaving Saturday wide open…

October 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced in the past 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list them all and give my quick thoughts on all of them. Ovince St-Preux vs. Shogun Rua, UFC Fight Night 56 Next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 56 card has undergone some changes. Due to…

October 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 56: Shogun vs. Manuwa Date: November 8, 2014 Location: Uberlandia, Brazil Venue: Ginasio Municipal Tancredo Neves Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Light Heavyweight Shogun Rua Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (22-9) came into the UFC in 2007 as one of the most hyped light heavyweights in history. At that point in time, he was the incoming PRIDE Middleweight Grand…

September 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the last few days and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Alan Patrick vs. Beneil Dariush, UFC 179 A lightweight bout between Alan Patrick and Beneil Dariush was added to UFC 179, which takes place October 25 at Ginásio do…

March 28th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

He got knocked down, but he got up again. You’re never gonna keep him down. Oh, Danny boy! The lyrics to the 1997 pop hit “Tubthumping” by Chumbawamba were cycling in my head on Sunday night while watching the rematch between Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua. Dan Henderson got dropped in the very first round…

March 28th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 45 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome “In The Cage With Bards” host Carlin Bardsley (@CarlinBardsley) to recap all the action from UFC Fight Night 38.   The Big Three 1) With his UFN 38 win, is Dan Henderson the greatest American MMA fighter ever? What’s next for him? 2)…

March 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 38 provided us with an entertaining Sunday evening, as there were many exciting fights and finishes, not to mention a ridiculous nine out of 11 underdogs winning. Now, with the fights behind us, let’s look ahead at some potential match-ups. Here’s what I’ve got in mind for some of the winners of…

March 24th, 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 38. Surprises Dan Henderson — In the main event of the evening, Dan Henderson knocked out Shogun Rua in…

March 24th, 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 38 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Dan Henderson wins by T/KO (+350)/Henderson wins in round three (+1425) In…

March 24th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

In what will likely go down as one of the most statistically anomalous UFC events in history, Dan Henderson stole the show in the third round of his rematch with ‘Shogun’ Rua. After being on the verge of getting stopped in the first round and hurt badly once again in the second, Henderson landed a…

March 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 38 took place tonight and it proved to be one of the most unpredictable events ever as almost every underdog on the entire card cashed out big. Overall, it was a night of underdogs winning as nine — yes that’s right, nine — cashed, while just one favorite won and one fight…

March 23rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

Here are my prop plays for UFC Fight Night 38… Dan “Hendo” Henderson (+210) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (-230) Rua -5.5 (-140) 1.4u to win 1u Rua by T/KO (+175) 1u to win 1.75u Fight Doesn’t Go to Decision (-150) 1.5u to win 1u The first time these two squared off inside the Octagon, Henderson…

March 23rd, 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 Fight Night 38 today (March 23, 2014) which…

March 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 38 is a five-round light heavyweight rematch between legends Mauricio “Shogun” Rua and Dan “Hendo” Henderson. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Rua as a -225 favorite (bet $225 to win $100) while Henderson is a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $185). MMA oddsmaker…

March 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Don’t adjust your calendars. This Sunday marks the first Zuffa event in ages that has taken place on the day we normally reserve for nursing hangovers and watching football. The Octagon heads back to Brazil for the second time in 2014, and fans get to watch a rematch of an all-time classic fight in the…

January 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The rematch to one of the greatest fights in mixed martial arts history has been made official. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) announced yesterday that light heavyweights Dan Henderson and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua will meet in the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night 38, which takes place March 23 in Natal, Brazil. This will be…

December 11th, 2013
Brian Hemminger

With three high profile events taking place this past week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shook up.  MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Jason Nawara (@JasonNawara) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which will now be updated after every UFC event. One extra wrinkle this week is the inclusion of the…

December 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 33 Date: December 7, 2013 (in Australia) December 6 (in US) Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia Light Heavyweight bout: James Te Huna (-130) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+110) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event this Friday night (in North America) of UFC Fight Night 33 on FOX Sports 1 will…

August 26th, 2013
Miguel

UFC has set a Lightheavyweight matchup for November 9th between Vitor Belfort and Dan Henderson. Both men are over 35 years old, so the match is expected to send the winner into a title shot. Oddly, with the UFC’s booking of title fights lately, that title fight could come at Middleweight, especially if Belfort is…