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January 6th, 2019
James Lynch

At the beginning of every month, I feature my recurring “Veteran Watch” article, which takes a look at some notable veterans competing on the regional/overseas circuit. In this article, I recap how these veteran fighters fared in their respective bouts for the month of December. Serbian Battle Championship 19 – Dec. 1 (Novi Sad, Serbia)…

December 31st, 2018
James Lynch

When fighters are given their release from a major North American MMA promotion like the UFC or Bellator – unless they’re a major star – they often fall into obscurity on the regional/overseas circuit unless they rack up a few wins and end up signing with one of the aforementioned promotions. In this regular feature for MMAOddsBreaker.com,…

April 29th, 2016
James Lynch

James Terry (16-9) discusses his upcoming fight against Buddy Wallace (11-5) at Conquer FC 2 on Apr. 30th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    James also talks his fights with Bobby Green/Tarec Saffiedine in Strikeforce, his epic post-fight speech where he called out Ronnie from “Jersey Shore”, status with Bellator and his…

July 28th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

It’s been a slow few days for fight announcements as nothing has been made official for any upcoming UFC events, but Bellator made a bit of news yesterday with a former Strikeforce champion having been added to its next fight card. Marloes Coenen vs Arlene Blencowe, Bellator 141 Coenen reigned as the Strikeforce women’s bantamweight…

July 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

Hardcore MMA fans know Tyler Stinson for being a gritty welterweight journeyman who has competed for promotions like Strikeforce, Bellator, WSOF and most recently Titan FC. The 29-year old was slated to make his return to the cage in over a year at Titan FC 34 this past Saturday against Jose “Pele” Landi-Jons. However a foot injury would force “The…

June 19th, 2015
James Lynch

Former WWE star Daniel Puder is one of the few professional wrestlers who successfully made the transition to MMA, going a perfect 8-0 in his career. The 33-year old retired from the sport in 2011 and shifted his focus to helping others. The Strikeforce veteran spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 109 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a…

June 2nd, 2015
James Lynch

UFC heavyweight Shawn “The Savage” Jordan looks to extend his winning streak to three straight on Saturday when he faces off against Derrick Lewis, in a rematch, at UFC Fight Night 68 in New Orleans. The former LSU fullback spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 107 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” and discussed a variety of topics.  …

December 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

I’m very sad to pass along the news that UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Del Rosario has passed away today at the age of 30. The news is according to his coach, trainer, and friend Colin Oyama, who today revealed the passing on Facebook. “The Del Rosario family and I, and all of our family, teammates…

July 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Next weekend’s UFC on FOX 8 card features a number of intriguing prelim matchups, but the preliminary bout that I’m most looking forward to is the lightweight match between Jorge “Gambred” Masvidal and TUF 15 winner Michael “Maverick” Chiesa, a fight that will shoot the winner into the top 15 or so of the UFC…

July 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Cris Cyborg is back. But it’s not like she ever really left. The former Strikeforce women’s featherweight champion and the newly-crowned Invicta FC featherweight champion, Cyborg put on one of the most dominating performances of 2013 this past weekend when she beat the daylights out of Marloes Coenen en route to claiming Invicta’s first-ever 145-pound…

June 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

An exciting piece of news emerged this past week as ONE FC lightweight champion Shinya Aoki tweeted out a picture of him stepping on a scale with the reading being not his typical 155 pounds, but instead 145 pounds. That’s right, Aoki is likely dropping to the featherweight division, and he’ll be a welcome addition…

May 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 has come and gone and it was one of the more exciting cards of the year as the main card delivered four awesome finishes and the prelims were also exciting. From a betting perspective, eight closing favorites won, while four closing underdogs cashed. Below if a recap of the event based on the…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

I know a lot of people are going to disagree with me, but I believe KJ Noons has a very good chance at earning an upset victory over Donald Cerrone in his big show debut later this month at UFC 160. Hear me out first before you think I’m nuts. Yes, I know who Cerrone…

May 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC on FX 8 event turned into be a great event that was highlighted by the main event which featured one of the greatest knockouts in UFC history. Overall, betting favorites went 10-2, while one fight was a true Pick ’em at time of line closing. Below if a recap of the event based on…

May 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Is it just me, or is Vitor Belfort once again being underrated by the public? The former UFC Light Heavyweight champion takes on former Strikeforce Middleweight champion Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC on FX 8, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil. The betting odds at 5Dimes…

May 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The full list of prop bets today opened at 5Dimes Sportsbook for the upcoming five-round middleweight bout at UFC on FX 8 between Vitor Belfort and Luke Rockhold, which takes place May 18 at Arena Jaragua in Jaragua do Sul, Brazil, and there are some very interesting lines that MMA bettors may be interested in….

May 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The opening betting line for the upcoming middleweight fight at UFC on FX 8 between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Chris Camozzi was yesterday released to the public at 5Dimes Sportsbook, with “Jacare” opening up at a robust -675 (bet $675 to win $100) and the comeback on the underdog Camozzi a…

May 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Yesterday, the UFC suspended lightweight contender Nate Diaz indefinitely pending internal investigation for a controversial tweet directed at bantamweight fighter Bryan Caraway in which Diaz wrote that Caraway was a “f**.” Today, the UFC released details of the suspension to Diaz. The Stockton native has been suspended 90 days starting today and has also been…

May 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today suspended lightweight contender Nate Diaz indefinitely for tweeting out a homophobic remark about UFC bantamweight Bryan Caraway. Here’s the comment in question that Diaz wrote on Twitter today: “I feel bad for pat Healy that they took a innocent mans money and I think the guy who took the money is the…

May 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There’s a heavyweight fight rumored for this summer, and it’s a big one. According to MMAjunkie.com, former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem is expected to return to the cage at UFC 164, which takes place August 31 at Bradley Center in Milwaukee, WI. And his rumored opponent is none other than heavyweight banger Travis Browne,…

May 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn @Fightnomics I previously introduced the idea that the betting public places high value on Octagon pedigree, and may be underestimating fighters crossing over from Strikeforce. If you haven’t read the full explanation of why this might be so, please do so here, and forgive the quick science lesson. The initial results supported…

May 3rd, 2013
Reed Kuhn

By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics In January of 2013, Strikeforce hosted its final event before folding the promotion and sending select fighters into the UFC. Top fighters had already been cherry-picked from the Strikeforce roster, perceived by some as Zuffa pillaging the spoils of war for the UFC’s benefit before the 2011 buyout reached its inevitable…

April 19th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FOX 7: April 20, 2013 HP Pavilion in San Jose, California UFC Heavyweight Contender (former Strikeforce Heavyweight Champ) Daniel Cormier (-400) Profile: Daniel Cormier (11-0) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler turned Strikeforce heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs. An excruciating 2008…

January 11th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp happenings, personal perspectives and sentiments on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their soon to be opponents….

January 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Welterweights: Nate Marquardt (-275) vs. Tarec Saffiedine (+215) Fight Breakdown: Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate Marquardt returns to the Strikeforce cage to defend his newly-won title for the first time against Tarec Saffiedine, who is fighting in the biggest match of…

January 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Heavyweights: Daniel Cormier (-1750) vs. Dion Staring (+1050) Fight Breakdown: Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Champion Daniel Cormier makes his last appearance in the hexagon as he takes on Dion Staring in a three-round heavyweight bout, which is the co-main event…

January 9th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Nate Marquardt (-275) Profile: Nate Marquardt (32-10-2) earned the Strikeforce welterweight title with a knockout against Tyron Woodley. This after the 33-year-old appeared headed toward the downside of his career after being released by the UFC for…

January 9th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier (-1750) Profile: Daniel Cormier (10-0) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler turned Strikeforce heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs. An excruciating 2008 Olympic bid in…

January 9th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Strikeforce Heavyweight Contender Josh Barnett (-1550) Profile: A legend in the sport of MMA and long known as one of the best and most controversial heavyweights in the sport, Josh Barnett (31-6) is a Pancrase champion, a Pride GP semifinalist,…

January 9th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Contender Gegard Mousasi (-550) Profile: One of MMA’s best-kept secrets, Gegard Mousasi (32-3-2) is a well-known name for fans of the Japanese fight scene. Mousasi has been in the backstage locker room of just about every MMA organization…

January 9th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Marquardt vs. Saffiedine Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, OK Saturday, January 12, 2013 Strikeforce Middleweight Contender Jacare Souza (-365) Profile: Also known as “Jacare” or “Alligator” in Portuguese, Ronaldo Souza (16-3-1) is a legend in the annals of BJJ history. After a quick start to his career in Brazil, where he went 7-1,…

January 9th, 2013
Jason Nawara

The final Strikeforce preliminary bouts in Showtime history are set to take place this Saturday night at the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Knowing relatively well in advance that this would be the Strikeforce finale, founder and CEO Scott Coker has tried to create a stacked card full of veterans and fresh talent from…

January 8th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp happenings, personal perspectives and sentiments on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their soon to be opponents….

January 8th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp happenings, personal perspectives and sentiments on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their soon to be opponents….

October 30th, 2012
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsbreaker and Frank Trigg bring you an inside look at the world of MMA through the eyes of the fighters themselves as they prepare for their upcoming events. Frank discusses the important topics covering training camp preparations, personal perspectives on upcoming match ups, and each fighters overviews of their opponents. Amidst a flury of recent…

September 14th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: November 3, 2012 Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Middelweight Title Strikeforce Middleweight Champion Luke Rockhold (-450) Profile: Luke Rockhold (9-1) is riding a nine-fight winning streak since losing to Tony Rubalcava by TKO during his second Melee on the Mountain event back in 2007. All nine wins have been in Strikeforce, including…

September 14th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Hosts Nick Kalikas and Miguel Iturrate are joined by Lead MMA Writer Case Keefer from the Las Vegas Sun and Fight Analytics Specialist Reed Kuhn from Fightnomics.com to break odds on the upcoming UFC 155, Strikeforce Oklahoma City, and UFC on FX 6 MMA events.

August 31st, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Melendez vs. Healy September 29, 2012 Power Balance Pavilion in Sacramento, California Strikeforce Lighweight Champion Gilbert Melendez (-900) Profile: Dominant Strikeforce lightweight champ Gilbert Melendez (21-2) has spent the last few years in the organization mopping up the competition and waiting for an opportunity in the UFC. Currently on a seven-fight winning streak, “El…

August 31st, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens odds on this Strikeforce Sacramento Gilbert Melendez vs Pat Healy Lightweight Title bout.

August 31st, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Nick Kalikas opens odds on the upcoming UFC 153, UFC 155, Bellator 79 Bantamweight Title, and Strikeforce Lightweight Title events.

August 17th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch MMAOddsbreaker Betting Specialist Luca Fury Breaks Down The Tate vs Kedzie Upcoming Match-Up! Get inside the mind of a true professional MMA bettor. Luca Fury gives you his insight and betting advice on this Strikeforce battle scheduled for this Saturday August 18th 2012.

August 16th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Watch MMAOddsbreaker Betting Specialist Luca Fury Breaks Down The Rousey vs Kaufman Upcoming Strikeforce Bantamweight Title Match-Up! Get inside the mind of a true professional MMA bettor. Luca Fury gives you his insight and betting advice on this Strikeforce battle scheduled for this Saturday August 18th 2012.

August 16th, 2012
Jason Nawara

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman comes at us live on Showtime this Saturday, August 18 from San Diego, California. The night starts at 8 p.m. (ET) with a quadruple stack of preliminary bouts on Showtime Extreme, featuring faces new and old in the MMA world, who will be trying to solidify their standings in the Strikeforce kingdom….

August 12th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Strikeforce: Rousey vs. Kaufman August 18, 2012 at Valley View Casino Center in San Diego, California Strikeforce Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey (-475) Profile: Ronda Rousey (5-0) is an MMA sensation thanks to the unbeaten start to her career in the sport. While she may lack experience after making her pro debut less than a year…

August 3rd, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker Hosts Nick Kalikas and Miguel Iturrate are joined by special guests MMA Insider Jason Nawara from Middleeasy.com and Professional Bettor Luca Fury from MMAOddsbreaker.com to preview the upcoming UFC 150 event and open odds on UFC 152, UFC 153, and StrikeForce’s upcoming Heavyweight bout. Opening MMA Odds and Breakdown: UFC 152 Opening Odds: Michael…

August 3rd, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens odds on the Frank Mir vs Daniel Cormier Strikeforce Heavyweight Match up.

August 3rd, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens odds on the Frank Mir vs Daniel Cormier Strikeforce Heavyweight Match up.

August 3rd, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsbreaker.com Host Nick Kalikas previews the upcoming UFC 150 event and opens odds on UFC 152, UFC 153, and StrikeForce’s upcoming Heavyweight bout.

July 16th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

Episode 28 of MMAOddsBreaker is hosted by MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and veteran MMA matchmaker Migual Iturrate, who are joined by two special guests in MMA Analyst Larry Pepe from ProMMARadio.com and Professional Bettor Luca Fury from MMAOddsBreaker.com. Kalikas and Iturrate discuss the upcoming fights between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight title along…

July 16th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

MMA Oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opens odds on upcoming UFC 150, StrikeForce, and Bellator events.

July 14th, 2012
MMA OddsBreaker

StrikeForce Opening Odds: Roger Bowling (+235) vs Tarec Saffiedine (-305)

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