tim kennedy

January 18th, 2017
James Lynch

At 37 years old, UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy announces his retirement  UFC middleweight Tim Kennedy announced his retirement Tuesday after a 24-fight career. Kennedy (18-6) made his professional MMA debut in 2001 and was a staple for the Strikeforce organization, where he fought for the middleweight title twice against Jacare Souza and Luke Rockhold. The 37-year-old finishes…

December 1st, 2016
James Lynch

MMAAA Conference Call  Georges St-Pierre, Tim Kennedy, Cain Velasquez, Donald Cerrone, T.J. Dillashaw and former Bellator MMA President Bjorn Rebney announced Thursday the start of the MMA Athletes Association. Listen to the full conference call below.     Tim Elliott wins ‘TUF 24’, faces Demetrious Johnson Saturday at TUF 24 Finale The main event for The…

November 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

Yair Rodriguez vs. BJ Penn headlines UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th  UFC officials announced Monday that Hall-of-Famer BJ Penn will battle Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night Phoenix on January 15th. Penn (16-10-2) hasn’t fought since losing his third straight fight to Frankie Edgar in July 2014. The 37-year-old…

November 10th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC strips Jon Jones of interim light heavyweight title After a suspension was handed down earlier this week to Jon Jones earlier this week, the UFC has stripped light heavyweight of his interim title. Jones (22-1 was given a one-year suspension by USADA ahead of his UFC 200 matchup with Daniel Cormier back in July and cannot…

November 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 205 Date: November 12, 2016 Arena: Madison Square Garden City: New York City, NY The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to New York City for the first time in both promotional and mixed martial arts history for UFC 205. The stacked 13-fight card will get going with preliminary card action on UFC Fight Pass…

August 16th, 2016
James Lynch

Michael Bisping vs. Dan Henderson officially headline UFC 204  UFC officials announced Monday that the rematch between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson is official as they will headline UFC 204 on October 8 in Manchester, England. The Las Vegas based promotion also announced six other fights, the most notable include Vitor Belfort (25-12) vs. Gegard…

March 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson fight is under discussion UFC Tonight’s Ariel Helwani reports that discussion is underway for a potential matchup between Rory MacDonald and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Thompson (12-1) last saw action earning the most impressive performance of his career. The 33-year old is coming off the a first-round TKO finish over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks….

December 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

One small step for the UFC and one giant leap for MMA. On Tuesday (December 2, 2014), UFC President Dana White announced that the promotion had struck a six-year deal with Reebok, and beginning in 2015, will be employing a uniform policy. Numbered are the days of logos on shorts, fight banners and the words…

September 28th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 178 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 can have…

September 27th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 178 is a three-round middleweight bout between Yoel Romero and Tim Kennedy. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Romero is a -125 favorite (bet $125 to win $100) while Kennedy is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Kennedy…

September 23rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Middleweight bout: Tim Kennedy (+125) vs Yoel “Soldier of God” Romero (-145) Fight Breakdown: Featured on the UFC 178 main card on Pay Per View is a middleweight bout between a pair of Strikeforce imports in Tim Kennedy and Yoel…

August 30th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 178 middleweight Tim Kennedy as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Yoel Romero next month (September 27, 2014) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former two-time Strikeforce title challenger has a huge test ahead of him that could get him one…

August 7th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg went on a special USO Tour overseas earlier this summer visiting soldiers and raising spirits with fellow MMA fighters and personalities Marcus Davis, Cole Escovedo, Tim Kennedy and Stitch Duran. Trigg brought along his trusty video camera along during the tour and managed to amass quite a bit of interesting footage. Here’s…

April 20th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 49 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan (@ZidanSports) to recap all the action this week in combat sports. As well MFC President Mark Pavelich (@MarkPavelich) previews MFC 40 and has an interesting take on his fighter contracts. Finally RFA matchmaker Scott Cutbirth (@RFACutbirth) closes out the…

April 17th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

While TUF Nations was the least watched iteration of the show to appear on TV in the 25 seasons since it began, fans were treated to a solid night of fights to cap off the season. The theme of the season was Canada vs. Australia, and the entire season was dominated by the Canucks. All…

April 17th, 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 the TUF Nations Finale. Surprises Patrick Cote — In a battle of TUF coaches, Patrick Cote defeated Kyle Noke via unanimous decision in…

April 17th, 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 TUF Nations Finale prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Tim Kennedy wins by five-round decision (+400)/Kennedy wins by unanimous decision (+575)…

April 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The TUF Nations Finale took place tonight in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and the show overall was entertaining as it provided a number of fun finishes plus a few surprising upsets. Overall, nine favorites won while three dogs cashed and one fight closed as a Pick ’em. Here’s a betting recap for the TUF Nations…

April 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The TUF Nations Finale goes down this afternoon in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ve combed through the list of props available at 5Dimes Sportsbook and have selected five which I think will hit. By the way, I selected five prop bets last week for UFC Fight Night 39 and…

April 16th, 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 The Ultimate Fighter Nations today (April 16, 2014) which…

April 16th, 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…

April 16th, 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. Our TUF Nations Finale betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone early…

April 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of the TUF Nations Finale is a three-round welterweight bout between Kyle “KO” Noke and Patrick “The Predator” Cote. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Noke as a -120 favorite (bet $120 to win $100) while Cote is a +100 underdog (bet $100 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

April 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Due to the crazy MMA schedule this week, the MMA Analysis team was unable to record a podcast prior to the TUF Nations Finale card. The show will be posted as usual on Friday morning and will cover UFC on Fox 11 and Bellator 117, as well as recapping the action from Wednesday’s event. We’ve…

April 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the TUF Nations Finale is a five-round middleweight bout between Michael “The Count” Bisping and Tim Kennedy. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Bisping as a -175 favorite (bet $175 to win $100) while Kennedy is a +155 underdog (bet $100 to win $155). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the TUF Nations preliminary card is a three-round welterweight bout between Sam “Hands of Stone” Stout and KJ “King” Noons. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Stout as a -115 favorite (bet $115 to win $100) while Noons is a- 105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA…

April 14th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale Date: April 16, 2014 Arena: Colisee Pepsi City: Quebec City, Quebec, Canada Middleweight bout: Michael “The Count” Bisping (-175) vs Tim Kennedy (+155) Fight Breakdown: The main event for the Ultimate Fighter Nations finale will be a long-awaited match-up between a pair of middleweights who have done their fair share…

April 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in the organization’s history the Octagon heads to Quebec City for the finale of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Nations’ on Wednesday night. Team Canada has dominated the season with the Australians, as all four finalists for the two tournaments come from the host nation. Kyle Noke will have the chance to avenge…

April 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

After a two week break the UFC is going to be back and as busy as ever in the month of April, with four cards in 16 days. The first two of those events are going to be the organization’s return trip to Abu Dhabi and their first ever jaunt up to Quebec City for…

January 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The TUF Nations Finale finally has its main event. According to FOXSports.com, Michael Bisping will meet Tim Kennedy in a five-round grudge match in the main event of the TUF Nations Finale. The event is set to take place on April 16 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, and it will air live on FOX Sports…

November 8th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 has come and gone, leaving us with some very interesting possibilities across the board for the most impressive winners. Here are some fights I’d love to see made by the UFC matchmakers: In the lightweight division, two match-ups I would like to see are Michael Chiesa…

November 7th, 2013
Miguel

Last night (Nov. 6, 2013), UFC came to us with FIGHT NIGHT 31 from Fort Campbell, Kentucky with a card headlined by the Middleweight brawl between Tim Kennedy and Rafael Natal. Kennedy was a big favorite at the sport books so he came through, which is not what can be said about the co-main event,…

November 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 31 took place last night at Fort Campbell, KY, and the card proved its worth with a ton of surprising knockouts and submissions and upsets. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I will look at five crazy prop bets that hit last night, and that would have made you a lot of money…

November 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 31 took place on Wednesday evening in Fort Campbell, KY, and the event turned out to be a lot of fun for a mid-week card that wasn’t getting a lot of fanfare. Overall from a betting perspective, nine favorites won while four underdogs came through. Here’s a betting recap of UFC Fight Night…

November 5th, 2013
Staff

Coming off a profitable night, Luca Fury and Nick Kalikas are looking to keep their winning ways going with UFC Fight for the Troops 3. They’ve won 11 of the last 13 events and are up 25.18 units life-to-date for a fantastic ROI of 15% after nailing Emanuel Newton over King Mo at Bellator 106…

November 4th, 2013
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 31: Fight for the Troops 3 Date: November 6, 2013 Arena: Fort Campbell City: Fort Campbell, K.Y. Middleweight bout: Rafael “Sapo” Natal (+310) vs Tim Kennedy (-370) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Fight for the Troops 3 will be a middleweight match-up between a striker and a grappler, when the Brazilian…

November 2nd, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Busy times are ahead for UFC fans as the organization will be putting on two fights cards in the span of three days. The ‘Fight for the Troops’ motif returns as Fort Campbell, Kentucky pays host to UFC Fight Night 31, and then the scene shifts down to Brazil yet again for a card with…

October 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC FIGHT NIGHT 31: FIGHT FOR THE TROOPS 3 Date: November 6, 2013 Location: Fort Campbell, KY Venue: Fort Campbell Broadcast: FOX Sports 1, Facebook UFC Middleweight Tim Kennedy (-275) Profile: The special forces soldier and ex-Strikeforce mainstay, Tim Kennedy (16-4) moved to UFC earlier this year after hovering around the top of the Strikeforce middleweight division and…

October 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC last night announced that Tim Kennedy’s replacement opponent in the main event of UFC Fight Night 31 will be Rafael “Sapo” Natal, who was pulled from his UFC 167 match against Ed Herman so he could fill in for Lyoto Machida, who last week was pulled to fight Mark Munoz at UFC Fight…

August 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White announced last night that former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida has dropped down to the middleweight division. His first opponent at 185 pounds will be none other than Tim Kennedy, who he takes on in the five-round main event of UFC Fight For The Troops 3, which is set for…

July 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 took place tonight in Las Vegas, NV, and overall it was one of the most exciting events of the year as the card featured a number of awesome knockouts and back-and-forth fights including a main event that ended with one of the most shocking knockouts in UFC history. Overall from a betting perspective,…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Contender Tim Kennedy (-120) Profile: Staff Sergeant and Special Forces sniper Tim Kennedy (15-4) has been hovering around the top of the Strikeforce middleweight division for years. Now, Kennedy is set to finally make his UFC debut after injuries to himself and…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

You never know until fight night, but as far as I’m concerned, UFC 162 is the best pay-per-view the UFC has put together all year long. In the main event of the evening we have a fight that has been the talk of the combat sports world for the last year, as up-and-comer Chris Weidman finally…

June 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Just a few days after he made comments highlighting low fighter pay in the UFC, middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has did an about-face and has apologized for for his remarks. On Monday, Kennedy appeared on the GrappleTalk Podcast and went into detail about how much money he makes from the UFC and how much money…

June 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas this week unveiled four new lines for future fights on 5Dimes Sportsbook. Two of the four new lines are from the upcoming UFC 162 card, while there’s one from each UFC 165 and UFC 166. Here are the odds for the new lines and my analysis of each of them: UFC…