UFC 160

August 16th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC bantamweight contender Brian Bowles was suspended yesterday for nine months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for an elevated T/E ratio following his UFC 160 bout vs. George Roop. He was also fined 30 percent of his $19,000 purse for the Roop fight, meaning he will cough up an extra $5,700 to…

June 7th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nevada Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer today emailed MMAOddsbreaker.com with the drug testing results for the recent UFC 160 event, and Brian Bowles tested positive for elevated testosterone-to-epitestosterone (T/E) levels and willy likely be suspended, although he can appeal the suspension. Bowles tested positive for a T/E ratio of over 20:1. The legal limit…

May 28th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There is often an insane amount of value hidden in the prop bets for UFC cards, but they are hard to hit for a reason because sometimes they cash out as the result of flukes, bad judging, or just plain randomness. But sometimes they cash out because you did your research and you nailed how…

May 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 took place Saturday night and now, just two after the event, two of the fighters who competed on the card have revealed injuries that occurred in their bouts. The first is Mark Hunt, who revealed on his official Facebook page that he broke his toe in the first round of his fight against…

May 26th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 160 card went down last night in Las Vegas to solid reviews. Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez made short work of his opponent, Antonio Silva, though anyone who had money on Silva and Silva himself thought it was a bit of a quick stop. Silva was as much as an 8 to 1 underdog,…

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
Reed Kuhn

UFC 160 Saturday, May 25, 2013 Heavyweight Championship: Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio Silva Big Picture: If this looks familiar, it’s because not quite one year ago Cain Velasquez painted the Octagon red at UFC 146 with the blood from Antonio Silva’s head. But Bigfoot Silva has also done the improbable to get back here. After…

May 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Title Fight UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez (-585) Profile: Cain Velasquez (11-1) rebounded from his first career loss to Junior dos Santos by registering a first-round TKO of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva at UFC 146. The 30-year-old Mexican-American then destroyed dos…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, May 25, 2013 Heavyweight bout: Junior dos Santos (-450) vs. Mark Hunt (+360) Fight Breakdown: Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos looks to get back in the win column when he takes on the surging Mark Hunt in the co-main event of UFC 160. Dos Santos…

May 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Contender Junior dos Santos (-460) Profile: Junior dos Santos (15-2) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 in which he was thoroughly dominated and ended up losing the heavyweight title belt. Dos Santos had registered a…

May 24th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 160 Saturday, May 25, 2013 Light Heavyweights: Glover Teixeira vs. James Te-Huna Big Picture: We’ve got two light heavyweights on impressive win streaks anchoring the middle of the main card. This could be fight of the night material in the making if it weren’t for an otherwise stacked fight card at UFC 160. Hype…

May 24th, 2013
Matty

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Glover Teixeira (-300) Profile: When people talk about the next big thing at light heavyweight in the UFC, the names Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira (20-2) come up every time. The 33-year-old Brazilian Teixeira trains out of the…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, May 25, 2013 Lightweight bout: Gray Maynard (-210) vs. TJ Grant  (+175) Fight Breakdown: A title shot against champion Benson Henderson is on the line as Gray Maynard takes on TJ Grant in a lightweight showdown at UFC 160. Maynard is a -210 betting favorite (bet…

May 24th, 2013
Miguel

This weekend’s UFC 160 card coming from Las Vegas, Nevada puts the focus on the Heavyweights as champion Cain Velasquez defends his belt and former champ Junior dos Santos is in the co-main event, however a main card bout in the Lightweight division bears watching because it will produce the next challenger to Benson Henderson’s…

May 24th, 2013
Matty

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Lightweight Contender Gray Maynard (-245) Profile: Gray Maynard (11-1-1, 1 No-Contest) is coming off a split-decision victory against Clay Guida following his two-fight war for the UFC lightweight title against Frankie Edgar that completed their trilogy of bouts. After rebounding from his first…

May 24th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Two-time Lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard is on a mission to get a crack at the title against someone not named Frankie Edgar. He’s been out of action for nearly a year, but can vie for the Lightweight title once again should he best TJ Grant this Saturday at UFC 160. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg…

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 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Lightweight Contender Donald Cerrone (-275) Profile: Donald Cerrone (20-5) is a longtime WEC vet who has come close to earning gold around his waist on multiple occasions only to fall short. In the WEC, “Cowboy” was 0-3 in shots for the lightweight title, but he…

May 24th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

In what will be an ongoing feature, the MMA Oddsbreaker crew was featured once again on SBR Forum’s UFC 160 preview with Peter Loshak. This time around, Nick Kalikas and Adam Martin added their perspective to the five fight main card. What sort of value did the three analysts discover? Check out the videos below…

May 24th, 2013
Jason Nawara

The MGM Grand Garden Arena plays host to UFC 160 this Memorial Day weekend, and just like every Memorial Day show, it’s stacked from top to bottom. On FX, four fights are featured, with the FX ‘main event’ coming in the form of a welterweight battle that may let the winner crack the ridiculously deep…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, May 25, 2013 Welterweight bout: Rick Story (-145) vs. Mike Pyle (+125) Fight Breakdown: Two welterweights on a roll square off on the UFC 160 undercard as Rick Story takes on Mike Pyle in what should be a barnburner of a fight for however long it…

May 24th, 2013
Frank Trigg

One of the most impressive career resurgences in 2012 was that of the now 37 year-old Mike Pyle. After recording just two (T)KO victories in the first 13 years of his MMA career, Pyle stopped all three of his opponents in 2012 with strikes inside the first round. Those performances have earned him a date…

May 24th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 160 Saturday, May 25, 2013 Featherweights: Dennis Bermudez vs. Max Holloway By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: Two young featherweights each with a three fight UFC win streak will face off on the FX undercard portion of UFC 160. Neither Dennis Bermudez nor Max Holloway is ranked, as both have been earning wins over…

May 24th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Coming off of his first career setback in his UFC debut back in February 2012, Max Holloway has reeled off three straight victories in the increasingly crowded UFC Featherweight division. He looks to extend that streak and move himself further up the rankings this weekend as he takes on Dennis Bermudez at UFC 160. MMA…

May 24th, 2013
Frank Trigg

After beating Mike Ricci as a sizeable underdog in the TUF 16 Finale, the tables have turned and Colton Smith is now more than a 2-to-1 favorite against another TUF winner in Robert Whittaker at UFC 160. The UFC has a history of giving favorable matchups to TUF winners, but one of these two men…

May 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada Saturday, May 25, 2013 Bantamweight bout: Brian Bowles (-280) vs. George Roop (+240) Fight Breakdown: Former WEC bantamweight champion Brian Bowles returns to the cage after a year-and-a-half long hiatus to take on George Roop in a preliminary bout at UFC 160. Bowles is currently a -280 betting…

May 24th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Back in January 2010, George Roop made an ill-fated cut down to the Bantamweight division where he was defeated by the man who is now the top contender at 135, Eddie Wineland. After moving back up to Featherweight for three years, Roop decided to make the cut once again at UFC 158 this March and…

May 24th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

After UFC on FX 8 was dominated by Brazilians this past Saturday, the Octagon comes back stateside and sets up at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada for a card that is quite literally, top heavy. UFC 160 will be headlined by a Heavyweight Title bout between Cain Velasquez and Antonio Silva. The co-main…

May 1st, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With one of the strangest UFC cards in recent memory behind us, MMA Oddsbreaker takes a look towards the rankings and how the outcomes affected each fighter’s standing amongst their peers. Take a look at the full MMA Oddsbreaker Rankings here. The one Heavyweight bout on the card caused a small movement in the rankings,…

April 24th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With UFC on FOX 7 in the books, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Fighter Rankings are due for an update. While the biggest fights heading into the card were the Lightweight Title bout between Benson Henderson and Gilbert Melendez, and the Heavyweight tilt with Daniel Cormier and Frank Mir, the biggest impact on the rankings came from another…

March 30th, 2013
Matty

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Featherweight Contender Ricardo Lamas (-135) Profile: Ricardo Lamas (13-2) made his way to the UFC from the WEC’s lightweight division after experiencing mixed results with a 4-2 mark in the California-based promotion. The highlight of his WEC career may have been…

March 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It’s odds release week at MMAOddsbreaker.com, and today two new lines for upcoming fights were released at 5Dimes Sportsbook, as well as the entire set of preliminary card lines for UFC 158. The first is Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt, which takes place at UFC 160. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened dos Santos a…

March 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 had a change announced today, as “The Ultimate Fighter” season 8 winner Ryan Bader was pulled from the event due to a knee injury and replaced by James Te Huna. The Kiwi will now step in the cage to fight highly-ranked Glover Teixeira. Te Huna (16-5) is coming off a decision victory over…

March 4th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Glover Teixeira (-260) Profile: When people talk about the next big thing at light heavyweight in the UFC, the names Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira (20-2) come up every time. The 33-year-old Brazilian Teixeira trains out of the…

March 4th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 160: May 25, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Heavyweight Contender Junior dos Santos (-245) Profile: Junior dos Santos (15-2) is coming off a unanimous decision loss to Cain Velasquez at UFC 155 in which he was thoroughly dominated and ended up losing the Heavyweight Title. Dos Santos had registered…

February 21st, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 160 card headlined by the Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva versus Cain Velasquez 2 UFC heavyweight title match on May 25th in Las Vegas, Nevada has added a match between lightweights KJ Noons and Donald ‘The Cowboy’ Cerrone. Both men are known as potent stand-up fighters, and both are coming off a loss in their…

February 17th, 2013
Miguel

The UFC 160 card scheduled for Memorial Day weekend will have serious title implications in the UFC’s heavyweight division. The card is headlined by Cain Velasquez vs. Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva II in the first defense of Velaquez’ second title reign, and it is co-headlined by a battle between former champion Junior dos Santos and top contender Alistair…