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December 31st, 2013
Brad Taschuk

“Anderson Silva was clowning. Who knows how the fight would have played out otherwise.” “Anderson’s broken leg was a freak accident. Who knows how the fight would have played out otherwise.” Those are the prevailing narratives that emerged from the pair of bouts between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. It almost seems a crime in…

July 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The opening betting line for one of the biggest rematches in the history of MMA today opened at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and the line is sure to draw plenty of interest from sports bettors. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has opened Anderson Silva as a -140 betting favorite (bet $140 to win $100), with the comeback on…

July 11th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Coming out of UFC 162, there has been a diverse array of opinions on the fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. There have been those who have said that Anderson deserved to be knocked out (count me in that camp), those who have claimed the fight taught us nothing (which is exceedingly incorrect, as…

July 10th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Coming out of the shocking main event result at UFC 162, the MMA Oddsbreaker fighter rankings are due for an update. Check out the full MMA Oddsbreaker Fighter Rankings. Obviously the biggest change in the rankings is Anderson Silva dropping from his long-time #1 rankings at both Middleweight and Pound-for-Pound. With Silva dropping from that…

July 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Does the UFC not realize what they have in Brazilian Muay Thai expert Edson “Junior” Barboza? The 27-year-old has been fighting in the UFC since 2010 and has compiled an excellent 6-1 record since then, while fighting some very tough outs in the UFC’s deep lightweight division. But, for some reason, he’s only fought on…

July 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

No one can accuse the fighters in Bellator of not being drug tested anymore. The first fighter in the history of Bellator MMA to fail a drug test that we are aware of is none other than Steven Artoff, who tested positive for marijuana following his Bellator 96 loss to Justin McNally. The news was…

July 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

On every UFC card there’s always tons of value in the prop bets, and although they are very difficult to hit, if you do indeed hit one (or more) of them then there’s no doubt your night will be quite profitable. Here’s a list of five crazy UFC 162 prop bets that cashed big, based…

July 7th, 2013
Miguel

The big news coming from UFC 162 is obviously the demise of Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, however the card had several notable fights that saw a former champion get back on the winning track in Frankie Edgar, as well as saw as many as three relatively big names likely fight their last UFC fight. Video:…

July 7th, 2013
Miguel

Last night, at the UFC 162 card coming to us from Las Vegas, underdog Chris Wiedman broke through and took the UFC Middleweight Championship from long time, legendary champion Anderson Silva. Though Silva has been a dominant champion who many call the greatest of all-time, many people predicted a Weidman win prior to the bout,…

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
Jason Nawara

The MGM Grand Garden Arena plays host to one of the biggest fight cards of the year, as Anderson Silva defends his middleweight title against Chris Weidman and a solid undercard awaits with plenty of interesting action. UFC 162 is the cherry on top of the UFC Expo weekend, and the cards around these annual…

July 5th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

With the biggest PPV card of the summer upcoming, Adam and Brad decided to go a bit bigger on this week’s show, bringing in special guest Kyle Delaney to help them break down the card. With the lines for the full card being released on Monday evening, the timing couldn’t be any better to take…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 MGM Grand Gardena Arena, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, July 6, 2013 UFC Middleweight Championship Bout: Anderson Silva (-245) vs. Chris Weidman (+205) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC 162 is a five-round middleweight championship bout between UFC middleweight titleholder Anderson Silva and top prospect Chris Weidman. The champion Silva is a -245 favorite (bet…

July 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 162 July 6, 2013 Middleweight Championship: Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: The buzz is that Chris Weidman is the most dangerous opponent Silva has yet to face during his epic, record breaking title run. That Weidman is a younger Chael Sonnen, perfectly suited to defeat the leading candidate…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

In just a few days, Chris Weidman will take on Anderson Silva in what is undoubtedly the biggest fight of his career. Many have tabbed Weidman as the one to finally end Silva’s legendary run through the UFC, and he certainly presents the most well-rounded challenger for the champion in quite some time. MMA Oddsbreaker’s…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva (-215) Profile: The top pound-for-pound MMA fighter on the planet today is UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva (33-4). “The Spider” holds UFC records for the most consecutive title defenses (10) and most consecutive wins (16) while earning…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 MGM Grand Gardena Arena, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, July 6, 2013 Featherweight bout: Frankie Edgar (-600) vs. Charles Oliveira (+450) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of UFC 162 is a featherweight bout between former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and youngster Charles Oliveira. Edgar is a heavy -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100), while the…

July 5th, 2013
Matty

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Featherweight Contender Frankie Edgar (-280) Profile: The closest fighter the UFC has to Rocky Balboa, Frankie “The Answer” Edgar (15-4-1) has surprised everyone with his never-say-die attitude and come-from-behind guttiness that has led him to victories over B.J. Penn (twice) and his…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar returns to the Octagon this summer when he takes on ground ace Charles Oliveira in a main card bout at UFC 162. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook sees Edgar as a -435 favorite (bet $435 to win $100), while Oliveira is a +325 underdog…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

Frank Trigg was joined by Nick Kalikas on the MMA Insiders show at Don Best to break down the top two fights on the UFC 162 card. Listen in as Trigg and Kalikas give their thoughts on the Frankie Edgar/Charles Oliveira featherweight bout, and the massive middleweight title fight between Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman.

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
Reed Kuhn

UFC 162 July 6, 2013 Middleweights: Tim Boetsch vs. Mark Munoz By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: In the second fight of the main card we have two guys that were making runs at middleweight contender status until they both got derailed with recent losses. Only one can rally their way back up the ladder,…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Middleweight Contender Tim Boetsch (-120) Profile: Tim Boetsch (16-5) is in his second stint in the UFC and has been much more successful than the first, posting a 5-2 mark, including 4-1 at middleweight. The 32-year-old made his UFC debut at…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

Mark Munoz has been making headlines lately with some pictures and comments stemming from the aftermath of his loss and some nagging injuries from the Chris Weidman fight last year. Now back, healthy, and in shape, Munoz is looking to get back on track with a win over Tim Boetsch at UFC 162. MMA Oddsbreaker’s…

July 5th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC 162 July 6, 2013 Featherweights: Cub Swanson vs. Dennis Siver By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: Leading off the UFC 162 main card is a potential fight of the night between two guys who have no problems throwing down. With both fighters riding multi-fight win streaks and currently occupying the middle of the UFC…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 162: July 6, 2013 MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada UFC Featherweight Contender Cub Swanson (-170) Profile: Former WEC featherweight title contender Cub Swanson (19-5) had a pretty good run in the WEC leading up to a title shot loss to UFC champion Jose Aldo. Since then, the 29-year-old California native has…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

After going 5-4 in his first nine fights with Zuffa, Cub Swanson has started to separate himself from the pack at 145 with four consecutive wins. He had three devastating KOs in 2012, followed by an early fight of the year candidate against Dustin Poirier in February of this year. Now Swanson looks to extend…

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Reed Kuhn were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 162 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and leading MMA statistician joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Middleweight Title Bout (c) Anderson Silva vs. Chris Weidman Featherweight Bout Frankie…

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…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

With a UFC career that spans back to 2005, and 20 appearances inside the famed Octagon, Chris Leben now finds himself as one of the most tenured fighters on the UFC roster. The ride hasn’t always been smooth for ‘The Crippler’ however, as he’s battled numerous issues outside of the cage. Now 32, Leben is…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 MGM Grand Gardena Arena, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, July 6, 2013 Heavyweight bout: Gabriel Gonzaga (-240) vs. Dave Herman (+200) Fight Breakdown: One of the featured FX preliminary bouts at UFC 162 is a heavyweight matchup between Gabriel Gonzaga and Dave Herman. Gonzaga is currently a -240 favorite (bet $240 to win $100), while Herman is…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 162 MGM Grand Gardena Arena, Las Vegas, NV Saturday, July 6, 2013 Lightweight bout: Edson Barboza (-550) vs. Rafaello Oliveira (+425) Fight Breakdown: One of the featured prelim bouts at UFC 162 is a lightweight matchup between Edson Barboza and Rafaello Oliveira. Barboza is currently a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100), while the comeback…

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Lightweight Rafaello Oliveira as he gets prepared for his UFC 162 bout against Edson Barboza. The event takes place Saturday, July 6th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 5th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with the foremost manager in MMA, Ed Soares, as his most notable client, UFC Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva, gets set to defend his title against Chris Weidman at UFC 162. The event takes place Saturday, July 6th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

July 5th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

This Saturday marks the biggest fight of the summer for the UFC, as Middleweight Champion Anderson Silva takes on Chris Weidman on Saturday, July 6th. Silva is the greatest mixed martial artist that the sport has seen to this point, and Weidman has been hyped as his biggest challenge in many years. Today, the fighters…

July 5th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returns this weekend with what is certain to be the biggest pay-per-view of the summer, as Anderson Silva faces Chris Weidman in what is considered his biggest challenge (at least from a betting standpoint) since he took on Dan Henderson all the way back in 2008. As with any big bout, this one…

July 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

All 22 fighters today stepped on the scale in advance of this weekend’s UFC 162 card, and all 22 fighters successfully made weight. Here are the weights of all the fighters on the card, in pounds: Anderson Silva (184) vs. Chris Weidman (185) Frankie Edgar (146) vs. Charles Oliveira (144) Roger Gracie (186) vs. Tim…

July 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer today e-mailed MMAoddsbreaker.com with the results of the recent drug test taken by Dave Herman The heavyweight tested negative for drugs and has been cleared to fight Gabriel Gonzaga at this weekend’s UFC 162 card. This is really good news for Herman as well as those backing…

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 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Anderson Silva has a desire to face a certain Jones, but it’s not UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The UFC middleweight champion and pound-for-pound great was on today’s UFC 162 media call and let it known that he still has a desire to fight Jones, a boxer who has won titles in numerous weight…

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…

June 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced that featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas, who was left without an opponent at UFC 162 when Chan Sung Jung was yanked off of the card, will not fight a replacement fighter at the upcoming event and thus he’s been scratched from the card entirely. As well, it was announced that even though Lamas…

June 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has dealt with tons of injuries over the last few years that have caused a number of high-profile fights to be cancelled, and 2013 hasn’t been imune. According to UFC president Dana White, who today broke the news on his Twitter account, Anthony Pettis has been forced to pull out of his upcoming…

June 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It was revealed today by Spike TV president Kevin Ka that Bellator is going to move back to Friday nights for its upcoming season, which commences this September. The news, which was broke by Loretta Hunt of SportsIllustrated.com, is very disappointing for most mixed martial arts fans out there as it means a series of…

May 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Four new UFC fights were announced today, with the most notable one being a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Rafaello Oliveira, which is set to take place at UFC 162. Oliveira is a short-notice replacement for an injured John Makdessi, and he takes the fight on short notice coming off a long layoff as…

March 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC added a high-profile featherweight matchup to its upcoming July 4th weekend card, as top-ranked Ricardo Lamas will take on crowd favorite Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung at UFC 162. The fight is expected to net the winner a title shot against the winner of August’s fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo…