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May 2nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC event this weekend, the MMA Analysis crew gets to take a bit of time to talk about recent events in the MMA world, as well as breaking down Bellator 118. Listen here: Direct download: MMA Analysis – 2014-05-02

May 1st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 50 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome newly signed Titan FC 170lb fighter Ben “Killa B” Saunders (@bensaundersMMA) to talk about  Bellator, Titan FC & Street Fighter II. Then referee and judge Brian Beauchamp joins the show again to talk about his upcoming assignments and gives us clarification on the…

April 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 came and went, delivering one of the most entertaining cards of the first quarter of 2014. Now that the event has concluded, we are left with some match-up possibilities to consider. Here are my matchmaking predictions for some of the losers of the evening… Andre “Touchy” Fili vs “Super” Steven Siler – I…

April 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

It’s rare that a fighter’s stock goes up despite losing via first-round finish, but that’s exactly the scenario Tim Elliott is in following UFC 172. The flyweight contender met Joseph Benavidez in the main event of the UFC 172 prelims in a fight where he was pegged as a 4-to-1 underdog by the betting public….

April 28th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 came and went, delivering one of the most entertaining cards of the first quarter of 2014. Now that the event has concluded, we are left with some match-up possibilities to consider. Here are my matchmaking predictions for some of the winners of the evening… ”The Fireball Kid” Takanori Gomi vs John “The Bull”…

April 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 was live from Baltimore last night and produced a lot of great action from top to bottom. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for Performance of the Night and two fighters for Fight of the Night. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks….

April 27th, 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 172. Surprises Anthony Johnson — In his return to the Octagon, Anthony Johnson beat Phil Davis fair and square with a three-round…

April 27th, 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 172 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jon Jones wins by decision (+309)/Jones wins by unanimous decision (+370) UFC light heavyweight…

April 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 172 was in a strange place prior to the fight card actually taking place on Saturday. The main event of Jon Jones attempting to defend his light heavyweight title for the seventh consecutive time was sold as his biggest test ever, despite being far from it. Likewise, the event itself was deemed to be…

April 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 172 took place tonight in Baltimore, MD, and the event proved to be one of the very best of the year overall as it featured a number of exciting, back-and-forth bouts, many of which ended in awesome finishes. Overall, seven favorites won while three underdogs cashed out. Here’s a betting recap for UFC 172…

April 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 172 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ Premium bets do? Premium went  0-2 to lose 7 units overall.  Full results below. Premium UFC 172: 0-2, –7 units Wins: none Losses: 3.5u: Yancy Medieros (+165), Parlay of Phil Davis with Jones/Texiera UNDER 3.5 rounds (+129) Free play: none Total on the night: -7 units…

April 26th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 lightweight Jim Miller as he prepares for his preliminary card bout tonight (April 26, 2014) against Yancy Medeiros at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The longtime UFC veteran is taking on a new challenge in Medeiros, who stepped in on short notice when his original opponent…

April 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Your Best Prop Bets for UFC 172 UFC 172 will be live from Baltimore tonight on Pay Per View starting at 10pm ET with a preliminary card kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. There will also be a bantamweight contest…

April 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Your Best Bets For UFC 172’s ‘Fight of the Night’ UFC 172 will be live from Baltimore tonight on Pay Per View starting at 10pm ET. After the fights have concluded, the UFC will be awarding a $50,000 ‘Fight of the Night’ bonus…

April 26th, 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 172 today (April 26, 2014) which features a…

April 26th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 lightweight Charlie Brenneman as he prepares for his preliminary card bout tomorrow night (April 26, 2014) against Danny Castillo at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The talented AMA Fight Club member has his back against the wall tonight, but he believes in his wrestling ability against his…

April 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Featherweight bout: Max “Blessed” Holloway (+140) vs Andre “Touchy” Fili (-150) Fight Breakdown: Kicking things off for the UFC 172 main card on Pay Per View is a featherweight contest that should have fight fans at the edge of their seats. Excitement is…

April 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Women’s bantamweight bout: Bethe “Pitbull” Correia (-105) vs Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke (-105) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 172 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will feature a women’s bantamweight contest in the form of Bethe “Pitbull” Correia and Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. The…

April 26th, 2014
Jason Nawara

Baltimore plays host to UFC 172, and while this card was boasted to be “the best card in UFC history” by Dana White, I think we can all agree that’s some hyperbole. Still, it’s a solid card with some good matchups from the main card to the prelims. In the prelim main event on FOX…

April 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC 172 is a three-round featherweight bout between Andre “Touchy” Fili and Max “Blessed” Holloway. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Fili as a -150 favorite (bet $150 to win $100) while Holloway is a +140 underdog (bet $100 to win $140). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 172 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Phil “Mr. Wonderful” Davis and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Davis as a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Johnson is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Light Heavyweight title bout: Jon “Bones” Jones (-475) vs Glover Teixeira (+425) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 172 main card is going to be headlined by a title fight for the promotion’s 205 pound gold. Fireworks are to be expected when the Octagon’s longest…

April 25th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 lightweight Danny Castillo as he prepares for his preliminary card bout tomorrow night (April 26, 2014) against Charlie Brenneman at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The talented Team Alpha Male fighter has his back against the wall as he faces Brenneman, and it’s because of his…

April 25th, 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, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC 172 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for entire fight cards in two parts. – Part one is available for free to…

April 25th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Apart from my main event play on light heavyweight title challenger Glover Texeira, these are my live dog plays for UFC 172… Lightweight bout: Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman (+245) vs Danny “Last Call” Castillo (-265) Gabe’s Prediction: I can’t believe how everybody is…

April 25th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 172 is almost upon us, and we’ve got some new content that you’ll hopefully eat up. Our very own mixed martial arts (MMA) statistics guru Reed Kuhn, author of Fightnomics, is here with a very unique take on the upcoming pay-per-view event, which goes down this Saturday night (April 26,  2014) from the Baltimore…

April 25th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 172 April 26, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Danny Castillo vs Charlie Brenneman By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics   Big Picture:  The first ever UFC fight card ever to take place in Maryland will cap off the online prelims with two experienced wrestlers in the lightweight division. Danny Castillo is coming off a heartbreaker against Edson Barboza,…

April 25th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brad Taschuk were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 172 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the MMAOB staff writer joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Light Heavyweight Title Bout (c) Jon Jones vs Glover Texeira UFC…

April 25th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 middleweight Luke Rockhold as he prepares for his main card bout on Saturday night (April 26, 2014) against Tim Boetsch at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The American Kickboxing Academy fighter has a certain swagger about him and he’s not afraid to offer a retort when…

April 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 172 is a three-round lightweight bout between Takanori “The Fireball Kid” Gomi and Isaac Vallie-Flagg. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Gomi as a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Vallie-Flagg is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

April 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 172 is a three-round women’s bantamweight bout between Bethe “Pitbull” Correia and Jessamyn “The Gun” Duke. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Correia as a -115 favorite (bet $115 to win $100) while Duke is a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

April 25th, 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 25th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Everyone is present and accounted for on the latest edition of the MMA Analysis. Your four hosts take a look at UFC 172 this week, where Jon Jones defends his UFC light heavyweight title against Glover Teixeira. With this being one of the slower weeks in MMA thus far in 2014, the crew has all…

April 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Flyweight bout: Joseph Benavidez (-380) vs Tim Elliott (+315) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 172 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be headlined by a flyweight war between Team Alpha Male’s Joseph Benavidez and Grindhouse MMA’s Tim Elliott. Benavidez is the favorite in…

April 24th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 lightweight Isaac Vallie-Flagg as he prepares for his main card bout on Saturday night (April 26, 2014) against Takanori Gomi at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The Jackson-Winklejohn fighter is facing one of the old Pride legends in Gomi, and despite both men getting up in…

April 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 172 Date: April 26, 2014 Arena: Baltimore Arena City: Baltimore, MD Middleweight bout: Luke Rockhold (-900) vs Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch (+600) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC 172 will feature a middleweight contest between Luke Rockhold and Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. Rockhold is a huge favorite in this spot at -900 ($900…

April 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 172 is a five-round title bout between UFC  light heavyweight champion Jon “Bones” Jones and top contender Glover Teixeira. The current betting line for the bout at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Jones as a -525 betting favorite (bet $525 to win $100), while Teixeira is a +415 underdog (bet $100 to win…

April 23rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC 172 preliminary card is a three-round flyweight bout between Joseph Benavidez and Tim Elliott. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Benavidez a -380 favorite (bet $380 to win $100) while Elliott is a +315 underdog (bet $100 to win $315). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas originally opened…

April 23rd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 172 middleweight Tim Boetsch as he prepares for his main card bout on Saturday night (April 26, 2014) against Luke Rockhold at the Baltimore Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. The Matt Hume-trained fighter knows he has a tall task ahead of him in the former Strikeforce champion Rockhold, but…

April 22nd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC has put on four free events since the last time they were on PPV, but this Saturday night it’s back to the wallets for MMA fans. Luckily, UFC 172 features one of the best fighters in the world in Jon Jones, a credible challenger riding a huge winning streak in Glover Teixeira, and…

April 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 172 is a three-round middleweight bout between former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and Tim “The Barbarian” Boetsch. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Rockhold as a -800 favorite (bet $800 to win $100) while Boetsch is a +550 underdog (bet $100 to win…

April 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC 172 is a three-round lightweight bout between Danny “Last Call” Castillo and Charlie “The Spaniard” Brenneman. The current betting line for the fight at 5Dimes Sportsbook lists Castillo a -270 favorite (bet $270 to win $100) while Brenneman is a +230 underdog (bet $100 to win $230). MMA oddsmaker…

April 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

Due to an injury to lightweight Bobby Green, this weekend’s UFC 172 card has been forced to undergo a last-minute shakeup. The promotion announced over the weekend that Green is out of his UFC 172 main card matchup against Jim Miller and in his place will be Yancy Medeiros, who will now take on Miller…

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 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two new bouts for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both of them. Matt Hobar vs. Pedro Munhoz, TUF Brazil 3 Finale The UFC yesterday announced that Wilson Reis is out of his TUF Brazil 3 fight against Pedro Munhoz, and…

March 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, UFC line setter Nick Kalikas opened a number of new lines for the upcoming UFC 172 card, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on the lines. Jon Jones vs. Glover Teixeira In the main event of the evening, Jon Jones puts the UFC light heavyweight title…

March 16th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Although the event is still more than a month away, UFC 172 is shaping up as another excellent pay-per-view card for the organization. It seems that Zuffa really is beginning to put a priority on well-constructed numbered events. Despite complaints from every direction that the amount of cards has decreased the quality of the product,…

March 6th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued to announce new fights for upcoming fight cards yesterday, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Danny Castillo vs. Charlie Brenneman, UFC 172 In a lightweight contest, Danny Castillo will take on Charlie Brenneman at UFC 172. Castillo was originally set to fight Isaac Vallie-Flagg,…

March 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced two new fights for their next two PPV cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both. Takanori Gomi vs. Isaac Vallie-Flagg, UFC 172 “The Fireball Kid” is back. The UFC yesterday announced that former PRIDE star Takanori Gomi will make his long-awaited return to…

February 21st, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC this week announced a few new matchups that slipped through the cracks for many, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick take on these bouts that may have passed you by. Brad Pickett vs. Neil Seery, UFC Fight Night 37 After Ian McCall was removed from his UFC Fight…

February 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC fights were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Raphael Assuncao vs. Pedro Munhoz, UFC 170 A bantamweight bout between Raphael Assuncao and Pedro Munhoz is the latest addition to the UFC 170 card after Francisco Rivera pulled…

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