ufc 178

September 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 came and went this past Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014), producing an incredibly entertaining night of fights, and with the scraps now behind us, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups for a few of the competitors of the evening… Donald Cerrone vs Michael Johnson It seems as if the UFC already…

September 29th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 178, The Ultimate Fighter season 20 and Bellator 126 taking place this past week, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show…

September 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 was live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Saturday night (Sept. 27, 2014) with 11 scheduled bouts and produced a night of incredibly exciting fights, six of which resulted in entertaining finishes. After the fights concluded, the UFC handed out four $50,000 checks; two for ‘Fight of the Night’ and…

September 28th, 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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 178. Yoel Romero — Move over everyone else at 185lbs, because there’s a new contender in town and his…

September 28th, 2014
Jay Primetown

The MMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC 178. Look for his series of “Five Count” articles after each UFC card. #5 Referendum on Bellator – It’s not often we see the best in Bellator make the jump to the UFC. In 2012, Cuban born Bellator…

September 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

On Episode 72, Adam (@MMAdamMartin) is joined by guest host Brad Taschuk (@bradtaschuk) to discuss the fantastic UFC 178 card from Saturday night and the rest of the week in MMA. They also welcome MFC 41 fighters Marcus Edwards and Victor Valimaki to talk about their respective fights this Friday. The Big Three 1) UFC…

September 28th, 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 178 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Yoel Romero wins in round 3 (+1300) In a middleweight match that won “Fight…

September 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178 was one of the most anticipated cards of the year, and it completely lived up to expectations. The main card featured four finishes in five fights, but it was more the way the fights played out that made the event memorable. Each main card result will have a direct impact on its division’s…

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 28th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 178 took place tonight live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card overall was one of the best of the year as it featured a number of excellent, high-level fights from a number of the sport’s best athletes. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three underdogs…

September 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 178 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 2-1 for +1.5 units overall. Premium UFC 178: 2-1 +1.5 units Wins: 2.5u: Donald Cerrone (-120), 2u: Parlay Jorge Masvidal (-385) with Ebersole/Howard OVER 2.5 (-265) at (-136) Losses: 3u: Tim Kennedy (+110) Free Bets: 1-0 +2 units…

September 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC 178 draws close, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (September 27, 2014) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a plethora of top-10 match-ups in…

September 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (-130) vs Eddie Alvarez (+120) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC 178 on Pay Per View will be a lightweight contest that will see the long awaited arrival of Eddie Alvarez, as he gets…

September 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Reed Kuhn were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 178 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the Fight Scientist joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the main card fights. Check out the videos below UFC Flyweight Title Bout Demetrious Johnson vs Chris Cariaso UFC Lightweight Bout Donald…

September 27th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

We won’t know until after the fights actually play out how entertaining UFC 178 ends up being, but there is no shortage of reasons to tune in for Saturday night’s pay-per-view event. When the main event is the least intriguing bout on the main card, you know you have a well-constructed show. Even the prelims…

September 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this tonight (Sept. 27, 2014) at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. If interested in wagering on…

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 27th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this Saturday at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. After the fights have concluded, the UFC will…

September 27th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has 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 178 today morning (September 27, 2014). After 32 events, James…

September 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 52. After Winning 8.8 units at UFC Fight Night 52 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 44.255 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

September 26th, 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 178 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

September 26th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics After the cancellation of UFC 176 and the unfortunate shuffling of UFC 177, the fact remains that UFC 178 is perhaps the most stacked card of the year. All 10 fighters on the main card are ranked, plus several more on the prelims. In addition to a title at stake, each of the…

September 26th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 178 lightweight James Krause as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Jorge Masvidal this Saturday (September 27, 2014) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented three-fight UFC veteran has been thrown into the fire in his trio of bouts, but he…

September 26th, 2014
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively on MMAOddsBreaker.com which goes five rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik discussing his betting tips and picks on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson is already up to -1600 after opening -1400 at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook, is there any way…

September 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this Saturday at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Interested in wagering on these plays, or any…

September 26th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Even with a lacklustre main event, UFC 178 is still one of the better UFC pay-per-views in recent memory. How does the card stack up from a betting perspective though? The MMA Analysis crew breaks down all the fights looking for value across the 11-fight bill. They also take a look at Bellator 126 which…

September 26th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 178: “Johnson vs. Cariaso” took place today (Fri., Sept. 26, 2014) from the MGM Grand Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by a flyweight title bout between champion Demetrious Johnson and challenger Chris Cariaso. Also on tap will be five more bouts featuring ranked…

September 26th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 178 September 27, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Jorge Masvidal vs James Krause By @fightnomics Big Picture:  It’s fun when I get to look at preliminary fights because a fight card is so stacked that experienced and ranked fighters will be competing all over the program. So before we get to the main card at UFC…

September 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 178 is a three-round lightweight bout between Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Alvarez is a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) while Cerrone is also a -110 favorite (bet $110 to win $100) in a Pick ’em fight. MMA linesetter…

September 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of the UFC 178 preliminary card is a three-round bantamweight bout between Dominick Cruz and Takeya Mizugaki. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Cruz is a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Mizugaki is a +325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Cruz…

September 26th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   We’ve already thrown compliments all over the stacked UFC 178 card, so it’s safe to say that any serious MMA fan is going to be watching this Saturday night. But digging deeper in to the stats brings out some of the battlegrounds within the matchups, the “fight within the fight,” if you…

September 26th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 178 welterweight John Howard as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Brian Ebersole this Saturday (September 27, 2014) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The longtime UFC veteran is coming off a tough loss to Ryan LaFlare, but he feels his high…

September 26th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this Saturday at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1.Interested in wagering on these plays, or any other…

September 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

There are a number of prop bets available for UFC 178, and for Friday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ve scoured through all of the available lines at 5Dimes Sportsbook and have selected five which I think have a good chance of winning. Demetrious Johnson wins inside the distance (+100) In the main event of the evening, Demetrious…

September 26th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 178 September 27, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Stephen Thompson vs Patrick Cote By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In a talent-stacked fight card, it may be surprising to see a one-time title challenger taking on a highly skilled up-and-comer. Although perhaps less surprising than these same two fighters being unranked within the loaded division they compete…

September 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 178 is a five-round title fight between UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and Chris Cariaso. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Johnson is a -1375 favorite (bet $1375 to win $100) while Cariaso is a +900 underdog (bet $100 to win $900). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Johnson…

September 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…

September 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most-anticipated fights at UFC 178 is a three-round featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, McGregor is a -265 favorite (bet $265 to win $100) while Poirier is a +225 underdog (bet $100 to win $225). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up McGregor at…

September 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 178 is a three-round welterweight bout between John Howard and Brian Ebersole. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Howard is a -215 favorite (bet $215 to win $100) while Ebersole is a +178 underdog (bet $100 to win $178). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Howard at -180…

September 24th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 178 is a three-round lightweight bout between Jorge Masvidal and James Krause. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Masvidal is a -360 favorite (bet $360 to win $100) while Krause is a +300 underdog (bet $100 to win $300). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Masvidal at -405…

September 24th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Jon Tuck (+178) vs Kevin Lee (-215) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Pass portion of the UFC 178 preliminary card will be featuring a lightweight contest between Jon “Super Saiyan” Tuck and Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee, with…

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…

September 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178 is one of deepest UFC cards in recent memory. Even despite the flyweight title main event not being the most intriguing bout of the year, this is a can’t-miss event. Between the UFC debut of Eddie Alvarez, a fantastic featherweight bout featuring Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, and the return of former bantamweight…

September 23rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Hello everyone and welcome to yet another MMA podcast hosted on MMAOddsBreaker.com. The Verbal Submission has been around for four years now and is hosted by yours truly. What can you expect from this show? Get to know new fighters – We search out top prospects and lesser known fighters to help give them a…

September 23rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 Date: September 27, 2014 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV UFC 178 will be live on Pay Per View this Saturday at 10pm ET with a five-fight main card, with televised preliminary action kicking off at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. If interested in making this parlay, or any…

September 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 will be live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, September 27th with a stacked 11-fight card, including a five-fight main card that will be airing on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with a four-fight preliminary card preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. The preliminary card wraps up…

September 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 178 will be live from the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday, September 27th with a stacked 11-fight card, including a five-fight main card that will be airing on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with a four-fight preliminary card preceding it at 8pm ET on FOX Sports 1. Getting the action started for…

September 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Even without light heavyweight champion Jon Jones defending his belt, UFC 178 is still one of the deepest pay-per-view cards of the year. While the main event isn’t much of a hook, there are five bouts below it that could all produce title challengers in their respective divisions in very short order. Flyweight champion Demetrious…

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 21st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC 178: Jones vs. Cormier Date: September 27, 2014 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Lightweight Contender Donald Cerrone (-130) Profile: Donald Cerrone (24-6, 1 NC) is one of the most active and exciting UFC fighters. A perennial contender, “Cowboy” has never quite been able to get over the…

August 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Rumors first circulated about Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone facing each other at UFC 178 at the end of July. Cerrone had just come off a spectacular win over Jim Miller, and the Scott Coker regime had just taken foot in Bellator. Following his fourth consecutive victory, ‘Cowboy’ was looking for a big name fight…

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