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December 10th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 57, One FC 23, UFC 181, Invicta FC 10 and The Ultimate Fighter season 20 taking place these past three weeks, 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…

December 10th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off a winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue their winning ways with a double weekend of The Ultimate Fighter 20 Finale and UFC on Fox 13. After winning 4.94 units at UFC 181 this past weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 40.445 units life-to-date. You can check a track record…

December 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 was live on Pay Per View from Las Vegas this past Saturday night and produced a night of great fights, seven of which resulted in finishes. 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…

December 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 has come and gone, producing a great night of fights, and with the event now in our rear view, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups for some of the competitors of the evening… Gilbert Melendez vs Jim Miller I think this would be a tremendous match-up in the UFC’s lightweight division….

December 8th, 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 181. Surprises Robbie Lawler — The list of surprises at UFC 181 wouldn’t be complete without Robbie Lawler, who…

December 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC 181 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Robbie Lawler wins by decision (+560)/Lawler wins by split decision (+1155) In…

December 8th, 2014
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC 181 in Las Vegas, Nevada #5 Not Saved by the Bell– In the lone women’s matchup at UFC 181, Raquel Pennington took on newcomer Ashlee Evans-Smith. In a bloody, physical contest, Evans-Smith was getting the better of the fight including creating…

December 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

Fighters often compete out of their natural fighting weight class, but sooner or later, they are forced to make the move. Giving up a size and strength advantage could be the difference-maker in a fight, especially amongst the elite of the sport who compete for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Newly-crowned UFC welterweight champion Robbie…

December 8th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   In a fight that many expected to be close, Hendricks and Lawler put in another highly competitive contest in a rematch of their first title fight at UFC 171 last March. But this time at UFC 181, it was Lawler who earned the decision. But not without some controversy. It was the…

December 7th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

12 years, 6 months, and 27 days. That was the amount of time between Robbie Lawler making his UFC debut (a decision victory over Aaron Riley on May 10th, 2002) and finally capturing UFC gold. Lawler winning a belt was something that up until a year ago nobody had seriously considered. He was a fashionable…

December 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 181 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…

December 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC 181 took place tonight at Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the card top-to-bottom was one of the best the UFC has put on to date as it featured a number of brutal finishes and a huge upset in the main event. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites and three…

December 6th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC 181 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going  for +4.94 units overall. Premium UFC 181: 3-1 +4.94 units Wins: 2 units: Clay Collard (-105), Josh Samman (+140), Parlay Tony Ferguson (-255) with Duffee/Hamilton UNDER 1.5 (-205) at (+107) Losses: 2 units: Matt Hobar (+225)   Free…

December 6th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC 181draws 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 (December 6, 2014) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a welterweight title fight between champion Johny…

December 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Welterweight title bout: Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks (-210) vs “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler (+190) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 181 will see Johny “Bigg Rigg” Hendricks make his first UFC welterweight title defense against the man he defeated to…

December 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with…

December 6th, 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 181 tonight (December 6, 2014) in Las Vegas, Nevada. After…

December 6th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 181 bantamweight Matt Hobar as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Sergio Pettis tonight (Dec. 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented former Legacy FC bantamweight champion knows he has a tough test ahead of him in the young…

December 6th, 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 181 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

December 6th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 181 welterweight Johny Hendricks as he prepares for his upcoming main event title fight rematch against Robbie Lawler next Saturday night (Dec. 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented champion earned his second crack at the belt after reigning titleholder Georges St….

December 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 181. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1: Johny Hendricks vs. Carlos Condit – UFC 158 Upcoming Bout: Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie…

December 5th, 2014
Matty

Q & Anik is a new article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his betting tips and picks on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Robbie Lawler came very close to upsetting Johny Hendricks in their fight for the welterweight title at UFC 171 back in…

December 5th, 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…

December 5th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 181 December 6, 2014 Lightweight Title Matchup: Anthony Pettis vs Gilbert Melendez By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  There’s no argument about matchmaking when the consensus #1 ranked challenger in the division takes on the champ, but the lack of drama in The Ultimate Fighter series may have people sleeping on this matchup. It may…

December 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 181: “Hendricks vs Lawler II” takes place today (Fri., Dec. 5, 2014) from the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas Nevada. The event is headlined by a welterweight title bout rematch between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler. Also on tap will be a lightweight title bout between champion…

December 5th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 181 heavyweight Travis Browne as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Brendan Schaub this Saturday night (Dec. 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented heavyweight switched up his camp to train under Edmond Tarverdyan after his tough loss to…

December 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off a winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue their winning ways with UFC 181. After winning 0.92 units at UFC Fight Night 57 two weeks ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 35.505 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA OddsBreaker…

December 5th, 2014
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at women’s bantamweight Ashlee Evans-Smith as she takes on former TUF18 competitor Raquel Pennington at UFC 181. Ashlee Evans Smith Hometown: Lake Forest, California Age: 27 Height: 5’8” Weightclass: Women’s Bantamweight Camp: Reign Training Center…

December 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the televised prelims at UFC 181 is a three-round light heavyweight bout between Corey Anderson and Justin Jones. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Anderson is a -330 favorite (bet $330 to win $100) while Jones is a +270 underdog (bet $100 to win $270). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Anderson…

December 5th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

There are two titles at stake this weekend at UFC 181 on a card that is refreshingly loaded with talent and fun fighters. But if you needed one more reason to tune in this weekend, consider the number of sluggers that will be entering the cage on Saturday. Although the UFC isn’t using real punching…

December 5th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC 181 December 6, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Tony Ferguson vs Abel Trujillo By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  There’s a potentially fan-friendly barnburner leading off the pay-per-view portion of UFC 181 when Lightweight sluggers Tony Ferguson and Abel Trujillo face off. Despite neither man being ranked, each is sporting a nice win streak within the UFC’s…

December 5th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 181 bantamweight Sergio Pettis as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Matt Hobar this Saturday night (Dec. 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented younger brother of the current UFC lightweight champion knows he has a long ways to…

December 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with…

December 5th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 181 middleweight Ed Gordon as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Josh Samman this Saturday night (Dec. 6, 2014) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Ultimate Fighter season 19 winner felt he got away from what made him dangerous while competing…

December 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Frank Trigg were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 181 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the former UFC title challenger joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in the five main card fights. Check out the videos below: UFC Welterweight Title Bout Johny Hendricks (c) vs Robbie Lawler…

December 4th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

MMA took a bit of a hiatus last week, and so did the MMA Analysis, but the whole crew is back this week (and a day earlier than normal) to break down all the fights from UFC 181. In light of all the talk in MMA about sponsorships, the podcast unveils their new sponsor, and…

December 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening Fight Pass prelim at UFC 181 is a three-round featherweight bout between Alex White and Clay Collard. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, White is a -135 favorite (bet $135 to win $100) while Collard is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up White at…

December 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with…

December 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the Fight Pass prelims at UFC 181 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Sergio Pettis and Matt Hobar. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pettis is a -320 favorite (bet $320 to win $100) while Hobar is a +260 underdog (bet $100 to win $260). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Pettis…

December 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

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December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis and No. 1 contender Gilbert Melendez. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pettis is a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Melendez is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker…

December 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay-Per-View at 10pm ET, with preliminary action…

December 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 181 is a five-round title fight between UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks and No. 1 contender Robbie Lawler. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hendricks is a -220 favorite (bet $-220 to win $100) while Lawler is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA oddsmaker…

December 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Bantamweight bout: Matt “The Crowbar” Hobar (+260) vs Sergio “The Phenom” Pettis (-320) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 181 preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass will feature a bantamweight contest between Dallas’ Matt “The Crowbar” Hobar and Milwaukee’s Sergio “The Phenom”…

December 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship will be live from Las Vegas this Saturday night with UFC 181, which will be headlined by a pair of title fights. The main card will be live on Pay Per View at 10pm ET, with…

November 30th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Abel “Killa” Trujillo (+210) vs Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (-250) Fight Breakdown: Getting the fireworks started for UFC 181 on Pay Per View will be barn-burner in the lightweight division between 31 year old Blackzilian Abel “Killa” Trujillo…

November 30th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Heavyweight bout: Big Brown (+270) vs Hapa Browne (-330) Fight Breakdown: It’s Browne vs “Big Browne” on Saturday night on the main card of UFC 181, as Brendan “Big Brown” Schaub takes on Travis “Hapa” Browne in a three round…

November 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC 181 is a three-round lightweight bout between Tony Ferguson and Abel Trujillo. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Ferguson is a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) while Trujillo is a +210 underdog (bet $100 to win $210). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up…

November 29th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC 181 Date: December 6, 2014 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis (-220) vs Gilbert Melendez (+180) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC 181 on Pay Per View will see UFC lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defend his title for the first time against former Strikeforce lightweight…

November 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The featured prelim at UFC 181 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Urijah Faber and Francisco Rivera. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Faber is a -435 favorite (bet $435 to win $100) while Rivera is a +340 underdog (bet $100 to win $340). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Faber at…

November 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 181 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Todd Duffee and Anthony Hamilton. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Duffee is a -280 favorite (bet $280 to win $100) while Hamilton is a +240 underdog (bet $100 to win $240). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

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