UFC 189

July 16th, 2015
Gabe Killian

It has been a crazy week of fights with UFC 189, the TUF 21 Finale and UFC Fight Night 71 in San Diego, and with Saturday night’s Glasgow card approaching, it isn’t nearly over yet! Following the three previous UFC cards, let’s take a look at some of the competitors we may no longer see…

July 13th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 113 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we welcome Titan FC lightweight champion Pat Healy who fights Saturday at Titan FC 34 against Mike Ricci. Then we welcome ONE Bantamweight champion Bibiano Fernandes who fights Toni Tauri on Saturday at ONE FC 29. Finally Anthony “Sharkbait” Gutierrez…

July 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC 189 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   Robbie Lawler wins in round 5 (+3000) In the co-main event, Robbie Lawler stopped Rory MacDonald in the fifth round…

July 13th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 189 in Las Vegas, Nevada and updates his letter grades on each. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com Yosdenis Cedeno vs. Cody Pfister Cedeno: Offensively he’s dangerous, but conditioning and…

July 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC 189. The Surprises Robbie Lawler — Every time Lawler is counted out, he seems to come through with flying colors. Lawler and Rory MacDonald went all-out for four full rounds of bloody MMA for the welterweight title, but in the fifth Lawler…

July 13th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 189 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Regardless of the outcome of our bets, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you can have a taste of what premium…

July 12th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC 189 and The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale are in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing weekend, going 0-4 on bets for -11.35 units overall. Premium UFC 189: 0-3 -8.75 units Wins: none Losses: 3.5 units: Chad Mendes (+170), 2.5 units: Tim Means (+170), Cathal Pendred (-110) TUF 21 Finale: 0-1 -2.6 units Wins:…

July 12th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

It was a slow start for Ireland on Saturday night, but Conor McGregor sent all of the travelling fans home happy after dispatching Chad Mendes in the second round of their interim featherweight title bout, and capped off one of the greatest UFC cards in recent memory. McGregor has been calling himself a future champion…

July 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 189 was stacked on paper, and not surprisingly the card was absolutely fantastic in play, especially the pay-per-view portion of the card, which featured five finishes in five fights. Let’s start out with the Fight Pass prelims. Both of the fights, a lightweight bout between Yosdenis Cedeno and Cody Pfister and a flyweight bout…

July 12th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC 189 took place Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and overall it was one of the best cards of the year as it featured a main card that included five finishes in five fights as well as a solid preliminary card. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites and…

July 11th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 189 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 today (July 11, 2015) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas Nevada, and features an interim featherweight title bout between Conor…

July 11th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

As you know, MMAOddsBreaker is home to several wonderful mixed martial arts podcasts, each filled with their own unique characters and personalities. They have been working overtime these past two weeks in preparation for UFC 189, The Ultimate Fighter 21 Finale, UFC Fight Night 71 and several other regional events which are all taking place…

July 11th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2015 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added three new staff members to the our special picks chart this time around. After 21…

July 11th, 2015
Matty

The Irish contingent of MMA bettors has made their presence felt in Las Vegas during UFC Fight Week, backing their heavily-hyped countryman Conor McGregor (17-2) up to as high as a -250 favorite (bet $250 to win $100) against Chad Mendes (17-2) at the Westgate SuperBook on Friday. McGregor opened -120 at the SuperBook but has…

July 11th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 189. 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. With the stacked card coming up on Saturday, it almost seems pointless to put this…

July 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their Fight Breakdown Show continuing with this weekend’s UFC 189 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the main event interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes as well as the co-main event welterweight…

July 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 189: “McGregor vs Mendes” takes place today (Friday, July 10, 2015) from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event is headlined by an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes and co-headlined by the welterweight title fight between champion Robby Lawler and…

July 10th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

This week, MMA Oddsbreaker’s Nick Kalikas and Brian Hemminger were featured on SBR Forum’s UFC 189 preview. The leading MMA oddsmaker and the MMAOB managing editor joined Peter Loshak in searching out value in all five main card fights. UFC Interim Featherweight Title Bout Conor McGregor vs Chad Mendes UFC Weltertweight Title Bout Robby Lawler (c) vs…

July 10th, 2015
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes five 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: Conor McGregor seems to be the biggest name in the UFC right now. He goes from opening as an underdog to…

July 10th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Brandon Thatch and Gunnar Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Thatch is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Nelson is a +158 underdog (bet $100 to win $158). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC 189 is a three-round featherweight bout between Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Bermudez is a -210 favorite (bet $210 to win $100) while Stephens is a +175 underdog (bet $100 to win $175). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC 189 is a five-round interim featherweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes. Mendes took the fight on two week’s notice, subbing in for an injured Jose Aldo. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, McGregor is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mendes…

July 9th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another exclusive game 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…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC 189 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida and Brad Pickett. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Almeida is a -1050 favorite (bet $1050 to win $100) while Pickett is a +675 underdog (bet $100 to win $675). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Almeida…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight bout between Cathal Pendred and John Howard. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pendred is a -120 favorite (bet $120 to win $100) while Howard is a +100 underdog (bet $100 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Pendred at…

July 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight bout between Matt Brown and Tim Means. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Brown is a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100) while Means is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Brown at…

July 8th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The busiest week of the year for the UFC results in a busy week for the MMA Analysis, but somehow your hosts manage to cram 20 fight breakdowns into just over an hour and a half. There was still plenty of time left over to talk about show favorites Neil Magny and Khabib Nurmagomedov too….

July 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round lightweight bout between Yosdenis Cedeno and Cody Pfister. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Cedeno is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Pfister is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Cedeno at…

July 8th, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley have teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming  UFC 189 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights. What are…

July 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round flyweight bout between Louis Smolka and Neil Seery. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Smolka is a -115 favorite (bet $115 to win $100) while Seery is a -105 underdog (bet $105 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Smolka at…

July 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC 189 is a five-round title fight between UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Rory MacDonald. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, MacDonald is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Lawler is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas…

July 8th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics International Fight Week for the UFC kicks off with a bang. And despite the derailment of the Aldo-McGregor contest, fans are still getting a stacked card at UFC 189, the first of four cards in an eight day period. With so much talent heading to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, there are plenty…

July 8th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in entirety, including two title fights. Main card…

July 7th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 189 flyweight Louis Smolka as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card fight this Saturday night (July 11, 2015) against Neil Seery at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented Hawaiian youngster has done his homework in preparation for Seery and he feels like he’s come up with…

July 7th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in its entirety, including two title fights. Main…

July 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round welterweight bout between Alex Garcia and Mike Swick. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Garcia is a -400 favorite (bet $400 to win $100) while Swick is a +325 underdog (bet $100 to win $325). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Garcia at…

July 7th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 189 featherweight Jeremy Stephens as he prepares for his upcoming main card fight this Saturday night (July 11, 2015) against Dennis Bermudez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The scrappy veteran packs some serious power in his punches and he feels Bermudez won’t be any…

July 7th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

UFC 189 July 11th, 2015 Welterweight Matchup: Matt Brown vs Tim Means By @fightnomics How stacked does a fight card have to be to see Matt Brown fighting on the prelims? The UFC pulled out the stops for UFC 189, and unassuming fans that might be watching the prelim fights at a bar will certainly…

July 7th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez battles Jeremy Stephens on the main card of UFC 189 this Saturday in Las Vegas and recently spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 112 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss this fight and variety of other topics.   UFC 189 match up with Jeremy Stephens “I’m faster than him, stronger than him. [I see it being] all around…

July 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC 189 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Cody Garbrandt and Henry Briones. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Garbrandt is a -600 favorite (bet $600 to win $100) while Briones is a +450 underdog (bet $100 to win $450). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Garbrandt at…

July 6th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics We’ve looked at pure striking stats in terms of power striking accuracy, and also total standup pace, and we’ve also looked at wrestling control. So let’s put it all together and see who really will be controlling the cage at UFC 189. The chart uses standup striking volume as a proxy for standing…

July 6th, 2015
James Lynch

Jeremy Stephens looks to snap his two fight losing streak Saturday when he meets Dennis Bermudez on the main card at UFC 189 Saturday in Las Vegas. The UFC featherweight spoke to MMAOddsBreaker on Episode 112 of “The Parting Shot Podcast” to discuss his upcoming matchup and variety of other topics.   UFC 189 match up with Dennis Bermudez…

July 6th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 189 welterweight Tim Means as he prepares for his preliminary card main event against Matt Brown this weekend (July 11, 2015) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Arizona-based fighter is on a solid win streak and he knows this fight will likely be the…

July 6th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 189 bantamweight Brad Pickett as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against rising prospect Thomas Almeida at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The veteran has been in the Octagon with some real killers in the past, and he’s hoping to use his grit and…

July 5th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics The main event features a classic striker vs wrestler matchup, but it’s not the only fight where styles will contrast. Most fans readily accept that a Team Alpha Male fighter is probably good at wrestling, but how often does Chad Mendes really utilize his base? It turns out, an awful lot. This metric…

July 4th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in entirety, including two title fights. Main card…

July 4th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 112 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome four great guests. First we welcome Invicta FC President Shannon Knapp who previews the upcoming Invicta FC 13 card on Thursday.  Then we’re joined by featherweights Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens, the pair fight each other this Saturday at UFC 189. Finally Invicta FC…

July 3rd, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in entirety, including two title fights. Main card action is set to get underway at 10pm ET on Pay Per View, with a…

July 3rd, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   The long-awaited UFC 189 card has come with some last-minute twists, but the card overall remains very high-quality despite an “interim” title situation in the main event. But as usual, the competitors throwing down in Las Vegas on fight night come in all shapes, sizes, and specialties. And that means a pretty…

July 3rd, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC 189 Date: July 11, 2015 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is headed back to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV on Saturday, July 11th for UFC 189. The stacked card will feature 11 bouts in entirety, including two title fights. Main card…

July 2nd, 2015
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   Despite the loss of Jose Aldo in the main event, UFC 189 still has more than a few crisp strikers throwing down. There’s also some potential for extreme stylistic mismatches, culminating in the one in the main event between striker Conor McGregor and wrestler Chad Mendes. But all fights start standing, and…

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