UFC 196

March 27th, 2016
Betting Bruiser

Recently Dana White drew some ire when he stated that Connor McGregor did what George St. Pierre (GSP) wouldn’t. For the first time I was deeply offended by a remark made by Dana White. Like many millions of MMA fans I am usually entertained by the words that come from the face of the company. More…

March 9th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis crew recaps the craziness that was UFC 196. The guys also ramble about Bellator and comas. Get some pizza delivered and dig into this weeks episode. Listen here: Consensus Bet Record (2016): 4-7 Consensus Bet Record (Overall): 26-28-1 Tracked by GambleProSheets Click HERE to play the consensus bet of the week Direct…

March 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 delivered a night of shocks and awes, leaving behind a very memorable night of mixed martial arts action. 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…

March 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada. #1 Mystic Mac Loses his Mystique – Saturday night’s late replacement bout against Nate Diaz was built to be a showcase fight. A match-up favorable to featherweight champion Conor McGregor to setup a blockbuster fight at UFC…

March 8th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 delivered a night of shocks and awes, leaving behind a very memorable night of mixed martial arts action. Now with the entertaining night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at a few potential match-ups featuring some of the competitors from the evening… Corey Anderson vs Ilir Latifi Anderson and Latifi…

March 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued on Saturday with UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After UFC 196, here’s the updated top 20: With huge upsets in the main and co-main events we saw significant changes in the standings. With the highest event score of the year thus far, ChrisM catapulted from outside…

March 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Paige VanZant joins Season 22 of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ Officials recently announced that UFC strawweight Paige VanZant will be joining the Season 22 cast of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ VanZant (6-2), is coming off a submission loss to Rose Namajunas back in December which snapped her three-fight win streak. She’ll join Randy Couture and Chuck…

March 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 delivered a night of shocks and awes, leaving behind a very memorable night of mixed martial arts action. Now with the entertaining night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at which of the evenings competitors we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Justin…

March 7th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Event: UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Location: Curitiba, Brazil Venue:  Arena da Baixada Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Heavyweight Champion Fabricio Werdum Since June of 2010, Fabricio Werdum has been best known as the first man to legitimately defeat Fedor Emelianenko. His second run in the UFC may have changed that perception however. He has gone 6-0 since returning…

March 7th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 196 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Regardless of the outcome of our bets, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMAOB managing editor Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you can have a taste of what…

March 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Five Crazy Props 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 196 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Nate Diaz by Submission +700 Nate Diaz pulled off…

March 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Video Highlights: Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: Miesha Tate vs. Holly Holm (UFC 196)    Video Highlights: UFC 196 post fight presser   Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson headline UFC Ottawa UFC President Dana White announced Friday that  Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson will headline UFC Fight Night 89 in the promotions…

March 6th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 196 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com.   Julian Erosa vs. Teruto Ishihara Erosa: Outside of being long for the weight class, he has nothing to…

March 6th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 82 taking place last weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings,…

March 6th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 146 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and our sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) live from Las Vegas, recap the entire UFC 196 event in depth. The Big Three  1) Bigger UFC 196 upset? Diaz over McGregor or Tate over Holm? 2) Who do you want to see Diaz and Tate fight next? 3) Anything else…

March 6th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 196 took place last night (Saturday, March 5, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was headlined by a welterweight bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Overall from a betting perspective, four favorites won while nine underdogs came through according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites That Won In a…

March 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 196 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 1-2 on premium bets for -1.2 units overall. Premium UFC 196: 1-2 -1.2 units Wins: 2 units: Darren Elkins (+140) Losses: 2 units: Gian Villante (+177), 2 units: Valentina Shevchenko (+105) Free Bet(s) 1-0 +1.45 units Wins: 0.5 units: Siyar…

March 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 196 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 (March 5, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a welterweight main event between Conor McGregor and…

March 5th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 Date: March 5 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised prelims…

March 5th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 Date: March 5 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised prelims…

March 5th, 2016
Mike James

The main event of UFC 196’s Fight Pass preliminary card is an exciting lightweight matchup between longtime veterans Jim Miller and Diego “The Dream” Sanchez. Miller is coming off a December loss to Michael Chiesa, while Sanchez lost his last fight to Ricardo Lamas in November.   Jim Miller (25-6 (1 NC) MMA, 14-6 (1…

March 5th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2016 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 one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time around. After five…

March 5th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a featherweight clash between Darren Elkins and Chas Skelly. Both fighters won in their last outing, but Skelly is riding a four-fight winning streak in the UFC and…

March 5th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 196 featherweight Chas Skelly as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) against Darren Elkins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former Team Takedown fighter has found some unique motivation as he prepares for his upcoming showdown…

March 4th, 2016
Mike James

Kicking off UFC 196’s main card is a women’s bantamweight match-up between #4 ranked Amanda “The Lioness” Nunes and #10 ranked Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. Nunes has won four out of her five UFC fights and is on the verge of earning a title shot in the bantamweight division. Shevchenko, meanwhile, earned a decision win over…

March 4th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 Date: March 5, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised…

March 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

After a profitable 2015, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue 2016 off in a big way with UFC 196. After winning 3.45 units for UFC Fight Night 84 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 47.025 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA OddsBreaker Premium? Nick…

March 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 196: “McGregor vs Diaz” takes place today (Friday, March 4, 2016) from inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 7:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. UFC 196 Weigh-in…

March 4th, 2016
Mike James

Two heavy-handed fighters meet on the main card of UFC 196, as veteran Gian Villante meets Swedish up and comer Ilir Latifi. Villante has made improvements in recent years and has won three out of his last four fights. Latifi has also been performing well recently, as he has won four out of his last…

March 4th, 2016
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes 5 rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: You have always been a huge fan of the Diaz brothers, so the UFC 196 main event between Conor McGregor…

March 4th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with top coach Greg Jackson as he prepares for three of his fighters competing at UFC 196, which goes down tomorrow night (March 5, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

March 4th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Saturday night’s (March 5, 2016) UFC 196 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main event this weekend featuring the welterweight headliner Conor McGregor vs Nate Diaz and women’s bantamweight title co-main event…

March 4th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 Date: March 5, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised…

March 3rd, 2016
Mike James

The main card of UFC 196 features a light heavyweight matchup between #12 ranked Cory “Beastin 25/8” Anderson and “Filthy” Tom Lawlor. Anderson has rattled off three victories in his last four fights since winning season 19 of The Ultimate Fighter. Lawlor, meanwhile, scored a knockout over Gian Villante in his first Octagon appearance in…

March 3rd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a welterweight clash between Siyar Bahadurzada and Brandon Thatch. Bahadurzada, the only Afghanistan-born fighter in the UFC, hasn’t fought since 2013, while Thatch is looking to end the…

March 3rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 196 Date: March 5, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) with UFC 195: McGregor vs Diaz. The action-packed 12-fight card is set to get going with Fight Pass prelims at 6:30pm ET and televised…

March 3rd, 2016
Mike James

The co-main event of UFC 196 is a five round title fight between UFC Bantamweight Champion Holly Holm and former Strikeforce Bantamweight Champion Miesha Tate. Holm is fighting for the first time since her upset victory over former champion Ronda Rousey in November. Tate, meanwhile, enters the contest on a four-fight winning streak, including a…

March 3rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC 196 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

March 3rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Two weeks of weird quotes from Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have led us to this weekend, where the featherweight champion will move up to welterweight… to fight a lightweight. Both fighters should be commended for putting this bout together on short notice to keep this card intact. The MMA Analysis should also be commended…

March 2nd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at a welterweight clash between Brazilian Erick Silva and Canadian Nordine Taleb. Silva looks to rebound off a split decision loss to top 15 welterweight Neil Magny, while Taleb…

March 1st, 2016
Mike James

The main event of UFC 196 is a heavily-anticipated welterweight match-up between UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz. The brash McGregor was scheduled to face UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos for his belt, but the Brazilian was forced to withdraw from the fight last week due to a…

March 1st, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 196 featherweight Chas Skelly as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout this Saturday night (March 5, 2016) against Darren Elkins at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former Team Takedown fighter is taking his opponent seriously, but isn’t afraid of injecting some self-depreciating…

February 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Believe it or not, there is more than just the wacky welterweight main event between UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and former lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz on UFC 196. While all the attention will be focused on the pair of brash men in the main event, the card also features Holly Holm’s first defense…

February 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Watch the replay of Wednesday’s UFC 196 press conference (Presser starts at 27 min mark)    Watch Episode 2 of UFC Fight Night 84’s Embedded   Barroso vs. Krylov and Cabral vs. Madadi added to UFC Fight Night 87 According to Combate and Globo, the UFC has added Francimar Barroso vs. Nikita Krylov and Yan Cabral vs. Reza…

February 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Nate Diaz replaces Rafael Dos Anjos against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 UFC President Dana White made the announcement Tuesday night on ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” that former UFC title challenger Nate Diaz will replace Rafael Dos Anjos against Conor McGregor at UFC 196. Dos Anjos had to pull out of the matchup yesterday due to a broken…

February 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 196: McGregor vs. Diaz Date: March 5, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV This bout will be contested at 170 pounds and will be five rounds. UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor A character who backs up his trash talking with vicious knockouts inside the cage, Conor McGregor (19-2) has…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

It was confirmed today via Yahoo! Sports (first reported by Sherdog.com) that Stipe Miocic will be fighting heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at UFC 198 on May 14th in Brazil. Miocic (14-2) was initially slated to replace an injured Cain Velasquez against Werdum at UFC 196  (renamed later to UFC Fight Night 82) on Feb. 6th, however the…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor According to MMAFighting, Rafael dos Anjos is out of his main event fight against Conor McGregor next week due to a foot injury. Also in the report, it mentions that the UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight…

February 15th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Report – Alistair Overeem Re-Signs with the UFC Just signed my new @ufc contract! 🙂 pic.twitter.com/lUQZO0ptLJ — Alistair Overeem (@Alistairovereem) February 15, 2016 Just announced on twitter earlier this morning, former Strikeforce and Dream heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem has re-signed with the UFC. Overeem’s contract expired following his UFC on Fox TKO victory over Junior…

February 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Weight Management Specialist Lou Giordano discusses Johny Hendricks’ fight Feb. 6th at UFC Fight Night 82 against Stephen Thompson during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Lou also discusses Johny’s progress, what types of foods he’s eating and what differences we can expect to see from him in the cage on Feb 6th…

February 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Johny Hendricks boxing coach Tony Cabello discusses “Big Rigg”s upcoming fight against Stephen Thompson at UFC 196 on Feb. 6th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Tony also discusses how he started working with Hendricks, sets the record straight on the fallout from Team Takedown and he also gives his thoughts on…

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