UFC 197

May 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Weight Management Specialist Lou Giordano discusses working with his new client Andrei Arlovski ahead his UFC Fight Night 87 bout during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Lou also talks about working with Jon Jones and “Bones” win at UFC 197. He also talks about his busy schedule, challenges of taking on…

May 6th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with recently victorious UFC strawweight Carla Esparza, who defeated Juliana Lima at UFC 197 two weeks ago (April 23, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

April 27th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live this past Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux and featured a solid night of scraps. Leading off the action for the Fight Pass preliminary card of the evening was a 155-pound contest between Kevin Lee and Efrain Escudero, who were each looking…

April 27th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live this past Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux and featured a solid night of action. Now with the fun night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups featuring a few of the winning competitors from the…

April 26th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 197 and Bellator 153 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,…

April 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live this past Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux and featured a solid night of 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…

April 26th, 2016
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   The sport of boxing is sometimes boiled down to the old adage, “to hit, and not be hit.” Athletes who can do this simple thing again and again, and at the highest levels, are the victors. And those unable to deliver and/or who take too much punishment while exchanging blows, inevitably lose…

April 26th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC 197 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After UFC 197, here’s the updated top 20:     With most of the favorites winning and no big underdogs winning, there were very few changes at the top of the standings. Godofmma continues to lead…

April 26th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan signs with WSOF Nick Baldwin of BloodyElbow.com spoke to Heavyweight Shawn Jordan about the news that the former UFC heavyweight has signed with WSOF. Jordan (18-7) revealed in the interview that the UFC decided not to re-sign the former LSU football player. Jordan went 6-4 in the UFC including a…

April 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live this past Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux and featured a solid night of action. Now with the fun night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups featuring a few of the competitors from the evening……

April 25th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 197 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com   Efrain Escudero vs. Kevin Lee Escudero: His volume and pace in the middle of the fight caused some…

April 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was live this past Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux and featured a solid night of action. Now with the fun 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…

April 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Conor McGregor tweets he’s back on UFC 200  Happy to announce that I am BACK on UFC 200! Shout out to @danawhite and @lorenzofertitta on getting this one done for the fans. #Respect — Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 25, 2016   However multiple sources including MMAJunkie believe that this isn’t set in stone Multiple sources…

April 25th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 197 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…

April 24th, 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 197 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Jon Jones by Decision (+569) Jon Jones returned to…

April 24th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 153 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by Flo Combat’s Senior editor Duane Finley to discuss his new role with the company. Then welterweight James Terry discusses his upcoming fight with Buddy Wallace at Conquer FC 2 on April 30th. Finally we’re joined…

April 24th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 197 took place last night (Saturday, April 23, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was headlined by a light heavyweight interim title bout between Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux. Overall from a betting perspective, nine favorites won while two underdogs came through and there was one pick’em fight according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s…

April 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 197 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 0-3 on premium bets for -4.18 units overall. Premium UFC 197:  0-3 -4.18 units Wins: none Losses: 2 units: Andre Fili (+125), 1 unit prop: Danny Roberts inside the distance (-108), 1 unit prop: Robert Whittaker by T/KO (-110)…

April 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 197 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 (April 23, 2016) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a light heavyweight interim title main event between…

April 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 197 co-main event between Demetrious Johnson vs. Henry Cejudo. I spoke to the following fighters. Jesse Ronson – UFC Veteran / Welterweight 00:00:09 Peter Barrett – 6-0 Lightweight Fighter 00:00:25 Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight 00:00:36…

April 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action…

April 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 197 main event between Jon Jones vs. Henry Cejudo. I spoke to the following fighters. Kevin Lee – UFC Lightweight 00:00:09 Peter Petties – Titan FC featherweight 00:00:48 Chase Sherman – Titan FC Heavyweight 00:01:24 Jesse…

April 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Middleweight bout: Robert Whittaker (-330) vs Rafael “Sapo” Natal (+270) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 197 main card on Pay Per View will be presenting a match-up in the 185-pound division between Australian Robert Whittaker and the Brazilian Rafael “Sapo” Natal, with Whittaker…

April 23rd, 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 10 events…

April 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action…

April 23rd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 197 lightweight Kevin Lee as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card fight today (Saturday, April 23, 2016) against Efrain Escudero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The talented Detroit-native is looking to bounce back from a tough loss and he’s not worried one bit…

April 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action…

April 23rd, 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, an undercard bout between rising English welterweight Danny Roberts and American Dominique Steele.   Danny Roberts (Record: 12-1, -365 Favorite, Fighter Grade: C-) The 28-year old Englishman is one of the…

April 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action…

April 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Saturday night’s (April 23, 2016) UFC 197 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the light heavyweight interim title headliner Jon Jones vs Ovince Saint Preux and…

April 22nd, 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 sure fire bet to contend for fight of the night when former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis takes on Brazilian striker Edson Barboza.   Edson Barboza (Record: 16-4,…

April 22nd, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with Demetrious Johnson’s head coach Matt Hume as he prepares for his upcoming UFC 197 Flyweight title defense tomorrow (April 23, 2016) against Henry Cejudo at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.  

April 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

After a profitable 2015, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue 2016 off in a big way with UFC 197. After winning 1.08 units for UFC Fight Night 86 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 42.93 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA OddsBreaker Premium? Nick…

April 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 19: “Jones vs OSP” takes place today (Friday, April 22, 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 light heavyweight interim title bout between Jon Jones and…

April 22nd, 2016
Reed Kuhn

April 23rd, 2016 UFC 197 Flyweight Championship: Demetrious Johnson vs Henry Cejudo By @fightnomics   Big Picture How do you measure dominance in MMA? First, it’s winning long enough to hold that rare title, becoming the best in the world for a given weight class. Then, once a title is won, you have to defend…

April 22nd, 2016
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com that goes five rounds with UFC commentator Jon Anik offering his unique insight on some of the biggest UFC cards of the year. 1st Round Q: Ovince St. Preux may not have been the first choice to replace Daniel Cormier and face Jon Jones in…

April 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Anthony Pettis (-185) vs Edson Barboza (+160) Fight Breakdown: The featured bout on the Pay Per View main cain card for UFC 197 in Las Vegas will be a barn burner in the lightweight division between former champion…

April 22nd, 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 Saturday’s night main event as Jon Jones returns to the octagon to face Ovince St. Preux for the light heavyweight interim title.   Jon Jones (Record: 21-1, -650…

April 21st, 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 197 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

April 21st, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at heavyweight Cody East who was noticed by Dana White in a recent episode of the Fight Pass series, “Looking for a Fight.” East makes his debut against journeyman Walt Harris at UFC 197 in…

April 21st, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is live on Pay Per View this Saturday night (April 23, 2016) with UFC 197: Jones vs St Preux. The action-packed 12-fight card kicks off at 6:30pm ET on UFC Fight Pass, with preliminary action…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 197. 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. Jon Jones vs. Quinton Jackson – UFC 135 Upcoming Bout: Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint…

April 20th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Jon Jones is back! Unfortunately he will not be fighting Daniel Cormier this weekend, but the important part is that Jon Jones is back. Look at the chaos that happened in his absence, some Irish dude became the biggest fighter in the world and then perhaps retired. We talk about that, and how Jon Jones…

April 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

It’s been 15 months since Jon Jones stepped foot inside the Octagon. Saturday night, the wait is over. While Jones has certainly remained intriguing and entertaining outside of the cage (his interactions with Daniel Cormier being particularly amusing), there’s nothing quite like seeing the best pound-for-pound fighter in MMA today — and perhaps the best…

April 18th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC featherweight Diego Brandao arrested after allegedly striking strip club employee with gun Sherdog.com broke the news Saturday night that UFC featherweight Diego Brandao was arrested on Friday after allegedly striking a strip-club employee in the face with a gun on Thursday. Brandao (20-11)  had an altercation with a DJ at Albuquerque strip club “Knockouts” and was later denied…

April 17th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 152 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by Flo Sports managing editor Jeremy Botter to discuss his new role with the company. Then lightweight Kevin Lee discusses his upcoming fight with Efrain Escudero at UFC 197. Finally we’re joined by…

April 6th, 2016
James Lynch

Tony Ferguson injured, fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov scrapped for UFC on FOX 19  MMAJunkie reports that Tony Ferguson is out of his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov due to injury and the matchup has been pulled from the card. With the injury news, Rashad Evans vs. Glover Teixeira now becomes a five-round fight and is the card’s new main event….

April 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Daniel Cormier offers OSP a training camp at AKA to prep for Jon Jones at UFC 197 Injured and off UFC 197, Daniel Cormier was on The MMA Hour Monday and revealed that he’s willing to fly Ovince St-Preux out to San Jose to train at American Kickboxing Academy. Hat tip to Zane Simon of BloodyElbow who has the transcript…

April 5th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC strawweight contender Jessica Aguilar, who was recently forced to pull out of her upcoming UFC 197 bout against Juliana Lima after suffering a knee injury.

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 197 Date: April 23, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena Broadcast: PPV UFC Light Heavyweight Jon Jones One of the top pound-for-pound MMA fighters on the planet, Jon ”Bones” Jones (20-1) has dominated the light heavyweight scene, becoming the youngest UFC title holder ever early in 2011 at the age of 23. With an…

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

Report: Daniel Cormier out of UFC 197 fight with Jon Jones Originally reported by BJPenn.com, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Daniel Cormier is injured and will be forced to pull out of his upcoming UFC 197 main event title defense against Jon Jones. There is no word on whether Jones will fight a late replacement like Anthony…

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