UFC 198

June 5th, 2016
James Lynch

Nutritionist and Performance Coach Dr. Paul Biondich talks about his client Stipe Miocic winning the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 198  during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Paul also talks about his career in the health/fitness industry, how he started working with Miocic, and Miocic’s upcoming title defence at UFC 203.

May 20th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC 198 and Bellator 154, UFC Fight Night 87 and Invicta FC 17 taking place the last two weeks, 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…

May 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no UFC event this weekend, Jay, Brad, and Shaun discuss last weekend’s UFC 198 card, Michael Bisping’s impending doom, Brad being able to make the Vegas trip, VENATOR, and Venator-imitation Bellator. Also, due to overwhelming fan request, WWE’s Extreme Rules gets a few words, as does the NCAA Lacrosse tournament, but absolutely, positively, no…

May 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 came and went, delivering a night of exciting 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 losing fighters from the evening… Fabricio Werdum vs Ben Rothwell Werdum suffered a first round knockout at the hands of Stipe…

May 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 came and went, delivering a night of exciting 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 winning fighters from the evening… Stipe Miocic vs Alistair Overeem This potential heavyweight title fight is all but guaranteed. Overeem set…

May 17th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 was live from Curitiba, Brazil this past Saturday night (May 14, 2016) with a stacked 12-fight card that produced a 50% finish rate. 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…

May 17th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 was live from Curitiba, Brazil this past Saturday night (May 14, 2016) with a stacked 12-fight card that produced a 50% finish rate. Following the entertaining night of scraps, let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK…

May 17th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson signs new eight-fight deal  UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson confirmed Monday on The MMA Hour that he has signed a new eight-fight contract with the Las Vegas based promotion. Johnson (24-2-1) is coming off a first round knockout victory over Henry Cejudo at UFC 197 last month. The 29-year old…

May 16th, 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 198 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Jacare Souza by T/KO (+375) Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza earned…

May 16th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at the three biggest storylines to develop from UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. #1 Ending the Cleveland Curse – All it took was a counter right off the back foot and the heavyweight division was turned upside down. In Saturday’s main event, Stipe Miocic was asked to do the tallest…

May 16th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 198 Video Highlights: Stipe Miocic vs. Fabricio Werdum      UFC 198 Video Highlights: Jacare Souza vs. Vitor Belfort     UFC 198 Video Highlights: Cristiane Justino vs. Leslie Smith     Michael Chandler vs. Patricky ‘Pitbull’ for vacant lightweight title set for Bellator 157 After Bellator decided to cut lightweight champion Will Brooks and make him…

May 15th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC 198 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…

May 15th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com.   Renato Carneiro vs. Zubaira Tukhugov Carneiro: He was able to stand with Tukhugov and compete on the feet with…

May 15th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 156 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 UFC welterweight Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson who takes on Rory MacDonald in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 on June 18th. Then we’re joined WSOF title contender Josh Hill to talk about his upcoming…

May 15th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Saturday night saw UFC 198 take place in front of the largest crowd to ever witness an MMA card in Brazil. Naturally, the event was stocked with Brazilian fighters, and despite an extremely strong start by them, the night belonged to Cleveland, Ohio’s Stipe Miocic. The underdog in the main event came through as a…

May 14th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC 198 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a Winning night, going 1-1 on premium bets for +0.53 units overall. Premium UFC 198:  1-1 +0.53 units Wins: 3 units: Renato Moicano (+151) Losses: 4 units: Rob Font (+140)   Free Bet(s) 1-0 +1.55 units Wins: 1 unit: Demian Maia by submission prop…

May 14th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 198 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 (May 14, 2016) in Curitiba, Brazil, and features a heavyweight title main event between champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic. Without…

May 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

In one line, I will be providing my own personal description for every fight ahead of us at tonight’s UFC 198. I will also be following the Twitter rule of thumb of keeping them in 140 characters or less. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all lines will be mademade available at 5Dimes…

May 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil tonight (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:45pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX Sports…

May 14th, 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 the main event of UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil as Fabricio Werdum puts his championship on the line against Stipe Miocic.   Stipe Miocic (Record: 14-2, +140 Underdog,…

May 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil tonight (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX Sports…

May 14th, 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 12…

May 14th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 198 lightweight Patrick Cummins as he prepares for his preliminary card match-up tonight (Saturday, May 14, 2016) against Francisco Trinaldo at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. The Hawaii native has done some serious homework on his Brazilian opponent heading into this bout and he feels there are some tendencies he…

May 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 13th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Saturday night’s (May 14, 2016) UFC 198 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the heavyweight title headliner Fabricio Werdum vs Stipe Miocic and the middleweight…

May 13th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC 198. 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. Fabricio Werdum vs. Cain Velasquez – UFC 188 Upcoming Bout: Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic…

May 13th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 co-main event between Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza. I spoke to the following fighters. Chris Camozzi – UFC middleweight – 00:00:09 Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:26 Kurt Holobaugh – Titan FC featherweight…

May 13th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC 198: “Werdum vs Miocic” takes place today (Friday, May 13, 2016) from Curitiba, Brazil. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 3:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a heavyweight title bout between champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic. UFC 198 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC 198 Weigh-in Results:  Main…

May 13th, 2016
Matty

Q & Anik is an article featured exclusively at MMAOddsBreaker.com, going 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: There’s no doubt that Stipe Miocic has earned this heavyweight title shot at UFC 198 against champion Fabricio Werdum. But do you…

May 13th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 13th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 198 light heavyweight Patrick Cummins as he prepares for his Fight Pass main event this Saturday night (May 14, 2016) against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira at Arena da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil. While he’s 35 years old, the talented wrestler feels he’s suffered significantly less wear and tear in his…

May 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 12th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 main event between Fabricio Werdum and Stipe Miocic. I spoke to the following fighters. Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight 00:00:09 Greg Rebello – CES heavyweight 00:00:39 Jeremy May – M-1 Global heavyweight 00:01:05 Anthony Gutierrez – Titan FC…

May 12th, 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 bout between two legendary Brazilians as Vitor Belfort takes on Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil.   Vitor Belfort (Record: 25-11, +260 Underdog, Fighter…

May 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 12th, 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 198 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free to everyone…

May 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 11th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 198 begins a two-month run for the UFC which could be one of the most impressive in history from a fight quality perspective. With a heavyweight title bout that doesn’t even have Brad clamoring for #FGF, to a showdown between Brazilian legends, to potential last stands for a pair of greats, there’s a lot…

May 11th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC 198 Date: May 14, 2016 Arena: Arena da Baixada City: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Curitiba, Parana, Brazil this Saturday (May 14, 2016) with UFC 198: Werdum vs Miocic. The incredibly stacked 12-fight card kicks off on UFC Fight Pass at 6:15pm ET, with preliminary action continuing on FOX…

May 11th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Brazilian Luan Chagas as he debuts against jiu jitsu ace Sergio Moraes at UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil. Luan “Tarzan” Chagas Hometown: Navirai, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil Age: 22 Height: 6’0” Reach: 75”…

May 10th, 2016
James Lynch

Rob Font (12-1) discusses his upcoming fight against John Lineker (26-7) at UFC 198 on May 14th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Rob also talks about being inducted into the CES “Cage of Honor”, competing in Brazil for the first time in his career and who he wants after this fight. .

May 10th, 2016
James Lynch

With no major fight announcements and no major news yesterday, here’s a ton of UFC 198 content for your viewing pleasure.   UFC 198 Countdown: Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic     UFC 198 Countdown: Vitor Belfort vs. Jacare Souza     UFC 198 Countdown: Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall     UFC 198 Embedded: Episode 1 …

May 9th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturdays UFC 198 middleweight bout between Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall. I spoke to the following fighters. Brian Rogers – Bellator light heavyweight – 00:00:09 Peter Barrett – Cage Titans lightweight – 00:01:07 Kevin Lee – UFC lightweight…

May 8th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

When the Octagon heads down to Brazil for UFC 198, the card will be most reminiscent of the Brazilian cards the company put in 2011 and 2012 when it re-entered the country. The list of Brazilian legends competing on the card includes Anderson Silva, Vitor Belfort, ‘Jacare’ Souza, ‘Shogun’ Rua, Demian Maia, and of course…

May 4th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC signs Josh Emmett, fights Jon Tuck Sunday at UFC Rotterdam  After an injury to Nick Hein earlier this week, Team Alpha Male product Josh Emmett was signed to the UFC and will fight Jon Tuck this Sunday. Emmett (9-0) heads into this fight off a TKO victory over UFC veteran Christos Giagos back in January….

May 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Following failed PED test ‘Kimbo Slice’ settles with Texas commission  On Monday ‘Kimbo Slice’ settled with the Texas athletic commission on a $2,500 fine and the revocation of his fight licence in the state. Slice (6-2) is coming off a third round TKO victory over Dhafir “Dada 5000” Harris. After that fight, the TUF Heavyweights alum tested positive for…

April 27th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

UFC 198: Werdum vs. Miocic Date: May 14th, 2016 Location: Curitiba, Parana, Brazil Venue: Arena da Baixada Broadcast: Pay-Per-View UFC Middleweight Contender ‘Jacare’ Souza (22-4, 1 NC) Former Mundials and ADCC champion ‘Jacare’ Souza transitioned from the Brazilian regional scene to Japan, where he became a finalist in the 2008 DREAM middleweight grand prix, losing…

March 30th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is currently on a three week hiatus in advance of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 86 event, but there are still plenty of fights to get excited about in the coming weeks and months. UFC on Fox 19 will take place on April 16th and will feature several high profile bouts including a rematch between Dan…

March 29th, 2016
James Lynch

Cris “Cyborg” Justino vs. Leslie Smith booked for a 140 pound catchweight bout at UFC 198 UFC officials announced Monday that “Cyborg” Justino is set to make her UFC debut May 14th against Leslie Smith in a 140-pound catchweight matchup. Justino (15-1, 1NC) hasn’t tasted defeat since 2005 and heads into this matchup off a knockout win…

March 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With today’s announcement of Cris “Cyborg” Justino making her UFC debut, the upcoming UFC 198 event just keeps getting bigger and bigger. The event is already headlined by a UFC heavyweight title bout between champion Fabricio Werdum and challenger Stipe Miocic (which we opened earlier this month). A middleweight number one contender bout between former champion…

March 17th, 2016
James Lynch

Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall scheduled for UFC 198 Per MMA Fighting, Anderson Silva vs. Uriah Hall middleweight bout is being targeted for UFC 198 in Brazil. Silva (33-7, 1 NC) is coming off somewhat of a controversial unanimous decision loss to Michael Bisping at UFC Fight Night 84 last month. Prior to that Silva had beaten Nick Diaz…

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