UFC 209

April 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

MMAOddsBreaker.com‘s Knockout of the Month of March 2017 goes to UFC featherweight Darren Elkins at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, NV on March 4th. Elkins was down big on the judges’ scorecards against American Top Team’s Mirsad Bektic heading into the third and final round of action. Cardio being his best weapon, he began taking…

April 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

MMAOddsBreaker.com’s Submission of the Month for March 2017 goes to UFC bantamweight Iuri Alcantara for his second-round kneebar submission of Luke Sanders at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, NV on March 4th. Sanders stepped into the Octagon in Las Vegas as an undefeated professional mixed martial artist, and he began dominating the veteran Alcantara, nearly…

April 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

MMAOddsBreaker.com’s Fight of the Month of March 2017 goes to UFC lightweights David Teymur and Lando Vannata at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, NV on March 4th. Teymur was a massive betting underdog heading into this co-main event contest scheduled for three rounds, but he proved to be the superior striker, as he got the…

March 8th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in back in Las Vegas, NV this past Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. It was an entertaining night of fights, and the scraps are now behind us, so let’s take a look at some potential matchups featuring a few of the competitors from…

March 7th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) was in back in Las Vegas, NV this past Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. It was an entertaining night of fights, and after the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight…

March 7th, 2017
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2017 (presented by MMAOddsBreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued on Saturday with UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Here’s the updated Top 20 leaderboard: There was a massive shakeup in the ToutMaster standings, with a new leader taking over the top spot. The Unicorn moved up from fourth to first overall on the back of…

March 7th, 2017
Gabe Killian

Five 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 are five UFC 209 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook… 1) David Teymur by Decision (+500) Teymur defeated Lando Vannata via…

March 7th, 2017
James Lynch

Khabib Nurmagomedov releases statement after withdrawing from UFC 209 After pulling out of Saturday’s UFC 209 matchup with Tony Ferguson due to “weight management issues” Khabib Nurmagomedov posted an update via his Instagram account.. “Whoever you are or whatever you do, you’ll get only what God prescribed for you. AlhamduliLlah for everything God gifted me…

March 6th, 2017
Jay Primetown

With UFC 209 behind us, there were many noteworthy performances which saw fighters’ stock rise. Jay Primetown takes a look at the key performers and what’s next for them. Darren Elkins Overview: Elkins has made a career of out-working opponents in the latter portions of his fights to win. His victory over Mirsad Bektic was…

March 6th, 2017
James Lynch

UFC 209 video highlights: Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson UFC 209 video highlights: David Teymur vs. Lando Vannata UFC 209 video highlights: Daniel Kelly vs. Rashad Evans UFC 209 video highlights: Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt UFC 209 video highlights: Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektic Demetrious Johnson vs. Wilson Reis, Jacare Souza vs. Robert Whittaker added to UFC…

March 5th, 2017
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsBreaker.com. Albert Morales vs. Andre Soukhamthath Morales: He landed with leg kicks early, but it was his ability to out-grapple…

March 5th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC 209 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 +0.6 units overall and 1-0 on our free play for +3.25 units. Premium UFC 209: 1-1, +0.6 units Wins: 2 units: Tyron Woodley (+140) Losses: 2 units: Luke Sanders (-110)   Free Bet(s): 1-0,…

March 5th, 2017
James Lynch

UFC 209 took place Saturday night (March 4, 2017) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was headlined by Tyron Woodley defending his welterweight title against Stephen Wonderboy Thompson in a rematch from their UFC 205 bout. From a betting perspective, six favorites won while five underdogs came through based on the closing odds at 5Dimes…

March 4th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC 209 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 (Saturday, March 4, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada and features a welterweight title rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson. Without…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

In one line, I will be providing my own personal description for every fight ahead of us at tonight’s UFC 209. This article is aimed at the casual fan who is not familiar with most of the athletes competing on the card. I will also be following the Twitter rule of thumb of keeping them…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 11 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 4th, 2017
MMA OddsBreaker

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2017 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 returned one staff member to the our picks chart this time around. After five events thus…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 11 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 11 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 4th, 2017
Matty

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with UFC 209 this Saturday (March 4, 2017). The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA oddsmaker previewed the main and co-main events, featuring a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and top contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Trigg and…

March 4th, 2017
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 209 as Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight title against challenger Stephen Thompson in a rematch of their entertaining bout at UFC 205. Stephen…

March 4th, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Heavyweight title bout: Alistair Overeem (-125) vs Mark Hunt (+115) Fight Breakdown: The UFC 209 main card will be featuring a heavyweight rematch between Alistair “The Reem” and Mark “Super Samoan” Hunt, with Overeem being a slight -125 ($125 to win $100)…

March 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

‘Ask Cousin Gabe’ is an article at MMAOddsBreaker.com where I answer questions from readers. If you would like to ask me a question regarding wagering, any upcoming fight cards, or MMA in general, please email it to [email protected] and make sure to include your name and location. “Who is your favorite underdog at UFC 209?…

March 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 11 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Cynthia Calvillo as she makes her UFC debut against TUF 23 Finalist Amanda Cooper at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cynthia Calvillo Hometown: San Jose, California Age: 29 Height: 5-foot-4 Reach: NA…

March 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 11 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 3rd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Daniel Spitz as he makes his UFC debut against Mark Godbeer at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel Spitz Hometown: Spokane, Washington Age: 26 Height: 6-foot-7 Reach: NA Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…

March 3rd, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Welterweight title bout: Stephen Thompson (-170) vs. Tyron Woodley (+150) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC 209 is a five-round main event title rematch between the defending champion Tyron Woodley and the challenger Stephen Thompson. The pair fought to a draw in their…

March 2nd, 2017
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Andre Soukhamthath as he makes his UFC debut against Californian Albert Morales at UFC 209 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Andre “The Asian Sensation” Soukhamthath Hometown: Providence, Rhode Island Age: 28 Height: 5-foot-9 Reach:…

March 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

Bellator 174 Date: March 3, 2017 Arena: WinStar World Casino City: Thackerville, OK Bellator Fighting Championship is back in Thackerville, OK this Friday night (March 3, 2017) with Bellator 174: Coenen vs. Budd. The four-fight main card will be live on Spike TV at 9 p.m. ET, with preliminary action preceding it on the promotion’s…

March 2nd, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 12 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 2nd, 2017
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 209 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card. The podcast is available for free to everyone early on in fight week…

March 1st, 2017
Gabe Killian

UFC 209 Date: March 4, 2017 Arena: T-Mobile Arena City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 12 scheduled bouts that are set to…

March 1st, 2017
Reed Kuhn

1. Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t the only dominant grappler on the card Sure, Nurmagomedov has owned opponents on the mat for 96 percent of the time he’s spent there, but there are actually two other fighters who’ve spent even more of their total fight time controlling opponents on the ground. Mirsad Bektic and Luis Henrique have each…

March 1st, 2017
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC 209 welterweight top contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson as he prepares for his main event title bout this Saturday (March 4, 2017) against champion Tyron Woodley at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “(Woodley) ended up catching me in the fourth round. In the fourth round, I was just flat,…

February 28th, 2017
James Lynch

Albert Morales (6-1-1) discusses his upcoming fight against Andre Soukhamthath (11-3) at UFC 209 on March 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Albert also talks about how long this fight was in the works, his training camp for this matchup and what video games he’s currently playing.

February 28th, 2017
Matty

MMAOddsBreaker.com‘s very own MMA betting expert Gabe Killian discussed opening lines for UFC 209 and shared his picks with Jon Anik and Kenny Florian on their podcast (25-minute mark) Monday (February 27, 2017). Gabe will be trying to top Kenny for the second time in as many attempts. Listen to the latest edition of The Anik…

February 28th, 2017
James Lynch

Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-2) discusses her upcoming fight against Cynthia Calvillo (3-0) at UFC 209 on March 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Amanda also talks being tested by USADA, how she was initially slated to fight Aleksandra Albu and potentially fighting on the next UFC card in Detroit.

February 28th, 2017
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV this Saturday night (March 4, 2017) with UFC 209: Woodley vs. Thompson II. The action-packed fight card is stacked with 12 scheduled bouts that are set to kick off with preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass at 6:30 p.m. ET….

February 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the interim UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson. Click below to see who picked who… Aiemann Zahabi – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:09 Eric Spicely – UFC middleweight – 00:00:32 Mike ‘Biggie’ Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight champion – 00:01:00 Gerald Meerschaert – UFC middleweight – 00:01:12 Jeremy Kennedy –…

February 27th, 2017
Brad Taschuk

While it may not do blockbuster business, next weekend’s UFC 209 is a massive card for hardcore MMA fans. Headlined by a pair of very intriguing title fights, the card also features plenty of fan favorites, and several of the more highly regarded prospects on the roster at the moment. The main event will be…

February 27th, 2017
James Lynch

Fighters predict the UFC welterweight title fight rematch between champ Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Wonderboy Thompson. Click below to see who picked who…   Randy Brown – UFC welterweight – 00:00:09 Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight – 00:00:17 Aiemann Zahabi – UFC bantamweight – 00:00:48 Mike Biggie Rhodes – Victory FC middleweight champion – 00:00:59…

February 26th, 2017
James Lynch

Luke Sanders (11-0) discusses his upcoming fight against Iuri Alcântara (34-7) at UFC 209 on March 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Luke also explains why he hasn’t fought since January 2016, his training camp for this fight and his love for cooking. –

February 26th, 2017
Gabe Killian

We are now heading into March, where we will have three UFC events to keep us busy over the month. Here I will highlight three matchups I am looking forward to, and all three of them are preliminary card contests in the UFC’s featherweight divisiion… Fight: Darren Elkins vs. Mirsad Bektic Card: UFC 209 Where: Las Vegas,…

February 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Cynthia Calvillo (3-0) discusses her upcoming UFC debut against Amanda Bobby Cooper (3-2) at UFC 209 on March 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Cynthia also talks about how she got into MMA, how a message on Instagram got her in the UFC and her love for the TV show…

February 25th, 2017
Matty

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson first met at UFC 205 on November 12th in an epic ‘Fight of the Night’ which ended in a majority draw. The challenger Thompson closed as a -175 betting favorite (bet $175 to win $100) at 5Dimes Sportsbook with the champ Woodley a +165 underdog (bet $100…

February 25th, 2017
James Lynch

Andre Soukhamthath (11-3) discusses his upcoming UFC debut against Albert Morales (6-1-1) at UFC 209 on Mar 4th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast. Andre also talks about how this UFC deal came together, his training camp since the Blackzilians split and ‘Chicago Fire’

February 21st, 2017
James Lynch

Ed Herman out of UFC 209 fight with Igor Pokrajac due to injury  Light heavyweight Ed Herman announced Monday that he’s pulling out of his fight with Igor Pokrajac at UFC 209 due to injury. Herman is coming off a head-kick knockout loss to Nikita Krylov. Here’s what he had to say… If u haven’t heard Sad 2…

February 4th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

Mixed martial arts is about to kick it up a notch as 2017 rolls on. Next week alone, UFC 208 will take place and former pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva will be back in action as he takes on Derek Brunson in a middleweight co-main event. Also on tap will be a middleweight scrap between Jacare…

February 2nd, 2017
James Lynch

Rashad Evans vs. Dan Kelly set for UFC 209 Rashad Evans hopes to finally make his return to the cage at UFC 209 as he faces Dan Kelly. The matchup was first reported by ESPN.com. Evans (19-5-1) was slated to fight Tim Kennedy at UFC 205, but an issue on his pre-fight medical exam caused the…

January 13th, 2017
Brian Hemminger

With several title fights recently announced for Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), it’s time to get back to work. Taking place in just about a month and a half, UFC 209 will feature not one, but two title fights as welterweight champion Tyron Woodley rematches Stephen Thompson and an interim lightweight title will be decided between…

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