ufc fight night 26

August 20th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

Unlike some of the recent events held by the UFC, this past Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 26 had multiple fights that were relevant to the rankings, and some of the results shook things up a little bit. First, in the Heavyweight division, Travis Browne makes the biggest jump of anyone this week, moving from 11…

August 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 ended up being one of the most unpredictable MMA events, as six underdogs came through including Chael Sonnen, who submitted Mauricio “Shogun” Rua with an unexpected first-round guillotine choke. That was just one of many crazy prop bets you could have bet on that would have ended up making you a…

August 18th, 2013
Miguel

Last night at the UFC’s Fight Night 26 event airing from Boston, resident trash talker extraordinaire Chael Sonnen took out opponent Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua with a deep guillotine choke in the opening round. Sonnen showed that he can hang with and beat Light Heavyweight competition not named Jon Jones, and with this being the first…

August 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 took place tonight in Boston, MA, and it was a crazy event from a betting perspective. Overall from a betting perspective, seven favorites won while six underdogs cashed out. Here’s a betting recap of UFC Fight Night 26 based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook: UFC Fight Night 26 Betting Favorites That…

August 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 TD Garden, Boston, MA Saturday, August 17, 2013 Light heavyweight bout (five rounds): Chael Sonnen (-110) vs. Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+100) Fight Breakdown: The main event of UFC Fight Night 26 is a five-round light heavyweight bout between Chael Sonnen and Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. The fight is essentially a Pick ’em, with Sonnen currently…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Light Heavyweight bout: Chael Sonnen (-125) vs Mauricio “Shogun” Rua (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 26 brings us a light heavyweight match-up between the smart talking elite wrestler Chael Sonnen and hard-hitting knockout artist Mauricio “Shogun” Rua. Sonnen is barely the favorite at -125 ($125 to win $100) with the…

August 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 26 TD Garden, Boston, MA Saturday, August 17, 2013 Heavyweight bout (three rounds): Alistair Overeem (-220) vs. Travis Browne (+200) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 26 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne. Overeem is a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Browne is…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Heavyweight bout: Alistair Overeem (-220) vs Travis Browne (+180) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 26 main card delievers a co-main event MMA fans are itching for when vicious striking legend Alistair Overeem takes on the always dangerous Hawaiian, Travis Browne. Overeem is currently the favorite at -220 ($220 to win $100) while Browne is…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Middleweight bout: Matt Brown (-165) vs Mike Pyle (+145) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 26 main card features a classic rock ’em, sock ’em type of scrap between crafty Octagon veterans Matt Brown and Mike Pyle. Brown is currently the favorite at -165 ($165 to win $100) with the return on the underdog Pyle…

August 17th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 26 August 17, 2013 Bantamweights: Michael McDonald vs. Brad Pickett By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: To finish off the undercard before official first FOX Sports 1 main card, two top-5 ranked bantamweights will scrap when Michael “Mayday” McDonald faces Brad “One Punch” Pickett. The winner may earn a shot at Urijah…

August 17th, 2013
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 26 August 17, 2013 Bantamweights: Cole Miller vs. Manvel Gamburyan By Reed Kuhn, @Fightnomics Big Picture: Closing out the Facebook Prelims are two guys that competed on the same team of The Ultimate Fighter Season 5. Six years later Cole Miller and Manvel (“Manny”) Gamburyan are being reunited in the cage, this…

August 17th, 2013
Gabe Killian

Lightweight bout: James Vick (+160) vs Ramsey Nijem (-170) Fight Breakdown: The Facebook prelims portion of UFC Fight Night 26 from Boston, MA features a lightweight contest between TUF Live semi-finalist James Vick and TUF 12 finalist Ramsey Nijem. Vick is currently the underdog at +160 ($100 to win $160) with the favorite Nijem being…

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

The UFC ‘Fight Night’ series returns this coming Saturday as the organization plays a key role in launching the Fox network’s new sports channel, Fox Sports 1. A total of six hours of live UFC fights will air in an effort to bring attention to the new station. The card will be headlined by a…

August 17th, 2013
Jason Nawara

Boston plays host to UFC on FOX Sports 1, which is also known as UFC Fight Night 26, which is a ridiculously stacked card to celebrate the inaugural launch of this new channel from the FOX Sports network. No longer will the UFC prelims be on FX or Fuel, the whole card aside from a…

August 17th, 2013
Frank Trigg

MMA Oddsbreaker’s Frank Trigg recently spoke with MMA star Chael Sonnen as he makes his final preparations for his UFC Fight Night 26 bout against Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua. The normally brash Sonnen reveals more of his real persona in this interview as he talks about analyzing fights, including his own upcoming one.

August 17th, 2013
Brad Taschuk

A sterling card from top-to-bottom awaits MMA fans on Saturday night, as the UFC makes its debut on Fox Sports 1 with UFC Fight Night 26. While the card lacks a true elite-level main event, it more than makes up for it with the incredible depth and matchmaking which should bring us competitive and exciting…

August 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White revealed to reporters in Boston ahead of UFC Fight Night 26 that he has made a fight offer to retired welterweight contender Nick Diaz: a middleweight matchup against former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida. So far, reaction to this possible fight booking has been mixed on social media with a…