UFC Fight Night 50

September 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 50, Invicta FC 8 and Bellator 123 taking place this past weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMA Oddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) and Brad Taschuk (@BradTaschuk) have taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show…

September 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 was live from Connecticut this past Friday night (September 5, 2014) with a nine-fight card, including a four-fight main card on FOX Sports 1 that resulted in four finishes. Now, with the night of scraps behind us, let’s take a look at some potential match-ups for some of the competitors of…

September 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Surprises and Disappointments is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event, highlighting three fighters who had surprising performances and three fighters who disappointed. Here’s the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 50. Surprises Ben Rothwell — Not many people believed in Ben Rothwell heading into UFC Fight Night 50, but…

September 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every UFC event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 50 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Jacare Souza wins in round 3 (+1075) In the main event of…

September 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 came to us live from Connecticut this past Friday night (Sept. 5, 2014), and with only nine scheduled bouts. It was a night of surprises and definitely one fight fans won’t soon forget. With the night of scraps is now behind us, so let’s take a look at which UFC Fight…

September 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 last night came to us live from Connecticut, and with only nine scheduled bouts. It was a night of surprises and definitely one fight fans won’t soon forget. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to two fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ and two fighters for ‘Fight of the…

September 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 50 took place tonight at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT, and the card overall turned out to be a surprise hit as it featured a number of awesome finishes and great fights overall. In total, five favorites and four underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

September 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 50 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Even if we have a rough night, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you…

September 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 50 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 1-2  for -1.8 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 50: 1-2 -1.8 units Wins: 3u: Matt Mitrione (+140) Losses: 3u: Sean Soriano (+190), Gegard Mousasi (+248) Free Bets: 0-1 -2.6 units Wins: none Losses: 2u:…

September 5th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

A late scheduling change means that the four-fight main card of UFC Fight Night 50 this Friday will begin at 10pm ET on Fox Sports 1. Not that it makes much of a difference, as the five preliminary fights air on Fox Sports 1 as well beginning at 7pm. The one thing it does mean…

September 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 50 nears, so it’s only fair that you get a one-stop shop for all the latest articles we’ve posted for the event, which goes down tonight (September 5, 2014) from the Foxwoods Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut and features a pivotal middleweight match-up between Ronaldo “Jacare”…

September 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live tonight from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm ET, with…

September 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm…

September 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Something MMAOddsBreaker.com has decided to do for 2014 is to keep a running tally of our fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. It all began with UFC Fight Night 34 at the beginning of the year and it continues with UFC Fight Night 50 tomorrow night (September 5, 2014). After 29…

September 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT Heavyweight bout: Matt Mitrione (+140) vs Derrick Lewis (-150) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut will be featuring a heavyweight contest in the form of Matt Mitrione vs Derrick Lewis, with Mitrione being an…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round flyweight bout between Justin Scoggins and John Moraga. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Scoggins is a -235 favorite (bet $235 to win $100) while Moraga is a +195 underdog (bet $100 to win $195). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas…

September 4th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 50 September 5, 2014 Heavyweight Matchup: Alistair Overeem vs Ben Rothwell By @fightnomics Big Picture:  The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 promises the return of a new and improved heavyweight contender. When Alistair Overeem meets Ben Rothwell, “The Reem” will do so with Greg Jackson in his corner for the…

September 4th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 50: “Jacare vs. Mousasi” takes place today (Friday, Sept. 5, 2014) from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The event will be headlined by a pivotal middleweight match-up between top contenders Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Gegard Mousasi with the winner likely moving into the coveted number…

September 4th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT Featherweight bout: Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira (-185) vs Nik “The Carney” Lentz (+160) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut will feature a rematch between featherweights Charles “Do Bronx” Oliveira and Nik “The Carney” Lentz,…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the most exciting fights at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round lightweight bout between Michael Chiesa and Joe Lauzon. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Chiesa is a -135 favorite (bet $135 to win $100) while Lauzon is a +115 underdog (bet $100 to win $115). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 4th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics They say styles make fights. And even in the pure standup aspect of MMA, fighters come in a lot of shapes and sizes, and have very different striking tendencies. In addition to informative metrics like Knockdown Rate, Power Striking Accuracy, and Standup Volume Ratio, what target they’re aiming at also varies by fighter…

September 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight matchup between Derrick Lewis and Matt Mitrione. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -155 favorite (bet $155 to win $100) while Mitrione is a +135 underdog (bet $100 to win $135). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With a pair of Friday night fight cards, the MMA Analysis comes to you a bit earlier this week so you can get your favorite MMA podcast in before all the fights go down. Lance, Jay, Brad and Sean have a bit more dissension than normal, which points to solid matchmaking through the UFC Fight…

September 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another freeroll for MMAOddsBreaker.com readers. If you’re not familiar with how the site works, here’s a brief snippet from the site owners, themselves. Kountermove brings the traditional fantasy format to MMA. Accumulation of points and a salary cap make fantasy MMA more intriguing than…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Alistair Overeem and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -570 favorite (bet $570 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +435 underdog (bet $100 to win $435). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Overeem…

September 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 50 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

September 3rd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 47. After winning 3.5 units at UFC 177 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 32.905 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

September 3rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 50 September 5, 2014 Featherweight Matchup: Charles Oliveira vs Nik Lentz By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In a rematch of two ranked Featherweights, both men are looking for closure to their 2011 No Contest. Although Charles Oliveira appeared to win the first meeting against Nik Lentz, an illegal knee led to a…

September 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event at UFC Fight Night 50 is a five-round middleweight bout between Jacare Souza and Gegard Mousasi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jacare is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Mousasi is a +250 underdog (bet $100 to win $250). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Jacare…

September 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 9pm…

September 2nd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics When Hauser (or was it Quaid?) arrives at Mars in the 1990 classic “Total Recall” his disguise warned: “Get ready for a surprise!” Well, glancing at the stat sheet for UFC Fight Night 50, one number leapt off the page like an exploding head thrown at you by the Governator. Heavyweight Alistair Overeem…

September 2nd, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 50 middleweight Chris Camozzi as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Rafael Natal this Friday (September 5, 2014) at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The 11-fight UFC veteran knows he’s on his last ropes right now as he enters this bout on…

September 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas yesterday opened the prelim lines up for UFC Fight Night 50 at 5Dimes Sportsbook, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Al Iaquinta vs. Rodrigo Damm Iaquinta opened as a -385 favorite (bet $385 to win $100) while Damm opened as a +265 underdog…

September 2nd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at…

September 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT Lightweight bout: Joe Lauzon (+130) vs Michael Chiesa (-150) Fight Breakdown: The main card for Friday’s UFC Fight Night 50 in Connecticut will feature a lightweight scrap that will see Octagon veteran Joe Lauzon look to defeat a second consecutive…

September 1st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 50 Date: September 5, 2014 Arena: Foxwoods Resort Casino City: Ledyard, CT UFC Fight Night 50 will be live this Friday night from the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, CT. The event will produce a 10-fight card, including a six fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at…

September 1st, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 50 heavyweight Matt Mitrione as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Derrick Lewis this Friday (September 5, 2014) at the Foxwoods Resort Casino in Ledyard, Connecticut. The former Ultimate Fighter season 10 standout “In my opinion, Derrick Lewis is a bigger Kimbo. He’s got…

September 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Last weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of UFC Fight Night 50 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Today he added the odds for the rapidly shrinking undercard of the organization’s next free event. In the past week, Rob Font, Ian Entwistle, and Andre Fili were all forced out of their…

September 1st, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Leonardo Santos vs. Efrain Escudero/Francisco Trinaldo vs. Leandro Silva,  UFC Fight Night 51 Some matchup juggling took place at UFC Fight Night 51, and two fights that were previously announced…

August 31st, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 68, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome The MMA Report‘s Jason Floyd to talk all things Bellator MMA. Then MMA referee & judge Brian Beauchamp & Dale Kliparchuk join to talk about the unified rules in MMA. The Big Three 1) TJ Dillashaw successfully retains the 135lb title. What next for him &…

August 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Four new UFC matchups were recently announced by the promotion to take place at fall events, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both. Chris Beal vs. Tateki Matsuda, UFC Fight Night 50 Chris Beal has a new opponent for UFC Fight Night 50, as Dustin Kimura was forced to…

August 25th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Over the weekend, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas released the full-main card lines for next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 50 card, and for Monday morning’s MMA odds and ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on each of the new lines. Alistair Overeem vs. Ben Rothwell Overeem opened at -380, the comeback on Rothwell +260. After action…

August 23rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

One of the UFC’s best free events in recent memory, UFC Fight Night 50 features a potential middleweight title eliminator in ‘Jacare’ Souza vs. Gegard Mousasi in the main event. Former Strikeforce, DREAM and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem also takes on Ben Rothwell in the heavyweight division, while rising contender Derrick Lewis also tangles with…

August 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

With the event just two weeks away, a pair of injuries to bantamweight fighters forced a shuffling of the cards at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 50 event. Both Rob Font and Ian Entwhistle were injured in training and today both men pulled out of UFC Fight Night 50. With their original opponents of Chris…

August 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 50: Souza vs. Mousasi Date: September 5, 2014 Location: Ledyard, Connecticut Venue: Foxwoods Resort Casino Broadcast: FS1 UFC Middleweight Jacare Souza (-210) Finally, after years of toiling in Strikeforce and DREAM, Jacare Souza (20-3, 1 NC) made it to the UFC in 2013 and he didn’t wait long to show his talents to…

August 3rd, 2014
Brad Taschuk

If the UFC’s September 5th event wasn’t already strong enough, it had another top notch fight added yesterday. This one was courtesy of Sean Shelby and the flyweight division. Former title challenger John Moraga and once-defeated prospect Justin Scoggins agreed to a bout on UFC Fight Night 50, joining a slate which sees ‘Jacare’ Souza…

July 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on these newly-announced fights. Josh Thomson vs. Bobby Green, UFC on FOX 12 Due to an injury to Michael Johnson, the UFC called upon Bobby Green to fill in for Johnson against…

July 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC went on a fight announcing spree on Wednesday, as the promotion revealed a number of upcoming fights for the rest of the summer and fall schedule. As well, the other fights from UFC 176 that needed homes were also booked for new dates. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list all…

June 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of new bouts for upcoming fight cards in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them all. Kevin Casey vs. Bubba Bush, UFC 175 The first new bout is a middleweight match at UFC 175 between RFA middleweight champion Kevin…