ufc fight night 51

October 7th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Another UFC fighter has tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs, and this time, it’s someone fans least expected. The Brazilian Athletic Commission (CABMMA), which oversaw drug testing for last month’s UFC Fight Night 51 event, revealed on Monday that lightweight Piotr Hallmann tested positive for the anabolic steroid drostanolone in a post-fight drug test, and the…

September 16th, 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 51. Surprises Andrei Arlovski — A few years ago, Andrei Arlovski was on a four-fight losing streak and…

September 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 was live from Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) on UFC Fight Pass with a fairly good night of fights. 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…

September 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 was live from Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) with 11 scheduled bouts, and after a solid night of fights, I am left with some potential match-ups to think about… Iuri Alcantara vs Johnny Eduardo Alcantara kept his win streak alive, defeating the Hawaiian Russell Doane via controversial…

September 15th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 was live from Brasilia, Brazil this past Saturday night (Sept. 13, 2014) with 11 scheduled fights. After a solid night of scraps, let’s take a look at which UFC Fight Night 51 fighters we may no longer see compete inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK: Dashon Johnson “Fly Boy” made…

September 15th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 52, Bellator 124 and World Series of Fighting 13 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…

September 15th, 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 51 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Andrei Arlovski wins by T/KO (+800)/Arlovski wins in round 1 (+1450) In…

September 14th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 70, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome Fight Network host Robin Black to talk about his upcoming fight at KOTC: Madness on September 19th. Then middleweight fighter Brian “The Professional Predator” Rogers joins the show to talk about his co-main event fight at Bellator 125 on Friday. Finally Bryan Levick, head of public…

September 14th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

On Saturday night in Brasilia, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski looked as spry as he has in years, earning a first round knockout over Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva. The victory will go down as one of the bigger upsets in 2014, and moved Arlovski to a surprising 8-1, with 1 no contest over his past…

September 13th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returned to Brazil on Saturday as UFC Fight Night 51 gave us an 11-fight card from Brasilia, Brazil. All told, seven favorites came through on the evening, while three underdogs cashed, including a big upset by Andrei Arlovski in the main event. The eleventh bout was one of the rare fights that closed…

September 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 51 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 2-1 for +4.35 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 51: 2-1 +4.35 units Wins: 3u: Rani Yahya vs Johnny Bedford UNDER 2.5 (-145), George Sullivan (+155) Losses: 3u: Larissa Moreia Pacheco (-110) Free…

September 13th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 51 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 13, 2014) from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil and features a powerful heavyweight rematch between Antonio…

September 13th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 51 bantamweight Russell Doane as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Iuri Alcantara tonight (September 13th, 2014) at the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The Hawaiian is heading into serious hostile territory for the biggest fight of his burgeoning career, and he knows…

September 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Women’s Bantamweight bout: Jessica Andrade (+105) vs Larissa Moreira Pacheco (-115) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action started for the UFC Fight Night 51 main card in Brasilia will be a women’s bantamweight contest between the three-time Octagon veteran Jessica Andrade…

September 13th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil UFC Fight Night 51 will be live this Saturday (September 13th) night from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will produce an 11-fight card, including a six fight main card that will be streaming live on UFC…

September 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another slightly losing night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 51. After losing 1.8 units at UFC Fight Night 50 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 31.105 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s…

September 12th, 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 51 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

September 12th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 51 September 13, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Gleison Tibau vs Piotr Hallmann By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  One of the most experienced veterans of the UFC’s core lightweight division is facing off with a flashy newcomer from one of the UFC’s newest markets (Poland) when Gleison Tibau faces Piotr Hallmann. The home-cage fighter…

September 12th, 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 12th, 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 51 tomorrow night (September 13, 2014). After 30…

September 12th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

With Lance once again out of commission, the rest of the MMA Analysis crew soldiers on to break down UFC Fight Night 51. Jay, Brad and Sean also talk Bellator 124, and recap the UFC and Bellator cards from last week, including a first-hand account from Jay who was live at Foxwoods for UFC. Listen…

September 12th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 51 September 13, 2014 Bantamweight Matchup: Johnny Bedford vs Rani Yahya By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In a rematch of an unfortunate No Contest result just a few months ago, Bantamweights Johnny Bedford and Rani Yahya are headed back to the cage to settle the score. Both unranked fighters have losses mixed…

September 12th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 51: “Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2” takes place today ( Sept. 12, 2014) at 3:00 pm ET from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will be headlined by a top 15 heavyweight rematch between former UFC champion Andrei Arlovski and former UFC title challenger Antonio Silva….

September 12th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Bantamweight bout: Iuri Alcantara (-295) vs Russell Doane (+260) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 51 on UFC Fight Pass in Brazil will feature a bantamweight contest between a Brazilian and a Hawaiian, when the hometown favorite…

September 12th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 51 is a three-round lightweight bout between Gleison Tibau and Piotr Hallmann. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Tibau is a -225 favorite (bet $225 to win $100) while Hallmann is a +185 underdog (bet $100 to win $185). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened Tibau…

September 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil UFC Fight Night 51 will be live this Saturday (September 13th) night from the Nilson Nelson Gymnasium in Brasilia, Brazil. The event will produce an 11-fight card, including a six fight main card that will be streaming live on UFC…

September 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Lightweight bout: Gleison Tibau (-225) vs Piotr Hallmann (+185) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 51 will be a three round lightweight affair between Brazilian veteran Gleison Tibau and Polish prospect Piotr Hallmann. Tibau is the favorite…

September 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Welterweight bout: George Sullivan (+150) vs Igor Araujo (-170) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 51 preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass will be featuring a welterweight contest between George Sullivan and Igor Araujo, with Sullivan being an underdog at…

September 11th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 51 is a three-round bantamweight contest between Yuri Alcantara and Russell Doane. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Alcantara is a -300 favorite (bet $300 to win $100) while Doane is a +250 underdog (bet $100 to win $250). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 11th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Bantamweight bout: “Brutal” Johnny Bedford (-165) vs Rani Yahya (+135) Fight Breakdown: Getting the action going as the first fight of the evening at UFC Fight Night 51 on UFC Fight Pass is a bantamweight rematch between Texas’ “Brutal” Johnny…

September 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 51 is a three-round welterweight bout between Sean Spencer and Paulo Thiago. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Spencer is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Thiago is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win $150). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 10th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 51 is a five-round heavyweight contest between Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Andrei Arlovski. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Bigfoot is a -450 favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while Arlovski is a +360 underdog (bet $100 to win $360). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The coming week will be an extremely busy one in MMA, as the Friday and Saturday schedule includes cards from the UFC, Bellator, WSOF, Cage Warriors, RFA, and ONE FC. The Octagon will be returning to Brazil on Saturday night for UFC Fight Night 51, which is headlined by a heavyweight rematch between Antonio ‘Bigfoot’…

September 8th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 51 Date: September 13, 2014 Arena: Nilson Nelson Gymnasium City: Brasilia, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Bigfoot vs Arlovski II Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC Fight Night 51 card in Brasilia, Brazil will be a rematch between veteran heavyweights Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva and Andrei “The Pitbull” Arlovski. Their initial bout was under the Strikeforce…

August 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Every day lately seems to feature a fighter dropping out of a UFC bout due to injury. It even came out yesterday that Ryan Bader broke his right hand five weeks out from his bout with Ovince St. Preux. Luckily Bader remained in the bout and the UFC was not forced to reschedule both the…

August 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 51: Bigfoot vs. Arlovski 2 Date: September 13, 2014 Location: Brasilia, Brazil Venue: Ginasio Nilson Nelson Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Heavyweight Bigfoot Silva (-260) Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (18-5, 1 NC) is one of the top heavyweights in the world. He never got any respect in Strikeforce until his finish of the legendary Fedor…

August 1st, 2014
Brad Taschuk

When the UFC announced plans to hold an event in Halifax for the first time, many expected that T.J. Grant would end up headlining. The Nova Scotia native was on a five-fight win streak and scheduled to face Benson Henderson for the lightweight title back in 2013, but a concussion suffered in training camp for…

July 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday announced three new bouts, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Roland Delorme vs. Yuta Sasaki, UFC Fight Night 48 A bantamweight bout between veteran Roland Delorme and UFC newcomer Yuta Sasaki was added to UFC Fight Night 48, which takes place August 23 at…

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…

July 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A rematch no one asked for will main event one of the UFC’s fall Fight Night cards. According to Globo, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva will take on Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 51, which is set to take place September 13 in Brasilia, Brazil. The two previously fought in Strikeforce in…

June 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC matchups were announced over the weekend, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Alex White vs. Lucas Martins, UFC Fight Night 45 Due to an injury to Jim Alers, Alex White has been called upon to take on Lucas Martins in a featherweight bout…

May 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Three new bouts were announced yesterday for upcoming UFC fight cards, including a heavyweight slugfest that has the possibility of being the Fight of the Year in MMA. And for today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson, UFC Fight Night 51 It’s not…