UFC Fight Night 52

September 22nd, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 52 and Bellator 125 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 changes in the…

September 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 was live from the Saitama Super Arena from Saitama, Japan this past Saturday (Sept. 20, 2014) with 12 scheduled bouts, which were all live on UFC Fight Pass; and with the solid night of scraps now behind us, let’s take a look at which UFC Fight Night 52 fighters we may…

September 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 was live from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan with 12 scheduled bouts that all streamed live on UFC Fight Pass. 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…

September 21st, 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 were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 52. Surprises Mark Hunt — In the main event of the evening, Mark Hunt knocked out Roy Nelson…

September 21st, 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 52 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Mark Hunt wins in round 2 (+750) In the main event of…

September 21st, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 was live from Saitama, Japan this past Saturday morning (Sept. 20, 2014) with 12 scheduled bouts, and after a solid day of fights, I am left with some potential match-ups to think about… Kyung Ho Kang vs Yuta Sasaki Kang picked up a very competitive split decision victory over no-longer-undefeated Japanese…

September 20th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in nearly two years, MMA fans had the opportunity to stay up all night watching fights from Japan. The card looked like it was going to be fun on paper, and in practice it was even better. Personally, I had no intention of staying up until 6am watching fights and foregoing…

September 20th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 52 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 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 52 took place this morning on Fight Pass from the fabled Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and the card overall was absolutely fantastic on every level possible. In total, nine betting favorites and three underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each fight. Favorites…

September 20th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 52 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 2-0 for +8.8 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 52: 2-0 +8.8 units Wins: 4u: Kyung Ho Kang (+145), 3u: Katsenori Kikuno (-143) Losses: none Free Bets: 1-0 +2 units Wins: 2u: Parlay of…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 52 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 tomorrow morning (September 20, 2014) from the Saitama Arena in Saitama, Japan, and features a powerful heavyweight battle between Mark…

September 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan UFC Fight Night 52 will be live this Saturday (September 20th) morning from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The event will produce an 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will be streaming live on UFC Fight…

September 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

For the first time in UFC history, the opening fight of a UFC card may be more viewed than the main event. The reason for that is the throwback schedule of the company’s most recent trip to Japan. Longtime fans of PRIDE, DREAM, Sengoku, and the like will be familiar with the early morning start…

September 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Women’s Bantamweight bout: Miesha “Cupcake” Tate (-290) vs Rin Nakai (+260) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan will be featuring a women’s bantamweight contest between former Women’s Strikeforce bantamweight champion Miesha “Cupcake” Tate and…

September 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Heavyweight bout: Mark “The Super Samoan” Hunt (-115) vs Roy “Big Country” Nelson (+105) Fight Breakdown: The main event for UFC Fight Night 52 in Japan will be a five round heavyweight contest between a pair of heavy hitters in…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off another winning night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 52. After Winning 4.35 units at UFC Fight Night 51 last weekend, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 35.455 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round lightweight bout between Myles Jury and Takanori Gomi. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Jury is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Gomi is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Jury at…

September 19th, 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 52 tomorrow morning (September 20, 2014). After 31…

September 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

There were no new fight bookings yesterday, so for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll instead give my quick thoughts on some of the props available for UFC Fight Night 52 that I see having value. Mark Hunt vs. Roy Nelson OVER 1.5 rounds (-170) The main event between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson is…

September 19th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Bantamweight bout: Katsunori Kikuno (-145) vs Sam Sicilia (+125) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 52 preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass will be featuring a featherweight contest between Katsunori Kikuno and Sam Sicilia. Japan’s own Kikuno being the betting…

September 19th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 52: “Hunt vs Nelson” takes place this morning (Sept. 19, 2014) from the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. Headlining the event will be a heavyweight attraction between a pair of serious top 10-ranked sluggers as Mark Hunt battles Roy “Big Country” Nelson. Also on top in…

September 19th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

A bit of a longer show on tap for listeners this week, as the MMA Analysis crew breaks down every fight on UFC Fight Night 52 and heads over to Bellator 125 to discuss those fights quickly. After that, Jay and Brad tackle the upcoming WWE pay-per-view, Night of Champions, for those who enjoyed watching…

September 18th, 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 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Bantamweight bout: Kyung Ho Kang (+145) vs Michinori Tanaka (-165) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 52 preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass will be featuring a 135-pound scrap between Korea’s Kyung Ho Kang and Japan’s Michinori Tanaka. The Korean…

September 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening main card bout at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round flyweight bout between Kyoji Horiguchi and Jon delos Reyes. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Horiguchi is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Reyes is a +425 underdog (bet $100 to win $425). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The opening preliminary card bout at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round featherweight matchup between Maximo Blanco and Daniel Hooker. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Blanco is a -180 favorite (bet $180 to win $100) while Hooker is a +150 underdog (bet $100 to win $150). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 18th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan UFC Fight Night 52 will be live from Japan late Friday night/early Saturday morning with a 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30am ET, with preliminary action getting going at…

September 18th, 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 52 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Hyun Gyu Lim and Takenori Sato. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lim is a -550 favorite (bet $550 to win $100) while Sato is a +400 underdog (bet $100 to win $400). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

September 17th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan Bantamweight bout: Alex “Bruce Leeroy” Caceres (-280) vs Masanori “Kincyan” Kanehara (+220) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the UFC Fight Night 52 preliminary card on UFC Fight Pass will be a bantamweight contest between The Ultimate Fighter season 12’s Alex “Bruce Leeroy”…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 52 is a three-round welterweight matchup between Yoshihiro Akiyama and Amir Sadollah. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Akiyama is a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Sadollah is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA linesetter Nick…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 52 is a five-round heavyweight war between Mark Hunt and Roy Nelson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hunt is a -140 favorite (bet $140 to win $100) while Nelson is a +120 underdog (bet $100 to win $120). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Hunt…

September 17th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 52 September 20, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Myles Jury vs Takanori Gomi By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  One of the newer additions to the UFC’s lightweight elite ranks is taking on a legend on his home turf when Myles Jury takes on Takanori Gomi. Jury is an undefeated product of the Ultimate Fighter…

September 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan UFC Fight Night 52 will be live from Japan late Friday night/early Saturday morning with a 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30am ET, with preliminary action getting going at…

September 16th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 52 September 20, 2014 Welterweight Matchup: Yoshihiro Akiyama vs Amir Sadollah By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the third to last fight from Japan are two fighters that casual fans may not even remember, as neither has been in the Octagon since 2012. Between injuries and reality TV shows, Amir Sadollah and…

September 16th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 52 lightweight Johnny Case as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Kazuki Tokudome Saturday (September 20, 2014) at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The newly acquired Alliance MMA product is up for the challenge of competing in hostile territory, and he’s not…

September 16th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 52 Date: September 20, 2014 Arena: Saitama Super Arena City: Saitama, Japan UFC Fight Night 52 will be live from Japan late Friday night/early Saturday morning with a 12-fight card, including a six-fight main card that will stream live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30am ET, with preliminary action getting going at…

September 16th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas yesterday released the opening odds for UFC Fight Night 52, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Miesha Tate vs. Rin Nakai Tate opened at -280, Nakai +200, and the public has come in on Tate, pushing her to -350 with Nakai now at…

September 15th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

The UFC’s latest trip to Japan will bring back some nostalgia for old fans of Japanese MMA promotions. The card will start at 12:30am ET, as so many PRIDE and DREAM shows used to. The fighters should provide a good deal of memories as well, with PRIDE veterans like Mark Hunt and Takanori Gomi in…

September 15th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 52 bantamweight Myles Jury as he prepares for his upcoming co-main event bout against Takanori Gomi Saturday (September 20, 2014) at the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. The unbeaten prospect out of The Ultimate Fighter season 15 expects a stern test against Gomi come fight time,…

August 15th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 52: Hunt vs. Nelson Date: September 20, 2014 Location: Saitama, Japan Venue: Saitama Super Arena Broadcast: UFC Fight Pass UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt (-140) The great Mark Hunt (9-8-1) may not have the most impressive record at first glance, but he has fought a murderer’s row of MMA hall of famers in his career. This K-1…

August 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

Chan Sung Jung may have the biggest following of any fighter with a .500 record in Zuffa, and for good reason. The man is incredibly entertaining in the cage, with tireless cardio, constant pressure, and impressive offensive attributes in every area. After making an incredible impression in his WEC debut back in 2010, Jung moved…

July 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC officially announced two new bouts in the last 24 hours, and both fights are head scratchers. Urijah Faber vs. Masanori Kanehara, UFC Fight Night 52 The UFC yesterday revealed that Urijah Faber will get his wish to fight in Japan when the bantamweight contender squares off against UFC newcomer Masnori Kanehara at UFC…

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 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were booked yesterday and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Ilir Latifi vs. Chris Dempsey, UFC Fight Night 46 Due to an injury to Tom Lawlor, Chris Dempsey has been called upon to make his UFC debut and he will do…

July 2nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a couple of new bouts in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Jerrod Sanders vs. Yosdenis Cedeno, UFC Fight Night 45 Due to an injury to Leo Kuntz, Jerrod Sanders has been signed and will made his UFC debut against Yosdenis…

June 26th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The UFC yesterday confirmed they will be heading to Japan this fall, as UFC Fight Night 52 was announced to take place September 20 at Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan, and a number of fighters were confirmed to fight on the card. Already announced, but confirmed again yesterday, was a five-round main event heavyweight…

June 19th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A number of new UFC bouts were revealed yesterday, and for today’s MMA Odds an Ends I’ll recap the newly-announced fights and give my initial thoughts on them. Ray Borg vs. Shane Howell, UFC Fight Night 44 Due to an injury to Ryan Benoit, Shane Howell has agreed to made his UFC debut on short…