UFC Fight Night 55

November 11th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 55, UFC Fight Night 56 and The Ultimate Fighter season 20 taking place these past few weeks, 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….

November 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship produced back to back events this past weekend, with Australia’s UFC Fight Night 55 on Friday, and Brazil’s UFC Fight Night 56 on Saturday. There were a total of 21 bouts over the weekend, with 15 of them resulting in finishes, and a record breaking 11 of 11 of them coming…

November 10th, 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 55. Surprises Robert Whittaker — In a middleweight main card match at UFC Fight Night 55, Robert…

November 10th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 was live from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia this past Friday night with 11 scheduled bouts. All 11 bouts resulted in finishes for the first time in modern UFC history, and it was all live on UFC Fight Pass. Now with the solid night of scraps behind us, let’s take…

November 9th, 2014
Jay Primetown

TheMMA-Analysis co-host Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC Fight Night 55 in Sydney, Australia. #5 The Step Up – My favorite type of fight is the one where a “prospect” takes a significant step up in competition. It’s an opportunity to see whether the prospect can compete…

November 9th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This weekend saw another two UFC cards, and despite having similar makeups, the events couldn’t have ended up more different. On Friday night, the card from Sydney, Australia aired on UFC Fight Pass, moved along swiftly, and saw a UFC record set as each of the eleven fights ended inside the distance. Saturday’s card from…

November 9th, 2014
James Lynch

On Episode 78, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) welcome former WSOF welterweight champion Steve Carl, who talks about his request to be released from the promotion. Then Combat Press journalist Neil Rooke to recap UFC Fight Night 55 from Australia.  The Big Three 1) OSP upsets Shogun. Is it a case of Shogun’s decline or is OSP…

November 9th, 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 55 bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Al Iaquinta wins inside the distance (+350) In a lightweight matchup, Al…

November 9th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 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…

November 8th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 55 and 56 are in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 3-1 for +5.035 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 55: 2-0 +6.875 units Wins: 3.5 units: Al Iaquinta (+130), 1.5 units: Sam Alvey (+155) Losses: none UFC Fight Night 56: 1-1 -1.84 units Wins: 2…

November 8th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55 took place tonight at Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and overall the card was absolutely fantastic, as it featured a ridiculous variety of finishes that wowed the crowd from start to finish. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites and five underdogs won, while one fight was a Pick ’em based on…

November 7th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this week as UFC Fight Night 55 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 tonight (November 7, 2014) from the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia, and features a huge middleweight showdown between Luke Rockhold…

November 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55, and the entire event will be live on UFC Fight Pass; with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and preliminary action getting going…

November 7th, 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 55 tonight (November 7, 2014) in Sydney, Australia….

November 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia Middleweight bout: Luke Rockhold (-450) vs Michael Bisping (+360) Fight Breakdown: Headlining UFC Fight Night 55 will be a highly anticipated bout full of beef and animosity between both fighters, as former Strikeforce middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold takes on The…

November 7th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55, and the entire event will be live on UFC Fight Pass; with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and preliminary action getting going…

November 7th, 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…

November 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

This week, the MMA Analysis was so nice that Jay, Brad, and Sean recorded it twice. Well, that may not be the actual reason, but you will have to listen to find out the real story. Even with Lance out of commission this week, the podcast still features 50% more UFC coverage than normal, as…

November 6th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC Fight Night 55 will be live on the afternoon of Saturday, November 8th from Sydney, Australia (which means it will be airing on Friday for those of you reading this in North America). The 11-fight card will be shown in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass. Even though I’m not receiving any kickbacks from…

November 6th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 55 November 7, 2014 Middleweight Matchup: Clint Hester vs Robert Whittaker By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In one of the more puzzling matchups this weekend, former Welterweight and TUF Smashes Winner, Robert Whittaker, is moving up a weight class to face surging Middleweight Clint Hester. The New Zealand native Whittaker has a…

November 6th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55, and the entire event will be live on UFC Fight Pass; with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and preliminary action getting going…

November 6th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 55 November 7, 2014 Lightweight Matchup: Ross Pearson vs Al Iaquinta By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the evening’s co-main event from Sydney, the TUF Season nine winner Ross Pearson takes on the more recent TUF 15 finalist Al Iaquinta in a really solid matchup within one of the UFC’s deepest divisions….

November 6th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 55 middleweight Sam Alvey as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card bout against Dylan Andrews this Friday (November 7, 2014) at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The Team Quest fighter is traveling to the other side of the world for this bout, but he’s not…

November 5th, 2014
Brian Hemminger

Coming off a losing night, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56. After losing 9.18 units at UFC 179 two weeks ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is still up 33.575 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the preliminary card bouts at UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round light heavyweight matchup Guto Inocente and Anthony Perosh. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Inocente is a -220 favorite (bet $220 to win $100) while Perosh is a +180 underdog (bet $100 to win $180). MMA linesetter Nick…

November 5th, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia Lightweight bout: “Raging” Al Iaquinta (+145) vs Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson (-165) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 55 in Australia will see Ross “The Real Deal” Pearson take on “Raging” Al Iaquinta in what is expected…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the preliminary card bouts at UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round welterweight bout between Vik Grujic and Chris Clements. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Grujic is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Clements is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

November 5th, 2014
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 55 November 7, 2014 Light Heavyweight Matchup: Guto Inocente vs Anthony Perosh By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In a rare Light Heavyweight matchup relegated to the prelims at UFC Fight Night 55, there’s the potential for a highlight reel finish between two relative newcomers with very contrasting styles. Inocente opened as a…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round middleweight bout between Clint Hester and Robert Whittaker. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Hester is a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100) while Whittaker is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round lightweight bout between Ross Pearson and Al Iaquinta. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Pearson is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Iaquinta is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up Pearson at…

November 5th, 2014
Adam Martin.

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Adam Martin has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you a $100 FREEROLL for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 55 and UFC Fight Night 56 cards. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to their website, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash…

November 5th, 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 55 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

November 4th, 2014
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 55 heavyweight Soa Palelei as he prepares for his upcoming main card bout against Walt Harris this Friday (November 7, 2014) at the Allphones Arena in Sydney, Australia. The native Australian has moved his training camp to American Kickboxing Academy Thailand under Mike Swick and he’s already…

November 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the preliminary bouts at UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Marcus Brimage and Jumabieke Tuerxun. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Brimage is a -485 favorite (bet $485 to win $100) while Tuerxun is a +350 underdog (bet $100 to win $350). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

November 4th, 2014
Adam Martin.

One of the preliminary matchups at UFC Fight Night 55 is a three-round lightweight bout between Jake Matthews and Vagner Rocha. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Matthews is a -360 favorite (bet $360 to win $100) while Rocha is a +300 underdog (bet $100 to win $300). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened…

November 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a five-round middleweight bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Rockhold is a -420 favorite (bet $420 to win $100) while Bisping is a +335 underdog (bet $100 to win $335). MMA linesetter Nick Kalikas opened up…

November 3rd, 2014
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Australian middleweight Dan Kelly as he debuts against American Luke Zachrich. Dan Kelly Hometown: Melbourne, Australia Age: 37 Height: 6’0” Reach: 73” Weightclass: Welterweight Camp: Resilience Training Centre Career Record: 7-0 Key Wins: None…

November 3rd, 2014
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   The long-anticipated second sparring session between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping will come this weekend in Sydney Australia. Bisping claims he bested Rockhold back in their first meeting in the gym, while Rockhold claims he simply wasn’t bringing his best that day. After a continual escalation of words, it will be time…

November 3rd, 2014
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 55 Date: November 7, 2014 Arena: Allphones Arena City: Sydney, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Australia this Friday night with UFC Fight Night 55, and the entire event will be live on UFC Fight Pass; with the main card kicking off at 10pm ET and preliminary action getting going…

October 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas recently released the full preliminary card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 55 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s six-fight preliminary card. Jake Matthews vs. Vagner Rocha A lightweight bout between Jake Matthews and Vagner Rocha is one of the biggest mismatches on the entire card. Matthews is one of the…

October 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas has released the full main card betting odds for UFC Fight Night 55 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a preview of the evening’s four-fight main card. Luke Rockhold vs. Michael Bisping The main event of UFC Fight Night 55 is a five-round middleweight bout between two of the best in the world,…

October 29th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Four new UFC bouts were announced in the last 24 hours, and for Wednesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on all of them. Richie Vaculik vs. Louis Smolka, UFC Fight Night 55 Neil Seery is out of his upcoming fight against Richie Vaculik at UFC Fight Night 55 and Vaculik will…

October 28th, 2014
Brad Taschuk

UFC fans will have a week off following the fantastic title bout between Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes, and then it’s right back to full speed ahead. The weekend of November 7th and 8th will be a busy one, with a pair of events that technically comprise the organization’s fifth doubleheader of the year. For…

October 20th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A few new matchups were announced over the weekend, and for Monday morning’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll tell you what they were and give my quick thoughts on them. Walt Harris vs. Soa Palelei, UFC Fight Night 55 Due to an injury to Daniel Omielanczuk, the heavyweight bout between he and Soa Palelei at…

October 18th, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 55: Rockhold vs. Bisping Date: November 8, 2014 Location: Sydney, Australia Venue: Allphones Arena Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Welterweight Contender Luke Rockhold Luke Rockhold (12-2) came into the UFC as the final Strikeforce middleweight champion. He was a force in the San Jose-based promotion, winning nine of his 10 fights there, including defeating Jacare Souza…

October 14th, 2014
Adam Martin.

MMA fans better get used to a life with The Korean Zombie, at least for the foreseeable future. Chan Sung Jung revealed yesterday that he is taking a two-year absence from MMA due to a mandatory military commitment in his native South Korea. South Korea requires its males to fulfill two years of military service,…

October 13th, 2014
Adam Martin.

A couple of new fight announcements were made over the weekend, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll tell you what the new fights are, as well as give my quick thoughts on them. Marcus Brimage vs. Jumabieke Tuerxun, UFC Fight Night 55 Two bantamweights pulled out of two separate upcoming fights with injuries, and…

October 3rd, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two great lightweight fights were announced in the last 24 hours for upcoming November fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Ross Pearson vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 55 UFC Fight Night 55 officially has its co-main event, and it’s a three-round lightweight bout between Ross…

September 30th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Injuries to four fighters have shook up four upcoming UFC bouts, and for Tuesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give you the lowdown on which fighters are hurt, and who is replacing them. Patrick Holohan vs. Chris Kelades, UFC Fight Night 54 An injury to Louis Gaudinot forced him to withdraw from UFC Fight Night…

September 22nd, 2014
Adam Martin.

UFC on FOX 13 is turning into quite a “big” event, as the promotion added two more gigantic heavyweight fights to the card. And for Monday’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll give my quick thoughts on them. Junior dos Santos vs. Stipe Miocic, UFC on FOX 13 The main event of UFC on FOX 13…

September 17th, 2014
Adam Martin.

Two new UFC bouts were announced for upcoming winter fight cards, and for Wednesday’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on both the fights. Jumabieke Tuerxun vs. Patrick Williams, UFC Fight Night 55 A bantamweight bout between Jumabieke Tuerxun and Patrick Williams is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 55, which…

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