ufc fight night 61

March 21st, 2015
Reed Kuhn

When the UFC returned to Brazil for Fight Night 61, it was the 19th card held there since the much celebrated “return” to Brazil in 2011. Early on, Brazilian fighters were on fire. In the first event, UFC 134, Brazilians facing foreign fighters went 7-1. In 2012 the UFC made three more trips to Brazil, with…

March 3rd, 2015
Reed Kuhn

With the immediate ramp up to UFC 184 last week, the historic, record-breaking night in Brazil was quickly forgotten. So let’s take a moment to rewind and consider what happened down at UFC Fight Night 61, or #UFCPOA. Frank Mir’s knockout of Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was pretty remarkable, especially given that Mir was a near…

February 28th, 2015
Brad Wharton

It only takes one. That’s the allure of heavyweight MMA; it encapsulates the sport’s almost cruelly unpredictable nature and magnifies it ten-fold. “Anything can happen in those tiny gloves” is the often heard refrain; add a pair of hulking, 250lb behemoths into the equation and anything often does. This potential for drama is what makes…

February 24th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Brazil Sunday night (February 22, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 61 and the incredible night of scraps saw a record-setting 10 (out of 11) underdogs walk away victorious. Following the event, the promotion awarded four $50,000 checks to four fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ honors. The lines…

February 24th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Brazil Sunday night (February 22, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 61 and the incredible night of scraps saw a record-setting 10 (out of 11) underdogs walk away victorious. Now, after the befuddling and entertaining night of action, let’s take a look at which fighters we may no longer…

February 23rd, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 93 brought to you by Warrior Fighting & Fitness, myself (@LynchOnSports) and Adam (@MMAdamMartin) with UFC Fight Night 61 being on Sunday we did a special live edition of the show on Monday night recapping the card. We also talked with fellow Canadian and Hard Knocks Light Heavyweight champion Misha Cirkonov (on the audio…

February 23rd, 2015
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC Fight Night 61 from Porto Alegre, Brazil #1 Dog Day’s Night – After Ivan “Batman” Jorge got the night started with a close decision win over Josh Shockley, it seemed like a perfectly normal UFC card in Brazil. Then the card…

February 23rd, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Brazil last night (February 22, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 61 and the incredible night of scraps saw a record-setting 10 (out of 11) underdogs walk away victorious. Now, after the befuddling and entertaining night of action, let’s take a look ahead at a few potential match-ups for…

February 23rd, 2015
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 61. Surprises Sam Alvey – Yep, I called it. I had a terrible night in picks, going…

February 23rd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC put on a rare Sunday night offering from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and there wasn’t much fanfare heading into the event. The topic of discussion quickly shifted from the lackluster event on paper to the stunning turn of events that saw 10 of the 11 bouts on the card end via upset, a new…

February 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Five crazy prop bets is a column featured on MMAOddsbreaker.com after every major MMA event that highlights the biggest underdog prop bets to cash out from that card. Here’s five crazy UFC Fight Night 61 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Sam Alvey wins by T/KO (+465)/Alvey wins in round 1…

February 23rd, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to Brazil last night (February 22, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 61 and the incredible night of scraps saw a record-setting 10 (out of 11) underdogs walk away victorious. Now, after the befuddling and entertaining night of action, I will be doing a recap of my wagers from the…

February 23rd, 2015
Adam Martin.

Here are my post-fight thoughts on one of the craziest cards in UFC history, UFC Fight Night 61. I don’t even know where to start, to be honest. 10 underdogs won last night, a new UFC and MMA record, and the crazy thing is I’m not all the shocked. I had a feeling this was…

February 23rd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 61 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…

February 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 61 took place at Ginásio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and overall it was a very solid card that featured the best night for underdogs in UFC history. Overall from a betting perspective, only one betting favorite won while 10 underdogs won based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap…

February 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 61 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a winning night, going 6-0 for +33.9 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 61: 6-0 +33.905 units For those wondering how or why our bets were different for this event, we did something called a round robin,…

February 22nd, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 61 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 (February 22, 2015) from the Ginásio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil, and features a heavyweight main event between…

February 22nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil tonight with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 11-bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX…

February 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 61. These fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into the event. 1. Antonio Silva vs. Alistair Overeem – UFC 156 Upcoming Bout: Antonio Silva…

February 22nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil tonight with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 11-bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX…

February 22nd, 2015
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…

February 22nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

In one line, I will be providing my own personal description for every fight ahead of us at tonight’s UFC Fight Night 60 in Colorado. I will also be following the Twitter rule of thumb of keeping them in 140 characters or less. Sunday night’s 11-fight card will be live on FOX Sports 1 at…

February 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2015 and just like last year, we’re keeping a running tally of our staff’s fight picks for all major mixed martial arts (MMA) events. Everyone has a clean slate with the new year, and we’ve added three new staff members to the our special picks chart this time around. After five…

February 21st, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Welterweight bout: Sean Strickland (-170) vs Santiago Ponzinibbio (+150) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 61 main card in Porto Alegre will be featuring a welterweight contest between 23-year old Sean Strickland and Argentina’s Santiago Ponzinibbio,…

February 21st, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 61 middleweight Sam Alvey about his upcoming main card bout tomorrow night (February 22, 2015) against Cezar Ferreira at the Ginásio Gigantinho in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The former MFC middleweight champion expects a very tough challenge against The Ultimate Fighter Brazil season one winner, but he feels…

February 21st, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Women’s Bantamweight bout: Jessica Andrade (-245) vs Marion Reneau (+205) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the preliminary card for UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil will be a women’s bantamweight contest between Brazilian 23-year old Jessica Andrade and…

February 21st, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night: “Silva vs Mir” takes place today (Saturday, Feb. 21, 2014) from the Gigantinho Gymnasium in Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil,. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout between former champion Frank Mir and the always dangerous Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva. UFC Fight Night 61 Weigh-in…

February 21st, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round welterweight bout between Wendell Oliveira and TJ Waldburger. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Oliveira is a -130 favorite (bet $130 to win $100) while Waldburger is a -110 underdog (bet $110 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 20th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Lightweight bout: Michael Johnson (+125) vs Edson Barboza (-145) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of the evening will be a lightweight contest between a pair of talented strikers. Fireworks are expected when TUF 12 finalist Michael…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 61 is a five-round heavyweight bout between Antonio Silva and Frank Mir. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Silva is a -320 favorite (bet $320 to win $100) while Mir is a +260 underdog (bet $100 to win $260). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Silva at…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round lightweight bout between Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Barboza is a -145 favorite (bet $145 to win $100) while Johnson is a +125 underdog (bet $100 to win $125). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Barboza at…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round middleweight bout between Cezar Ferreira and Sam Alvey. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Ferreira is a -310 favorite (bet $310 to win $100) while Alvey is a +255 underdog (bet $100 to win $255). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 20th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round welterweight bout between Sean Strickland and Santiago Ponzinibbio. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Strickland is a -165 favorite (bet $165 to win $100) while Ponzinibbio is a +145 underdog (bet $100 to win $145). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 19th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

A much slower week in MMA allows your hosts to focus their attention solely on UFC Fight Night 61, which features a pair of intriguing bouts at the top of the card. This episode also sees the long-rumored Dude Wipes sponsorship kick into full gear (follow @TheMMAAnalysis to find out more), and sees a redemptive…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round welterweight bout between William Macario and Matt Dwyer. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Macario is a -280 favorite (bet $280 to win $100) while Dwyer is a +240 underdog (bet $100 to win $240). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 19th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil on Sunday, February 22nd with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 12 bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live on FOX Sports 1 at 8pm ET. Preliminary action will precede it on FOX Sports 2 at…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round bantamweight bout between Iuri Alcantara and Frankie Saenz. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Alcantara is a -485 favorite (bet $485 to win $100) while Saenz is a +385 underdog (bet $100 to win $385). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 19th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas, Fight Scientist Reed Kuhn and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes. Our UFC Fight Night 61 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. –…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 61 is a three-round lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Adriano Martins. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Khabilov is a -450 favorite (bet $450 to win $100) while Martins is a +360 underdog (bet $100 to win $360). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

February 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

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February 18th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: 02/22/15 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil on Sunday, February 22nd with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 12-bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live on…

February 18th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 61 February 22nd, 2015 Heavyweight Matchup: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva vs Frank Mir By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  The main event from Brazil this weekend may pit two fighters who haven’t see a “W” in a combined seven fights, but most would agree it’s an interesting matchup with some career-salvaging (or even career-ending)…

February 18th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: 02/22/15 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil on Sunday, February 22nd with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 12-bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live on…

February 17th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: 02/22/15 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brazil on Sunday, February 22nd with UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs Mir. The event will feature an entirety of 12 bouts, including a six-fight main card that will be live…

February 17th, 2015
Reed Kuhn

UFC Fight Night 61 February 22nd, 2015 Lightweight Matchup: Edson Barboza vs Michael Johnson By @fightnomics   Big Picture:  In the co-main event from Brazil this Sunday are two ranked Lightweights each trying to position themselves for a title run down the road. The odds for Edson Barboza and Michael Johnson opened among the closest…

February 17th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Coming off a losing weekend, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to get back to their winning ways with UFC Fight Night 61. After losing 3.5 units at UFC Fight Night 60 this past Saturday, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 28.975 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s…

February 17th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 61 Date: February 22, 2014 Arena: Gigantinho Gymnasium City: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil Heavyweight bout: Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (-240) vs Frank Mir (+200) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the main card for UFC Fight Night 61 in Brazil will be a heavyweight war between a pair of veterans in Brazil’s own…

February 16th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Coming off a weekend that saw one former UFC champion bounce back in a big way, another looks to do the same in hostile territory. Frank Mir makes the trek down to Brazil looking to put an end to his current four-fight losing streak against Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva — who is on a three-fight winless…

February 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

February 2015 looks like it’s going to be a great month to be an MMA fan, as a total of three UFC cards as well as two Bellator cards take place this month. There’s even an Invicta FC card for lovers of the female fighters. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list five fights…

January 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 61: Bigfoot vs. Mir Date: February 22, 2015 Location: Ginasio Gigantinho Venue: Porto Algere, Brazil Broadcast: FS1 UFC Heavyweight Contender Antonio Silva Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva (19-5, 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 Emelianenko, a…

January 9th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a few new fights this week, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Jessica Andrade vs. Marion Reneau, UFC Fight Night 61 A women’s bantamweight bout between Jessica Andrade and Marion Reneau was added to UFC Fight Night 61, which takes place February 22 at Porto Algere,…

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