UFC Fight Night 68

June 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to New Orleans this past Saturday night (June 6th, 2015) for UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs Henderson, and the action-packed night saw 10 of 12 contests end by either T/KO or submission. With the event now behind us, let’s go over my recommended wagers from the evening… Straight…

June 9th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to New Orleans this past Saturday night (June 6th, 2015) for UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs Henderson, and the action-packed night saw 10 of 12 contests end by either T/KO or submission. Following the wild night of scraps, the promotion handed out four $50,000 checks to four fighters…

June 8th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown takes a look at the five biggest storylines to develop from UFC Fight Night 68 from New Orleans, Louisiana #1 H Bomb – Less than three months shy of his 45th birthday, Dan “Hendo” Henderson is easily the oldest fighter still under contract with the UFC. Having lost five of his past six…

June 8th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 68 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Regardless of the outcome of our bets, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you can have a taste…

June 8th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 68 and updates his letter grades on each. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com Leonardo Morales vs. Jose Quinonez Morales: Has a very good kicking game, but the…

June 8th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to New Orleans last night (June 6th, 2015) for UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs Henderson, and the action-packed night saw 10 of 12 contests end by either T/KO or submission. Following the wild night of scraps, let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

These were the three biggest surprises and the three biggest disappointments from UFC Fight Night 68. Surprises Dan Henderson – After losing five of his last six fights and getting knocked out in a minute by Gegard Mousasi, I really thought Dan Henderon was done, but he showed with a blistering first-round KO over Tim…

June 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68 was, quite simply, one of the best UFC events I have ever watched. It totally blew away my expectations, and at the end of it I felt good to a fan of MMA again. Let’s start with the preliminary card. The opening fight of the Fight Pass prelims was surprising, as…

June 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

This is a sample of some of the UFC Fight Night 68 prop bets that cashed big for bettors. To bet on props like these in the future, go to the ‘Props’ section under ‘Fighting’ at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Ben Rothwell wins by submission (+1000)/Rothwell wins in round 1 (+450) In the co-main event, Ben Rothwell picked…

June 6th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

This column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68. 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. Tim Boetsch vs. Yushin Okami – UFC 144 Upcoming Bout: Tim Boetsch…

June 6th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 bantamweight Anthony Birchak as he prepares for his upcoming main card fight tonight (June 6, 2015) against Joe Soto at the Smoothie King Arena in New Orleans, Louisiana. The former MFC bantamweight champion knows he’s fighting for his life in there against Soto and he could…

June 6th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 68 Date: June 6, 2015 Arena: Smoothie King Center City: New Orleans, Louisiana The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to New Orleans, LA tonight with UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs Boetsch. The 12-fight card will feature a six fight card to be live on FOX Sports 1 at 10pm ET, and…

June 6th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The mixed martial arts (MMA) fantasy website Kountermove is back with another exclusive game 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…

June 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 68 Date: June 6, 2015 Arena: Smoothie King Center City: New Orleans, Louisiana The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to New Orleans, LA this Saturday night (June 6th, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs Boetsch. The 12-fight card will feature a six fight card to be live on FOX Sports…

June 5th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 bantamweight Joe Soto about his upcoming preliminary card bout tomorrow night (June 6, 2015) against Anthony Birchak at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The former Bellator champion is coming off a UFC title opportunity so he’s experiencing a much bigger step down against…

June 5th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 68 Date: June 6, 2015 Arena: Smoothie King Center City: New Orleans, Louisiana The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to New Orleans, LA this Saturday night (June 6th, 2015) with UFC Fight Night 68: Henderson vs Boetsch. The 12-fight card will feature a six fight card to be live on FOX Sports…

June 5th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their Fight Breakdown Show continuing with this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 68 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell as well as the main event middleweight scrap…

June 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round lightweight bout between Joe Proctor and Justin Edwards. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Proctor is a -205 favorite (bet $205 to win $100) while Edwards is a +173 underdog (bet $100 to win $173). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

June 5th, 2015
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 68 middleweight Tim Boestch as he prepares for his upcoming main event tomorrow night (June 6, 2015) against Dan Henderson at the Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, Louisiana. The UFC veteran expects to have a youth advantage for the first time in a while, but he…

June 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Matt Mitrione and Ben Rothwell. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Mitrione is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Rothwell is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Mitrione…

June 4th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Usual MMA Analysis host Lance was busy time travelling this week, but Jay, Brad, and Sean more than fill the void with their breakdowns of UFC Fight Night 68. Listen in for the best in serious (and not-so-serious) MMA analysis in the business, and of course the 5Dimes consensus bet of the week. Listen here:…

June 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the main card bouts at UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round featherweight bout between Dustin Poirier and Yancy Medeiros. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Poirier is a -185 favorite (bet $185 to win $100) while Medeiros is a +160 underdog (bet $100 to win $160). MMA oddsmaker Nick…

June 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

One of the prelims at UFC Fight Night 68 is a three-round heavyweight bout between Shawn Jordan and Derrick Lewis. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Lewis is a -120 favorite (bet $120 to win $100) while Jordan is a +100 underdog (bet $100 to win $100). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened…

June 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The main event of UFC Fight Night 68 is a five-round middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Dan Henderson. According to the current betting lines available at 5Dimes Sportsbook, Boetsch is a -190 favorite (bet $190 to win $100) while Henderson is a +165 underdog (bet $100 to win $165). MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened up Boetsch…

June 4th, 2015
James Lynch

On this extra edition of The Parting Shot Podcast brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, I (@LynchOnSports) welcome UFC bantamweight Anthony Birchak who fights this Saturday at UFC Fight Night 68 against Joe Soto. Birchak talked about a variety of topics in this 18 minute interview – Becoming recently engaged – His challenging 2014 (including…

June 3rd, 2015
James Lynch

The Parting Shot Podcast with James Lynch and Carlin Bardsley has teamed up with Kountermove to bring you an invitation for our Ten Cent Game for the upcoming UFC Fight Night 68 event. If you haven’t played Kountermove before, it’s very easy to play. Just go to Kountermove.com, read the instructions, and try your hand at winning some free cash just by picking fights….

May 31st, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 107 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com,  Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First UFC heavyweight Shawn Jordan joins the show to talk about his rematch against Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 68 Saturday. Then we’re joined by World Series of Fighting’s C.O.O Darren Owen to talk about the upcoming WSOF 21 card in Edmonton…

May 30th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

When Jon Jones was removed from UFC 187 and stripped of the light heavyweight title due to his hit-and-run accident, it created a domino effect with some upcoming cards, and nowhere can that be seen more than on UFC Fight Night 68. The main event for this card is now tentatively penciled in as the…

May 29th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68: Boetsch vs. Henderson Date: June 6, 2015 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Venue: Smoothie King Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Middleweight Tim Boetsch Tim Boetsch (18-8) has long been a guy who has been counted out by bettors, but with a 9-7 record in the UFC he’s performed better than expectations for the most…

May 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new matchups were announced in the last 24 hours, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on all of them. Chris Wade vs. Christos Giagos, UFC Fight Night 68 A lightweight contest between Chris Wade and Christos Giagos is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 68, which takes…

May 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Another day, another injury — in fact, this time there were two. For today’s MMA Odds and Ends, I’ll list the two fights that were changed and give my thoughts on each of them. Mark Eddiva vs. Levan Makashvili, UFC Fight Night 66 Alex White was forced to pull out of his fight with Mark…

May 6th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC continued booking more new fights this week, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll list the new bouts and give my thoughts on them. Thiago Tavares vs. Brian Ortega, UFC Fight Night 68 Thiago Tavares was left without an opponent after Zubaira Tukhugov pulled out with an injury, and now Brian Ortega…

May 5th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68 has a new main event, and fans in Louisiana aren’t likely to be too happy about it. UFC FN 68, which takes place June 6 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans, was supposed to be headlined by Daniel Cormier taking on Ryan Bader in a five-round light heavyweight bout. But…

April 21st, 2015
Adam Martin.

A featherweight matchup between a young up-and-coming prospect and a grizzled veteran has been added to UFC Fight Night 68. Russian prospect Zubaira Tukhugov announced on his Instagram account that he will square off against Brazilian veteran Thiago Tavares at UFC Fight Night 68, which is scheduled to take place June 6 at Smoothie King…

April 16th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Four new bouts for upcoming Fight Night cards were recently announced and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on each. Francisco Rivera vs. Alex Caceres, UFC Fight Night 68 A fantastic bantamweight battle between Francisco Rivera and Alex Caceres is the latest addition to UFC Fight Night 68, which is set…

April 15th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 69: Gustafsson vs. Teixeira Date: June 20, 2015 Location: Berlin, Germany Venue: O2 World Broadcast: Fight Pass UFC Light Heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson Alexander Gustafsson (16-3) has made his mark on the UFC light heavyweight division in the last few years. The 28-year-old Swede’s first loss up until 2013 came to Phil Davis — otherwise,…

April 10th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A few new UFC bouts were booked for upcoming fight cards, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on them. Bec Rawlings vs. Lisa Ellis, UFC Fight Night 65 Due to an injury to Seo Hee Ham, Bec Rawlings will now take on Lisa Ellis at UFC Fight Night 65, which…

April 8th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A trio of new UFC bouts were recently announced, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my quick thoughts on each. Mirsad Bektic vs. Renato Carneiro, UFC Fight Night 67 A featherweight bout between prospects Mirsad Bektic and Renato Carneiro will go down at UFC Fight Night 67, which takes place May 30…

March 27th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Three new bouts have been announced for upcoming fight cards. Here they are, along with my quick thoughts on them. Beneil Dariush vs. Jim Miller, UFC on FOX 15 Due to an injury to Paul Felder, Beneil Dariush is stepping up on very shot notice to take on Jim Miller at UFC on FOX 15,…

March 19th, 2015
Adam Martin.

A bantamweight fight that was supposed to go down last summer has been re-booked for a summertime event this year. The UFC announced late Thursday that 135lbers Joe Soto and Anthony Birchak have agreed to fight each other at UFC Fight Night 68, which takes place June 6 at Smoothie King Center in New Orleans,…

March 11th, 2015
Adam Martin.

The upcoming UFC Fight Night 68 card has been strengthened by the addition of a middleweight bout between Brazilians Daniel Sarafian and Ricardo Abreu. Sarafian, a TUF Brazil 1 alum, is 2-3 overall in the UFC with a TKO win over Antonio dos Santos and a submission win over Eddie Mendez, with decision losses to…

March 7th, 2015
Adam Martin.

UFC Fight Night 68: Cormier vs. Bader Date: June 6, 2015 Location: New Orleans, Louisiana Venue: Smoothie King Center Broadcast: FS1 UFC Light Heavyweight Contender Daniel Cormier Daniel Cormier (15-1) is a former Olympic freestyle wrestler-turned-heavyweight powerhouse out of American Kickboxing Academy who has had a rollercoaster’s share of ups and downs in his life. An excruciating…

March 4th, 2015
Adam Martin.

Two new bouts were added to UFC Fight Night 68, which takes place June 6 at Smoothie King Centre in New Orleans, Louisiana, and for today’s MMA Odds and Ends I’ll give my thoughts on both matchups. Derrick Lewis vs. Shawn Jordan A heavyweight bout between Derrick Lewis and Shawn Jordan was added to this…

March 2nd, 2015
Adam Martin.

The UFC announced a number of exciting fights for upcoming spring fight cards, and for today’s Odds and Ends I’ll list the new bouts and give my thoughts on them. Sean Spencer vs. Mike Pyle, UFC 187 A welterweight matchup between Sean Spencer and Mike Pyle is the latest addition to UFC 187, which is…

February 13th, 2015
Adam Martin.

There were a few fights announced in the last few days that I wasn’t able to get to for any previous editions of MMA Odds and Ends, so for today’s edition I’ll list the fights I missed and will give my quick thoughts on each. Tony Martin vs. Leonardo Santos, UFC Fight Night 62 A…