ufc fight night 79

February 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson signs with Bellator Benson Henderson announced on Monday via his personal website (and later on The MMA Hour) that he has signed with Bellator MMA. He wrote the following on his website. “I’m beyond excited for this next phase of my career, it’s a big move, like any move when…

December 2nd, 2015
Gabe Killian

Credit to YouTube user bentleysuper8, who uploaded the video. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson has been known to fight with a toothpick in his mouth, usually doing a good job of hiding it. There are times the camera catches a quick glimple of it, but at this past weekend’s UFC Fight Night 79 in…

November 30th, 2015
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 79 Post Fight Interviews  Benson Henderson / Jorge Masvidal post octagon interview Benson Henderson backstage interview Dong Hyun Kim post octagon interview Dong Hyun Kim backstage interview   Urijah Faber willing to fight former teammate T.J Dillashaw  Yesterday on Submission Radio, Urijah Faber mentioned that he’d have no problem fighting former teammate…

November 29th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event is now behind us, having produced a night of fun and interesting fights, so now let’s take a look at some potential match-ups featuring a few of the…

November 29th, 2015
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 79 in Seoul, South Korea. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com   Dong Hyun Kim (Maestro) vs. Dominique Steele Kim: Has some decent fundamentals, but lacks of athleticism…

November 29th, 2015
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. 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…

November 29th, 2015
James Lynch

On Episode 133 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com and partners at LastWordOnSports.com, Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First we’re joined by ONE Championship heavyweight fighter Brandon Vera who discusses his upcoming fight with Chi Lewis-Parry on Dec. 11th. Then UFC welterweight John Howard talks about his upcoming fight with Tim Means at UFC Fight Night 80 on Dec. 10th. Also…

November 29th, 2015
Mike James

“Grading the card’’ is an article written by Mike James after every major UFC and Bellator event. Every main card fight and the fight card itself is briefly discussed and given a letter grade. This article covers UFC Fight Night 70, which took place Saturday night from the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea….

November 28th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 is now behind us, having produced a night of fun and interesting fights. Now let’s take a look at which of the competitors from the show in Seoul we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Yui Chul Nam “The Korean Bulldozer” is now 1-2…

November 28th, 2015
Mike James

“5 Crazy Prop Bets That Cashed Big” is a column 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 79 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook.   1) Alberto Mina wins…

November 28th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 79 took place this morning (Saturday, November 28st, 2015) at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea and was headlined by a welterweight contest between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites won while six underdogs came through according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for…

November 28th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 79 is in the books, so how did Mike James’ bets do? Well, Mike James Premium had a losing event, going 1-1 on bets for -0.5 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 79: 1-1 -0.5 units Wins: 2 units: Choi/Sicilia under 1.5 rounds (+100) Losses: 2 units: Jake Collier (-125)   Total on the Weekend: 1-1 -0.5 units…

November 28th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 79 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 today (November 28, 2015) at the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea, and features a welterweight main event between Benson…

November 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting with…

November 27th, 2015
Mike James

Kicking off UFC Fight Night 79’s main card is an exciting featherweight contest between Doo Ho Choi and Sam Sicilia. This is the UFC’s third attempt at putting this fight together, as Choi withdrew from the first two scheduled matchups due to injuries he sustained while training.   Doo Ho Choi (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC,…

November 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting with…

November 27th, 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 36…

November 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting with…

November 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts aired in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting…

November 27th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts and will be aired in its entirety on…

November 27th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 79: “Gastelum vs Magny” takes place today (Friday, November 27, 2015) from the Olympic Gymnastics Arena in Seoul, South Korea. The event is headlined by a welterweight bout between Benson Henderson and Jorge Masvidal. UFC Fight Night 79 Weigh-in Stream:  UFC Fight Night 79 Weigh-in Results:  Main Card…

November 26th, 2015
Mike James

A featured matchup on UFC Fight Night 79’s main card is a welterweight match-up between Japanese veteran Yoshihiro “Sexyama” Akiyama and Alberto “Soldier of God” Mina. Akiyama’s most recent fight was a dominant decision win over Amir Sadollah in September of 2014, which came after a two and a half year layoff. Mina, meanwhile, is…

November 26th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in its entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting…

November 26th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Saturday morning’s (November 28, 2015) UFC Fight Night 79 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main event this weekend featuring the welterweight headliner and co-main events of Benson Henderson…

November 26th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting with…

November 26th, 2015
Mike James

The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 79 is an underwhelming welterweight matchup between #7 ranked Dong Hyun Kim and Dominic Waters. Waters is taking this fight on short notice as a replacement for Jorge Masvidal, who moved up to fight Benson Henderson in the main event when Thiago Alves had to withdraw from the…

November 25th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis had its regular host back this week as Lance just could not miss breaking down the epic UFC card this weekend in South Korea. In true union fashion however, one of the co-hosts had to take the night off, and this week the roulette wheel landed on Jay, while Sean remains missing…

November 25th, 2015
Brian Hemminger

Join leading MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMA journalist Brian Hemminger for the best source of insider MMA betting and fantasy sports analysis: The Premium OddsCast, presented by 5Dimes and Kountermove. Our UFC Fight Night 79 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available…

November 25th, 2015
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 79 Date: November 28, 2015 Arena: Olympic Gymnastics Arena City: Seoul, South Korea The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heads to Seoul, South Korea for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 79: Henderson vs Masvidal. The event will feature 11 bouts in entirety on UFC Fight Pass, starting with…

November 25th, 2015
Mike James

The main event of UFC Fight Night 79 is a welterweight contest between former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson and Jorge “Gambred” Masvidal. Henderson returns to the Octagon after submitting Brandon Thatch in February, while Masvidal is coming off a knockout win over Cezar Ferreira in July. Both fighters moved up to the welterweight…

November 22nd, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The UFC will expand the list of countries it has visited next Saturday, when the Octagon sets up in Seoul, South Korea. The event features as many connections to the country as possible, including main-eventer Benson Henderson, whose mother is Korean. Yoshihiro Akiyama is also of Korean descent, and the card also includes two fighters…

November 17th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

Aside from Bellator announcing a pair of squash matches for their upcoming Bellator 148 card — headlined by Josh Koscheck and Paul Daley… not fighting each other, of course — Monday night and Tuesday were slow news days. However, the weekend provided quite a few announcements that ended up getting lost in the shuffle of…

August 24th, 2015
Brad Taschuk

The Octagon made its first trip to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan last night, and despite an extremely anti-climatic end to the hotly anticipated main event, the card largely delivered more than expected. Charles Oliveira was forced to bow out of his bout with Max Holloway with an apparent neck injury, as the Brazilian was stretchered and braced…