UFC Fight Night 85

March 22nd, 2017
James Lynch

UFC welterweight Viscardi Andrade receives 2-year ban for positive steroid test  USADA announced Tuesday that welterweight Viscardi Andrade has been suspended for two years following a positive steroid test. According to USADA, the Brazilian failed an out-of-competition test conducted March 7th, as it was revealed he had taken banned steroid  stanozolol and its metabolites. Andrade…

May 13th, 2016
James Lynch

After bicycle accident, Wanderlei Silva may undergo surgery  MMAJunkie reported Thursday that former PRIDE star Wanderlei Silva is set to find out soon if he’ll require surgery for an injured shoulder. Silva (35-12-1 NC) was hit by a car during a bicycle ride after one of his training sessions according to a Facebook post on Wednesday. The 39-year…

March 24th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 produced a solid night of mixed martial arts action from Brisbane, Australia. 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 props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. UFC Fight Night…

March 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 produced a solid night of mixed martial arts action from Brisbane, Australia. Now with the entertaining night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at which of the evenings competitors we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK James Te-Huna Te-Huna suffered a…

March 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 came and went, delivering a night of exciting action. Now with the entertaining night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at a few potential match-ups featuring some of the losing fighters from the evening… Frank Mir vs Loser of Werdum/Miocic Coming off his first round knockout loss to…

March 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 85 taking place last weekend, the MMAOddsBreaker rankings were bound to get shaken up. MMAOddsbreaker’s Brian Hemminger (@BrianHemminger) has taken over the reigns of the rankings, which are updated after nearly every UFC event. As always, we only show changes in the rankings with this update. To access the full MMAOddsBreaker rankings,…

March 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 came and went, delivering a night of exciting action. Now with the entertaining night of scraps in our rear-view, let’s take a look at a few potential match-ups featuring some of the winning fighters from the evening… Neil Magny vs Dong Hyun Kim Magny now rides a three fight winning streak…

March 21st, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia. After UFN 85, here’s the updated top 20: With upsets all across the spectrum, we saw significant changes in the standings. godofmma regained his spot at the top of standings with a strong eleven point…

March 21st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

As promised, part two of our Premium Oddscast for UFC Fight Night 85 has been made available for free following the conclusion of the event. Regardless of the outcome of our bets, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas and MMAOB managing editor Brian Hemminger will still post part two of the show so you can have a…

March 21st, 2016
James Lynch

UR Fight Results UR Fight took place Sunday night (March 20) at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Ariz. Here a look at the results on the main card. Roy Jones Jr. def. Vyron Phillips via KO (right hook) at 2:30 of round two (Boxing) Rey Mysterio def. Kurt Angle (with help from Riff Raff) (Pro Wrestling) Chael…

March 20th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 148 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by head coach of The MMA Lab John Crouch, who discusses his career among other topics. Then we’re joined by lightweight Sean Soriano who is back in action Mar. 25th at Legacy FC 52 against…

March 20th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Five Crazy Props 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 85 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Neil Magny by T/KO (+575) Neil Magny…

March 20th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com.   Damien Brown vs. Alan Patrick Brown: Outside of a tricky submission skill-set, he didn’t show much in…

March 20th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 85 took place last night (Saturday, March 19, 2016) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Frank Mir and Mark Hunt. Overall from a betting perspective, six favorites won while five underdogs came through and there was one pick’em fight according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each…

March 19th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 85 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a losing night, going 1-2 on premium bets for -2.375 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 85:  1-2 -2.375 units Wins:  2.5 units: Jake Matthews (+110) Losses: 2.5 units: Frank Mir (+140), 2.5 units: Hector Lombard (-105) Free Bet(s) 0-1…

March 19th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 85 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 (March 19, 2016) at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia, and features a heavyweight main event between Mark Hunt…

March 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 19, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 12 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at…

March 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 19, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 12 bouts in its entirety, with the main card getting going…

March 19th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker.com has returned for 2016 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 one new staff member to the our special picks chart this time around. After seven events thus…

March 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 16, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia Middleweight bout: Hector Lombard (-105) vs Neil Magny (-105) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event for UFC Fight Night 85 will be a welterweight contest between former Bellator middleweight champion Hector Lombard and The Ultimate Fighter season 16 veteran Neil Magny,…

March 19th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 19, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia Lightweight bout: Johnny Case (-110) vs Jake Matthews (-110) Fight Breakdown: The main card for UFC Fight Night 85 will be feauturing a barn burner in the lightweight division between surging prospects Johnny “Hollywood” Case and Jake “The Celtic Kid”…

March 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 16, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at…

March 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

After a profitable 2015, Nick Kalikas and crew are looking to continue 2016 off in a big way with UFC Fight Night 85. After losing 1.2 units for UFC 196 two weekends ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 45.825 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA OddsBreaker…

March 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 85: “Hunt vs Mir” takes place today (Friday, March 18, 2016) from inside the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 6:30 pm ET. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Mark Hunt and Frank Mir. UFC Fight Night…

March 18th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Saturday night’s (March 19, 2016) UFC Fight Night 85 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the heavyweight headliner Mark Hunt vs Frank Mir and the welterweight…

March 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 16, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia Heavyweight bout: Frank Mir (+140) vs Mark Hunt (-160) Fight Breakdown: The main event for Australia’s UFC Fight Night 85 will be a heavyweight affair between Frank Mir and Mark Hunt, with Mir being the betting underdog at +140 ($100…

March 17th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 85 welterweight Alan Jouban as he prepares for his upcoming preliminary card headlining bout this Saturday night (March 19, 2016) against Brendan O’Reilly at the Brisbane Entertainment Centre in Brisbane, Australia. The talented part time model is coming off a tough loss to Albert Tumenov and he…

March 17th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at rising Brazilian middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior as he takes on Australian Dan Kelly.   Antonio Carlos Junior (Record: 5-1, -500 Favorite, Fighter Grade: C+) The 26-year old Brazilian…

March 17th, 2016
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. Our UFC Fight Night 85 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

March 16th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

With no event to recap from last week, and a card which fails to inspire the greatest interest, The MMA Analysis clocks in at just over an hour this week. Of course, that hour also includes Lance regaling listeners with the tale of his vast overcompensation of alcohol. Listen here: Consensus Bet: Parlay: Antonio Carlos…

March 16th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 20, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at…

March 16th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC fight card, Jay Primetown takes a look at some of the key contests at each event. In the latest installment, we look at the main event of UFC Fight Night 85. In a matchup of top 10 heavyweights, former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir takes on “Super Samoan” Mark Hunt.  …

March 15th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 85 main event between Frank Mir vs. Mark Hunt. Sean Soriano – Legacy FC lightweight 00:00:09 Kevin Woltkamp – Shamrock FC heavyweight 00:00:19 Greg Rebello – CES Heavyweight 00:00:44 Adam Townsend – Valor Fights lightweight…

March 15th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Australia’s Damien Brown as he takes on Brazilian Alan Patrick at Fight Night 85 in Brisbane, Australia.   Damien “Beatdown” Brown Hometown: Townsville, Australia Age: 31 Height: 5’10” Reach: 70” Weight Class: Lightweight Camp:…

March 15th, 2016
James Lynch

Heavyweight Matt Mitrione signs with Bellator MMA  Bellator officials confirmed Monday that former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione has signed an exclusive four-fight contract with Bellator MMA. Mitrione (9-5) made it to the quarterfinals on Season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter despite having no pro-MMA bouts prior to entering the competition. The 37-year old former NFL…

March 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a week off to recover from Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz, the Octagon will head down under to Brisbane, Australia for UFC Fight Night 85. A pair of legends with very different approaches headline the event in the heavyweight division, as Mark Hunt takes on Frank Mir. Hunt will certainly be looking for the…

March 14th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 16, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at…

March 14th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with top mixed martial arts referee Herb Dean about the controversy which took place at the end of the third round of the UFC Fight Night 84 main event late last month (February 27, 2016) between Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva.

March 13th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 85 Date: March 16, 2016 Arena: Brisbane Entertainment Centre City: Brisbane, Australia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional histry with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at…

March 13th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 147 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests. First were joined by John “Doomsday” Howard who talks about his new contract with WSOF. Then Titan FC CEO Jeff Aronson to recap his promotions successful Titan FC 37 event. Finally we’re joined by Canadian heavyweight prospect Tanner Boser…

March 12th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC bantamweight Brad Pickett, who recently scored a close split decision victory over Francisco Rivera at UFC Fight Night 85 last month (February 27, 2016) at the O2 Arena in London, England.

March 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to Brisbane, Australia for the second time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 85: Hunt vs Mir. The action-packed card will feature 13 bouts in entirety, with the main card getting going at 10pm ET on FOX Sports 1 and preliminary action preceding it on the same channel…

January 29th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC’s debut in Croatia features Gonzaga vs. Magomedov, Pokrajac vs. Blachowicz and more  UFC officials announced Thursday that a heavyweight matchup has been added to UFC Fight Night 86 pitting  Gabriel Gonzaga vs. Ruslan Magomedov Gonzaga (17-10) snapped his three-fight losing streak in his last bout, earning a decision over Konstantin Erokhin in a lacklustre affair. The former…