UFC Fight Night 86

April 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Croatia for the first time in promotional history, producing a night of solid action. After the event concluded, the UFC awarded $50,000 to four fighters for ‘Performance of the Night’ honors. The lines to wager on these props were available at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. UFC Fight Night 86’s Post-Fight…

April 12th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 86 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,…

April 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Croatia for the first time in promotional history, producing a night of solid action, and 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…

April 12th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Croatia for the first time in promotional history, producing a night of solid action, and 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… Junior Dos Santos vs Josh Barnett…

April 11th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia. After UFN 86, here’s the updated top 20: A competitive card saw minimal movement at the top of the standings in the latest ToutMaster results. Godofmma continues to lead the contest, extending his lead to 2.05…

April 11th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went to Croatia for the first time in promotional history, producing a night of solid action, and 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… Ben Rothwell vs Loser of Velasquez/Browne…

April 11th, 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 86 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Junior Dos Santos by Decision (+570) Junior…

April 10th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com   Alessio Di Chirico vs. Bojan Velickovic Di Chirico: Showed improvement footwork and movement. He was very competitive…

April 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 86 took place this afternoon (Sunday, April 10, 2016) at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, and was headlined by a heavyweight bout between Junior dos Santos and Ben Rothwell. Overall from a betting perspective, eight favorites won while three underdogs came through and there were two pick’em fights according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick…

April 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 86 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 -1.6 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 86:  1-2 -1.6 units Wins: 2 units: Timothy Johnson (+135) Losses: 1.5 units: Damir Hadzovic (+300), 2 units: Curtis Blaydes (-140) Free Bet(s)…

April 10th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 86 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 (April 10, 2016) at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia, and features a heavyweight main event between Junior dos Santos and…

April 10th, 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…

April 10th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 10, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 10th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 10, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia Heavyweight bout: Derrick Lewis (-145) vs Gabriel Gonzaga (+135) Fight Breakdown: The co-main event of the evening for UFC Fight Night 86 in Croatia today will be a heavyweight contest between Louisiana’s Derrick Lewis and Brazil’s Gabriel Gonzaga, with Lewis being…

April 9th, 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 86. After losing 2.375 units for UFC 196 two weekends ago, MMAOddsbreaker Premium is now up 43.45 units life-to-date. You can check a track record of our premium bets here. What’s included in MMA…

April 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 8, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg and Nick Kalikas have revitalized their fight breakdown show “Before the Bell” continuing with Sunday afternoon’s (April 10, 2016) UFC Fight Night 86 event. The UFC Hall of Famer and leading MMA Oddsmaker previewed both the main and co-main events this weekend featuring the heavyweight headliner Junior dos Santos vs Ben Rothwell and the…

April 9th, 2016
James Lynch

In a regular feature on MMAOddsBreaker I asked other professional MMA fighters who they think would win in Sundays UFC Fight Night 86 main event between Junior Dos Santos and Ben Rothwell. I spoke to the following fighters. Jeremy May – M-1 Global heavyweight 00:00:09 Adam Milstead – UFC heavyweight 00:00:41 Anthony Gutierrez – Titan FC bantamweight…

April 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 8, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 9th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at heavyweight Curtis Blaydes as he takes on Frenchman Francis Ngannou at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia. Curtis Blaydes Hometown: Nowhere, Oklahoma Age: 30 Height: 6’4” Reach: 82.5” Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp: Dutch Style…

April 9th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 86: “Dos Santos vs Rothwell” takes place today (Saturday, April 9, 2016) from inside Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 11:30 am ET. The event is headlined by a heavyweight bout between Ben Rothwell and Junior dos Santos. UFC Fight Night…

April 9th, 2016
James Lynch

Bojan Velickovic (13-3) discusses his upcoming fight with Alessio Di Chirico (9-0) at UFC Fight Night 86 on Apr. 10th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Bojan also talks about moving up to middleweight for this fight, the morale at Team Elevation and why he wants to fight on the UFC Ottawa card in June.

April 9th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 8, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 8th, 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 Sunday’s main event as a pivotal heavyweight bout takes place between former champion Junior dos Santos and surging American Ben Rothwell. This is a key clash in the…

April 8th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 86 welterweight Zak Cummings as he prepares for his preliminary card headlining bout this Sunday (April 10, 2016) against Nicolas Dalby at Arena Zagreb in Zagreb, Croatia. The talented TUF veteran expects a competitive scrap against Nicolas Dalby, but he feels that he’s a league above anyone…

April 8th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 8, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 8th, 2016
James Lynch

Curtis Blaydes (5-0) discusses his upcoming fight with Francis Ngannou (6-1) at UFC Fight Night 86 on Apr. 10th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Curtis also talks about his highlight reel finish at RFA 35, how this UFC deal came together, and dealing with the travel/time change competing in…

April 8th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at heavyweight Marcin Tybura as he takes on Timothy Johnson at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia. Marcin “Tybur” Tybura Hometown: Uniejow, Poland Age: 30 Height: 6’3” Reach: N/A Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp: S4 Fight…

April 8th, 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 86 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for…

April 7th, 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 a heavyweight bout between Brazilian Gabriel Gonzaga and American Derrick Lewis. This is an important clash in the heavyweight division as the winner likely vaults into the division’s…

April 7th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 86 Date: April 10, 2016 Arena: Arena Zagreb City: Zagreb, Croatia The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) will be making a trip to Zagreb, Croatia for the first time in promotional history with UFC Fight Night 86: Rothwell vs Dos Santos. The main card will get going at 2pm ET on FOX Sports…

April 7th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

After a couple weeks off for both the UFC and The MMA Analysis, this week sees a return for each. The UFC will be heading to Croatia for the first time for a card heavy on… well, heavyweights. With all the newcomers to the UFC on this card as well, Lance is truly in his…

April 6th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at strawweight Cristina Stanciu as she takes on 9th ranked strawweight Maryna Moroz at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia.   Cristina “Barbie” Stanciu Hometown: Bucharest, Romania Age: 22 Height: 5’4” Reach: 64” Weight Class:…

April 5th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Sunday, April 10th will mark the first time the UFC has set up the Octagon in Croatia. UFC Fight Night 86 will air from Mirko CroCop’s stomping grounds with a card that relies heavily on the legend’s division. Four of the six main card bouts will take place in the heavyweight division, headlined by the…

April 5th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Bosnian as he takes on rising lightweight Mairbek Taisumov at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia.   Damir “The Bosnian Bomber” Hadzovic Hometown: Gorazde, Bosnia Age: 29 Height: 6’0” Reach: N/A Weight Class: Lightweight…

April 4th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Zagreb’s own Filip Pejic as he takes on Poland’s Damian Stasiak at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia.   Filip “Nitro” Pejic Hometown: Zagreb, Croatia Age: 23 Height: 5’11” Reach: N/A Weight Class: Bantamweight…

April 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 150 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 ONE welterweight champion Ben Askren who defends his title April 15th against Nikolay Aleksakhin. Then bantamweight Josh Hill discusses his upcoming matchup with Bendy Casimir at Fight Night Medicine Hat on April 9th. Finally…

April 2nd, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at French heavyweight Cyril Asker as he takes on American Jared Cannonier at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia.   Cyril “Silverback” Asker Hometown: Avignon, France Age: 30 Height: 6’2” Reach: Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp:…

March 31st, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at former RFA welterweight champion Bojan Velickovic as he takes on fellow UFC debutant Alessio Di Chirico at Fight Night 86 in Zagreb, Croatia.   Bojan “Serbian Steel” Velickovic Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia Age: 27…

March 10th, 2016
James Lynch

Glover Texieria replaces Shogun against Rashad Evans at UFC Fight Night Tampa Damon Martin of FOX Sports reported on Wednesday that an injury has forced Mauricio “Shogun” Rua off UFC Fight Night Tampa. Fellow Brazillian Glover Teixeira has be tabbed as the replacement to face Rashad Evans. Teixeira (24-4) is coming off back to back victories over Ovince…

March 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Wanderlei Silva ends retirement to sign with Bellator MMA  After close to a two-year retirement, Pride FC legend Wanderlei Silva has agreed to terms on a multi-year, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA according to ESPN. Silva (35-12-1) was initially given a lifetime suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission after fleeing a random drug test before…

February 23rd, 2016
James Lynch

UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos injured, out of UFC 196 fight against Conor McGregor According to MMAFighting, Rafael dos Anjos is out of his main event fight against Conor McGregor next week due to a foot injury. Also in the report, it mentions that the UFC is currently working on finding a replacement to fight…

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…