UFC Fight Night 88

June 20th, 2016
James Lynch

Erik Koch (14-4) discusses his 2nd round submission victory over Shane Campbell (10-4) at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Erik also talks about his career, his experience competing in the WEC, how he’s dealt with injuries throughout his career and when he’d like to…

June 11th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

With UFC Fight Night 88 and UFC 199 taking place the past two weekends, 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…

June 3rd, 2016
James Lynch

Dana White says he’s looking at ‘another fight’ for Conor McGregor instead of Nate Diaz UFC president Dana White joined ESPN’s SportsCenter Thursday and mentioned that featherweight champion Conor McGregor may not face Nate Diaz in his next fight. But he did open it up as a possibility in an interview later with FS1’s “The Herd” “It’s just been tough….

June 2nd, 2016
James Lynch

Darrion Caldwell vs. Joe Taimanglo headlines Bellator 159  Bellator officials announced Wednesday that Darrion Caldwell will take on  Joe Taimanglo in the main event of Bellator 159. Caldwell (9-0) is coming off the biggest win of his career as he submitted Joe Warren at Bellator 151. The win pushed his undefeated record to 9-0. Taimanglo…

June 1st, 2016
Gabe Killian

This past Sunday certainly was “Funday” with UFC Fight Night 88 delivering an evening of exciting action. 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…

June 1st, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued this past weekend with UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada. After UFN 88, here’s the updated top 20: WesReynolds extended his lead from 3.55 points to 5.4 points developing some separation from himself and the field. PaulShag moved up from 4th to 2nd place with a…

May 31st, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88 produced an entertaining night of action. Now with the fun 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 Jessica Eye Eye came up short in a very lackluster fight…

May 31st, 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 88 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Jeremy Stephens by Decision (+375) Jeremy Stephens…

May 30th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com   Chris De La Rocha vs. Adam Milstead De La Rocha: The California based heavyweight proved he’s…

May 30th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC Fight Night 88: Cody Garbrandt vs. Thomas Almeida video highlights   UFC Fight Night 88: Jeremy Stephens vs. Renan Barao video highlights   Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett headlines Sept 3rd’s UFC Fight Night in Hamburg UFC officials announced Sunday that Andrei Arlovski vs. Josh Barnett will headline UFC Hamburg on September 3rd. rlovski (25-12) is…

May 29th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 88 took place earlier today (Sunday, May 29, 2016) at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, and was headlined by a bantamweight bout between Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt. Overall from a betting perspective, five favorites won while seven underdogs came through according to the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here’s a quick recap for each bout….

May 29th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

UFC Fight Night 88 is in the books, so how did Nick Kalikas’ bets do? Well, MMAOddsBreaker Premium had a Winning night, going 3-0 on premium bets for +7.1 units overall. Premium UFC Fight Night 88:  3-0 +7.10 units Wins: 2 units: Lorenz Larkin (-112), 2 units: Chris Camozzi (+155), 2 units: Rick Story (-110) Losses: none Free Bet(s) 0-1 -1 unit Wins:…

May 29th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC Fight Night 88 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 (May 29, 2016) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a bantamweight main event between undefeated fighters Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt….

May 29th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 29th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 29th, 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 13…

May 29th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Normally, this is where I’d tell you that this column highlights five past bouts from fighters competing on this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 88. Then I’d go on to say how these fights represent some of the highest moments in the careers of their respective participants, and should serve to pique your interest heading into…

May 29th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 88 lightweight Abel Trujillo as he prepares for his preliminary card bout tonight (Sunday, May 29, 2016) against Jordan Rinaldi at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The member of the Blackzilians is frustrated about having a late opponent change, but he’s not going to overlook his UFC-debuting…

May 29th, 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 key welterweight clash at UFC Fight Night 88 when Tarec Saffiedine takes on Rick Story.   Tarec Saffiedine (Record: 16-4, +100 Underdog, Fighter Grade: B-) The 29…

May 28th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 88 lightweight Paul Felder as he prepares for his main card bout this Sunday night (May 29, 2016) against Josh Burkman at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The dynamic striker is not sure what to expect from Burkman, because he’s aware that his veteran opponent can…

May 28th, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC Fight Night 88: “Almeida vs Garbrandt” takes place today (Saturday, May 28, 2016) from inside the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 7:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a bantamweight bout between champion Thomas Almeida and Cody…

May 28th, 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 88 when undefeated bantamweight prospects square off as Thomas Almeida takes on Cody Garbrandt.   Thomas Almeida (Record: 21-0, -165 Favorite,…

May 28th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 88 lightweight Joshua Burkman as he prepares for his main card bout this Sunday night (May 29, 2016) against Paul Felder at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The recently divorced former Ultimate Fighter competitor expects his second fight at lightweight to go much smoother than…

May 28th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Lightweight bout: Abel Trujillo (-320) vs Jordan Rinaldi (+260) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 88 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will feature a lightweight contest between a pair of North Carolina born fighters…

May 27th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 88 featherweight Jeremy Stephens as he prepares for his co-main event bout this Sunday night (May 29, 2016) against Renan Barao at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The “Lil’ Heathen” is expecting a tough scrap against a former world champion but he thinks size will be on his…

May 27th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at American Jordan Rinaldi as he debuts in the lightweight division against Blackzillians fighter Abel Trujillo at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Jordan Rinaldi Hometown: Charlotte, North Carolina Age: 28 Height:…

May 27th, 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 88 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

May 26th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The gang is almost back together. Sean Carey rejoins the podcast this week, fans, and kicks New Shaun off halfway through the show. Then he proceeds to lead the most meandering conversation about prospects ever. We also break down UFC Fight Night 88, and Sean even gives out a bet (cue audible gasp from the…

May 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 82 Date: February 6, 2016 Arena: MGM Grand Garden Arena City: Las Vegas, NV Bantamweight bout: Aljamain Sterling (-440) vs Bryan Caraway (+350) Fight Breakdown: Headlining the FIght Pass prelims for UFC Fight Night 82 in Las Vegas will be a 135-pound contest between a pair of talented grapplers in Aljamain “Funkmaster”…

May 26th, 2016
Reed Kuhn

By @fightnomics   When the main event for Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas was announced, MMA fans took notice and began to anticipate a striking war. For the first time in a long time, the UFC would not be putting on an all-star loaded PPV card over the Memorial Day holiday weekend in Las…

May 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88 Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Evens Center City: Las Vegas, NV Welterweight bout: Jorge Masvidal (+120) vs Lorenz Larkin (-140) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 88 main card on FOX Sports 1 will be featuring a welterweight showdown that is sure to produce fireworks! Action is expected when…

May 25th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at Brazilian middleweight Alberto Pereira as he debuts against American Jake Collier at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Alberto “Uda” Pereira Hometown: Blumenau, Santa Catarina, Brazil Age: 31 Height: 6’3” Reach:…

May 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 24th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 24th, 2016
Frank Trigg

MMAOddsBreaker’s Frank Trigg speaks with UFC Fight Night 88 bantamweight Sara McMann as she prepares for her preliminary card bout this Sunday night (May 29, 2016) against Jessica Eye at the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. The former Olympic silver medal-winning wrestler is coming off two losses, but she’s heading into this…

May 24th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV Women’s Bantamweight bout: Jessica Eye (+135) vs Sara McMann (-155) Fight Breakdown: The UFC Fight Night 88 preliminary card on FOX Sports 1 will be headlining a “do or die” match-up in the women’s bantamweight…

May 23rd, 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 Adam Milstead as he debuts against Chris De La Rocha at UFC Fight Night 88 in Las Vegas, Nevada.   Adam “The Prototype” Milstead Hometown: Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania Age: 28 Height: 6’3” Reach:…

May 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two of the most feared, undefeated prospects in the division. Preliminary card action gets underway at 6pm ET on UFC Fight…

May 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt Date: May 29, 2016 Arena: Mandalay Bay Events Center City: Las Vegas, NV The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is back in Las Vegas, NV with UFC Fight Night 88: Almeida vs Garbrandt. The night of action features 11 bouts, culminating with a five round bantamweight showdown between two…

May 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 157 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome three great guests on this short edition of the show. First were joined by UFC middleweight Chris Camozzi to discuss his upcoming fight against Vitor Miranda on May 28th. Then nutritionist and strength/conditioning coach Tyler “Melee” Minton talks about his MMA…

May 21st, 2016
James Lynch

Chris Camozzi (23-10) discusses his upcoming fight with Vitor Miranda (12-4) at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29th during a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.    Cory also talks about his successful pro-MMA debut earlier this year, his extended layoff and training camp for this fight

May 19th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Last week, MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened the betting lines for the main card of UFC Fight Night 88 at 5Dimes Sportsbook. A line was separately released for the bantamweight bout between Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway. Today, he released the odds for the remaining bouts on the card. Those include a showdown between top…

May 17th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Event: UFC Fight Night 88 Date: May 29th, 2016 Location: Las Vegas, Nevada Venue: Mandalay Bay Events Center Broadcast: Fox Sports 1 UFC Bantamweight Contender Thomas Almeida (21-0) After capturing the Legacy bantamweight title — with a picture perfect liver shot combination — Almeida was signed to the UFC. In his debut, he was matched…

May 14th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

A pair of hot prospects in a division suddenly teeming with them will occupy the top spot on UFC Fight Night 88. Undefeated bantamweights Thomas Almeida and Cody Garbrandt will put their perfect records on the line on Sunday, May 29th as the Octagon returns to Las Vegas for the Fox Sports 1 card. While…

April 28th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC 200 press conference replay  UFC 200 takes place on July 9th at T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Daniel Cormier (c) vs. Jon Jones (ic) – light-heavyweight title-unification bout Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar – for interim featherweight title Miesha Tate (c) vs. Amanda Nunes – for women’s bantamweight title Travis Browne vs. Cain…

April 2nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is currently on a three week hiatus in advance of next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 86 event, but there are still plenty of fights to get excited about in the coming weeks and months. UFC on Fox 19 will take place on April 16th and will feature a likely lightweight number one contender fight between Khabib…

March 28th, 2016
James Lynch

On Episode 149 brought to you by MMAOddsBreaker.com, LastWordOnSports.com and sponsor Nuetrition Supplements Carlin (@CarlinBardsley) and I (@LynchOnSports) welcome two great guests. First were joined by UFC heavyweight Adam Milstead who will be making his promotional debut May 29th against Chris De La Rocha at UFC Fight Night 88. After that we’re joined by XFFC welterweight champion Matt MacGrath who defends his…

March 25th, 2016
James Lynch

Heavyweight Adam Milstead (7-1) discusses his fight against Chris De La Rocha (4-1) at UFC Fight Night 88 on May 29th on a “1 on 1” edition of The Parting Shot Podcast.  Adam also talks about how he pestered Joe Silva enough to get a UFC contract, training with Stipe Miocic and country music singing skills….

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…

February 4th, 2016
James Lynch

Tim Means pulled from UFC Fight Night 83 main event after failed USADA test UFC officials announced Wednesday evening that UFC Fight Night 83 headliner Tim Means has been pulled from a planned from his UFC Fight Night 83 welterweight fight with Donald Cerrone after being notified of a potential anti-doping policy violation. “It is important to note that, under…