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April 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Former UFC lightweight contender Tyson Griffin today announced on Twitter that he has signed a multi-fight deal with the World Series of Fighting. Here’s what Griffin Tweeted: I hope to be on the august WSOF card & can’t wait to put on the most exciting fight the @WSOFfans have ever seen!! Griffin, 16-6, was cut from…

April 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Referee Kim Winslow announced today on her Facebook page that she will be the main referee during season 18 of “The Ultimate Fighter,” which features men and women bantamweights competing for a six-figure contract in the UFC under the watchful of eye of coaches Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano. Here’s what Winslow wrote on Facebook:…

April 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It seems almost impossible for a fight card to remain intact these days, and the upcoming UFC on FUEL TV 10 card is no exception. According to Jason High himself via Twitter, the welterweight will fill in for John Hathaway against Erick Silva at UFC on FUEL TV 10, which takes place June 8 in…

April 24th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced that the main event for the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 card will be none other than UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson taking on top contender John Moraga. The two meet in a five-round bout that headlines the July 27 network-televised event, which takes place at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, not…

April 23rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The upcoming UFC on FOX 8 card had three new fights added to it today, both occurring in the lightweight division. The first bout announced sees veteran lightweights Yves Edwards and Spencer Fisher go toe-to-toe in a three-round bout. Edwards most recently fought at UFC 156, where he lost a razor-thin split decision to Isaac…

April 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC on FOX 7 weigh-ins today took place in San Jose, CA, and all 24 competitors made weight for the fights. Below are the weigh-in results for each of the bouts, along with some quick thoughts about how each of the fighters looked on the scale. Main card (FOX) UFC lightweight title bout: Benson…

April 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nate Diaz may have a fight this weekend against veteran Josh Thomson, but that hasn’t stopped the Cesar Gracie fighter from looking ahead to his next fight. The lightweight contender today told MMAjunkie.com that after his UFC on FOX 7 bout against Thomson, which takes place this Saturday night at HP Pavilion in San Jose,…

April 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked the fifth-ever women’s bout in promotional history as the organization today announced bantamweights Julie Kedzie and Germaine De Randamie will square off at UFC on FOX 8, which takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA. Kezie and De Randamie were once set to fight in Strikeforce, but the fight…

April 17th, 2013
Adam Martin.

World Series of Fighting today announced a slew of fights for its third event, which is scheduled to take place June 14 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, NV. We already knew about the main event, which is a welterweight bout between former UFC fighters Jon Fitch and Josh Burkman. The two…

April 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The tryouts for TUF 18 took place today in Las Vegas, NV. The next season of the popular “The Ultimate Fighter” reality show airs this fall and the UFC today worked out 219 male bantamweights and 50 women bantamweights for casting on the show, according to MMAjunkie.com. The show — which will feature at least…

April 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced three news fights for this coming summer, including a welterweight bout between contenders Tarec Saffiedine and Robbie Lawler, which will take place at UFC on FOX 8, which is set for July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA. As well, a lightweight bout between Bobby Green and Danny Castillo was booked…

April 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked a fantastic welterweight bout for this coming summer. According to Spencer Kyte of Keyboard Kimura, the UFC has added a welterweight bout between top contenders Rory MacDonald and Jake Ellenberger to the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 card, which takes place July 27 at KeyArena in Seattle, WA. The fight will…

April 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today suspended heavyweight star Matt Mitirone after his verbal tirade on Monday afternoon’s edition of Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” concerning transgendered MMA fighter Fallon Fox. Mitirone said, among other things, that Fox is a “lying, sick, sociopathic, disgusting freak” and that Fox getting a fight license is “an embarrassment to us as…

April 3rd, 2013
Adam Martin.

There were four new UFC fights announced today, and all of them will be pretty popular bets when the fights go down. First, a lightweight matchup between Melvin Guillard and Mac Danzig was announced today by the UFC for the upcoming UFC on FOX 8 card, which takes place at KeyArena in Seattle, WA, on…

April 2nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White today announced via Twitter a big change to the main event of this weekend’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 card. According to White, the replacement fighter for Alexander Gustafsson — who was ruled out of the fight by the SMMAF due to a cut over his eyebrow — against Gegard Mousasi in…

April 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

With a cut above Alexander Gustafsson‘s eyebrow putting the main event of this Saturday’s UFC on FUEL TV 9 event into question, it appears as though a veteran fighter is going to step up and fill in the void if Gustafsson’s scheduled fight against Gegard Mousasi can’t go on. Wanderlei Silva, who defeated Brian Stann…

March 31st, 2013
Adam Martin.

There are a ton of great fights this coming April, and there are a ton of great betting opportunities, too. With four UFC cards, an Invicta FC event, as well as a Bellator card, there is lots of money to be made next month and MMAOddsbreaker.com is here to help you do it. Here are…

March 30th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The month of April 2013 is going to be very good for MMA fans, as the UFC has four events scheduled, Bellator has one, and even Invicta FC has one. And, as always, MMAoddsbreaker.com will be here to cover all of your betting needs for all of these upcoming fight cards. Here’s a look at…

March 29th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC is heading back to Boston. Today it was confirmed via Twitter by UFC president Dana White that the UFC will be heading back to Boston, MA on August 17 for what will be the UFC’s first event on the new FOX Sports 1 channel. The event doesn’t have a title yet, but the…

March 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The World Series of Fighting officially has a main event booked for its third event. According to MMAFighting.com‘s Ariel Helwani, former UFC welterweight contender Jon Fitch will take on Josh Burkman in the main event of World Series of Fighting 3, which takes place June 14 in Las Vegas, NV. According to the report, both…

March 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Nick Diaz has formally requested a rematch with Georges St-Pierre. The Diaz camp today sent out a statement, which MMAFighting.com reported, where they said that due to “Weight Gate” — basically, St-Pierre is alleged to have received up to a .9 pound allowance in his UFC 158 title defence against Diaz — there should be a rematch….

March 25th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has booked a featherweight bout with title implications for the upcoming UFC on FX 8 card, as American Nik Lentz is stepping in on short notice to fight Brazilian prospect Hacran Dias after Manny Gamburyan pulled out with an injury. The fight, which takes place May 18 in Brazil, will air on the…

March 22nd, 2013
Adam Martin.

The upcoming UFC on FOX 7 card drew a few changes overnight that gamblers may want to keep an eye on. As we reported last night on MMAoddsbreaker.com, Dan Hardy was pulled from the upcoming UFC on FOX 7 card with a heart condition and in his place to fight Matt Brown on short notice…

March 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced that Alex Caceres tested positive for marijuana metabolites following his UFC on FUEL TV 8 victory over Kyung Ho Kang. As a result of the infraction, Caceres has been suspended for six months and forced to attend rehabilitation classes before he’s reinstated to the active roster. As well, he will need to…

March 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC today announced a switch for their upcoming UFC on FOX 7 card, as up-and-coming featherweight Darren Elkins has agreed to step in on short notice to fight No. 2 ranked Chad Mendes on just one month’s notice. MMAjunkie.com was the first to report the change, which was later made official by the UFC….

March 18th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The odds for this Thursday’s Bellator 93 event were released earlier today via 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here are the opening odds: ————- MARCIN HELD -115 DAVE JANSEN -125 RYAN MARTINEZ +135 TRAVIS WIUFF -175 ERIC PRINDLE +125 BRETT ROGERS -165 WAACHIM SPIRITWOLF +220 MARCUS DAVIS -300 ————- Adam’s Analysis: From the opening lines released, the one…

March 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Once again, Chad Mendes has been left without an opponent. As first reported by Sherdog.com, Clay Guida has an injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming UFC on FOX 7 matchup against Mendes, which was set to take place April 20 at HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif. It is the…

March 14th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC added a high-profile featherweight matchup to its upcoming July 4th weekend card, as top-ranked Ricardo Lamas will take on crowd favorite Chan Sung “The Korean Zombie” Jung at UFC 162. The fight is expected to net the winner a title shot against the winner of August’s fight between UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo…

March 13th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

‘Odds Week’ continues here at MMA Oddsbreaker, as today some new lines were released for the UFC on FUEL TV 9 card, which takes place on April 6th and marks the organization’s second trip to Sweden. The main event of the card features Alexander Gustafsson fighting in his home country once again, as he takes…

March 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It’s odds release week at MMAOddsbreaker.com, and today two new lines for upcoming fights were released at 5Dimes Sportsbook, as well as the entire set of preliminary card lines for UFC 158. The first is Junior dos Santos vs. Mark Hunt, which takes place at UFC 160. MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas opened dos Santos a…

March 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC 160 had a change announced today, as “The Ultimate Fighter” season 8 winner Ryan Bader was pulled from the event due to a knee injury and replaced by James Te Huna. The Kiwi will now step in the cage to fight highly-ranked Glover Teixeira. Te Huna (16-5) is coming off a decision victory over…

March 10th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Less than a week from now, UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will once again put his strap on the line, this time against  Nick Diaz in the main event of UFC 158, which takes place March 16th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It will be St-Pierre’s eighth title defence since winning the undisputed…

March 9th, 2013
Adam Martin.

There are some absolutely fantastic fights that are scheduled to take place in March 2013, and as always MMAOddsbreaker has got you covered. Here are five MMA fights to be excited for this month from all over the world of mixed martial arts. Georges St-Pierre vs. Nick Diaz, UFC 158 The main event of UFC…

March 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

Texas-based Legacy FC is taking a gamble, signing UFC flameout Matt Riddle to a four-fight contract according to MMAjunkie.com‘s John Morgan. Riddle was released by the UFC last week after failing a drug test (he tested positive for marijuana metabolites) following his UFC on FUEL TV 7 victory over Che Mills, his second positive drug test…

March 6th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC interim bantamweight title will be defended for a second time. According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com, who confirmed the report with UFC president Dana White, interim bantamweight titleholder Renan Barao will fight Eddie Wineland at UFC 161, which takes place June 15 at MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. The bout will be…

March 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC confirmed a trio of matchups for the upcoming UFC 161 pay-per-view, including a newly announced bout between heavyweights Stipe Miocic and Soa “The Hulk” Palelei. Miocic (9-1) is coming off a TKO loss to Stefan Struve but he’s still one of the top prospects in the heavyweight division considering the impressive showings he…

March 5th, 2013
Adam Martin.

With UFC on FUEL TV 8 officially in the books, the team at MMA Oddsbreaker has updated the MMA Fighter Rankings. In the pound-for-pound rankings, Dan Henderson dropped from No. 7 to No. 10. And for those asking, despite his recent split decision loss to Lyoto Machida at UFC 157, Henderson’s overall career victories over fighters…

March 4th, 2013
Adam Martin.

It was announced today by Showdown Joe of Sportsnet that the UFC is returning to Canada on June 15, when the promotion travels to MTS Centre in Winnipeg, Manitoba for UFC 161, and two huge matchups are rumored to take place on the card according to TATAME. The first is a light heavyweight bout between top…

March 1st, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has added a women’s bantamweight bout to its upcoming UFC 159 card, and it’s a good one as former Olympic silver medalist in freestyle wrestling Sara McMann meets German prospect Sheila Gaff in a three-round fight. German based GroundAndPound.de broke the news of the fight today, which takes place April 27 at Prudential…

February 27th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC is coming to Canada again, and it’ll bring along a matchup between two top welterweight contenders when it does. According to MMAjunkie.com, the UFC is planning on holding an event somewhere in Canada on June 15, and the card will have a welterweight matchup between Jake Shields and Tyron Woodley on it. The…

February 26th, 2013
Adam Martin.

FUEL TV’s Ariel Helwani tonight reported that Demetrious Johnson is out of his UFC flyweight title fight against John Moraga with an injury. The fight was set to headline the TUF 17 Finale, which takes place April 13 in Las Vegas. It’s unknown what the UFC will do now as far as a main event…

February 20th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC controversially cut 16 fighters today from their roster, including perennial welterweight contender Jon Fitch, according to MMAFighting.com. Fitch was 1-2-1 over his last four fights but there was a great outrage today on Twitter from fans and observers of the sport over the release of one of the top 10 welterweights in the…

February 19th, 2013
Adam Martin.

After yesterday’s shuffling of the UFC 158 card due to an injury to Rory MacDonald that left Jake Ellenberger without an opponent when Johny Hendricks was shifted to fight Carlos Condit in the co-main event, the UFC has decided to match “The Juggernaut” up with another top welterweight, this time former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nate…

February 18th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

The injury bug bit the UFC in the butt today as Rory MacDonald is out of his UFC 158 matchup with Carlos Condit due to a neck injury suffered in training. In MacDonald’s place steps Johny Hendricks, and he’ll fight Condit in the new three-round co-main event of the evening. The news was originally reported…

February 17th, 2013
MMA OddsBreaker

UFC on FUEL TV 7 has concluded and therefore MMA Oddsbreaker has updated the MMA Fighter Rankings. There aren’t many changes this time around, but the most notable was Cub Swanson moving from No. 12 in the featherweight division to No. 8 after defeating Dustin Poirier, who dropped to No. 11. In the bantamweight division Bellator World Bantamweight…

February 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC added another big middleweight fight to its upcoming UFC on FX 8 card, which takes place May 18 in Brazil. According to MMAFighting.com, middleweight contenders Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza and Costa Philippou will meet in a main card bout. Both fighters are currently ranked in the top 10 of the MMA Fighter Rankings and…

February 15th, 2013
Adam Martin.

MMA oddsmaker Nick Kalikas today opened the MMA odds for Friday night’s MFC 36: Reality Check event through 5Dimes Sportsbook. Here are the openers: ——— Mukai Maromo +180 Graham Spencer -260 (For MFC Lightweight Championship) ——— Sam Alvey +150 Elvis Mutapcic -190 (For MFC Middleweight Championship) ——— Mike Hackert -130 Smealinho Rama -110 ——— Clay Davidson  +235…

February 13th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White today confirmed that former Strikeforce middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort sometime this spring and the winner is expected to earn a title shot. Belfort is coming off an incredible head kick KO win over Michael Bisping at UFC on FX 7, while Rockhold…

February 12th, 2013
Adam Martin.

UFC president Dana White was in Ireland today accepting an award, and while there he broke some big news. According to the Twitter account of Sean Sheehan, who was in attendance, White announced that UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez will take on Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva in the main event of UFC 160, which takes place May…

February 11th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC was busy announcing fights today for the upcoming The Ultimate Fighter 17 Finale card, including a title-fight headliner and the second women’s bout in UFC history. According to a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal that was later confirmed by the UFC, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will put his belt on the line…

February 8th, 2013
Adam Martin.

The UFC has been busy booking new fights all week long, and Friday was no exception as three more bouts have been reported today. According to Swedish website MMAnytt.com, lightweights Reza Madadi and Michael Johnson are set to clash at UFC on FUEL TV 9, which takes place April 6 at Ericsson Globe Arena in…

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