UFC on FOX 20

July 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Chicago, IL for the fifth straight year and produced a night of entertaining scraps. The action is now behind us, so let’s take a look at a few potential match-ups featuring some of the competitors from the evening… Holly Holm vs Cat Zingano Holm came up short…

July 26th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Chicago, IL for the fifth straight year and produced a night of entertaining scraps. 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…

July 26th, 2016
Jay Primetown

ToutMaster 2016 (presented by MMAOddsbreaker.com and TheMMA-Analysis Podcast) continued with Saturday’s UFC on Fox 20 card in Chicago, Illinois. After UFC on Fox 20, here’s the updated top 20: WesReynolds continues to build a lead in the ToutMaster 2016. He now leads the year long contest by 5.7 points. MattMaher2210 moved up from 3rd place to…

July 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) went back to Chicago, IL for the fifth straight year and produced a night of entertaining scraps. The action is now behind us, so let’s take a look at which of the evening’s competitors we may no longer see in action inside the Octagon… ON THE CHOPPING BLOCK Frankie Saenz…

July 25th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Jay Primetown gives his thoughts on each of the fighters who competed at UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago, Illinois. Jay gives his letter grades for each fighter on TheMMA-Analysis podcast which can be found on MMAOddsbreaker.com   Luis Henrique vs. Dmitry Smolyakov Henrique: My perception of him changed throughout the week. He put on…

July 25th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Five 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 UFC on FOX 20 prop bets that cashed big based on the closing odds at 5Dimes Sportsbooks. 1) Valentina Shevchenko by Decision (+450) Valentina Shevchenko pulled off…

July 25th, 2016
James Lynch

UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Valentina Shevchenko vs. Holly Holm     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Francis Ngannou vs. Bojan Mihajlovic     UFC on FOX 20 Video Highlights: Eddie Wineland vs. Frankie Saenz  

July 23rd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The UFC returned to big FOX on Saturday night for the 20th iteration of UFC on FOX. The card was headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between former champion Holly Holm and dangerous striker Valentina Shevchenko. The 11-fight card wasn’t the most anticipated heading in, and while the preliminary card sparked some fears, things picked…

July 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

In one line, I will be providing my own personal description for every fight ahead of us at tonight’s UFC on FOX 20. I will also be following the Twitter rule of thumb of keeping them in 140 characters or less. If interested in wagering on this fight card, all lines will be made available…

July 23rd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

We’ve been keeping busy this past week as UFC on Fox 20 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 (Saturday, July 23, 2016) in Chicago, Illinois, and features a women’s bantamweight main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko. Without…

July 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 23rd, 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 20 events…

July 23rd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL Lightweight bout: Gilbert Melendez (+175) vs Edson Barboza (-190) Fight Breakdown: The co main event for UFC on FOX 20 will be a barn burner in the lightweight division between former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert “El Nino” Melendez…

July 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 22nd, 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 on Fox 20 as former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm fights for the first time since losing her championship against fellow top ten…

July 22nd, 2016
Brian Hemminger

The official weigh-in event for UFC on Fox 20: “Holm vs Shevchenko” takes place today (Friday, July 22, 2016) from inside the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The first fighter is scheduled to hit the scale at 5:00 pm ET. The event is headlined by a women’s bantamweight bout between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko. UFC on…

July 22nd, 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 top fight on the preliminary card on UFC on Fox 20 as 12th ranked bantamweight Frankie Saenz takes on 15th ranked Eddie Wineland.   Frankie Saenz (Record:…

July 22nd, 2016
James Lynch

George Sullivan pulled from UFC on FOX 20 for ‘potential compliance issue’ with USADA UFC officials announced Thursday that welterweight George Sullivan has been pulled from Saturday’s UFC on FOX 20 card and will not be facing Hector Urbina. Sullivan (17-5) was flagged with a “potential compliance issue” with the UFC’s anti-doping policy stemming from “voluntarily disclosed information” the…

July 22nd, 2016
Brad Taschuk

The MMA Analysis is back to take a look at this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 card. While the main event between Holly Holm and Valentina Shevchenko, and the co-main event featuring Edson Barboza and Gilbert Melendez are getting most of the headlines, once again the MMA world has missed the script. The real battle…

July 22nd, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 21st, 2016
Brian Hemminger

MMAOddsBreaker’s Nick Kalikas appeared on ESPN radio with MMA reporter Brett Okamoto to talk this weekend’s UFC on Fox 20 event. You can check Nick’s appearance right here: http://espn.go.com/espnradio/play?id=17119548 Kalikas talked the betting implications of this weekend’s event and much more. Enjoy!

July 21st, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at newcomer JC Cottrell as he takes on Brazilian veteran Michel Prazeres. JC Cottrell Hometown: Oklahoma City, Oklahoma Age: 26 Height: 5’10” Reach: 71” Weight Class: Lightweight Camp: Academy of Martial Arts Career Record: 17-3…

July 21st, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 21st, 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 on Fox 20 betting podcast gives detailed picks, bets and breakdowns for the entire fight card in two parts. – Part one is available for free…

July 20th, 2016
Gabe Killian

UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko Date: July 23, 2016 Arena: United Center City: Chicago, IL The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returns to the United Center in Chicago, IL this Saturday (July 23, 2016) with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The action packed 12-fight card is set to kick on UFC Fight…

July 20th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at newcomer Bojan Mihajlovic as he takes on perhaps the top heavyweight prospect in the UFC, Francis Ngannou. Bojan Mihajlovic Hometown: Novi Sad, Serbia Age: 36 Height: 5’11” Reach: – Weight Class: Heavyweight Camp: Family…

July 19th, 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 co-main event of UFC on Fox 20 in Chicago, Illinois as Edson Barboza faces former Strikeforce Champion Gilbert Melendez.   Edson Barboza (Record: 17-4, -210 Favorite, Fighter…

July 18th, 2016
Brad Taschuk

Hoping to ride the wave of momentum from international fight week, the UFC returns to FOX this weekend. The main event could determine the next challenger for UFC 200 main eventer Amanda Nunes’ bantamweight title, as Holly Holm squares off with Valentina Shevchenko in the women’s bantamweight division. Holm will be looking to rebound from…

July 18th, 2016
Jay Primetown

Prior to each UFC card, Jay Primetown takes a close look at debuting fighters. In the latest installment, we look at the opening fight on the UFC on Fox 20 card as Brazilian Luiz Henrique welcomes Russian Dmitry Smolyakov to the UFC.   Dmitry Smolyakov Hometown: Kalingrad, Russia Age: 33 Height: 6’2” Reach: N/A Weight…

July 18th, 2016
Gabe Killian

Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Chicago, IL on Saturday, July 23rd with UFC on FOX 20: Holm vs Shevchenko. The 12-fight card kicks off with UFC Fight Pass prelims at 5pm ET, with FOX Sports 1 prelims to follow at 6pm ET and main card action kicking off at 8pm ET. If interesting in wagering…

July 7th, 2016
James Lynch

Jon Jones off UFC 200 due to potential anti-doping violation, UFC 200 main event scrapped  UFC President Dana White Wednesday night revealed that the UFC 200 main event between light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones has been called off. This is due to Jones being flagged to a potential violation by USADA. The new main event…

June 24th, 2016
James Lynch

Paige VanZant vs. Bec Rawlings set for UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver Paige VanZant announced on ESPN’s “SportsCenter” Thursday that she’ll be facing Bec Rawlings at August’s UFC on FOX 21 card. VanZant (6-2) returns to the cage for the first time since her one sided submission loss against Rose Namajunas at December’s UFC Fight Night…

May 18th, 2016
James Lynch

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman injured and off UFC 199  According to reports by FloCombat and MMAJunkie, Chris Weidman is out of his UFC 199 headlining bout against Luke Rockhold. TalkMMA initially reported the news on Twitter. This is the fourth time Weidman has been forced to pull out of a championship bout. Chris Weidman posted…

May 5th, 2016
James Lynch

RIP Jordan Parsons (1990-2016)  Tragic news in the MMA world Wednesday, Bellator fighter Jordan Parsons passed away following a hit-and-run incident Sunday. He was only 25 years old. Parsons (11-2)  went 2-1 under the Bellator banner with stoppage victories over Tim Bazer and Julio Cesar Neves. He was scheduled to take on Adam Piccolotti at Bellator 154 next Friday. Bellator president Scott…